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 be below 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.
Is Hurricane Ridge open right now? Check here or call (360) 565-3131, and see below for winter schedule.
For the 2018-2019 winter season, the road is scheduled to be open Fridays through Sundays beginning November 23 through March 31 and open during winter break on December 24 and December 26 through January 1, 2019 (closed Christmas Day, December 25). In addition, the road is scheduled to be open for holiday Mondays on January 21 and February 18, 2019.
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.
Hurricane Ridge Road Status
Call the Road & Weather Hotline at (360) 565-3131 for current information and follow HRWinterAccess on Twitter for road updates. Weather and road conditions permitting, Hurricane Ridge Road is open to uphill traffic from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Fridays through Sundays (plus December 24, December 26-January 1, January 21, and February 18). All remaining vehicles must be below the Heart O' the Hills entrance station by 5:00 pm. 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 Mountain View Café, Gift Shop and Rental Shop
Downhill and cross-country skis and snowshoes are available to rent from the Hurricane Ridge Rental Shop. The Mountain View Café and rental shop are open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Fridays through Sundays, plus some holidays, from December 7 through March 31. See the Bugler for exact dates.
The Hurricane Ski, Snowboard & Tubing Area is a small family-oriented ski area operated by the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club. The ski area includes two rope tows, a poma lift, and tubing area.Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area
Sliding & Tubing at Hurricane Ridge
For visitors ages nine and older, sliding is only permitted at the Tubing Park within the Ski Area. Only tubes furnished by the Ski Area are allowed. 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.
Last updated: November 28, 2018