Crystal mountain a beautiful ski resort located in pierce county washington, just two hours away from Seattle. With a total of 2,600 acres and over 50 powdery runs, this makes crystal mountain the biggest ski resort in Washington state. Crystal has to be one of the most scenic ski resorts, with a perfect view of mt rainier.
Coming in at number two, we have White Pass ski resort, a fun powdery set of runs not far from Mount Rainier. What makes White Pass so good is how there’s always (almost all of the time) fresh powdery snow. White Pass is located towards the end of the Cascades about 2 and a half hours from Seattle, but is all worth the drive if you ask me.
Stevens pass is a scenic resort just a little short of two hours away from Seattle right off highway 2. Stevens has 37 runs and 10 lifts, making it a sizable resort. Stevens is usually nice and powdery, although keep in mind sometimes if you’re unlucky, you might end up going on a icee/slushy rainy day which is never fun. The runs at Stevens are fun and a lot of them are for more advanced riders, but no need to worry if you’re new to skiing or snowboarding, because they have lessons and some smaller easier runs for you.
Alpental is a beautiful resort just one hour away from Seattle and is known for its advanced tree runs and cliff drops, but it also has a nice park with a halfpipe, and easier runs. Alpental is a convenient location if you live in the Seattle area because of how close it is. Alpental is only five minutes away from Summit at Snoqualmie, but it’s better in most people’s opinions.
And last off, we have Summit at Snoqualmie, a popular resort for people living in the Seattle area as it’s only 60 minutes away from Seattle. Snoquamie has runs for people of all different skill levels, and offers lessons for adults, and children. Snoqualmie is a great option for you if you live in Seattle and don’t feel like driving too far.