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For a visit without the crowds, head to Mount Rainier in winter

Sledding and sliding are permitted in designated areas at Paradise inside Mount Rainier National Park.

There's a good reason winter has always been travel writer Carol Pucci's favorite time to visit Mount Rainier. When the summer crowds thin, it becomes a quiet, cozy destination for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, winter hikes, and relaxing by the fire.  VIEW

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