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Out & About, Dec. 18

Published: 10:25AM January 17th, 2013

Ski Mount Bachelor

Jan. 18-21: $320. Spend MLK Jr. Day weekend at Mount Bachelor, which offers skiers, snowboarders and Nordic skiers plenty of snow, big terrain, short lift lines, four terrain parks and an Olympic-sized superpipe. It even offers tubing, snowshoeing and dog sledding. 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; ages 5 and younger: $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; ages 5 and younger: $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.

Aquarium, Pike Place

Jan. 27: $35. Go to the Seattle Aquarium and Pike Place Market for a great day sight seeing. The aquarium is filled with local exhibits, a visiting harbor seal and many amazing things to see and touch — a favorite of kids of all ages. Pike Place Market has an assortment of unique food to try and shops to check out. Fee includes admission to the aquarium. (Ages 4–12: $25; ages 3 and younger: $5). Popular family trip; reasonable accommodations for special needs.

Snowtubing

Feb. 1: $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. Tubing’s a blast for all ages, so bring the entire family. (The kids don’t have school. What a great way to spend the day!). Snow tubes provided (Ages 6–12: $25; ages 5 and younger: $5) Popular family trip; reasonable accommodations for special needs.

Ski ‘n’ board Summit

Feb. 2: $45. Head to the snow with us! Spend the day at the Summit at Snoqualmie. Transportation only is $25.

Snowmobile Cascades

Feb. 2: $160. For those seeking a fun-filled winter experience, give snowmobiling a try! The trip will bring you fun, action, beauty and excitement as you zip through the snow of the Cascade Mountains. Not only are snowmobiles provided, but helmet, boots, gloves and snowsuit are as well. Be sure to dress in layers. Adult passengers: $90; passengers 15 and younger: $60. Minimum age to drive: 16. Popular family trip; reasonable accommodations for special needs.