Alpental Ski Area

In the winter there is groomed resort skiing and access to some fantastic backcountry ski routes in the back bowls backcountry and the upper chairs at Alpental Ski Area. In late winter and early spring the slopes are perfect training grounds for practicing ice axe arrest and other snow travel techniques.

Getting there

Take Exit 52 off of I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass, and turn northwest onto Alpental Road and follow it to the Alpental parking area (3,100 ft).

information for LEADERS

scheduling & permits

  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please use the summary section of your activity to note where you will be located within this larger ski area, and contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to 12 people.
  • Length: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • 5,400 ft
  • Land Manager: The Summit at Snoqualmie
    Alpine Lakes Wilderness
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 100
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 100
Map
  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207
  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S
  • USGS Snoqualmie Pass
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Alpental Backcountry

Backcountry Skiing Trip
Explore Alpental steeps and backcounty (lift served)
Difficulty: M3 Mountain 3 Ski
Tue, Jan 25, 2022
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
5 participants on waitlist 0 leaders
Registration closed Nov 14
Foothills Branch

WCR - Winter Mountaineering - Alpental Backcountry

Climbing Field trip: Winter Mountaineering & Advanced Crevasse Rescue
Winter Mountaineering skills and overnight experience
Sat, Jan 29, 2022 - Sun, Jan 30, 2022
No Prerequisites
0 participants 4 instructors
Registration closes Jan 27
Foothills Branch

Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Alpental Backcountry

Backcountry Skiing Trip
Explore Alpental steeps and backcounty (lift served)
Difficulty: M3 Mountain 3 Ski
Tue, Feb 1, 2022
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
4 participants on waitlist
Registration closed Nov 14
Foothills Branch

Backcountry Touring Field Trip 1 - Alpental Ski Area

Backcountry Skiing Field trip: Backcountry Touring Course
Field Trip 1
Sat, Feb 12, 2022
No Prerequisites
0 participants 1 instructor on waitlist
Registration closes Feb 10
Tacoma Branch

Field Trip #2 - Alpental Ski Area

Backcountry Skiing Field trip: Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Course
Second Field trip of the Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Course
Sat, Mar 5, 2022
No Prerequisites
0 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Feb 19
Everett Branch

Day Hike - Alpental Backcountry

Climbing Trip
Snow skills practice outing for McCarthy-Johnson SIG.
Difficulty: Moderate
Sun, Apr 3, 2022
No Prerequisites
2 participants
Registration closes Apr 1
Seattle Branch

Foothills AIARE Instructor Training - Alpental Ski Area

Avalanche Safety Clinic
Practice the skills taught in the AIARE curriculum to plan and execute a circumnavigation of
Difficulty: M3 Mountain 3 Ski
Sat, Apr 23, 2022
Prerequisites
8 participants 2 leaders
Registration closes Apr 21
Foothills Branch
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Titles

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  • Alpental Backcountry
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