Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Alpental

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Overall Rating: 3.9

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.6
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 57
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.4
  • Nightlife
  • 2.4

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 34%
  • Beginner
  • 0%
  • Families
  • 14%
  • Intermediate
  • 14%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 23%
  • Advanced
  • 40%

Helpful Highlights:

Great runs up on chair 2, lots of space and usually not very crowded. Backcountry is massive with great runs and great snow. All kinds of terrain from inten...

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  • 2

    Hap-hazard operation

    by bbbooth - 31st March 2010

    Pros: Two steep runs

    Cons: It's taken 42 years to get some decent ggrooming.

    Maintanence of rest rooms remains awful as in smelly. Food is WAY overpriced for the quality offered. Intermediate lift (called #3) almost never runs, thoug... Full review

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  • 5

    Best Steep, Rigid, and all around place to ski/snowboard.

    by Alpy89 - 30th March 2010

    Pros: Downhill, Vertical Drop, Backcountry, Big Cliffs

    Cons: Lift Lines

    I learned to ski at Alpy when I was 2, I am 20 now. I have skied at many other places in the USA and Canada and still return to Alpental. I consider Alpenta... Full review

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  • 4


    by Klipsch - 19th March 2009

    Pros: Steep

    Cons: Hit or Miss

    Alpental is really the only place to go during the week, to get fun, steep runs only an hour away from Seattle. What makes Alpental great is its accessibili... Full review

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  • 3

    Nice local resort

    by nanasbananas - 2nd February 2009

    Pros: Steep

    Cons: Long lift lines

    This is my local hill, and it's conveniently located only 45 minutes from Seattle. On good days, the skiing is great. Deep snow, steep runs, I love it. H... Full review

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  • 4

    Outrageous steep, adavanced terrain 45 minutes from Seattle!

    by AmyBooo - 24th January 2009

    Pros: Downhill, vertical, terrain, "slackcountry", local

    Cons: No park, no nightlife

    I live in Seattle and love the fact that I can drive for 45 minutes and find the little gem known as Alpental. This resort is composed of 75% advanced terr... Full review

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  • 4

    Alpental Backcountry is where it's at!

    by scratch - 22nd January 2009

    Pros: Steep, challenging terrain, "in-bounds backcountry"

    Cons: long lines, variable conditions

    Alpental backcountry is an amazing experience. With steep, challenging terrain and a huge area to get lost in (just keep going down, but don't get stuck in... Full review

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