Mission Ridge Ski Area

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This article is for the ski area near Wenatchee, Washington, United States. For other uses see Mission Ridge (disambiguation).
Mission Ridge Ski Area
Chair 4 (left) at Mission Ridge Ski Area
Chair 4 (left) at Mission Ridge Ski Area
Location Chelan County, Washington
 United States
Nearest city Wenatchee: 12 miles (20 km)
Coordinates 47°17′31″N 120°23′56″W / 47.292°N 120.399°W / 47.292; -120.399Coordinates: 47°17′31″N 120°23′56″W / 47.292°N 120.399°W / 47.292; -120.399
Vertical 2,250 feet (686 m)
Top elevation 6,820 feet (2,079 m)
Base elevation 4,570 feet (1,393 m)
Skiable area 1,000 acres (4.0 km2)
Runs 36
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg 10% easiest
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg 60% more difficult
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg 30% most difficult
Lift system 4 chairlifts
2 tows
Lift capacity 4,910 / hr
Terrain parks 1
Snowfall 200 inches (16.7 ft; 5.1 m)
Snowmaking yes
Night skiing 4 - 9 pm
Web site Mission Ridge.com
MissionRidge is located in United States
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Mission Ridge Ski Area is a ski area in the western United States, located near Wenatchee, Washington. The base elevation is at 4,570 feet (1,393 m) with the peak at 6,820 feet (2,079 m). Mission Ridge receives an average snowfall of 200 inches (16.7 ft; 5.1 m) per year, with over 300 sunny days.

Alpine Skiing[edit]

Mission Ridge has 6 lifts providing access to 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) of terrain:

Mission Ridge has a relatively small terrain park, called the B-24 terrain park.

The ski area is on the east slope of the Cascade Range and has had night skiing and snowmaking since 1978.[2] It expanded the snowmaking capacity in 2005.[1]

Base Facilities[edit]

The Hampton Lodge at the base of the mountain includes a restaurant, bar, shop, and rental center. Additionally, facilities in the base area include lesson centers, a childcare center, and first aid operations.

History[edit]

Mission Ridge began operations in the fall of 1966 with two chairlifts[3] in the Squilchuck Basin, where a B-24 Liberator bomber crashed in September 1944.[4] The name "Mission Ridge" was selected in June 1964.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pratt, Christine (July 11, 2005). "Quad lift at Mission Ridge is a go for this winter". Ellensburg Daily Record. (Wenatchee World). p. 2. 
  2. ^ "Mission Ridge to add lights, snowmaking". Ellensburg Daily Record. May 24, 1978. p. 14. 
  3. ^ "Mission Ridge plans expansion". Spokane Daily Chronicle. UPI. March 14, 1967. p. 17. 
  4. ^ "Snow comes". Ellensburg Daily Record. Associated Press. November 13, 1992. p. 13. 
  5. ^ "Promote Mission Ridge". Ellensburg Daily Record. June 12, 1964. p. 6. 

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