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.

Activity Cloning

  • This route/place allows activities based on it to be cloned. Please be sure that the clones you make do not create a conflict or exceed the route/place maximum capacity. For more information, visit our How to Schedule & Manage Activities page.
  • 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

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

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Basic SIG Snow Field Trip - Overnight Snow (Snow Anchors & Belays, Crevasse Rescue, Snow
Sat, Apr 15, 2023 - Sun, Apr 16, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
3 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Apr 13
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
1 participant on waitlist 0 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
0 participants 1 instructor on waitlist
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
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Apr 14
Foothills Branch

Ropes & Anchors Clinic for Scramble Leaders - Snoqualmie Summit West

Scrambling Clinic
Hands-on clinic for prospective scramble leadership candidates only. Fundamentals for setting up anchors for hand
Tue, Apr 18, 2023
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
1 participant
Registration closes Apr 16
Foothills Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Englund SIG only! Basic SIG Snow Field Trip - Overnight Snow (Snow Anchors & Belays,
Fri, Apr 21, 2023 - Sat, Apr 22, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
5 participants 5 instructors
Registration closes Oct 19
Seattle Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Basic SIG Snow Field Trip For The Metz/Dittig Sig Group- Overnight Snow (Snow Anchors &
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Apr 22, 2023 - Sun, Apr 23, 2023
No Prerequisites
3 participants
Registration closes Apr 20
Seattle 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 2 instructors 2 chaperones
Registration opens Feb 16; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch
Tom Knee
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
17 participants 0 instructors 2 chaperones
Registration opens Feb 16; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch
Tom Knee
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
0 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
3 participants 7 instructors
Registration closes Apr 28
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
2 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes May 4
Seattle Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Basic Glacier Travel Course
Basic Glacier Travel - Snow Field Trip: Ice Axe Arrest, Roped Travel, Crevasse Rescue, Snow-Camping
Sat, May 6, 2023 - Sun, May 7, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
10 participants 1 instructor on waitlist
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
4 participants on waitlist 8 instructors
Registration closes May 5
Seattle Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
ENGLUND SIG ONLY. Basic SIG Snow Field Trip - Overnight Snow (Snow Anchors & Belays,
Fri, May 12, 2023 - Sat, May 13, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
7 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes May 10
Seattle Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Basic Glacier Travel Course
Basic Glacier Travel - Snow Field Trip: Ice Axe Arrest, Roped Travel, Crevasse Rescue, Snow-Camping
Sat, May 20, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
7 participants 1 instructor on waitlist
Registration closes May 18
Seattle Branch

Intro to Avalanche Rescue - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Avalanche Safety Field trip: Winter Trip Planning - Basic Backcountry Preparedness
3-to-4-hour activity to introduce the participants to avalanche beacon, shovel and probe to understand the
Sun, Dec 10, 2023
No Prerequisites
9 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Dec 8
Seattle Branch

Intro to Avalanche Rescue - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Avalanche Safety Field trip: Winter Trip Planning - Basic Backcountry Preparedness
3-to-4-hour activity to introduce the participants to avalanche beacon, shovel and probe to understand the
Sun, Jan 21, 2024
No Prerequisites
9 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Jan 19
Seattle Branch

Intro to Avalanche Rescue - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Avalanche Safety Field trip: Winter Trip Planning - Basic Backcountry Preparedness
3-to-4-hour activity to introduce the participants to avalanche beacon, shovel and probe to understand the
Sun, Feb 18, 2024
No Prerequisites
9 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Feb 16
Seattle Branch
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Titles

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