Alpental Ski Resort

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Overview

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.

Where Is Alpental Ski Resort Located?

The Summit at Snoqualmie is an hour from Seattle on Interstate 90. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is serviced by many major airlines.

 

Alpental has three private chalets for rent, and the nearby Summit Lodge Hotel has 80 rooms, conference facility, pool, and Jacuzzi. Shuttle bus connects Alpental with Summit East, West, and Central.

Restaurants

Breakfast

  • If you’re in a rush to get to the slopes, grab a coffee and a breakfast burrito from The Commonwealth. 10 Pass Life Way #1, Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068

Lunch

  • Pies for the People NW serves up your favorite pizza toppings. It even offers gluten-free options. 741 WA-906, Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068

Dinner

  • Only open during the season, Webb’s Mountain Grill has a great patio and good food and drinks, especially the Bloody Marys. 1001 WA-906, Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068

Après/Nightlife

  • Finaghty Irish Pub has a wide variety of beers on tap as well as your favorite spirits. 7726 Center Blvd SE #110, Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Terrain

Terrain

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.

Inside Scoop

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.

Plan Your Trip

Alpental Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

117"
73"
49"
25"
0"
6"
Nov
74"
Dec
82"
Jan
97"
Feb
49"
Mar
21"
Apr
0"
May

Terrain Overview

14%
Beginners Runs
45%
Intermediate Runs
41%
Advanced Runs
null%
Expert Runs
24
Runs in Total
1.2 mi
Longest Run
825 ac
Skiable Terrain
121 ac
Night Skiing

Total Lifts: 5

1
High Speed Quads
3
Double Chairs
1
Surface Lifts

Elevation

5420'
Summit
2280'
Vertical Drop
3140'
Base

Important Dates

December 17, 20222022/12/17
Projected Opening
April 30, 20232023/04/30
Projected Closing
144
Projected Days Open
120
Days Open Last Year
55
Years Open
428"
Average Snowfall
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