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
  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207
  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S
  • USGS Snoqualmie Pass

Upcoming Activities

Field Trip 1 - Alpental Ski Area

Backcountry Skiing Field trip: Backcountry Touring Course
Field trip #2 - Day tour and intermediate travel skills. Location subject to change.
Sat, Feb 20, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Feb 18
Tacoma Branch

Snow Scrambling Field Trip - Alpental Ski Area

Scrambling Field trip: Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course
Learn to scramble safely on snow-covered 3rd class terrain, including the use of an ice
Sat, May 8, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes May 6
Foothills Branch
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