In a region typically known for its wet conditions, powder hounds flock to Mission Ridge for its rare, powdery dry snow, These sought-after conditions are attributed to its inland location and high altitude. At 4,570 feet, Mission Ridge boasts Washington state’s highest base area. Along with uniquely desirable ski conditions, Mission Ridge holds a storied past. In 1944, a B-24 Bomber conducting night training crashed into the mountain. Much of the debris remains visible to skiers along the trails. Meanwhile, many of the runs, like Bomber Bowl, are named after this tragic event, and various plaques are displayed to honor the six crew members.