Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort has provided exceptional outdoor recreational experiences since its inception in 1966. For over 50 years, Mission Ridge has been an integral part of the greater Wenatchee Valley and North Central Washington, as well as a destination for visitors throughout our region. Interest in recreational opportunities at Mission Ridge has grown during this time and Mission Ridge is in a unique position to meet that public demand while maintaining the character that makes Mission Ridge so special.
Born in controversy, difficult to achieve, and thoroughly gratifying for all who had a part in it. -Donald M. Kirby "Mission Ridge…The First 20 Years"
The current resort sits on over 2,000 acres of leased U.S. Forest Service and Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife land and is located only 12 miles from the City of Wenatchee. In addition to the Hampton Lodge, which has a full restaurant/bar and ski rentals and services, Mission has four ski lifts, 36 designated trails and has a vertical rise of 2,250 feet which places the top elevation for the resort at 6,820 ft. above sea level. Mission Ridge is primarily a day/local use alpine ski area. However, Mission Ridge also serves regional skiers who travel and rely upon overnight accommodations for multi-day skiing experiences.
Mission Ridge has a unique connection and dedication to the communities of Central Washington.The team at Mission is committed to stewardship, community, and our small mountain vibe - aka the MR way of life -we value our mountain home and growing our ties with our community.
Currently, Mission Ridge has limitations that have impeded the ability to provide a full range of services and has put sustainability of the ski area at risk. As an example, existing on-site parking facilities have proven to be insufficient to meet customer demand. Beginner skiers are currently limited to inadequately-sized learning terrain and high volume, main corridor beginner runs. Families or groups that include non-skiers or Nordic skiers do not have options at Mission Ridge. Finally, Mission Ridge lacks onsite overnight accommodations and as a result loses the opportunity to bring in families looking for a full service vacation experience.
In 2014, Larry Scrivanich, owner of Mission Ridge, purchased approximately 800 acres of private land adjacent to the current Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort (apx. 502 of those acres are included within the current project). Since then, the Mission Ridge team has been working with the Wenatchee Valley community to develop a plan that would integrate existing resort amenities with expanded services and recreational opportunities. The overarching goals and foundation for this project are to meets and exceed county requirements while implementing the four core values of Mission Ridge; Community, Joy, Freedom, and Exploration. The Mission Ridge Expansion is designed to enhance and grow all of these values.
The Mission Ridge Expansion is designed to enhance and grow our core values: Community, Joy, Freedom, and Exploration. Plans to update existing resort chairlifts and amenities are also underway.
The Mission Ridge Expansion site-plan increases beginner terrain significantly, thereby reducing congestion on Chair 1 and Mimi. The plan also adds Nordic skiing and snow tubing for more winter recreation opportunities.