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.


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

Upcoming Activities

Field Trip - Snow 1 - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Snow travel, snow camping, and intro to crevasse rescue
Sat, May 14, 2022 - Sun, May 15, 2022
No Prerequisites
12 participants 12 instructors
Registration opens Nov 1; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
Trip Reports

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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