Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

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

Elevation

  • 5420ft
    Summit
  • 2280ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 3140ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • 1
  • 5
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    14%

  • Intermediate Runs

    45%

  • Advanced Runs

    41%

  • Expert Runs

    %

  • Runs

    24

  • Night Skiing

    121 ac

  • Longest Run

    1.2 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    825 ac

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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.

 

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/15/201905/05/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    120
  • Projected Days Open
    144
  • Years Open
    53
  • Average Snowfall
    428"

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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.

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.

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

Alpental Reviews

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3rd March 20205
quite a good local mountain, a lot of snow in the area. good terrain, but the top chair desperately needs an upgrade,...Full review
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
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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation