Turn east and head out from Seattle. In just an hour you’ll be in the heart of the Cascades at The Summit at Snoqualmie. Start your day by taking the legendary Edelweiss (also known as Chair 2) lift to the top of Alpental to access expert terrain and to snap a simply stunning selfie—with Mt. Rainier to the south and the Cascades to the north, you’re sure to feel like you’re in the European alps.
If the snow starts flying, either stay on Alpental or try out Silver Fir—and don’t miss the tree runs at Summit East, packed with hidden pow zones. While you could easily shuttle between The Summit at Snoqualmie’s four base areas, you could just as simply ski between them. Traverse like a local by taking the S-90 from east to west for three miles of intermediate adventure.
Come back to the slopes after dinner to experience 541 night skiing acres — the most in America. There are also more than 20 snow tubing lanes, each 500 feet long, that stay open into the night, complete with covered lift, which are a fun-filled, carefree option for friends and family members who didn’t bring their skis or board.
On the Road Near the Summit Snoqualmie:
Tame The Tiger
On the road from Seattle to The Summit at Snoqualmie, near the bottom of the pass, the year-round bike access at Tiger Mountain offers some of the best dirt in the area. Featuring riding for all ability levels, the trails range from buff climbing trails to expert rated downhill gauntlets. Bonus points: with enough climbing and the right weather, there are views of Mount Rainier from the summit. Crank laps in the early hours and get lifted with some night skiing in the evening.
Who doesn’t love a solid gas station sustenance surprise? While it can be easy to miss, keep your eyes peeled for the small walk-up hut that’s tucked into a Chevron parking lot. Slanging good food fast, Aardvark’s unique combination of Asian-inspired dishes and savory treats will sooth the savage skier (or snowboarder).
Stay Ready For The Stoke
Across the Pacific Northwest and beyond, with destinations coast-to-coast, now is the time to call the crew and plan out your season of stoke. With of endless adventure at Mt. Bachelor, Crystal Mountain, and The Summit at Snoqualmie, winter 21/22 is yours to own.