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

Alpine Scramble - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Scrambling Trip
A rambling one-way backcountry snow trip, along the Cascade Crest above the Summit West &
Difficulty: Strenuous 2, Technical 2
Wed, May 19, 2021
0 participants
Registration closes May 17
Everett Branch

Intermediate Glacier Travel Field Trip - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Glacier Travel
Intermediate Glacier Travel Field Trip for Alina & Barb's pod
Sat, May 22, 2021 - Sun, May 23, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes May 20
Seattle 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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