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

WCR - Winter Mountaineering - Alpental Ski Area

Climbing Field trip: Winter Mountaineering & Advanced Crevasse Rescue
Backup weekend for Snow anchors or touring
Sat, Jan 28, 2023 - Sun, Jan 29, 2023
No Prerequisites
6 participants 5 instructors
Registration opens Jan 19; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch

Backcountry Touring Field Trip 1 - Alpental Ski Area

Backcountry Skiing Field trip: Backcountry Touring Course
Field Trip 1
Sun, Feb 19, 2023
No Prerequisites
9 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Feb 17
Tacoma Branch

WCR - Small Party Rescue - Alpental Ski Area

Climbing Field trip: Winter Mountaineering & Advanced Crevasse Rescue
Snow session to put together SPR skills
Sat, Mar 11, 2023 - Sun, Mar 12, 2023
No Prerequisites
5 participants 5 instructors
Registration closes Mar 9
Foothills Branch

WCR - Small Party Rescue - Alpental Ski Area

Climbing Field trip: Winter Mountaineering & Advanced Crevasse Rescue
Small party rescue scenarios on snow
Sat, Apr 1, 2023 - Sun, Apr 2, 2023
No Prerequisites
5 participants 5 instructors
Registration closes Mar 30
Foothills Branch

Field Trip - Snow 1 - Alpental Ski Area

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Snow travel, snow camping, and intro to crevasse rescue
Sat, May 13, 2023 - Sun, May 14, 2023
No Prerequisites
12 participants 8 instructors
Registration opens Nov 1; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
Trip Reports
Titles

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  • Alpental Backcountry
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