Loup Loup Ski Bowl

Scene at Loup Loup Ski Bowl
Scene at Loup Loup Ski Bowl

Loup Loup Ski Bowl is a very family and beginner oriented ski area, operated by a non-profit ski education foundation. Because of this, Loup Loup is a recognized "safe ski area" with polite skiers, short lift lines and reasonably priced food in the rustic day lodge cafeteria. The lodge also has a rental/repair shop and offers all levels of downhill and cross-country ski and snowboard lessons with a special emphasis on children's programs.

There is a walk-up tubing hill at the base area and access to about 23 kilometers of cross-country ski trails in season. Washington State Parks offers another 50 km of cross-country ski trails nearby at the South Summit Sno-park.

Loup Loup Ski Bowl is located off Highway 20 between Twisp and Okanogan. At the summit of Loup Loup Pass on Highway 20 turn north on Forest Service Road 42 and go almost 2 miles to the parking lot at the end of the road.

Quick Facts about Loup Loup Ski Bowl

Nearest City: Twisp, Washington
Season: Mid-December to mid-March (depending on the weather)
Hours of Operation: 9 am to 3:45 pm; Wednesdays in January and February, Fridays through Sundays the rest of the season, plus the weeks before and after Christmas (except Christmas Day), the week of President's Holiday and for Martin Luther King Day.
Base elevation: 4,040 ft
Summit elevation: 5,280 ft
Vertical Rise: 1,240 ft
Total Ski/Board Terrain: 550 acres
Average Snowfall: 150 inches
Snowmaking: None
Number of Trails: 10
Longest Run: 2 miles
Lifts: 3
  • 1 quad chair
  • 1 platter lift
  • 1 rope tow
Loup Loup Ski Bowl Trails map
Upper photo courtesy of Johannes Cater
Ski trails map courtesy of Loup Loup Ski Bowl

Okanogan Trails Scenic Byway area map

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Area map courtesy of National Geographic Topo!