Where to Ski Near Seattle
The Pacific Northwest is home to many great ski resorts. And although the city of Seattle itself is better known for rain, with the many nearby snow-covered mountains, it’s also close to some of the area’s best skiing. Here’s our pick for the best skiing close to Seattle, Washington.
Top Seattle Ski Resorts
Here are five of the top-rated ski resorts, all within a reasonable drive from Seattle.
Washington’s biggest ski resort and one of the easiest to get to from Seattle is Crystal Mountain. The destination resort offers plenty of above-the-tree-line terrain and unbeatable views of Mount Rainier. Two hours from Seattle in the Cascade Range, Crystal Mountain has over 2,000 skiable acres, in-bounds backcountry, a terrain park and 57 runs.
Mt Baker Ski Area
Mt Baker is one of the most famous mountains in Washington and holds the record for the world’s most snowfall in one season. At two and a half hours from Seattle, it practically borders Canada, but is well worth the drive. The resort has over 1,000 skiable acres and 31 runs that offer a nice mixture of easy, intermediate and advanced for all skill levels. However, it’s the unpatrolled backcountry that offers easy access to some of the most extreme terrain that really makes this mountain so popular.
The Summit at Snoqualmie
Snoqualmie Pass, WA
An hour from the city, the Summit at Snoqualmie is Seattle’s closest ski resort. Spread across four mountains, it features nearly 2,000 skiable acres, 60 runs and magnificent views. Over 40% of the resort’s runs are classified for advanced skiers, but between all base areas, there’s plenty of terrain for all levels. Other activities include Nordic skiing, tubing and scenic lift rides.
Stevens Pass Mountain Resort
Stevens Pass is one of the most popular fully featured ski resorts near Seattle. The resort has over 1,000 acres of skiable terrain that skews toward intermediate and advanced skiers. It offers great terrain with excellent snow, over 30 different runs, a large terrain park and a charming Bavarian-style village, only two hours from Seattle.
49 Degrees North Ski Area
It’s a bit of a drive at almost 5 hours from Seattle, but well worth it if you are looking for black diamond runs. 49 Degrees North offers more than 2,300 acres of skiable terrain. Catering to advanced skiers, the resort’s 80 some runs offer lots of rough terrain and tricky courses to test your skills.
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