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Related Regions: Washington, United States, Snoqualmie Pass, North America, Seattle


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    Vertical Drop
  • 3140ft


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  • Night Skiing

    121 ac

  • Longest Run

    1.2 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    825 ac


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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.


Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/15/201905/05/2020
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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.


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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

Alpental Reviews

Jerry Connors
18th December 20195
I have skied here since I was three, and I will admit the snow is not the best. The terrain is amazing,...Full review
Daniel Hotes
28th October 20195
Where do I begin? I've been skiing at alpental since 1975.. alpental is one of my favorite resorts and it is old...Full review
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