On a clear day, it looks like Mt. Rainier looms over Seattle Southside, though it takes about two and a half hours to drive there. You may not be able to ski this mountain, but Mt. Rainier National Park offers numerous other opportunities for adventure in the snow.
Sledding and Sliding – Head up to Paradise to sled or slide in one of the designated snow play areas. Only “soft” sledding devices are allowed – no toboggans or runner sleds.
Ranger-guided snowshoe walks – Beginning in mid-December, join a park ranger to experience what Mt. Rainier has to offer on a 1.5 mile, two hour walk in the park. Snowshoes are provided to participants in the tours.
Mt. Rainier National Park offers multiple locations available for snowmobiling – check with the ranger stations for where snowmobiles are permitted and for the rules of the park.