Winter at Hurricane Ridge

Winter at Hurricane Ridge

Winter storms can close or delay opening of the Hurricane Ridge Road; high winds and blizzard conditions are not uncommon. Road and weather condition updates are available on the Road and Weather Hotline at 360.565.3131 or by following @HRWinterAccess on Twitter. 

Operating Season

Hurricane Ridge Road & Visitor Center




December 9, 2022 - March 26, 2023

Friday - Sunday
Holiday Mondays 1/16 & 2/20 (Weather Permitting)
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

December 9, 2022 - February 20, 2023 


Must exit the Heart O' of Hills entrance station by 5:00 pm
*Olympic National Park Visitor Center and Hurricane Ridge Road are closed Christmas Day.
** Road open daily from December 26, 2022 through January 2, 2023.

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)