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Bluewood Mtn.
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Top 10 reasons Bluewood rocks

1. The pow! Bluewood's location was chosen for a reason--the SNOW! With clear skies and more than 300 inches of snow annually, you will find some of the lightest, fluffiest, smoke-dry powder in the Pacific Northwest at Bluewood! Yes, that's right. The snow is dry and light here at The Wood.

2. Location. Bluewood really is closer than you think. Located in the southeastern part of Washington, Bluewood is an easy drive from Tri-Cities, Moses Lake, Lewiston, Clarkston, Moscow, Pullman, Walla Walla, Pendleton, Hermiston, Umatilla, Milton-Freewater and everywhere in between. Load up the car, split the fuel costs and enjoy the beautiful drive into the Blues.

3. Epic trees. Bluewood's legendary trees are amazing, and there are lots of them. It's quite common to find many untouched powder stashes throughout numerous glade areas, even several days after a snowfall. How sweet it is! 

4. World-class grooming. Bluewood has some of the most skilled, talented and passionate cat operators in the region. They're dedicated, dependable, and they love the challenge of laying out the best snow surface possible. Better get here early if you are going to beat the groomers to first chair--these dudes can rip!

5. The green, as in low cost. Bluewood offers one of the most affordable lift ticket rates in the United States. Plus, with deeply discounted group rates and field trip programs learning to ski and snowboard at Bluewood is easy on the wallet.  

6. Big mountain experience without the hassle. Enjoy all Bluewood has to offer: a wide variety of terrain, primo snow conditions, professional snow-sports instructors, skilled patrollers, a dedicated and snow-loving staff AND short lift lines. All ability levels and ages are going to see why guests say, "BLUEWOOD ROCKS!"

7. Unbelievable terrain. With more than 400 skiable acres plus our Vintner's Ridge Snowcat Experience you'll find terrain for everyone--from steep and deep tree and off-piste areas to mild and mellow cruisers. Bluewood has it all!

8. The parks. With a refocused dedication to freestyle terrain parks, Bluewood provides a multitude of features and elements for all skill and thrill levels.

9. Opportunities. Bluewood believes in giving back to local communities. For example, we partner with Skyline Adventures to provide skiing and snowboarding opportunities to people who wouldn't otherwise be able to experience Bluewood. A day on the slopes can transform a person's outlook. Everyone deserves a snow day.

10. Family friendly. Bluewood loves families. Our entire staff is committed and dedicated to making sure your family has an amazing experience. 

And one more: discovery. Come for a day of snow fun at Bluewood. Stay for an evening of discovery in Dayton. Featuring unique lodging establishments, eateries, breweries, shopping and more. We are proud to be an integral part of the community and hope you can enjoy all Dayton and Bluewood have to offer! Play and stay right here. Discover Dayton!

About us

Bluewood is easily one of Washington's best-kept secrets!

High atop the Blue Mountains, just 52 miles northeast of Walla Walla in southeast Washington, our ski area occupies the second-highest base elevation (4,545 feet) in the state. Bluewood also has a reputation of possibly having the best snow in the state as well as memorable tree skiing. For those who are unfamiliar with this area, the Blue Mountains rise out of a high-desert region, which provides clear skies and cold, smoke-dry powder. The average annual snowfall is more than 300 inches. 

The mountain offers nearly 400 skiable acres of lift-serviced terrain for every ability level and interest. With 24 trails, three terrain parks, amazing tree skiing areas and snowcat accessible terrain, we have something for everyone at Bluewood.

If you are searching for short lift lines, world-class grooming, no hustle and bustle, and arguably some of the best powder in the entire region, head to Bluewood. Good times await, so don't delay. Come check us out today.

We are an affordable, family-friendly ski area that really is closer than you think!

See you on the mountain!

Trail Map



Longest run

2.25 miles - Country Road







Top elevation

5670 ft.

Bottom elevation

4545 ft.

Vertical rise

1125 ft.

Lift capacity

6250 persons/hr


2 triple chairs 
2 conveyor lifts