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Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

Snoqualmie Pass is Seattle’s go-to zone. It’s only about 50 minutes from the city and offers up four small but enjoyable ski hills as well as a plethora of backcountry options. Alpental is the spot for a challenge, but the two ski lifts bottleneck traffic almost as much as I-90’s constant weekend lane closures. Chair Peak (6,238 feet) is a classic backcountry destination along with Snoqualmie Mountain (6,256 feet) and many of the other lower altitude challenges. In the summer, backcountry access at the pass brings climbers, hikers, and backpackers from both sides of the Cascades to enjoy the epic surroundings. The climb up Guye Peak (4,977 feet) might be the most famous moderate route in the area. If you are looking for a quick escape from the city, Snoqualmie Pass has you covered.

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Featured Mountains in Snoqualmie Pass

Mountain Approx. Elevation
Snoqualmie Mountain 6,256 ft (1,907 m)
Silver Peak 5,472 ft (1,668 m)
Red Mountain 5,890 ft (1,795 m)
Mount Margaret 5,463 ft (1,665 m)
Mount Hyak 3,740 ft (1,140 m)
Mount Catherine 4,967 ft (1,514 m)
Kendall Peak 5,666 ft (1,727 m)
Kaleetan Peak 6,178 ft (1,883 m)
Guye Peak 4,977 ft (1,517 m)
Granite Mountain 5,610 ft (1,710 m)