Good Winter Activities in Washington State That You’ve Never Heard Of

December 26, 2018

Washington is a true winter wonderland. From the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains to the tips of the lush evergreen trees, this state is one of the most beautiful places in the nation during the cold, winter months. In addition, with this amazing scenery comes a host of fun winter activities. Here are just a few of the best winter activities in Washington State to get you started on your snowy adventure.

Therapeutic Winter Getaway in Soap Lake

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The busy holiday season can drain anyone’s body and spirit. Fortunately, the therapeutic getaway of Soap Lake Natural Spa and Resort is well-equipped to rejuvenate your entire being. Located along the scenic shores of the famous Soap Lake, this resort delivers everything that you need in a winter getaway.

The naturally occurring mineralized waters of Soap Lake provide a host of benefits, including lessening the effects of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. During the summer months, visitors love soaking in the lake and enjoying a mud bath, straight from the bottom of the lake! But, what about in the winter months?

Not to worry. Guests of Soap Lake Natural Spa and Resort receive the healing waters pumped directly into their private in-room Jetted Tub! Because of this, even on the chilliest of days, you can benefit from the therapeutic mineral waters from the comfort of your own room. These cozy cabins truly are the epitome of a winter getaway.

Tubing in Leavenworth

tubing in leavenworth

The authentic German village of Leavenworth is an amazing place to spend any winter day. Leavenworth Ski Hill features a 100-foot tubing hill complete with a rope tow for easy accessibility. Tubes are even available on site for visitors to use. After you spend the day romping in the snow, warm up and connect with friends and family over a mug of hot cocoa at the quaint Ski Hill Lodge.

Not to mention, throughout November and December, Leavenworth turns into an enchanting, Christmas town. From the Nutcracker Museum to the Christmas lighting festival, you are sure to enjoy the holidays in its fullest.

Experience the Grandeur of the Palouse Falls

palouse falls in winter

Image by Richard Morgan


ough most people flock to this tourist site during the warmer summer months, the Palouse Falls are especially dazzling during the winter months. As the falls begin to freeze over, they take on a certain magical quality not replicated anywhere else in the state. Located in southeastern Washington at Palouse Falls State Park, viewing these magnificent falls should be on any winter itinerary.

Sno-Park Snowmobiling

The state of Washington is committed to maintaining 120 Sno-Parks during the winter months, all designed to provide residents and guests with a myriad of winter activities. 80 of these parks are perfect for snowmobiling, giving adrenaline-seekers a variety of playgrounds to choose from. As one of the most popular winter activities in Washington state, snowmobiling provides a rush like no other. Some of the most popular Sno-Parks for snowmobiling include the Mt. Baker National Recreation Area and its 19 miles of trails and Mt. Spokane Sno-Park in Mt. Spokane State Park with over 50 miles.

Stay at Soap Lake Natural Spa and Resort

Whatever your winter fancy, Washington has all that you need to make the most out of this special season. The only thing left to do is decide where your winter wanderlust is going to take you next! If ultimate relaxation in a lakeside cabin is your cup of tea, look no further. Soap Lake Natural Spa and Resort is the perfect choice for any solo-traveler, couple, or family!

The welcoming staff at Soap Lake Natural Spa and Resort is eager to serve all of your wellness needs. Give us a call today at (509) 246-0462 or visit us here to book your therapeutic getaway. We look forward to helping you to relax with us!