I spent some time away from our home base on Snoqualmie Pass this past Summer and had a whole bunch of skiers/snowboarders ask why I would live on Snoqualmie Pass. Well, here is my visual answer in this short vid of Alpental’s opening day (this is only the lift served part of the answer, the randonnee part is BIGGER) – I’m joined by WA’s own Bryce Phillips (founder of EVO gear who was recently named by The Ski Channel as #10 in 2011’s Most Influential People in Snowbiz). Alpental happens to top his list of favorite places to ski. Alpental’s first day was on December 2nd, where the snow pack was deep enough to open all trails including some of the backcountry.

And if you thought Alpental was just a favorite in the minds of local skiers – well, this past March of last season, I was honored to ski with both Glen Plake and Brad Vancour (two Warren Miller movie ski legends) down Alpental’s International run. Halfway down, we stopped for a quick chat and Glen mentioned to Brad and myself: there isn’t a lift served run as steep and continuous in the lower 48 that he has skied. Pretty stoked to hear that from a guy who has skied more places than most people. So, give us a shout and come ski with us sometime! For Summit at Snoqualmie trail maps and more info go to www.Summit-at-Snoqualmie.com

Looking up from main parking lot

Alpental’s slackcountry leads to some epic backcountry – Chair Peak

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