Address: 17800 Alpental Access Road, Snoqualmie Pass, US
Just under an hour drive east of Seattle, Alpental is a perfect year-round family retreat. For those who love the cold, Alpental offers seemingly endless trails for the experienced skier or snowboarder, including powdery back bowls for the more adventurous. “My family loves to ski and snowboard, and Alpental is our favorite local mountain,” says Annette Rubin. “Its tree skiing, amazing views and long groomed runs make it heaven on earth”. And in the warmer weather, hikers and climbers enjoy the wilderness of the Washington Cascades, including hiking trails to the Alpine Lakes.