Big Snow in Little Seattle

Get ready for all the snow sports in beautiful Seattle. While you might not initially think of Seattle as a mountain destination, the slopes and attractions are as pristine as any in Colorado and not nearly as traveled. This means more mountain fun without the long lines. Navigating the ski and snowboard resorts, weather reports, and places to buy gear is easy enough with a simple Google search. However, we made it as simple as possible by compiling all the information for you, right here. You’re welcome.

Skiing, Snowboarding, and Beyond
This article in USA Today gives a great overview of the ski resorts surrounding Seattle. You’ll get information on how far outside of Seattle the resorts are and what type of skiing they offer. Ski Washington offers a vast amount of information along with weather and powder updates. Ski Central also has a lot of solid information, including maps, ski reports, and snocams. Even Yelp has a local questions and answers section that gives you real reviews and information from skiers who have been there and done that. No skis? No problem. If you aren’t into skiing the slopes and simply want some good ole downhill snow-filled excitement, then tubing is the way to go. Check out the tubing slopes at the Summit at Snoqualmie. The Summit Tubing Center is a family friendly place to enjoy the icy exhilaration that you grew up with.

Grabbing Fresh Ski Gear
Looking to rent, repair, or buy ski equipment? Before you hit the slopes, check out some of Seattle’s many ski and snowboard shops to find the right equipment to maximize your snow fun. Here’s a short list, but there are several out there:

  • Alpine Hut will set you up with all the ski, snowboard, and cross country gear you need. They tune skis and also offer custom boot fitting. In the riding months they also offer full bicycle sales and service.
  • ProSki Seattle has a full line of ski and snowboard equipment along with no pressure, personal service. This place can set you up with full gear and clothes that will get you primed for the slopes.
  • REI Seattle offers a vast amount of top gear, clothing, and lifestyle supplies for the outdoor enthusiast. They also have a full service ski and snowboard shop that will set you up before your excursion.

Getting Around
Seattle Ski Shuttle offers independent shuttle services to the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort and The Summit at Snoqualmie. They run to Crystal Mountain Monday through Friday and Snoqualmie on the weekends. On their site you can find convenient pick-up locations, times, and even get discounted lift tickets. If you have a group, you can even rent out your own shuttle for the event.

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