Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

In the winter there is groomed resort skiing and access to some fantastic backcountry ski routes. In late winter and early spring the slopes are perfect training grounds for practicing ice axe arrest and other snow travel techniques. Area includes Summit West, Summit Central, and Summit East.

GETTING THERE

Take I-90 to the  Snoqualmie Pass area. Summit West is located off exit 52, Summit Central is located off exit 53, and Summit East is located off exit 54.

Information for LEADERS

scheduling & permits

  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please choose an alternate title to note where you will be located within the larger ski area—Summit West, Summit Central, or Summit Eastand 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.
  • If you interested in leading a backcountry ski trip for Alpental specifically please use this Alpental listing. If you are leading a course and you see that someone has scheduled something for Alpental please touch base with them to ensure that we are minimizing our footprint by keeping in small groups in different areas.
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft
  • 3,800 ft
  • Land Manager: The Summit at Snoqualmie
  • 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

Weekend Field Trip - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Avalanche Safety Field trip: AIARE 1 Avalanche Class
Two days in the snow practicing using beacons, reading the weather and snow conditions and
Sat, Dec 10, 2022 - Sun, Dec 11, 2022
No Prerequisites
24 participants 7 instructors
Registration closes Nov 16
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Avalanche Safety Field trip: AIARE 1 Avalanche Class
Two days in the snow practicing using beacons, reading the weather and snow conditions and
Sat, Dec 17, 2022 - Sun, Dec 18, 2022
No Prerequisites
24 participants 7 instructors
Registration closes Nov 16
Seattle Branch

Snow Scrambling Field Trip - Snoqualmie Summit East

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Practice techniques for scrambling safely on snow-covered, 3rd class terrain, including the use of an
Sat, Apr 15, 2023
No Prerequisites
8 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Apr 13
Foothills Branch

Snow Scrambling Field Trip - Snoqualmie Summit East

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Practice techniques for scrambling safely on snow-covered, 3rd class terrain, including the use of an
Sun, Apr 16, 2023
No Prerequisites
8 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Apr 14
Foothills Branch

Snow Scrambling Field Trip - Snoqualmie Summit East

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Practice techniques for scrambling safely on snow-covered, 3rd class terrain, including the use of an
Sun, Apr 16, 2023
No Prerequisites
8 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Apr 14
Foothills Branch

Seattle MAC - Snow 1 Field Trip - Snoqualmie Summit West

Youth Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club
A condensed, 1-day skills refresher version of Snow 1 for only those MAC students who
Sat, Apr 22, 2023
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
18 participants 3 instructors 2 chaperones
Registration opens Feb 16; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch
Carl Marrs
Qualified Youth Leader

Seattle MAC - Snow 1 Field Trip - Snoqualmie Summit West

Youth Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club
The first snow skills field trip for MAC. Covering glacier travel basics - ice-ax self
Sat, Apr 29, 2023 - Sun, Apr 30, 2023
Prerequisites
18 participants 3 instructors 2 chaperones
Registration opens Feb 16; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch
Carl Marrs
Qualified Youth Leader

WCR - Volunteer Day - Instruct at Basic Field Trip - Snoqualmie Summit West

Climbing Field trip: Winter Mountaineering & Advanced Crevasse Rescue (aka Intermediate Glacier Travel)
Teach ice axe arrest, walking in balance, rope travel, snow anchors & basic crampon use
Sun, Apr 30, 2023
No Prerequisites
10 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Apr 28
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic Alpine Field Trip #6 - Snow Travel, and Snow Anchors - Snoqualmie Summit West

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Basic Field Trip #6 - Snow Travel w/ Ice Axe and Crampons including self-arrest, and
Sun, Apr 30, 2023
No Prerequisites
40 participants 14 instructors
Registration closes Apr 29
Seattle Branch

WCR - Volunteer Day - Instruct at Basic Field Trip - Snoqualmie Summit West

Climbing Field trip: Winter Mountaineering & Advanced Crevasse Rescue (aka Intermediate Glacier Travel)
Teach ice axe arrest, walking in balance, rope travel, snow anchors & basic crampon use
Sat, May 6, 2023
No Prerequisites
10 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes May 4
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic Alpine Field Trip #6 - Snow Travel, and Snow Anchors - Snoqualmie Summit West

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Basic Field Trip #6 - Snow Travel w/ Ice Axe and Crampons including self-arrest, and
Sat, May 6, 2023
No Prerequisites
40 participants 12 instructors
Registration closes May 5
Seattle Branch
Trip Reports
Titles

This is a list of titles that represent the variations of trips you can take at this route/place. This includes side trips, extensions and peak combinations. Not seeing a title that fits your trip? Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.

  • Snoqualmie Summit West
  • Snoqualmie Summit Central
  • Snoqualmie Summit East
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