The Triple S

You roll into your favorite watering hole, pub, restaurant or gathering spot of your choice. It’s Sunday and everyone has a story to tell about their weekend adventures. Player one, Johnny, pulls out his phone opens up a pic of a super fun day surfing La Push, raving about how good the sunset was, not to mention the surf.

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Sunset at La Push

Player two chimes in about how he killed it snowboarding at the Ridge today, then unlocks his phone to show the proof with a pair of powder shots.

Sunrise Run at  Hurricane Ridge
Gullywood at Hurricane Ridge

They all had top notch pics but I new I could top them this weekend. It’s now down to me. How should I play my cards? I decide to lay down my 3 of a different kind hand, yes the world famous but hard to achieve, Triple S. Surf, Skate and Snowboard in a single day. There are only a few places in the world were this can be done. And there is only one place it can be done and still be back in time to get your cabin at OVC ready for your check in  at 3:00!

Sunrise surf on the Straight Of Juan De Fuca
We ride in the Olympics every day
Port Angeles Skatepark.

Triple S. Done and Done. I better start planning my next weekend now if I want to stay on top of our weekly adventure game.

Surf Forecast

Snow Forecast

Skate Weather


Backcountry snowboard day on the Olympic peninsula.

A wise old Native American friend once told me, trees on mountain white, go snowboarding, trees on mountain green go surfing.

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Hurricane Ridge from the Log Cabin back deck

Obviously this was going to be a snowboard day.
Loaded up the rig and 17 miles later I was at the “Ridge” the best kept secret in WA.

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Almost there

Although one of the smaller ski areas in the state it makes up for size a few different ways. It has great beginner terrain as well as intermediate and advanced terrain. The area is the kind of place where locals drop off the kids in the morning and pick them up at the end of the day.  A true throw back to a bygone carefree era.

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Bunny tow

But really what sets the Ridge apart is the unlimited access to both lift served and hike to backcountry skiing and snowboarding. From the top of the intermediate lift you have access to about 3 miles of ridge line with runs dropping down to the road for an easy hitch hike back to the ski area. Or you can drop down the other side of the ridge line and skin back out. There are also countless acres of terrain to access from the parking lot and spots along the road. It is well worth a visit for a day, weekend or a lifetime.

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Sunrise Ridge
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Sunrise Ridge to Mt Angeles for ski area info for info on Olympic Nat Park for ski and snowboard rentals