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Roadway Advisories

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) does an amazing job of keeping our roadways safe and well-maintained. They also are an essential partner in keeping us and our travelers informed about any accidents, closures, or other issues that can impact the normal flow of traffic. Be sure to check out your itinerary using the following resources before you head out!

WSDOT Resources

Traffic Alerts

Stevens Pass Road and Mountain Info

US2 Traffic Impacts

I5 Traffic Alerts

Estimated Travel Times

Anacortes Ferry Terminal

Clinton Ferry Terminal

Coupeville Ferry Terminal

Mukilteo Ferry Terminal

Winter Driving Tips

Highway 20 - North Cascades Highway/Washington Pass

PLEASE REMEMBER that Highway 20/North Cascades Pass is closed during winter months. We get regular updates from Washington State Department of Transportation when they begin clearing the roadway and planning for reopening, but we want to make sure Loop travelers are prepared for re-routing if you are trying to get from the Methow Valley to the Skagit Valley (or vice-versa). You can sign up for alerts to get updates through WSDOT, and you can see historic Open and Closure dates here. And of course, if you follow our Social Media platforms, you'll know the day pass opens!

Winter Closure Information

The North Cascades receive abundant snowfall each year, causing Highway 20 to close for the season in late fall/early winter, and reopen in spring, depending on conditions. The closure is from milepost 171 (west of Mazama) to milepost 134 (east of Diablo). This means our Loop becomes more of a crescent, and travelers should schedule accordingly.

Learn more at wsdot.com/travel/real-time/mountainpasses/North-Cascade-Hwy

Winter Recreation

Interested in downhill skiing or snowboarding? Take your pick from Stevens Pass Mountain Resort, Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort, Echo Valley Ski Area, Loup Loup Ski Bowl, and Mount Baker Ski Area, all easily accessible from the highway.

The Cascade Loop also offers miles of groomed Nordic ski trails! Choose from Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails, Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Trails, and Methow Trails, as well as several locations in Leavenworth managed by Leavenworth Winter Sports Club.

And for a slower experience -- Plan for a family fun sleigh ride at Sun Mountain Lodge,
or visit a Reindeer Farm in Leavenworth.

For the latest updates, see the department of transportation social media feeds: