Bear Mountain Luge Experience

Loup Loup was excited to introduce Luge Sledding to the Northwest last season and is indeed the very first area in the Western U.S. to offer Luge Sledding.

Snowcat service to the Upper Bear Mountain trail system provides access for Luge sledders, featuring a ride up of 5 km and more than 1200’ of elevation gain. The Bear Mountain trails are accessible from the Loup Loup parking lot, allowing for Luge sledders to ride more than 12 km of groomed trails.

Bear Mountain Luge Sledding will be open on weekends and holiday weeks throughout the season. The Loup will offer periodic free instructional clinics on how to Luge Sled safely.

The Lower Bear Mountain Luge trail system is accessible by foot for trips on your own schedule.

Rent a Luge Sled at the Loup Ticket Counter

Cat Departure Times (weather permitting)
9:30 am • 11:00 am • 1:00 pm • 2:30 pm

Snowcat reservations are accepted at the office. Anyone interested in reserving a Snowcat time should call the ticket office at (509) 557-3401.

Upper Mountain Snowcat Ticket – $29 per trip (includes sled rental)
Single Cat Ride to top of Bear Mountain – $13 per trip (for those who already own a luge sled or wish to snowshoe from the top)

Lower Mountain 2-Hour Ticket (all ages) – $18 (includes sled rental)
Lower Mountain Luge Trail Ticket – $16 (for those who already own a luge sled)

More about Luge Sledding

  • Luge Sledding is very popular in Europe, and provides another recreational option at The Loup for outdoor winter enthusiasts.
  • Luge Sledding differs significantly from Olympic Luge. Olympic-style Luge uses artificial banked tracks, while Luge Sledding uses existing non-banked groomed trails.
  • Luge Sledding offers family-oriented, steerable sleds with single and double options.
  • Luge Sledding is easy to learn, challenging to master and exciting to ride.
  • Luge Sledding connects to the natural environment on a groomed trail system all can enjoy.

Safety First

Only Luge Sleds will be allowed on Bear Mountain Luge Experience Trails. All plastic saucers, plastic sleds & other snow toys are prohibited.

Like our alpine area, helmets are strongly advised. Helmets make Loup Loup safer and more 
fun. Lids on Kids is a program that encourages the use of helmets on the mountain. Visit Lids on Kids to discover how to find the best helmet for your child, as well as tips for adults.