Sno-Park history

Sno-Park program began in 1975 to provide plowed parking for winter snow play.   Where parking was used originally by a small number of vehicles quickly became many and a solution was needed as agencies could no longer plow extra areas.  Members of the Mountaineers went to the legislature and asked for a solution where the users funded snow removal.  No tax dollars involved. 

 

The program was installed in the State Parks umbrella, providing program management.  Permit sales fund snow removal, sanitation, and grooming. 

See buttons at right for excellent article written by Ken Guza in 2005 for the Seattle Mountaineers.

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created 2013 by volunteers with no budget and no authority.

Please direct Sno-Park program questions and issues to winter@parks.wa.gov.

WARNING – Recreating in the winter is inherently dangerous and can be deadly! There are many dangers including avalanches, hypothermia, route finding and getting stuck in the snow.

By accessing this page you acknowledge these dangers.

BE PREPARED before you leave home!

Conditions change quickly! It can be wet, sunny, or snowing all in the same hour.

During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, continue to follow the latest guidance from local, state, and federal health officials. Avoid unnecessary risks that could impact first responders and stress medical resources.  Wear a mask when appropriate, practice social distancing, and consider recreating closer to home

 

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