Winter at Hurricane Ridge

Winter at Hurricane Ridge

Hurricane Ridge Road closed for demolition and preparation for winter. Beginning on October 16, demolition and removal of the remaining Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge debris begins. For more information regarding Hurricane Ridge please visit the NPS website.

Operating Season

Hurricane Ridge Road & Visitor Center




Hurricane Ridge Mountain View Café, Gift Shop, & Rental Shop


Hurricane Ridge Road: Weather permitting, Hurricane Ridge Road usually opens at 9:00 am, but times vary according to the road and weather conditions. The road closes to uphill traffic at 4:00 pm and all vehicles must exit the Heart of the Hills entrance station by 5:00 pm. All vehicles are required to carry tire chains. The Hurricane Ridge Road may also close temporarily if the parking lot becomes completely full. Park staff urges Hurricane Ridge visitors to carpool and pay extra attention to making the best possible use of the parking area. 

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. The foyer and restroom are always open. For more information regarding Hurricane Ridge please visit the NPS website.

Hurricane Ridge Mountain View Café, Gift Shop & Rental Shop:

Beginning on February 24, 2023, the Hurricane Ridge Mountain View Café, Gift Shop, & Rental Shop will be closed in preparation for the upcoming rehabilitation of the Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge. Rehabilitation is expected to start on April 1, 2023 and should take approximately 1 year.

Hurricane Ridge Ski & Snowboard Area

In the heart of Olympic National Park is Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area. At almost a mile high, Hurricane Ridge offers spectacular winter recreation and activities on the North Olympic Peninsula, and features winter vistas unmatched anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. Hurricane Ridge boasts some superb groomed areas - and for the accomplished skier or snowboarder, the steeps, bowls and glades are well worth the hike to get there. With a summit elevation of 5,240 feet, the average annual snowfall is 400-plus inches.

NOTE: The ski operation at Hurricane Ridge is managed by the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club (HRWSC)