Snoqualmie Pass is a mountain pass that carries Interstate 90 through the Cascade Range in the State of Washington
. The elevation of the pass Summit is 3,022 feet (921 m), and is on the county line between Kittitas County and King County.
Snoqualmie Pass is the largest of the three east-west mountain routes across Washington State that is kept open year-round.
Snoqualmie Pass is a major winter and summer recreational area
bordered in part by the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and the Wenatchee National Forest, home to the Community of Snoqualmie Pass and the largest ski resort area in the state. The resort features a variety of accommodations and lodging ranging from vacation rentals and condo rentals to chalet rentals.
The area around Snoqualmie Pass consists of mountain accommodation, vacation rental, condo rental and chalet rental choices that are mainly seasonally occupied by residents of the Seattle
metropolitan area, with approximately 150 year-round residents. Winter sports are the main draw, but outdoor recreation is available year round.
The Pacific Crest Trail crosses through Snoqualmie Pass and a variety of other trails are also available for hiking and climbing in the summer, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter months.
Snowmobiling just east of the pass is also popular during the winter months. Also in the summer and fall, paragliders and hang gliders may be seen flying above the valley, along the ridge and landing at Lake Keechelus.
Snoqualmie Pass is also the site of The Summit at Snoqualmie, a group of alpine ski areas of four ski areas.
Alpental is a legend in its own right
for over 40 years, is home to some of the most challenging, adrenaline charged and breathtaking terrain in North America.
Summit West (formerly named Snoqualmie Summit), is known for its convenient family fun
and great learning terrain by day, truly comes to life at night. Whether it’s fresh corduroy or fresh pow, West is the place to catch first tracks for night skiing
Summit Central (formerly Ski Acres) offers up diverse terrain for every ability level.
From an award-winning top-to-bottom terrain park to black diamond and beginner runs.
Summit East (formerly Hyak) is open for weekend skiing.
Two newly installed chairlifts provide access to 150 acres of skiing and riding, including 65 acres of new terrain last accessible over 20 years ago.
The Summit at Snoqualmie is the closest ski area to Seattle
and draws hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, many to sample the wilderness beauty, enjoy the charming accommodations, vacation rentals and chalet rentals, travel the national forest trails, and a growing number who participate in the ever expanding recreational activities.
Make sure to your winter vacation rental, chalet rental or other accommodation well in advance as the Summit at Snoqualmie is very popular.
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