Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort is a popular ski and snowboard destination located in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state. With almost 2,000 acres of skiable terrain and a vertical drop of around 1,100 feet, Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort offers a variety of trails for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. The resort features four terrain parks, the Central Park, the West Summit Park, the Patrol Park, and the Adventure Park, which offer a range of features and challenges for freestyle skiers and snowboarders.
Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort receives an average of around 430 inches of snowfall per season, which allows for a long ski season that typically runs from November through April. In addition to downhill skiing and snowboarding, Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort also offers cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and other winter activities. With a variety of on-mountain dining and lodging options, Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort is the perfect place to experience all that the Washington Cascades have to offer.
Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort offers night skiing, with lit up runs across three mountains.
We recently ranked all of Washington's ski resorts, so you can see where The Summit at Snoqualmie stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
The Summit at Snoqualmie is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.
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The Summit at Snoqualmie Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
The Summit at Snoqualmie has a total of 65 ski trails, which are serviced by 25 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,994 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 807 hectares, 3.1 square miles, or 8.1 square kilometers.
The Summit at Snoqualmie's slopes see on average 426 inches (10.8 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 35 feet every year!
The Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort Elevation
The Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 5,420 feet, or 1,652 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,140 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,280 feet (695 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The Summit at Snoqualmie's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
The Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort Difficulty Level
68.3out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
The Summit at Snoqualmie has 1,994 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.The Summit at Snoqualmie's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 33% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 53% as expert.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is The Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort good for beginners?
The Summit at Snoqualmie is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 47% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
The Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort Location
The Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort is located in the state of Washington, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Snoqualmie Pass, WA.
Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068 USA
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Getting to The Summit at Snoqualmie Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (The Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort), its coordinates of 47.42400, -121.41800 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Snoqualmie Pass, WA to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to The Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort.
|Seattle–Tacoma International Airport||SEA||Seattle, WA||42 mi|
|Portland International Airport||PDX||Portland, OR||139 mi|
|Vancouver International Airport||YVR||Vancouver, BC||147 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to The Summit at Snoqualmie.
|Boeing Field King County International Airport||BFI||Seattle, WA||42 mi|
|Snohomish County (Paine Field) Airport||PAE||Everett, WA||52 mi|
|Yakima Air Terminal McAllister Field||YKM||Yakima, WA||72 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to The Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of The Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort.
|Stevens Pass||Leavenworth, WA||5,845 ft||57%||27 mi|
|Crystal Mountain||Enumclaw, WA||7,012 ft||65%||35 mi|
|Ski Bluewood||Dayton, WA||5,670 ft||43%||39 mi|
|Mission Ridge||Wenatchee, WA||6,820 ft||60%||45 mi|
|White Pass||Naches, WA||6,550 ft||51%||54 mi|
|Badger Mountain||East Wenatchee, WA||3,800 ft||40%||58 mi|
|Mt. Baker||Deming, WA||5,000 ft||48%||95 mi|
|Loup Loup Ski Bowl||Okanogan, WA||5,280 ft||55%||99 mi|
The Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||5,420 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,140 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,280 ft|
(14% Beginner, 33% Intermediate, 53% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||426 inches|