Loup Loup Ski Bowl
From the "Double Z" ski run at Loup Loup Ski Area
|Location||Loup Loup Pass, Okanogan County, Washington, USA|
|Nearest city||Twisp, Washington (12 miles east)|
|Top elevation||5,280 ft (1,610 m)|
|Base elevation||4,040 ft (1,230 m)|
|Skiable area||550 acres (2.2 km2)|
|Longest run||2 mi (3.2 km)|
|Lift system||1 chair, 1 platter lift, 1 rope tow|
|Snowfall||12.5 ft (3.8 m)|
|Website||Ski the Loup|
The ski area's season generally runs from late November or December until April, but is only open four days out of the week, and on holidays. Loup Loup offers ski and snowboard lessons, rentals, and also children's programs.
Loup Loup features a vertical rise of 1220 feet (370 m) to a top elevation of 5280 feet (1610 m) above sea level. Loup has 550 acres (2.2 km²) of alpine skiing area. The hill has 10 major runs, and 3 lifts, including a quad chair that was moved to Loup Loup from Crystal Mountain. The mountain is operated by a non-profit ski education foundation with a board of fifteen volunteers.
From the base area, 23 km of cross country trails are accessible, with another 50 km of trails maintained by Washington State Parks nearby.
A walk-up tubing hill is located at the base of the area.
- Small ski areas east of the mountains offer laid-back alternatives, by Barry Truman, Seattle Post-Intelligencer January 5, 2006