Future Growth/Master Development Plan
Approved by the Forest Service in November of 2008, our Master Development Plan outlines the next generation of skiing and riding at The Summit.
Over ten years since it’s original submission, our Master Development Plan was approved by the United States Forest Service! A big thanks to everyone who helped in the process, particularly those of you who submitted official comments, as well as the Sierra Club, the Mountains to Sound Greenway, the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Society, Conservation NW, The Mountaineers and of course the U.S.F.S. We’re proud to say that we worked extensively with the previously named organizations in order to find the best alternative for you, as the guest, as well as for our alpine environment (best described below).
“It’s a good example of what can happen when two sides sit down and negotiate in good faith. My hat is off to the Snoqualmie Pass people; they did a great job,” said Don Parks of the Alpine Lakes Protection Society.
The following is a summary of the selected alternative, but if you prefer to read the entire decision document, click here. To view a map of the approved changes, click here (PDF file – Requires Adobe Acrobat Viewer)
Some highlights of the MDP include (broken down by base area):
- New International Quad Chair
- Sessel realignment/replacement with Quad Chair
- Night skiing on International
- New Ski Patrol Building at the top of Run #1 (in memory of and to be named after David Pettigrew)
- Additional Visitor Services Building
- Replacement of rope tow with magic carpet
- New East Peak Triple Chair (front side of Hyak)
- New Hidden Valley Double Chair (back side of Hyak)
- Introduction of night skiing
- Mountain-top restaurant
- New Ski School Quad Lift
- Replacement/realignment of Triple 60 Chair with Quad lift
- Replacement/realignment of Holiday Chair with Quad lift
- Additional parking at Silver Fir
- Replacement/expansion of Central Base Area Lodge, Silver Fir Lodge
- New Northside Double Lift (Advanced terrain, skier’s left from top of Pacific Crest)
- New Baby Chair Double Lift (Looker’s right of Julie’s chair)
- Replacement/realignment of Wildside Chair with Quad lift
- Replacement/realignment of Dodge Ridge Chair with Quad lift
- Realignment of Julie’s Chair
- Expansion of main parking lot
- Expansion of Slide-in Lodge
At all base areas, there will also be extensive vegetation/restoration work to include adding tree islands, paving some parking lots and improving the existing drainage.