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Get ready for winter, Sno-Park permits go on sale today

Art Bookstrom, 75, breaks trail on a cross-country skiing route in 2014 on Mount Spokane. Sno-Park permits go on sale today and are required at Mount Spokane. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
Art Bookstrom, 75, breaks trail on a cross-country skiing route in 2014 on Mount Spokane. Sno-Park permits go on sale today and are required at Mount Spokane. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Sno-Park permits go on sale today. The permits are required to park in designated parking lots with access for cross-country skiing, skijoring, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing, tubing and other winter sports.

The permits will be sold in person and online between today and April 30. They must be placed on the permit holder’s windshield during that time.

A daily pass costs $20. Seasonal passes cost $40. Certain high-use areas, including Mount Spokane, also require a special groomed sticker. That pass costs $40.

Snowmobiles must have a motorized permit. Those permits are included in the state’s snowmobile licensing fee. Out-of-state snowmobile riders can purchase a motorized permit for $40.

Users can also purchase a seasonal motorized sno-park permit

To purchase a Sno-Park permit online: parks.state.wa.us/winter. For a list of vendors and their locations: parks.state.wa.us/147/Sno-Park-Permit-vendors.

Discover Passes are not required for those who purchase a seasonal Sno-Park permit.

All proceeds from the permits go to maintaining winter recreation areas throughout the state including grooming, snow removal from parking lots and roads, on-site sanitation, education and enforcement.

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