There are lots of outdoors adventures in the mountains and on the water in this area. Snow has been falling pretty hard in the mountains, and some of the ski areas my be opening as early as this weekend. You can rent skis and take lessons at all of the areas. The nearest to Redmond is The Summit at Snoqualimie, about an hour drive from Redmond. Though this is the lowest of all of the ski areas and will be the last to open.