Ski Resorts Near Everett, Washington

Ski Resorts Near Everett, Washington
Everett is a small city just north of Washington that is probably best known as the home of the Boeing factory. The Snohomish River flows through Everett into the Port Gardner Bay. Boating, swimming, and fishing are popular recreational activities in the city. The Cascades, home to several ski areas and innumerable mountaineering challenges, are located 40 miles east of Everett.

Stevens Pass Ski Area

Stevens Pass Ski Area, 60 miles east of Everett on Highway 2, is the closest ski resort to Everett. Two National Forests, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie and Wenatchee, surround Stevens Pass. The resort averages 450 inches of snowfall per year and has 1,125 acres of skiing. A respectable 1,800 foot vertical drop on two mountains offers plenty of variable terrain. The peak elevation at Stevens Pass is 5,845. The mountain has 37 trails and 10 lifts, with a terrain breakdown of 11 percent beginner, 54 percent intermediate and 35 percent expert. Night skiing is offered at Stevens Pass every Thursday through Monday. The area usually opens by early December, snowfall permitting, and stays open till mid-April.

Stevens Pass Ski Area
US Hwy 2 Skykomish, WA 98288
(206) 812-4510


Summit at Snoqualmie

Summit at Snoqualmie is located east of Seattle on I-90, about 75 miles from Everett. The Summit at Snoqualmie has four separate mountains, with 1,916 acres of skiing, of which 600 is also developed for night skiing. Alpental has the biggest vertical at Snoqualmie, with a drop of 2,280 from its summit at 5,420 feet to its base at 3,140 feet. Summit East has the next biggest vertical drop, at 1,100 feet, followed by Summit Central at 1,025 feet and Summit West at 765 feet. The resort is open from mid-December to mid-April, and has 26 lifts spread over its four peaks. The terrain breakdown is 14 percent beginner, 45 percent intermediate, and 41 percent expert on its 96 trails. The Summit averages 435 inches of snowfall per year.

Summit at Snoqualmie
1001 State Route 906
Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068-0000
(425) 434-7669

Mt. Baker Ski Area

Located east of Bellingham and about 95 miles northeast of Everett, Mt. Baker Ski Area set the world record for snowfall in a single season in 1998-1999, when it received 1,140 inches. It averages 647 inches. The ski area is not actually on Mt. Baker, but on Mt. Shuksan, which rises to an altitude of 9,127 feet. The actual ski area summit is at 5,050 feet, and the base is at 3,500 feet. Mt. Baker has 10 lifts and 38 trails, with a terrain breakdown of 24 percent beginner, 45 percent intermediate, and 35 percent expert. The resort opens in November and stays open till late April, depending on conditions.

Mt. Baker Ski Area
Hwy 542
Glacier, WA 98225
(360) 671-0211


Article Written By Candace Horgan

Candace Horgan has worked as a freelance journalist for more than 12 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including the "Denver Post" and "Mix." Horgan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and history.

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