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Address: Seattle, WA
Phone Number: 425-434-7669
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A ski resort area located in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest...

A ski resort area located in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest offering both day and nighttime skiing.

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By far the best of the Snoqualmie Pass Ski Areas

Alpental is by far the best choice among the Snoqualmie Pass ski areas for experienced skiers. The bottom half of the mountain has some good intermediate terrain, but the top half... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2016
ALFriedman
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Snohomish, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We packed our backpacks with an inflatable kayak & paddle, wetsuit, fins, mask, water, lunch, and a steri-pen. The hike with all this gear was quite difficult in the heat. I was fairly prepared with fairly good fitness and strength but i was definitely sore. The trail was somewhat busy that day. People mostly were carrying water and a lot... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Alpental is by far the best choice among the Snoqualmie Pass ski areas for experienced skiers. The bottom half of the mountain has some good intermediate terrain, but the top half has challenging expert terrain as well as some fine back country. When the snow is good, you could ski all day off the Edelweiss Chair with some good tough... More 

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Thank ALFriedman
Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

We've been bringing our kids up here to ski for years. On the days we didn't ski or snowshoe, we would hang out in the lodge on the first level. Was told this week that there is a "new policy" that they won't allow parents to hang out in the lodge downstairs - all relegated to the upper loft where... More 

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2 Thank Dough_47N
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Alpental is a very nice ski area that's within easy reach from Seattle. It's also great for hiking in the summer. The area has many trails around the summit. Hiking late into the fall is an option most years.

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Thank Alec D
Snoqualmie, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

i have skied all over the west and canada. on a good day i would ski here just as happily as if i were in whistler, alta or jackson. No it is nowhere near the size of any of those but has much of the same challenging terrain and great backcountry(that needs some time learning or a guide to show... More 

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Thank Soggyinsnoqualmie
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

This trail is magnificent if you are into hiking. I am a novice hiker and not in the best athletic shape, and I found this hike moderately difficult. I recommend purchasing a back pack style water dispenser for your comfort and hydration needs. During some of the difficult inclines on the last leg of the summit, I found myself hyperventilating... More 

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Thank Meghan B
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

Great place when the weather is on. It may be part of Summit, but it has a feel of it's own. Great for getting some turns in at night, while taking advantage of little crowds. Weekends can be busy with ski schools, but they tend to stick in groups and don't get in the way too badly. Can't beat the... More 

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1 Thank Tyler K
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

This is one of the better places to go around the Seattle area. The lodges were very minimal but still a good ski area feel. The lift lines were long, but it was worth it for some fresh pow. If it is a pow day, you might want to get there early to make sure you get on some of... More 

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2 Thank angelatravels11
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

I am a ski expert, and find this to be a challenging course. I am never disappointed when with the advance with the powder bowl. The back side is the best, but this is definitely not for the beginner. Very nice lift to the top, and adrenaline all the way down!

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2 Thank Doctorveg_13
Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

If you are an expert skier or rider a visit to Alpental is a must when visiting western Washington. It is not the biggest resort, it doesn't have the longest runs, fancy lodge, or a gondola, but it is home to some of the best lift accessed back country in the state. The place is just awesome. Weekends and Fridays... More 

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