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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Winter Recreation program seeks contractors for plowing, snow removal

OLYMPIA – Oct. 28, 2021 – Washington State Parks’ Winter Recreation Program is looking for contractors to plow and clear Sno-Parks this winter. Contracts run from Dec. 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

Contractors are needed for the following areas:

  • Mount Adams Sno-Parks
  • Cle Elum River Valley Area Sno-Parks
  • Blewett Pass Sno-Parks
  • Taneum Sno-Park near Cle Elum

Interested parties should contact Winter Recreation Operations Manager, Jason Goldstein: Jason.goldstein@parks.wa.gov

Proof of COVID vaccination is not required for this contract work.

High service levels, high use

Washington state Sno-Park users enjoy a high level of service, including cleared parking lots; groomed ski, skate-ski and snowmobile tracks and regularly sanitized bathrooms.  

Over the last 12 years, the program has opened new permanent Sno-Parks around the state and created temporary Sno-Parks to meet customer demand. 

During the 2020-21 season, Sno-Park use reached an all-time high, particularly along the I-90 corridor. The Winter Recreation Program anticipates a similar level of usage this season.

News media contacts: 
Meryl Lassen, Communications Office, (503) 490-8796, media@parks.wa.gov
Jason Goldstein, Winter Recreation operations manager, Jason.Goldstein@Parks.WA.Gov

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About the State Parks Winter Recreation Program

The Winter Recreation Program manages more than 3,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 811 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails and more than 120 Sno-Parks (plowed parking areas near snowmobile and cross-country ski trails) on public and private lands in Washington. The Winter Recreation Program is supported entirely by user fees, snowmobile registrations and a percentage of the state fuel tax. Follow the Winter Recreation Program on Twitter at @WaStatePks_WNTR.

About Washington State Parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. 

News release number: 21-065

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