How to Read Our Snow Data Above
Snowfall amounts for 12hr (overnight), 24hr, and 48hr timeframes are based on measurements taken at 5am daily. 24hr and 48hr snow totals are cumulative, so whatever fell in the last 24 is built into the 48. Between 5pm and 5am our weather data is automatically updated based on telemetry data from Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center and represents our overnight totals. The "Since 5am" snowfall amount is based on manual measurements taken periodically throughout the day.
Wind speeds for the base of Alpental and Base of Summit West courtesy of Yahoo! Weather.
Monday, May 2nd: What an epic closing weekend! Perfect weather, good friends, and fun spring snow! Thanks to everyone that came up to celebrate closing day at Alpental, and an amazing season. We hope you had a wonderful winter and hope to see you again next year. In the meantime, we're looking forward to Chinook Fest Summit. The second annual summer music festival will hit Summit Central in July. More info here.
We're now closed for the season and regular updates to weather information have concluded. Check our webcams for the most current weather status.
As of April 5th, the top of Alpental has received 610" of snowfall. The first significant snowfall of the season up there was 9" on November 2nd. It's interesting to note that normally we see several substantial storms in April that help carry the lower mountain thru into early May, while this year we have seen only two snow events which delivered less than an inch.
Always remember to check the WSDOT for information about spring and summer construction over Snoqualmie Pass and how that may impact your travel plans.
Rock blasting closures scheduled Tuesday June 28 and Wednesday June 29 beginning at 8 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting closures, eastbound drivers will be stopped at milepost 56, near Gold Creek, and westbound drivers will be stopped at milepost 62, near Stampede Pass Interchange. No services are available past Exit 53 eastbound, and Exit 70 westbound during closures.