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FAQs: Backcountry Skiing in Alpental

What should I know about Backcountry Skiing Alpental?

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.

Why should I choose Alpental for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

**Stunning scenery **

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.

Plentiful powder

Due to its unique location within the Cascade Range, Alpental gets buried in high-quality powder each winter. This means there is plenty of fresh snow on which to ski all around the popular resort. Getting into the backcountry ensures access to unspoiled powder, which means even better off-piste skiing conditions.

Perfect place to learn

Alpental is the perfect place for first-time backcountry skiers to try out the sport. None of the slopes are too steep and local guides tend to know the spots with the best powder. It’s the perfect way to make the transition from groomed slopes to organic and wild snowpacks.

What can I expect from the weather during my Backcountry Skiing trip in Alpental?

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.

How can I get to Alpental?

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.

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What currency is accepted around Alpental?

US Dollar

When is the best time to travel to Alpental for Backcountry Skiing?

January to April

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