Destination guide

Snoqualmie Pass—the route to a memorable vacation

Snoqualmie Pass carries Interstate Highway 90 across the Cascade Range through magnificent mountain scenery, linking Seattle to the east. Its name derives from the Native American Snoqualmie people of the region. Since the first alpine ski runs were cleared in the 1930s, Snoqualmie Pass has become a major destination for visitors looking to pursue winter sports and other outdoor recreation activities all year round. Snoqualmie Pass vacation rentals provide the perfect base for families, with comfortable, family-friendly mountain chalets to suit all budgets for vacations you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Things to do

Get close to nature in Snoqualmie Pass

The Snoqualmie Pass and the Snoqualmie Valley offer a family-friendly natural paradise for lovers of the great outdoors. Due to its location in the Cascade mountains, winter sports are unsurprisingly the main attraction, with the Summit at Snoqualmie offering every kind of snowy activity for winter sports enthusiasts. There are great vacation rentals available all year round to suit every pocket, and during the summer there are also many family-friendly campsites from which you can strike out and enjoy the beauty, serenity and peace of the spectacular mountain landscape.

Activities

Winter sports in Snoqualmie Pass

Although the Snoqualmie Pass area is a popular vacation location for families, all year round, during winter, you can pursue a wide variety of winter sports, from alpine and cross-country skiing to snowboarding and even snowmobiling. For hikers, the Pacific Crest Trail crosses through the pass and during the spring and summer, the mountain trails are alive with walkers, cyclists and climbers. And for those with a taste for more extreme activities, paragliders and hang gliders can also be seen soaring high above the Snoqualmie Valley and along the ridge.

Weather

Feel the seasons change in the Snoqualmie Pass

In the Snoqualmie Pass region, you can both feel and see the seasons change. As the Interstate 90 highway climbs into the Cascades, it passes through a microclimate, which produces considerable snowfall in winter—sometimes up to 400 inches. This makes the area perfect for winter sports, with all the snowy activities you could wish for, but always check the regular weather reports before venturing out onto the slopes. During the warm and temperate spring and summer months, the mountain temperatures can reach around 70°F making it perfect for hikers, campers and mountain bikers.

Natural features

Through the cascades over the Snoqualmie Pass

The Snoqualmie Pass is an area of stunning natural beauty, with high mountains, deep forests, and pristine lakes, making it a favorite spot for winter sports enthusiasts, hikers, and climbers alike. The main ski and winter sports slopes are to be found on Snoqualmie Summit. Outside the ski season, there are many popular nature trails ranging from family-friendly forest and lakeside walks to more mountainous treks for the serious hiker. The area also abounds in wildlife, including deer, coyotes and elk, so walk softly and keep your eyes peeled, you may even spot them from one or more Snoqualmie vacation rentals.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Snoqualmie Pass

Fly into Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.), the closest airport, located 49 mi (78.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Snoqualmie Pass?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 324 vacation rentals near Snoqualmie Pass. From 66 Cabins to 158 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Snoqualmie Pass for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Snoqualmie Pass?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Snoqualmie Pass. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Holiday: 68 vacation rentals
  • Stevens Pass Ski Area: 187 vacation rentals
  • Washington State Horse Park: 328 vacation rentals
  • Mount Si: 137 vacation rentals
  • Roslyn Museum: 327 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Snoqualmie Pass listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Snoqualmie Pass?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 66 Cabins in Snoqualmie Pass. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Snoqualmie Pass include:

  • Houses: 158 rentals available
  • Cottages: 66 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 66 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Snoqualmie Pass?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 126 vacation rentals with pool available in Snoqualmie Pass. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.