Time to play in the new snow. White Pass Ski Area at Paradise Basin is where you find the powder and terrain. (Map) Skiers of every ability enjoy views of Mt Rainier and the legendary Waffle Bar at the new High Camp Lodge.…Read More.
You can now bicycle, walk, skateboard, or rollerblade 18 miles on the Yakima Greenway, a paved pathway following the Yakima River and Naches River, continuing west to the city of Naches.…Read More.
The Yakima Valley has the perfect climate for running in the spring, early summer and fall. How about a USATF certified 26.2 marathon through the Yakima River Canyon? A fun family color bombing run or a run through the vineyard? Love Mud? The Pirate Plunder Adventure Race is the one for you. Information for these events in the Yakima Valley and many more are listed below.…Read More.
Kids on Spring Break? Want to getaway to have some fun with the family? Yakima offers many opportunities, from local parks and family fun centers to events just for kids. Here are seven spring events especially for kids. Time to go play!…Read More.
Yakima Valley Community celebrates its cultural diversity with a number of music events during the year, which includes Cinco de Mayo and Viva La Música. The Cinco de Mayo celebration is in its 14th year in Yakima, and is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the Yakima Valley.…Read More.
May 9th is World Walking Day as celebrated by the American Volksport Association. The American Volksport Association started in Germany as a “personal fitness sports and recreation program offering noncompetitive walks, hikes, bike rides, swims, and in some regions cross-country skiing.*” The Yakima Valley has 5 sanctioned volkssporting walks, all are 5k and 10K.…Read More.
Experience the thrill of the fastest whitewater in Washington State. For one month the Tieton River becomes a wild ride in Class 3 and 4 rapids, dropping in elevation of 55 feet per mile. Most rivers drop at a rate of only 20 to 30 feet per mile. The water is released from Rimrock Lake Dam into the Tieton River during September to assist irrigation and fish runs. Most rafters take professionally guided rafting trips. The guides are experienced with all the challenges of the river. They will help the novice be at ease in the first few minutes, until they are paddling like a pro. Then the guide will add a few maneuvers, like paddling upriver, or riding the prow of the raft for a bucking bronco thrill. This guided trip is 12 miles long, taking about 3 hours. The water has been warmed in the lake all summer and is the warmest whitewater rafting in Washington State.…Read More.