The 36th Annual White Pass Winter Carnival is set for Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 29-March 1), complete with a torchlight parade and fireworks. General Manager Kevin McCarthy says it's a great time to have family fun in the mountains. Carnival games and face painting will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days in the base area.
The highlight of the weekend is the giant snow castle with a medieval theme. It's more than two and a half stories tall with 6,000-7,000 square feet of tunnels and slides for the kids to ride tubes off the castle, which is free. There are kids' obstacle course races and snow sculptures. Live music from the Marshall Law band starts at 4:30 p.m. in the lodge.
Dinner in the lodge starts at 6 p.m. Saturday. The torchlight parade kicks off at 7 p.m., followed by a huge fireworks show over the snow at 7:15 p.m.
The White Pass tubing area will be open as well.
The fun continues on Sunday with kids obstacle course races, fun on the castle and carnival games and face painting.