Nordic & Snowshoe FAQ

  • Yes, with limitations.
    You can get up to two trips per day with your Nordic Season Pass or Nordic Trail Day Pass. Uploads are only available on Silver Fir Express and East Peak Chair.

    Upload & Download Times
    Last upload is 2PM on Silver Fir and East Peak. Downloads on Silver Fir are available at 12PM AND 3PM. Downloads are not available on East Peak chairlift.

  • All users of the Cold Creek trail or any of the other Nordic trails are required to have either a Season Pass or a daily trail pass, regardless of the equipment being used. 

  • Half day trail passes are valid starting at 12pm.

  • Porta-Potties are located along the trails, at Grand Junction, Brooks Warming hut and approx. 6 Km from the main lodge on the Cold Creek Trail.

  • The Jim Brooks warming hut is located on Cold Creek, just past the Hidden Valley cutoff. There is also a hut at Grand Junction. 

  • No.

    Sleds are not allowed on the Nordic trails.

  • Yes, kids trailers are permitted on the nordic trails. They must have runners and the appropriate saftey runaway devices.

  • We love our pets too! However, pets are not allowed at any Summit at Snoqualmie resort area. 

    Restricted areas for pets include, but are not limited to; Alpental, Summit West, Summit Central, Summit East, The Summit Tubing Park, and the Nordic Center. Pets are not permitted in and around our lodges and plazas, on slopes or chairlifts, on our Nordic trail system, in our Tubing Park and/or any other activity areas, or on walking trails or access paths to and from resort locations. This policy applies at all times, even when an area is not open or in operation. 

    Pets are permitted in parking lots only when on a leash. 
    We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. This policy helps keep your beloved pets and fellow outdoor enthusiasts safe. If you want to ski or snowshoe with your dog or take your pet on a winter hike consider using one of the nearby Sno-Park locations that allow pets. We advise you to review all rules and regulations prior to taking your pet to a Sno-Park location. 

    Trained Service Animals Allowed 

    The Summit at Snoqualmie supports the use of trained service animals in and around our base areas, however, animals are not allowed on the chairlifts or slopes – with the exception of B.A.R.K. avalanche rescue dogs. 

  • Yes.

    We have two kilometers of beginner trails around the lodge. But the best bet for beginners is to climb up to the Cold Creek Trail. The Hidden Valley turnoff is located about 4 kilometers out and is a good turn around point for a tired skier. The trail continues out to 5.6 kilometers. Here the trail starts to climb and beginner terrain is left behind. The trail continues around Mt. Catherine. If you have a Sno Park permit you can also access the John Wayne Trail, railroad grade flat for over 20 kilometers.

  • Both classic light touring skis and skate skis. Visit our rentals page for more into

    We have a limited number of medium weight metal edged Touring skis as well. The binding system for the classic and skate skis is NNN and for the medium touring skis is NNN BC.

    We also have available a full size range of snowshoes and poles.

  • Scheduling a private lesson at times other than the standard start time is extremely difficult. Please contact the Nordic Ski School Supervisor (425-434-6708) to inquire about arrangements outside the standard times at least 48 hours prior to your desired day.

    Private lessons are booked in the Bespoke Nordic Ski Instruction product.  There are both 1 hour and 2 hour lessons available. 

  • Individual and small group beginner lessons are booked through the Bespoke Nordic Ski Instruction product.  Lessons are available in 1 hour or 2 hour time slots. Rentals are also available any time the Nordic Center is open. 

    Multi-week package lessons (Nordic Triple Play), there are three sessions and each lesson starts at either 9, 11:30 or 2:00 PM. 

  • Yes.  Snowshoeing is allowed on the designated trails for Summit guests that are renting snowshoes and using a snowshoe daily trail pass. 

    Snowshoeing is allowed on the trails, however, you must stay to the right of the two parallel tracks set by the groomers. 


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