Hurricane Ridge in Winter
NPS Photo by Dave Turner
At an elevation of 5,242 feet, Hurricane Ridge is Olympic's alpine destination in winter. Typically snow-covered, Hurricane Ridge provides opportunities for snowshoeing, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing and more. weather and road conditions permitting. All vehicles must be off the ridge by sunset.
The Olympic National Park Visitor Center and Hurricane Ridge Road are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. For the 2015-2016 winter season, the road is scheduled to be open November 27 to March 27 and will be open daily the week of December 25 through January 3.
Hurricane Ridge is located 17 miles south of Port Angeles, at the end of Hurricane Ridge Road. Entrance fees are collected at the Heart O' the Hills entrance station whenever the road is open. Olympic's seven-day entrance pass, which allows a private vehicle to enter any of the park's roadways, costs $20. The Olympic National Park Annual Pass, good for one year after the purchase date, costs $40.
Hurricane Ridge Road Status
Hurricane Ridge Road is open as weather and conditions allow. The road may close early or remain closed during the entire day due to poor road conditions or severe weather.
Call the Road & Weather Hotline at (360) 565-3131 for current information or follow HRWinterAccess on Twitter for road updates.
The 2015-2016 winter plowing season begins November 27.
Visitor Center and Services
Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center
The Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center is usually open when the road is open, with restrooms, exhibits, a park film, and warming area. A foyer and restroom are always open. See the Bugler for exact dates.
Hurricane Ridge Snack Bar and Rental Shop
From mid-December to the end of March, the Hurricane Ridge Snack Bar and Rental Shop is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekends and holiday Mondays. See the Bugler for exact dates.
NPS Photo by Janis Burger
The Hurricane Ski and Snowboard Area is a small family-oriented ski area operated by the Hurricane Ridge Ski Club. The ski area includes two rope tows, a poma lift, and tubing area.Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area
Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for youth 6-15 years old, free for children 5 years old and under. Group size is limited to 25 people. Sign up starts at the Hurricane Ridge information desk 30 minutes before the walk.