Back Bowls & Backcountry

The Alpental Back Bowls and Backcountry can be the highlight of your day, but it can quickly become a just the opposite.  Preparing yourself for skiing or snowboarding in this wild terrain is essential to your safety, and the safety of others.

Slope Safety

Being on the mountain is all about having fun, but remember others are here to do the same.  Following the responsibility code and having respect for everyone on the slopes helps ensure a great day on the slopes for all skiers and snowboarders.

Chairlift Safety

Especially important for youths and children, follow these guidelines to help your youngsters get a lift!

Deep Snow & Tree Well Safety

Finding yourself fully buried, or evening partially buried can not only be extremely frightening, but is also seriously life threatening.  The best way to avoid getting caught in a dangerous deep snow or tree well situation is to always remain on the groomed runs.  If you plan on venturing off-piste, be sure to check out our tips and guidelines.

Device Policies

We may have a specific set of rules or guidelines depending on the type of device you would like to use at The Summit at Snoqualmie. Please read carefully before visiting The Summit with these devices.

  • General foot traffic for scenic chairlift rides - Not available/prohibited
  • Snow Skates - Allowed (policy coming soon)
  • Snow Blades - Allowed
  • Ski Bikes - Allowed (policy coming soon)
  • Drones or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) - Prohibited unless authorized; Read our drone policy.
  • Sleds and innertubes - Prohibited. For snow tubing, visit our Tubing Center.
  • Snowmobiles/motorized vehicles - Prohibited.

Uphill Travel

Considering hiking, snowshoeing or touring at or around our ski area? There are specific rules and restrictions for uphill travel, so be sure to read our policy before you make plans.