Seattleite’s Favorite Local Mountains

Embrace cold weather and early snow at some of Washington’s best slopes.

Crystal Mountain

The ski area at Crystal Mountain is the largest in Washington, and the expansive terrain provides versatility for both beginners and experts – making it a perfect mountain destination for the whole family. The resort’s superior geography is complemented by its modern implements — namely, high-tech chairlifts and new 23-cabin gondolas for quick, easy trips up the hill.

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Mt. Baker

Simply put, Mt. Baker is a place for people who love lots of snow and steep runs.  The variable terrain attracts advanced skiers and snowboarders, and is a popular spot for professional filmmakers.  If you’re a serious ski bum, then this is the place to go – but be warned: the chair lifts are not the fastest.

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The Summit at Snoqualmie

Located less than an hour’s drive from the Seattle metro area, The Summit at Snoqualmie is the opportune resort for people who want to ski anytime — during the day, after work or, thanks to luminated slopes, at night. Central Park, arguably the best freestyle park in Washington, is known for its various rails, fun boxes, half and quarter pipes, snow cross, bump terrain and superpipe.

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Stevens Pass

Although Stevens Pass is not the biggest resort, its elevation provides a lot of good snow, which means the season stays open longer — sometimes into the spring. The chairlifts are speedy and there are few lines on the backside of the mountain. Thanks to well-groomed runs, the mountain is perfect for beginners and veterans alike.

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