If you are using your own equipment, please make sure that it is all in good working condition before arriving for your first lesson. It is a parental responsibility to make sure a child's equipment fits properly and to determine the equipment is in proper working order. Practice putting the equipment on at home so your child is familiar with its use. Be sure to label all equipment including gloves (mittens) and goggles.

You or your child should dress in layers and you should be sure to label all your child's clothing. Be prepared for changes in the weather! Warm, dry clothing for the ride home is also a good idea!

Clothing Checklist:

  • Warm waterproof pants or bibs.
  • Warm waterproof jacket.
  • Long (to upper calf), thermal or wool socks
  • Long underwear
  • Turtle neck (poly/cotton blend)
  • Sweater (wool or fleece)
  • Wool or fleece hat.
  • Gloves or mittens (mittens are warmer) - 2 pair in case one goes missing
  • Rain gear
  • Goggles (make sure that they fit or sunglasses
  • Sunscreen /lip balm

WARNING!  Wearing all these items on a warmer day may cause extreme overheating…use your judgement to decide what is too hot to wear.


We do not sell Sno-Park permits, but you can pick them up at the USFS Snoqualmie Pass Visitors Center located at the base of Summit West.  Open Thursday-Sunday 9am- 3pm.

SnoPark Permits Online.

More locations:

  • Snoqualmie Ranger district offices in North Bend
  • Cle Elum Ranger district offices in Cle Elum
  • Sportland Mini Mart between Cle Elum and Roslyn
  • Lake Easton State Park
  • North Bend Shell, Ace Hardware, or Chevron

Check out our Tubing Center, go tubing and have a blast

You can also go sledding at the John Wayne Trail/Hyak SnoPark.


Sleds are not allowed anywhere on the premises due to safety concerns.

If you're interested in sliding on the snow, please check our Tubing Center which offers lift-served tubing and rentals.  While The Summit does not allow sledding, several local sno-parks do. Click here for more information.

  • Summit West - Summit SnowSports School counter in Welcome Center Building (main rental shop).
  • Summit Central - Monday thru Thursday: 3rd Floor Rental Shop; Friday thru Sunday & Holidays: 2nd Floor Rental Shop
  • Alpental - Summit SnowSports School office, 2nd floor of Denny Mtn Lodge.

Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended.

Reservations are strongly recommended as kids lessons do sell out. Avoid disappointment by placing reservations as far in advance as possible. Reservations can be made online with 36 hours advance notice, by phone with 36 hours advance notice, or on operating days only, in person at Kid’s Club or Kid’s Corral.

Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended.

Private Lessons are very popular and do reach capacity before reservation deadlines. For more information check the Private Lessons page or call 425-434-6748.


However, there are plenty of lesson opportunities for children 3 and up. Expose them early to our beautiful mountain environment and the joy of snowsports!


Three year olds can participate in Alpentykes multi-week lesson, ski only.  Please be aware, Alpentykes fills up extremely fast.  If your child snowboards or did not get into Alpentykes, we recommend private lessons.


Half day kids lessons do not include lunch, but do include refreshments on breaks.

Consecutive Week Programs do not included lunch. But remember to provide a bag lunch for Alpentykes at Alpental.

First check out all of our CWL offerings. If you know which program you need, head straight to our SnowSports School online store.

Please remember that lift tickets or season passes and rentals are an additional cost.

A consecutive week lesson program allows a student to pre-register for a set number of weeks of lessons (usually 4, 6 or 8) at the same time, same place and generally with the same instructors and students. Consecutive week lesson students meet at the numbered signs within the Summit SnowSports School meeting areas at Summit West, Summit Central and Alpental. Lessons DO NOT meet at rental shops.

Consecutive week lessons require pre-registration, freeing you up from lesson paperwork each week! Just be sure to check the posted roster each week to see if your instructors changed your class assignment. See Consecutive Week Lessons.

Consecutive week lessons are also known as multi-week lessons.

1 - 1.5 hours in advance of lesson time at Summit Central

15 - 30 minutes in advance of First Class lesson time at Summit West

Please allow even more time on Weekends and Holidays.

YES. For our First Class program at Summit West you must reserve your lesson online.

Our beginner lesson program at Summit Central is available for walk-ups only, no advanced reservation is required. You can check in and register at our rental shop at Summit Central.

At Summit Central we recommend starting your registration process at least one hour before desired lesson start time. Students participating in day 2 lessons, and anyone other than first-time beginners, meet for lessons at 1:30pm ONLY at Summit Central.

No, sorry.

First Class beginner package at Summit West is for first time beginner skiers and snowboarders only. If you have some experience on the slopes already, try our Summit Central Beginner Lesson program, our Multi-Week Lessons or Private Lessons.

The Summit at Snoqualmie is a mountain environment.  The Summit highly recommends you carry chains in your vehicle in the winter and fit your vehicle with snow tires. Conditions can change at any moment.  Click here to see current road conditions.

Check out our Conditions Page for info, or visit WSDOT I-90 Snoqualmie Pass, or diall 511 on your mobile device.

Please call our Snowline (206)-236-1600 or visit our Conditions Page.