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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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Greetings! Update Saturday AM Feb. 24, 2024

Ski For Light at Erling today - Saturday. Side by side track set.

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Salmon La Sac – 02/23/2024 – Temperatures today ranged between 31 - 48 degrees. Everything groomed out nicely despite the warm weather. Groomed throughout and set track in Cayuse, Salmon La Sac campground and the Waptus trail head. Felt like spring out there today.

Grooming update from Lake Easton State Parks crew:

On schedule

*Grooming can be suspended during any I-90 pass closure or high avalanche danger period. 

See grooming schedule on Grooming/Weather page

Friday 2/23/2024 7:13AM    29 Degrees / Clear Skies

Hyak Sledding Hill:   

*Hill conditions could change at any time.

If conditions do not improve (new snow accumulation) the sledding hill will be evaluated next week for potential closure due to low snow / unsafe conditions.

   

Hyak to Crystal Springs:

Conditions are reported as good.  

Grooming has been scheduled a few hours earlier than normal and will continue this moving forward.  No Tuesday grooming.

 

Crystal Dog Sled Trails:  

Trail conditions are good.

Grooming is expected to continue as scheduled (which is now 6 days a week). No Tuesday grooming. 

  

Lake Easton:   

Due to low snow conditions grooming is suspended.

Conditions will be evaluated as they change.

Easton Reload:  

Due to low snow conditions grooming is suspended.Conditions will be evaluated as they change.

USFS Visitor Center winter operations at the Pass - Opens Thursday, December 21st and will be open every Thursday-Sunday until at least March 24th. 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.

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Seattle Times article 2/9/23

Seattle Times article 2/7/23

Seattle Times article 12/6/2022

Seattle Times article 3/22

Important WSDOT blog posting

Seattle Times article 2/5/21

Seattle Times article 2/19/21

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.

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