Sno-Park fees to increase this season

When Washington Sno-Park permits go on sale Nov. 1, winter recreationists will see a fee increase for the first time since 2009.

Washington state Sno-Park users enjoy a high-level of service, including cleared parking lots, groomed ski, skate-ski and snowmobile trails, regularly sanitized bathrooms and avalanche beacon check stations in some backcountry areas. The new prices reflect the rising cost of these operations, as well as replacement of aging equipment, including grooming machines.

During the last 12 years, this self-funded program has opened several new permanent Sno-Parks around the state and created temporary Sno-Parks to meet customer demand.

The Sno-Park permit fees for the 2021-22 season are:

• Seasonal permit: $50 (up from $40)

• Annual snowmobile permit: $50 (up from $40)

• Special Groomed Trail Sticker: $70 (up from $40)

• Daily Sno Park permit: $25 (up from $20)

The Discover Pass is not needed for parking at Sno-Parks.


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