The mountains and forests of Washington State provide the perfect playground for winter sports, including snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, and snowmobiling. Downhill skiing and snowboarding hills are scattered around Washington, often located within a 1-2 hour drive of the state's major cities. Combine this snowy fun with the cozy lodgings, awesome dining, and charming shops and attractions found in many Washington state destinations and you have everything you need for a wonderful wintertime vacation. Here are my recommendations for winter getaways in Washington.
(photo courtesy of Washington State Tourism)