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​WELCOME to the 2023/2024 season!
​Central Cascades Winter Recreation Council

non-motorized winter recreation in the I-90 corridor​
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Happy Spring!

Our season is nearly over. The snow is melting with bare spots all over as the calendar winds down simultaneously to the end of winter contracts. Many of us are feeling lucky that we got what snow we did and had some really good skiing at all areas.

We are thankful for all the dedicated groomer operators who take a pride in putting down some really nice velvety corduroy. Thank you LandTec and Lake Easton State Park crew for all the miles and miles / kilometers in addition to Jaelle and Traci at Salmon La Sac and, the Meany Lodge staff for the early season 420 road.

Get the last of the grooming!

Update Monday 3/25/2024 PM

Salmon la Sac – 3/25/2024 -- Groomed Salmon la Sac Campground and down to the SLS trailhead, track set. Cayuse, and all other crossover trails are too melted out for grooming. This was the last day of the season because of Spring-like conditions.

ADVANCED NOTICE from Lake Easton State Parks crew:

no grooming now until Friday.

Final grooming of the season will be Saturday 3/30.

Hyak Sledding Hill:   CLOSED, DONE FOR SEASON

Hill is closed due to poor conditions / low snow.

P2C - Hyak to Crystal Springs:

Grooming is expected to continue as scheduled.


Crystal Dog Sled Trails:  

Grooming is expected to continue as scheduled .

DP100  GROOMING DONE- for the season ON THIS ACCESS TRAIL out of Crystal Springs Lot 5 heading up to the P2C due to low snow / poor / wet conditions. In spite of this, it was having a grooming pass, but after skiing it, I can say there is a lot of tree debris and a few rocks poking up. At the entrance turn into the trees, it is very thin and watch for rocks.

Lake Easton State Park:   


Easton Reload:  


USFS Visitor Center winter operations at the Pass - CLOSED UNTIL MEMORIAL WEEKEND.

Hours of operation will be 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.

They operate out of the "Old Firehouse" now and this site is available for permit purchase, but skip the line and purchase online using the button above. The snowshoe ranger led program is back and click on link on snowshoe page.

Permits are on sale! click on link above, it goes directly to the State Parks Sno-Park permit site. Tickets can also be purchased at Hyak Sno-Park, USFS Visitor Center up on the Pass (old Firehouse), and at Crystal Springs.

Up on the I-90 corridor, please do not park in the residential neighborhoods (you will be ticketed). Or in the I-90 freeway interchanges - its illegal.

Click on the Facebook icon above. Or search for "Central Cascades Winter Recreation Council".

If you see any criminal activity / vandalism / property damage on either State Park property or USFS land, call Washington State Patrol at 509-925-5303 and they will dispatch help.

Call Kittitas County sheriff for county land at 509-925-8534 (KITTCOM)

If you have a life threatening emergency, call 911.

If you need a tow, call Willetts towing in Cle Elum.  509-674-4357. 

​CCWRC is pleased to present this source of information about the I-90 Sno-Parks in addition to other non-motorized Sno-Parks in Kittitas County. This site is created by CCWRC volunteers and those that recreate at various Sno-Parks.  CCWRC works as volunteers with Washington State Parks Sno-Park Program. 

This website is meant to compliment the Washington State Parks winter recreation website - see link below. CCWRC site is one stop shopping for events and current conditions by those very familiar with the area.

thanks for visiting!​
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