White Pass Winter Carnival is the annual festival that takes place in early spring at the White Pass Ski Area, located southeast of Mount Rainier at 12 mi (19 km) from Mount Rainier National Park. The celebration has become an unofficial ending of the winter ski season featuring tons of fun activities and entertainment.
The main highlight of the White Pass Winter Carnival is a wonderful interactive snow castle, which has become the symbol of the festival. There are also spectacular snow sculptures, carnival games, and live music to enjoy. Ski races are always fun to follow. The festival ends with a big bang—the fireworks show is a great conclusion of the day full of fun!
White Pass Winter Carnival is the perfect celebration for the whole family. Every year, there is a different theme for the festival, and visitors are encouraged to wear costumes.