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Out & About, Dec. 11

Published: 09:20AM January 10th, 2013

Ski & board Mission Ridge

Jan. 12: $55. Travel across the mountains to Central Washington to ski at the beautiful Mission Ridge Ski Resort. You’ll be fitted for your gear after sign up. Transportation only is $35.

Bald Eagle float trip

Jan. 12: $55. Many people will never get to see the majestic bald eagle in its natural habitat, but you have a chance to see up to 200. Travel to an area that has one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles in the Lower 48. Board a large, stable raft for a float down the docile Skagit River. Popular family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs.

Snowmobile the Cascades

Jan. 13: $160. For a fun-filled winter experience, check out this snowmobiling trip through the Cascade Mountains! You’ll find action, beauty and excitement. Snowmobile, helmet, boots, gloves and snowsuits are provided. Dress in layers. Minimum age to drive: 16. $160 to drive; adult passengers $125; passengers 15 and younger $75) Popular family trip. Reasonable accommodations for special needs.

Snowtubing the hills

Jan. 13: $35. Travel to one of the great tubing hills in Washington for a day in the snow. Dress warmly and get ready to go for a wild ride. Tubing is a blast for all ages. Snow tubes are provided. Ages 6–12: $25; 0–5: $5. Popular family trip; reasonable accommodations for special needs.

Ski Mount Bachelor

Jan. 18-21: $320. Spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend at Mount Bachelor, one of the largest resorts in North America. Mount Bachelor offers skiers, snowboarders and Nordic skiers’ great conditions, plenty of snow, big terrain and short lift lines. It also features four different terrain parks and an Olympic-sized superpipe. Mount Bachelor even offers tubing, snowshoeing and dog sledding, so you can try something new during this getaway. The package includes three nights’ lodging, transportation and gear. Make sure you stop by the Northwest Adventure Center prior to the trip to be fitted. Lift tickets are not included but can be purchased at the mountain. Trip cost is based on room occupancy — single-occupancy rate: $510 each; double-occupancy rate: $375 each; triple-occupancy rate: $340 each; four people to a room: $320 each.

Bavarian Ice Fest

Jan. 19: $35. Spend the day in a traditional Bavarian village sledding, eating bratwurst, shopping and enjoying the winter wonderland that is Leavenworth, Wash. As the trip comes to an end and the sun has set, watch as the town is transformed into a beautiful lighted display. Fun for the entire family. (Ages 6–12: $25; 0-5: $5). Reasonable accommodations for special needs.

Snowshoe by moonlight

Jan. 19: $35. Snowshoe along the Snoqualmie Pass trails and Gold Creek Pond by the light of the moon. Difficulty: beginner; distance: 1.5 miles; time: 2 hours; elevation gain: 50 feet. Minimum: age: 12. Popular family trip.

Bungee jumping

Jan. 20: $135. Brave enough to jump off the highest bungee bridge in the country? Head to Mount St. Helens to make the jump twice! The 20-story bridge is nestled in a forest above a sparkling river. Prep for adrenaline. Fee includes the coveted Dangerous Sports Club T-shirt; bragging rights are free. Minimum weight: 90 pounds.

Cross-country ski lake

Jan. 20: $40. What do you get when you combine short trails, rolling hills, groomed runs and beautiful views? A beautiful day of cross-country skiing at Lake Easton! Join us as we head east toward Cle Elum for this great trip. Difficulty: moderate; distance: 5 miles; time: 3 hours. Minimum age: 12.

Snowtubing

Jan. 26: $35. Bundle up and get ready to go for a wild ride! Travel to one of Washington’s greatest tubing hills for a fun-filled day in the snow. A blast for all ages; bring the family. Snow tubes provided. (Ages 6–12: $25; 0-5 : $5) Reasonable accommodations for special needs.

Ski & board White Pass

Jan. 26: $50. Travel to White Pass for a great time on the slopes. The pass is hosting the “Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Jamboree,” so you’ll have the added option of taking to the trails to cross-country ski or snowshoe. Gear will be available for rent at the pass. Lift tickets can be purchased at JBLMmwr.com. (Transportation only: $30. Lessons Package includes lift ticket and lesson for $100).

Snowshoe Paradise

Jan. 27: Explore Mount Rainier’s Glacier Vista with a snowshoe trip to Paradise. Difficulty: moderate to difficult; distance: 3 miles; time: 3 hours. Minimum age: 12.