Winter Sports in Sequim
Sequim is a true 4 season destination. Though Sequim does certainly get rain throughout the year, for the most part the weather is sunny, mild, and perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. So far, the winter weather this year has been exceptional. We’ve even had some lowland snow, and it leaves us feeling excited for all of the winter sports our area offers. Whether you’re making the transition to life here on the Peninsula or looking for something to do while visiting, there’s a surprising amount of fun to be had in Sequim during these winter months.
Top Winter Sports in Sequim
One look at the snow-capped peaks surrounding us, and you’ll start to feel the excitement of possibility build. Surprisingly, a list of engaging winter sports on the Olympic Peninsula can look a lot like the activities enjoyed throughout the year. Beach-combing, biking, hiking, camping, boating, and even golfing are a few possibilities. There are also plenty of things for snowbirds to enjoy, too. Here are our favorite ways to play during the winter months:
- Sequim actually sees very little snowfall from year to year. However, local favorite Hurricane Ridge enjoys plenty of powdery white bliss. At an elevation of 5,000 ft., this beautiful recreation area gets an astounding average of 400 inches of snow each year. Here, you’ll find the best winter sports the Olympic Peninsula has to offer. Alpine skiing and snowboarding, as well as cross country skiing and snowshoeing are all available here. On a sunny day, you’ll even be rewarded with some of the best views in the area.
- Beyond Hurricane Ridge, there are an abundant number of trails that can be enjoyed by cross-country skiers and snowshoers. Popular routes include both Blue Mountain and Deer Park, Mount Angeles, and Mount Townsend.
- Discover hidden waterfalls, many swollen to capacity at this time of year. Right now, Madison Creek Falls, an easy 5 minute walk, is stunningly beautiful and frozen. Soon, the runoff from the mountains will once again make this waterfall an impressive sight to behold.
- Get a glimpse of what majestic old growth forests were once like in the Ancient Groves Nature Trail, located west of Port Angeles.
- Go for a walk at the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. There are still plenty of animals and birds that call this place home throughout the year, and the scenery is always enjoyable.
- Enjoy a leisurely bike ride along the incredibly scenic Olympic Discovery Trail or the Dungeness Scenic Loop.
- Play a round of golf at the Cedars at Dungeness.
When you’re done playing and ready for a little down time, enjoy a delicious meal and refuel for another day of exciting fun. Local favorites are the Oak Table Cafe, Alderwood Bistro, and Dockside Grill. If you haven’t done so already, come visit us and fall in love with everything the stunning Olympic Peninsula has to offer you. Browse our local Real Estate and make this your full-time reality.