Alpental (German for alpine valley) is one of four base areas at the Summit at Snoqualmie, separated from the other three by Interstate 90. Alpental offers the most advanced and expert terrain at the area with runs like Upper International and Shot Six. The area provides some of the steepest and deepest terrain, but it’s also great for beginner skiers and boarders.
The Summit at Snoqualmie is an hour from Seattle on Interstate 90. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is serviced by many major airlines.
Enjoy a 360-degree view and over 500 acres of backcountry terrain alongside 300 inbounds acres, plus your choice of either black or double-black downhill runs from the top of Chair 2, the Edelweiss chair. Alpental is served by three double chairs, one detachable high-speed quad and one surface lift. The ski resort has 2,280 feet of vertical and averages 434 inches of snow a year. There are 24 trails.
Alpental has a true local vibe, especially with its natural features and steep fall lines. It’s best to hit the ski resort during the week since weekend warriors tend to come out during the season. Ski and snowboard lessons are offered at the resort. The Alpentykes multi-week lesson is available children ages three years and up. You should reserve your spot early since the lessons book up.