The Summit at Snoqualmie
Lonely Planet review for The Summit at Snoqualmie
The Summit is a network of four ski areas that lie 50 minutes due east of downtown Seattle on Interstate 90. Alpental is a smaller mountain best for advanced and expert skiers; it is known for its steeps, extensive backcountry and limited but challenging tree skiing. Summit West is the main area of the Summit; it’s for beginners and families and has gear rentals and the most developed lodge and dining facilities. It is possible to ski from Summit West over to Summit Central, which is for beginners and intermediates and is home to the Summit’s largest terrain park. Summit East is the smallest of the areas and is good for intermediates. It’s the location of the Nordic ski center.