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The Summit at Snoqualmie


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The Summit at Snoqualmie


MAX Pass
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

56

Rank in
Region

8

Rank in
State

4

Best time for snow at
The Summit at Snoqualmie
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at The Summit at Snoqualmie

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Tuesday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Wednesday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Thursday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
True Snow: 386" per year
Snow Quality Rank

109

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

24

The Summit at Snoqualmie is ranked No. 24 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

17.2%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

35.7%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

14.2%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

24

The Summit at Snoqualmie is ranked No. 24 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

109

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of The Summit at Snoqualmie

Core Strengths
Snow Volume
rank
24
score
71.7
Travel Ease
rank
38
score
82.1
Expert
rank
47
score
41.6

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2280 ft

5420 ft
Base Elevation: 3140 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at The Summit at Snoqualmie

At Snoqualmie Pass 18.4% of winter days see 6 inches or more of snow, 36% of winter months see 90 inches or more, and 13% of months see less than 30 inches. This is top tier snow frequency, exceeded only by a handful of North American ski areas. Alpental has a higher peak elevation of 5,400 feet and steeper fall lines for better powder skiing than the Summit areas visible from I-90. The key risk to snow conditions is not drought but rain. This is a minor issue for the locals, who can sit out the wet weather and wait to ski the next week’s dump. It does, however, make planning a big trip involving air travel here more of a gamble. In terms of quality, storms at Snoqualmie can bring the cold stuff that makes for beautiful turns, or just as often, they can douse you with warmer snow that you weigh by the pound instead of measuring by the inch. Be prepared with the fattest, most rockered skis you can get for the latter conditions.

Accumulation and Preservation

With its ample snowfalls, the Snoqualmie areas are often well covered by mid-December and are less than half open by Christmas in about 15% of seasons. The elevation range of 3,100-5,400 feet is the lowest in Washington State and exposures are mostly east and west. Thus melt/freeze conditions are common anytime it has not snowed recently. The Snoqualmie areas are best skied midwinter or after their frequent big dumps.