The Northwest tradition of skiingon Snoqualmie Pass began in the 1920's and 1930's, pre-dating the 1937 opening of the Snoqualmie Summit Ski Area. The earliest skiers were a hardy group of world-class ski jumpers who hiked up hills and competed on a jump built by the Seattle Ski Club, near Beaver Lake Hill. Interest in the sport by both jumpers and spectators grew rapidly, and in 1933 the Seattle Parks Department applied for a permit from the United States Forest Service to establish a ski hill at Snoqualmie Pass.
Accessed seven days and six nights a week by the Central Express high speed quad, the commitment continues year-round with large dirt-work projects in the summer (to allow more features earlier in the season) and the addition of more and more jibs to the fleet (over 60 total this season).
Central Park at Summit Central continues to lead the Greater North West with its changing, creative and flat-out-fun layouts. Central Park includes the area's only Zaugg-cut Superpipe, park-specific snowmaking, and tunes blasting all day and night to make your trip to The Summit each season the best yet.
West 52nd is a great small to medium park built and maintained from the opening of the season through President's Day. Operating Fridays from 4 pm-10 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to close, its boxes, rails and snow features change throughout the season.
Greenhorn Acres is a great place to start your terrain park experience on small, confidence-building features. Small rollers, jumps and banked turns as well as small rails and boxes are waiting for you in a comfortable learning environment. Greenhorn Acres is located off of the Holiday chair at Summit Central and is open 7 days and 6 nights a week.
Summit tubing is a popular event as well as Nordic skiing, and snowshoeing. The Nordic Center offers a variety of services from professional instruction of cross-country skiing, to quality cross-country ski rentals to our incredible system of trails that boasts a network of over 50 km. Snowshoeing is one of the fastest growing, easiest to learn, and healthiest winter activities offered by The Summit at Snoqualmie. The Summit at Snoqualmie offers snowshoe rentals, trail information and trail passes to access our Nordic trail system all fromthe Nordic Center located at Summit East.
The Summit at Snoqualmie has multiple parking lots available at each base area and can park over 5,000 cars. The large lot behind Ski Patrol and the Learning Center will be a paid or carpool only for the months of January and February at a rate of $10 per car. Carpools with 3 or more people in a car will be free. Two parking lots are available for overnight RV parking at Alpental and Summit Central. There is a $15* charge per night and hookups are not available at either lot. The overnight lot at Alpental is the second to last lot once you go over the bridge. At Summit Central, the overnight lot is located on the bank closest to S.R. 906 in the parking lot below the ski patrol building.