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At just about a 45 minute drive from Seattle, the Summit at Snoqualmie is the closest place to the city to ski or board. Summit is essentially comprised of four different ski areas — Alpental, Summit West, Summit East and Summit Central — all with varying degrees of difficulty. Beginners are often found at Summit West, while the more adventurous might try Alpental. Summit Central offers lessons, equipment rentals and food, so you won't hit the slopes hungry if you start here.
Crystal Mountain is a ski resort that was opened in December 1962. It is located in Cascade Range of Washington, and is one of the largest ski resorts in the state. It is a day use area with 10 chair lifts to help visitors reach the top of the mountain. It also has dining areas and hotels for stay. It is owned and managed by Boyne Resorts, a private Michigan-based resort company.
If you love skiing and enjoy Nordic sports, then a visit to Stevens Pass Ski Area is a must. Considered to be one of the best in Washington, it offers day and night skiing opportunities and is suitable to the novice as well as the pro. The terrain is divided into two sides, the front and back. Facilities are provided for the skiers who want to learn and there are camps for all ages as well. If you are planning an alpine vacation, then this is a good option.
The greater area of Seattle is known for its great outdoors and Mount Si is perfect for nature lovers. The Mount Si trail offers wonderful views of the surrounding area. The trail is 8 miles round trip, but you can turn back after a mile into the hike and still see a breathtaking view. There is a parking lot at the base of the trail.
Mount Rainier is the highest peak in the Cascade Mountain Range in Washington, standing tall at 14,411 feet (4,392 m). Actually a volcano, it is considered one of the most dangerous in the world. The area was originally inhabited by quite a few different Pacific Northwest tribes of Native Americans, with George Vancouver was the first European to see the mountain in 1792. Mount Rainier National Park was officially created in 1899 by President McKinley. Today, the National Park contains seemingly endless hikes and trails around the mountain. The park has unbeatable climbs for rock and mountain climbers, as well as the Longmire Museum, and three visitor centers.
Little Si Trail is a moderately easy trail with a few rough areas, but mostly this hike is even acceptable for beginning hikers. This trail offers wonderful views and is five miles round trip. If you are a rock climber, you may be interested in hiking only the first half of this trail to reach some nice rock climbing spots.
The White Pass region in the U.S. State of Washington is bequeathed with a magnificent ski area in the form of the White Pass Ski Area. The site brags of chairlifts, quads, surface lifts and so forth; it also has separate skiing trails for beginners as well as experts. For details, check website.
With more than 2,500 miles of trails and 100 different areas for camping and picnics, this scenic area has something for everyone who loves the great outdoors. Specially designated trails accommodate hikers, horses and bicyclists and offer opportunities for berry picking, rock hounding, swimming and wildlife viewing. Campgrounds range from small tent-only sites to sites large enough for a family reunion complete with multiple RVs. In winter, many of the roads become popular places for snowmobiles and cross-country skiers.
The great view of namesake Mount Si makes Mount Si Golf Course a pretty course. The mostly flat fairways are especially good for intermediate golfers. Former sand traps that no longer contain sand still provide some texture, as do the many trees. Budgetary constraints have caused some cutbacks, but good deals are available.
Located on the northeastern flank of Badger Mountain, this ski area may be small but it guarantees to provide you with endless hours of fun in the snow no matter how old you are. The ski slopes are sponsored by the Waterville Lions and is run solely by volunteers. Once you are done skiing you can grab a quick bite to eat at the Lions Kitchen. Seasonal family passes are available for USD150, and single and daily passes are available for USD60 and USD10. Check the weather before making your way here as the slopes are usually closed if there isn’t enough snowfall.
Located 30 miles (48.28 kilometers) east of Seattle, Snoqualmie Falls is one of the state's top natural attractions. Although more than 100 feet (30.48 meters) taller than Niagara Falls, Snoqualmie Falls is far less famous. Located in the beautiful foothills of the Cascade Mountains, this dramatic torrent of water drops 268 feet (81.68 meters). At the crest you will find Salish Lodge, where you can get good food or stay the night. This is where the TV series Twin Peaks was filmed. The lodge lights the falls at night.