Hurricane Ridge in Winter
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 are required to carry tire chains and must exit the Heart O' the Hills entrance station by 5:00pm during the winter season. Olympic National Park Visitor Center and Hurricane Ridge Road are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. For the 2016-2017 winter season, the road is scheduled to be open November 25 through March 26 and will be open daily the week of December 26, 2016 through January 2, 2017.
Getting ThereHurricane 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 $25. The Olympic National Park Annual Pass, good for one year after the purchase date, costs $50.
Hurricane Ridge Road Status
Call the Road & Weather Hotline at (360) 565-3131 for current information or follow HRWinterAccess on Twitter for road updates. Hurricane Ridge Road is open to uphill traffic from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Friday through Sunday and holiday Mondays, weather and road conditions permitting. All remaining vehicles must exit the Heart O' the Hills entrance station by 5:00pm. The road may close early or remain closed during the entire day due to poor road conditions or severe weather. All vehicles, including 4-wheel drive, are required to carry tire chains.
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
Downhill and cross-country skies and snowshoes are available to rent from the Hurricane Ridge Rental Shop. The snack bar and rental shop are open 10:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. on weekends and holiday Mondays from mid-December through March. See the Bugler for exact dates.
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
Sledding & Tubing at Hurricane Ridge
For visitors ages nine and older, sledding is only permitted at the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Area tubing park. Only tubes furnished by the ski area are allowed in the park. Tube park rates (including tubes) are $10 for one hour. 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 begins at the Hurricane Ridge information desk 30 minutes before the walk. Reservations for a morning walk for school or community groups must be made in advance by calling (360) 565-3136.