Skiing & Snowboarding in Seattle, WA
About Seattle Skiing & Snowboarding
When winter rains descend upon Seattle, many residents have just one gleeful though on their minds: Ski season. The cold season in Washington may mean days and days of gray skies—but, with so many powderful mountains to choose from nearby, the city’s notorious precipitation also has its perks.
The easiest-access slopes from Seattle are the four areas that make up the Summit at Snoqualmie resort: Summit West, a perfect place for beginners, Summit Central and Summit East, which have a good mix from bunny slopes to double blacks, and Alpental, famous for having some of the steepest runs around. A bit further afield, Crystal Mountain, nestled on the northwest edge of Mount Rainier National Park, is home to quality runs within the resort, prime backcountry, and, atop the Mount Rainer Gondola, some of the most spectacular views. The variety of Crystal’s terrain is sure to keep all levels of skiers and boarders entertained.
The Summit at Snoqualmie is just a short drive from Seattle and has four areas -- Summit West, Summit Central, Summit East, and Alpental -- offering something for everyone.
Located in the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, Crystal Mountain has diverse terrain, which is great for skiers and boarders of all skill levels.
Only about two hours from Seattle with a lot of annual snowfall, high elevations, and plenty of slopes and runs makes Stevens Pass a popular place for skiers and boarders of all levels.
White Pass resort is all about family: it's owned and operated by a family, and it's slopes are perfectly suited for all members of the family, especially the young'uns.
Mt. Baker continues to set records for the amount of powder it continually receives. Skiers and boarders, you won't want to miss this prime winter sports destination.
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