5 Best activities to do at Snoqualmie Pass

The 5 best activities at Snoqualmie Pass

If you’re looking for a fun and adventurous way to explore the great outdoors, look no further than Snoqualmie Pass! Located in Washington State, it is close enough to the city but far enough away to feel like a true escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. With plenty of fun things to do such as skiing,  snowshoeing, tubing, events, and more. We’re going to tell you about the five best activities at Snoqualmie Pass.

1. Downhill Skiing

The Summit at Snoqualmie is the closest ski hill to the greater Seattle/Bellevue area. This local ski mountain has several bases to serve any skill level. They include Summit West, Central, East, and Alpental. Beginners can be found taking lessons from skilled instructors or the more daring rip Alpental with their buds. There’s backcountry, side-country, in bounds riding, and one of the better terrain parks in the Cascades. A little something for everyone…best activities at snoqualmie pass

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2. Nordic Skiing

Downhill skiing’s cousin, Nordic skiing offers a less extreme option. This style of skiing is similar to cross country but has a free heel binding system. Go at your own pace and enjoy the solace of 70KM of groomed trails. Gaze with wonder at the snow dipped trees. Summit at Snoqualmie provides rentals and passes for adventurous individuals looking to step away from the city. Be sure to check Summit at Snoqualmie’s website for passes, the latest updates, and grooming reports.

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3. Snowshoeing

If skiing or snowboarding isn’t your thing but you still want to experience winter sports, then why not try snowshoeing through the snowy Central Cascade Mountains? You won’t be disappointed on your adventure as you’ll pass beautiful scenery, wildlife, and the calmness that comes with being out in nature. Plus, it’s a great workout without feeling like one! You can rent snowshoes from The Summit and also included with your rental is a trail ticket to use on the designated trails maintained by The Summit and other locations along Snoqualmie Pass. A few trails to consider: Palouse To Cascades Trail, Franklin Falls, Gold Creek Pond, Old Commonwealth Trail.

4. Tubing

Tubing is one of the most popular winter activities around today because it’s exhilarating yet accessible for all skill levels—from beginners to experienced adventurers alike. The Summit at Snoqualmie has multiple lanes, so you can race your friends and family down the hill. You don’t need any special skills — just an adventurous spirit! Once you have your tube ready, all you have to do is find a lane and start sliding down. Tubing is great fun for all ages, making it the perfect winter activity for families.

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5. Events


  a. Alpental Freeride Öpen

Get ready for the 10th annual Alpental Freeride Öpen from February 14-17, 2023!

The Alpental Freeride Öpen is an IFSA Junior Regional freeride competition for skiers and snowboarders ages 18 and under. Come watch the best young snowboarders and skiers from all over the Pacific Northwest show off their skills on the legendary terrain off Chair 2. Whether you want to have fun, show off your skills, or for the thrill of it, sign up now to take part in this exciting experience.

            b. Outdoors for All (OFA) Spreefest

The 26th annual OFA Spreefest is a team fundraising event with proceeds benefiting OFA. Spreefest is the largest fundraiser for our mission to enrich the lives of children and adults with disabilities through outdoor recreation.

You can register now and start a team, join a team or fundraise individually. We would love to see you be a part of a great cause that supports inclusion in the outdoors! The fundraising wrap party is at The Summit at Snoqualmie on March 11th from 8:30am – 3:30pm. Let’s start fundraising!

Snoqualmie Pass offers something for everyone who loves winter sports or just wants to get out and explore nature during snowy conditions in Washington State. Whether you are looking for skiing, snow tubing or something else entirely—such as sledding or snowshoeing—you will find it all here at The Summit at Snoqualmie. So grab your gear and head on over—it’s time to make some winter memories! Book a ride to the pass w/ us.