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Snoqualmie-Pass is the name of a mountain pass that carries Interstate 90 through the Cascade Range in the state of Washington. The pass summit is at an elevation of 3,022 feet and is on the border of Kittitas and King Counties. Snoqualmie Pass is also the name of a census-designated place located at the summit. The community has a population of about 150 year-round residents. The area consists of many mountain chalets that are seasonally occupied mainly by residents of the Seattle. Winter sports are the main draw to Snoqualmie Pass, but outdoor recreation is available year round. The vertical drop ranges from 2,280 feet to 765 feet. The four base areas have a total of 19 chair lifts and 10 surface lifts. The resort at Snoqualmie Pass is open seven days a week, with night operations 6 nights per week. The Pacific Crest Trail crosses Snoqualmie Pass and a variety of other trails are also available for hiking and climbing in the summer, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter. Snowmobiling is also popular during the winter months just east of the pass. In the summer and fall, the area is popular with hang gliders and paragliders along the ridge and landing at Lake Keechelus. The Summit at Snoqualmie Pass is the closest ski area to Seattle, and is easily accessible on Interstate 90.

Surrounding areas: Easton, Washington (8.6 mi), Skykomish, Washington (20.0 mi), Snoqualmie, Washington (20.7 mi), Roslyn, Washington (23.9 mi), Stevens Pass, Washington (27.1 mi), Cle Elum, Washington (27.4 mi), Index, Washington (28.4 mi)

Snoqualmie Pass Vacation Rentals

Snoqualmie Pass Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Summit Inn603 State Rt 906Snoqualmie Pass, WA (425) 434-6300
North Bend Motel322 E North BND WayNorth Bend, WA18.3 mi.(425) 888-1121
The Salish Lodge37807 Fall City RdSnoqualmie, WA20.7 mi.(206) 888-2556
Alta Crystal Resort68317 State Rt 410 EGreenwater, WA21.5 mi.(206) 663-2500
Stewart Lodge805 W 1ST StCle Elum, WA26.4 mi.(509) 674-4548
Stage Coach Inn107 W 1ST StCle Elum, WA27.1 mi.(509) 674-4735

Snoqualmie Pass Weather & Climate

Central Washington , in the heart of the Cascades, has a temperate climate of mild summers and snowy winters. An average winter snowfall ranges from 50 to 75 inches in lower elevations. Snowfall gradually increases to between 400 to 600 inches above 4,000 feet. Some high peaks above 7,000 feet remain snowcapped all year. Snowfall usually begins in the higher elevations in September, gradually working down to 3,000 feet by the last of October. Above 4,000 feet temperatures occasionally drop below freezing even in midsummer. The temperature decreases approximately 3 degrees with each 1,000 feet increase in elevation. Mild, humid, summer days, temps rarely rise above 79 degrees F.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 30°F 21°F 12.47 in. -
February 32°F 23°F 8.95 in. -
March 37°F 27°F 7.35 in. -
April 43°F 30°F 5.69 in. -
May 50°F 35°F 4.32 in. -
June 57°F 41°F 3.98 in. -
July 65°F 46°F 1.86 in. -
August 65°F 48°F 2.20 in. -
September 59°F 44°F 4.16 in. -
October 48°F 36°F 6.45 in. -
November 34°F 27°F 12.84 in. -
December 29°F 21°F 13.88 in. -

Snoqualmie Pass Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Renton Municipal airport (RNT) located about 37 miles west of Snoqualmie Pass in Renton, Washington, the Seattle Tacoma International airport (SEA) located approximately 42 miles west of Snoqualmie Pass in Seattle, Washington, Boeing Field King County International airport (BFI) located roughly 42 miles west of Snoqualmie Pass in Seattle, Washington, and finally Bowers Field (ELN) located around 48 miles southeast of Snoqualmie Pass in Ellensburg, Washington.

Snoqualmie Pass Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Remlinger FarmsCarnationWA28.2 mi.
Wild Waves and Enchanted VillageFederal WayWA42.7 mi.
Puyallup FairPuyallupWA44.4 mi.
Fun Forest Amusement ParkSeattleWA44.8 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Waves Water ParkFederal WayWA42.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Cascade Golf CourseNorth BendWA17.9 mi.
Mount Si Golf CourseSnoqualmieWA19.1 mi.
Snoqualmie Falls Golf CourseFall CityWA23.9 mi.
Tall Chief Golf CourseFall CityWA23.9 mi.
Twin Rivers Golf CourseFall CityWA23.9 mi.
Sun Country Golf ResortCle ElumWA27.6 mi.
Carnation Golf CourseCarnationWA27.9 mi.
Elk Run Golf ClubMaple ValleyWA29.0 mi.
Lake Wilderness Golf CourseMaple ValleyWA29.0 mi.
Links at Olson MansionMaple ValleyWA29.0 mi.
Ski Areas
Mission RidgeWenatcheeWA51.5 mi.
State Parks
Twin Falls State ParkWA13.6 mi. 
Lake Easton State ParkWA15.7 mi. 
Federation Forest State ParkWA22.9 mi. 
Kanaskat-Palmer State ParkWA24.2 mi. 
Nolte State ParkWA26.8 mi. 
Green River Gorge State ParkWA27.3 mi. 
Black Diamond Bridge State ParkWA29.1 mi. 
Black Diamond Bridge Site State ParkWA29.6 mi. 
Flaming Geyser State ParkWA30.4 mi. 
Lake Sammamish State ParkWA31.4 mi. 
Wallace Falls State ParkWA32.9 mi. 
Bridle Trails State ParkWA38.8 mi. 
Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll ArtBellevueWA39.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Nordic Heritage MuseumSeattleWA44.8 mi.(History)
Washington State Museum of History and IndustrySeattleWA44.8 mi.(History)
Burke Museum of Natural History and CultureSeattleWA44.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
University of Washington Fish CollectionSeattleWA44.8 mi.(Science)
Museum of FlightSeattleWA44.8 mi.(Technology)
International Shoah Art MuseumSeattleWA44.8 mi.(Art)
Children's MuseumSeattleWA44.8 mi.(Children's)
Snohomish County Museum and Historical AssociationEverettWA53.2 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
The Seattle AquariumSeattleWA44.8 mi.
Woodland Park Zoological GardensSeattleWA44.8 mi.
Point Defiance Zoo and AquariumTacomaWA49.8 mi.
Northwest Trek Wildlife ParkEatonvilleWA55.5 mi.

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