FREE PARKING! The Summit doesn't charge for parking in any of our primary lots, it's free to our guests. We also have more parking space than any other resort in Washington, so you know you'll find a spot for your day on the mountain.
More Parking Tips
We know you're excited to get out on the mountain for your first turns of the day, but please control your speeds in our parking lots and on the main highway.
Speeding in parking lots can result in serious injury, or worse. So be aware of your surroundings, stop at the end of parking rows, and keep speeds to a crawl.
Our parking attendants are there to help not only park cars in the most effective way for maximizing traffic flow and the parking space, but also to help you find a parking spot when we're busy. Feel free to ask attendants for advice, we're here to help!
Look around at your neighbors. Are you parking in a way that makes it difficult for them to load/unload, or even blocking a car from exiting? Are you taking up excessive space? Please respect others when parking.
Do not park in open lanes, pathways or access roads. Moving cones to make room for your car not only causes additional congestion and blocks other guests, but it can prevent emergency vehicles from accessing injured guests or local residents. What if you were in need of critical care and an ambulance couldn't get to you? Think twice before making a poor choice that could impact others.
Extra parking is available along State Route 906 between Summit West and Commonwealth restaurant. It's also available between the Snoqualmie Pass Fire Station and Summit Central lot C2. Parking on the side of the road in all other areas on State Route 906 is prohibited.
The Alpental road continues beyond the main parking lot. Follow the road to access more parking with super convenient ski-up lots, as well as bathrooms at lot A2. Keep in mind, the uppermost lot (lot A4) is for Summit passholders only on weekends.
Lot A3 at Alpental is for overnight parking only. If you're just at the mountain for the day, you must park somewhere else. Please respect this rule as congestion can cause serious problems in the overnight lot.
Don't forget, there are actually three parking lots at Summit East and the Nordic Center. The lower lot can be accessed by continuing beyond the main E1 lot entrance, then take a right and continue down the hill. Getting to the lodge and lift from this lot is just a quick walk up the groomer path.
Parking is available both at the base of the Silver Fir Express lift, and across the street in the overflow lots.
If you park in the overflow lot across the road, please be extremely careful when crossing.
Parking lots at the ski area are either leased or privately owned for use by guests of The Summit & Alpental. Please do not use ski area parking lots on weekends or holidays.
If you are not a patron of the ski area and are accessing the Alpental valley, you must park in lot A7. This parking lot is the first parking lot on the left as you travel up Alpental road, next to the Alpental 'Welcome' sign. Consider carpooling whenever possible and be sensitive and respectful to ski area guests, the ski area and their parking policies & signs.
If you're accessing the PCT or Commonwealth Basin, you may only park along State Route 906 or in Summit parking lot W3.
Please note: parking is not permitted on the side of the road from the I-90 overpass all the way up Alpental road to Alpental.
On weekends the Summit East lots are for Summit ticket purchasers, Summit & Ikon passholders, Summit Nordic guests, Summit lesson guests, and Summit snowshoe rental guests only.