Backcountry skiing near Seattle, 3-day Introductory course in Snoqualmie Pass
1-day Intro to backcountry skiing in Snoqualmie Pass, near Seattle
Intro to backcountry skiing, 2-day course near Seattle (Snoqualmie Pass)
Beginner backcountry ski tours in Washington State (Multiple locations)
One of the reasons Alpental is such a popular backcountry skiing spot is the stunningly beautiful scenery. Undulating snow-covered hills, thick evergreen trees and blue-hued mountains rise in every direction. Heading out into the backcountry is the best way to see all of this immense natural beauty too.
Best time to visit:
January to April
How to get there:
The best way to get to Alpental is to fly into the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA). From here, Alpental is just a one hour drive away along I-90
What’s the weather like?
During the winter, the average daily temperatures in Alpental hover just below freezing. Winter is also the time of year with the most precipitation. Expect between 100 and 175 centimeters of snow per month, perfect for backcountry skiing
Located just an hour east of Seattle, in the heart of the Cascade Range, Alpental is the ideal destination for a backcountry ski touring adventure. Alpental is tucked into a valley that runs northwest from Snoqualmie Pass. The valley is bordered to the west by Denny Mountain, the Tooth, Bryant Peak, and Chair Peak. Snoqualmie Peak sits on the northeast side of the valley. Anyone of these peaks makes for the perfect backcountry skiing destination. Here, the views are incredible and the powder is even better. While the area is widely considered a great place for first-time backcountry skiers, there are plenty of great challenges for intermediate and advanced-level off-piste skiers as well
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