If you’re enjoying a Seattle vacation rental home in the colder months, take advantage of Washington’s ski and snowboard options. Short excursions outside of the Seattle area yield powder-covered mountains just waiting to be ridden. Below are some resources to check out while planning your snow-filled weekend.
Ski Resort Information
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 lets you in on real reviews and information from skiers who have been there and done that.
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.
Get a Lift to the Slopes 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.
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.