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

Cross-country Ski - Snoqualmie Summit East

Backcountry Skiing Trip
Mid-week backcoutry ski touring workout in the dark by headlamp using clsoed downhill ski area
Difficulty: M2 Mountain 2 Ski, N4 Nordic Advanced Ski
Thu, Jan 27, 2022
No Prerequisites
14 participants 5 leaders
Registration closes Jan 23
Foothills Branch

Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Backcountry Skiing Trip
Uphill Travel Clinic. Exact location TBD
Thu, Feb 3, 2022
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
1 participant 0 leaders
Registration closes Feb 1
Foothills Branch

Seattle MAC - Intro to Backcountry Skiing - Snoqualmie Summit East

Youth Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club
An intro to backcountry skiing day for students who have prior experience downhill/resort skiing and
Tue, Feb 22, 2022
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
0 participants 0 instructors 1 chaperone
Registration closes Feb 20
Seattle Branch
Carl Marrs

Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Backcountry Skiing Trip
Uphill Travel Clinic. Exact location TBD
Wed, Feb 23, 2022
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
0 participants 2 leaders
Registration closes Feb 21
Foothills Branch

Seattle MAC - Intro to Backcountry Skiing - Snoqualmie Summit East

Youth Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club
An intro to backcountry skiing day for students who have prior experience downhill/resort skiing and
Thu, Feb 24, 2022
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
5 participants 0 instructors 1 chaperone
Registration closes Feb 20
Seattle Branch
Carl Marrs

Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Overnight Snow Scrambling - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Basic SIG Snow Field Trip - Overnight Snow (Snow Anchors & Belays, Crevasse Rescue, Snow
Sat, Apr 16, 2022 - Sun, Apr 17, 2022
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
0 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Apr 14
Seattle Branch

Basic Glacier Travel - Snow Field Trip: Ice Axe Arrest, Roped Travel, Crevasse Rescue, Snow-Camping - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Climbing Field trip: Basic Glacier Travel Course
Snow Skills
Sat, Apr 16, 2022
No Prerequisites
1 participant on waitlist 1 instructor
Registration closes Apr 14
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Overnight Snow Scrambling - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Englund SIG Snow Field Trip - Overnight Snow (Snow Anchors & Belays, Crevasse Rescue, Snow
Fri, Apr 22, 2022 - Sat, Apr 23, 2022
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
4 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Apr 20
Seattle Branch

Basic Glacier Travel - Snow Field Trip: Ice Axe Arrest, Roped Travel, Crevasse Rescue, Snow-Camping - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Climbing Field trip: Basic Glacier Travel Course
Snow Skills
Sun, Apr 24, 2022
No Prerequisites
6 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Apr 22
Seattle Branch

Instruct at Basic Snow Field Trip - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Glacier Travel
Teach ice axe arrest, walking in balance, basic crampon use
Sat, Apr 30, 2022
No Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Apr 28
Seattle Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Basic Field Trip #6 - Snow Travel w/ Ice Axe and Crampons including self-arrest, and
Sat, Apr 30, 2022
No Prerequisites
4 participants on waitlist 10 instructors
Registration closes Apr 28
Seattle Branch

Instruct at Basic Snow Field Trip - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Glacier Travel
Teach ice axe arrest, walking in balance, basic crampon use
Sun, May 1, 2022
No Prerequisites
1 participant on waitlist
Registration closes Apr 28
Seattle Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Basic Field Trip #6 - Snow Travel w/ Ice Axe and Crampons including self-arrest, and
Sun, May 1, 2022
No Prerequisites
1 participant on waitlist 8 instructors
Registration closes Apr 29
Seattle Branch

Instruct at Basic Snow Field Trip - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Glacier Travel
Teach ice axe arrest, walking in balance, basic crampon use
Sat, May 7, 2022
No Prerequisites
1 participant on waitlist
Registration closes Apr 28
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
Difficulty: Technical 3, Strenuous 2
Sat, May 7, 2022
No Prerequisites
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes May 5
Foothills Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Basic Field Trip #6 - Snow Travel w/ Ice Axe and Crampons including self-arrest, and
Sat, May 7, 2022
No Prerequisites
15 participants 11 instructors
Registration closes May 5
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
Difficulty: Technical 3, Strenuous 2
Sat, May 7, 2022
No Prerequisites
1 participant 0 instructors
Registration closes May 5
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
Difficulty: Technical 3, Strenuous 2
Sat, May 7, 2022
No Prerequisites
1 participant 0 instructors
Registration closes May 5
Foothills Branch

Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Overnight Snow Scrambling - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Basic SIG Snow Field Trip - Overnight Snow (Snow Anchors & Belays, Crevasse Rescue, Snow
Fri, May 13, 2022 - Sat, May 14, 2022
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
8 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes May 11
Seattle Branch

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
1 participant 7 instructors
Registration closes May 6
Foothills Branch
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Titles

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