You can also barrel down the slopes on giant inner tubes.
The Summit at Snoqualmie resort has 12 groomed tubing lanes, each about as long as a football field, with a tow line that quickly runs you back to the top so you can spend more time taking rides down.
The lanes are available in two-hour sessions from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $20 to $22 for ages 13 and older, $18 to $20 for ages 6 to 12, and $5 for ages 5 and younger.
There's no age limit, and small kids can double up or ride with an adult.
The tubing center is at 2183 Highway 906 at Snoqualmie Pass. Take I-90 east to exit 53 and turn right onto Yellowstone Trail Road, then left on Highway 906.
For more information, call the tubing center at 425-434-6791 or go to www.summitatsnoqualmie.com.
For other snowplay information, call the Summit at Snoqualmie, 425-434-7669, or check the website.
The Summit at Snoqualmie has well-graded and groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The Summit rents equipment too. It's open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and continues to early April depending on snow conditions. Trail fees range from $14 to $19, and there's no charge if you're 70 or older or 6 and younger. Call the Summit nordic center at 425-434-6778, or go to www.summitsnoqualmie.com.
REI Alderwood also has a snowshoe rental program. Adult snowshoes are $20 the first day, plus $10 for each additional day, and youth rentals are $12 the first day and $6 for additional days. The store doesn't charge for pickup and drop-off days.
Ashley Stewart: 425-339-3037; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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