The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will start sales Sno-Park permits starting Tuesday, November 1st at

The Sno-Park permits allow visitors to park in specially cleared, designated parking lots with access to cross-country and downhill skiing, skijoring, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing and tubing areas throughout the state. Permit vendors are not always located near Sno-Parks, therefore, it is recommended that they are purchased in advance.

Besides one-day permits, visitors can buy a season pass. A special groomed trail permit must be purchased, along with a seasonal Sno-Park permit, for the following sno-parks: Hyak, Crystal Springs, Cabin Creek, Lake Easton, Lake Wenatchee (including Nason Ridge), Chiwawa Loop and Mount Spokane. All Sno-Parks honor the one-day permit, and individuals who purchase a one-day permit are not required to purchase a special groomed trail permit.

To purchase online, have the following ready:
*Credit card
*Date of use for one-day permits
*Vehicle license plate number
*Computer printer (to instantly print a temporary seasonal and one-day permits)

Online purchase is available through April 30. Revenues from Sno-Park permits sales are entirely dedicated to the Winter Recreation Program and helps pay for trail grooming, snow removal from parking lots and roads, sanitation, education and enforcement.

Information about Sno-Park permits and the Washington State Parks Winter Recreation Program is available online at or (360) 902-8684.

Discover Pass and Sno-Park permits
Those who purchase a one-day Sno-Park permit will also need a daily or annual Discover Pass if they plan to visit Sno-Parks on lands managed by State Parks or Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Those who purchase an annual Sno-Park permit do not need an additional one-day or annual Discover Pass. Examples of these Sno-Parks include 92 Road, 1 Road, Crystal Springs, Easton Reload, Fields Spring, Hyak, Lake Easton, Lake Wenatchee and Mount Spokane. More information about purchasing a Discover Pass is here: