Does Summit at Snoqualmie make snow?

Is Alpental part of Snoqualmie?

Alpental (German for alpine valley) is one of four base areas at the Summit at Snoqualmie, separated from the other three by Interstate 90.

How steep is International at Alpental?

Powder Day

Thanks to its taller summit, Alpental often gets twice as much accumulation as the other nearby ski resorts. Take Chair 2 to Upper International, a sustained 43-degree pitch that wraps around the back side, and then dumps you into mellower Lower International.
Jan 7, 2004

What is Chair 2 at Alpental?

Take a ride up the infamous Chair 2 and you'll see what we mean. Two intermediate lifts and a magic carpet make Alpental a great place to teach the young ones to rip. Stop by the one of the lodges for a beer or bite when the day is done.

What county is Snoqualmie Summit in?

King / Kittitas counties, Washington, U.S. Snoqualmie Pass is a mountain pass that carries Interstate 90 (I-90) through the Cascade Range in the U.S. state of Washington.

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When did Summit at Snoqualmie open?

The Northwest tradition of skiing on Snoqualmie Pass began in the 1920's and 30's, even before the 1937 opening of the Snoqualmie Summit Ski Area.


What is the steepest ski run in Washington?

International run, Alpental

Get there: Step off the top of Alpental's Edelweiss Chair at 5,420 feet. Directly north, peek over the edge and you'll see one of the steepest runs in the Cascades.
Nov 15, 2017


Is Stevens Pass steep?

The Cascade Mountains hold many gems, Stevens Pass is chief among them with its steep and snowy terrain and small mountain charm. Stevens is a great place to bring the family, and also has plenty of extreme terrain for the more adventurous skiers and snowboarders.


Does Alpental have night skiing?

Alpental Nights

Alpental's lower mountain is open at night, perfect for expert skiers and riders looking for a challenge after dark.


What is Alpental ski area?

  • Alpental is one of the four Snoqualmie Summit Ski areas. It is a small ski mountain with steep terrain. It has the largest drop of all the Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas. The summit is at 5420 ft and the base is at 3140 ft. This makes for a 2280 ft vertical drop. There are lots of chutes and trees.


What is Alpental known for?

  • Alpental is synonymous with skiing in the Pacific Northwest. Its deep-rooted history and legendary terrain make this mountain a bucket list item for skiers and riders. The area provides some of the steepest and deepest runs in the region. Take a ride up the infamous Chair 2 and you'll see what we mean.


How many lifts are there at Alpental?

  • Alpental has 5 lifts: one quad chair, 3 double chairs, and a surface lift. Alpental has only one beginner trail – the St Bernard Trail on the right hand side of the skiing area. This is accessible from the St. Bernard chair lift or the Magic Carpet surface lift.


Where do I Park for the Alpental hike?

  • Alpental has several parking lots: lower lot, main lot, and lots 1-2-3 and 4. Lot 3 is only for overnight parking. Check the trail map for the locations. There is an entry bridge from the main lot over the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River to the main lodge and lifts.

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