Believe it or not, Spring is the favorite season for skiers and snowboarders, especially in Seattle. The local mountains around Seattle are still covered in plenty of fresh snow this time of year, and they’re close enough that you can make a day trip out of it! And, lucky for us at Cyrene Apartments, every spot is not too far from downtown; just hop on I5, 99, or I-90 and you’re already well on your way. If you’re looking for the best Spring skiing near Seattle, we know exactly where you should go!

1. Mount Baker

If you’re fortunate enough to live in Cyrene’s downtown Seattle apartments, you’re just about an hour and a half from Mount Baker. High elevation gives Mount Baker one of the highest average annual snowfalls in the world at 659 inches. This season, they’ve seen 785 inches! As you can imagine, this makes Baker a favorite for powder hounds. The ski area is open every day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the base currently has 239 inches of snow depth Get out there while you can!

2. Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain Resort has long been known as one of the top spots for Spring skiing near Seattle. In addition to premier corn slush skiing, visitors are also treated to fun events and awesome views of Mt. Rainier. Crystal’s season is set to last until the end of April and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

3. Stevens Pass

Stevens Pass is one of the busiest mountains in Washington State, and it’s easy to see why. Being located at the crest of the cascades makes for an abundance of high-quality powder, and it’s a quick 90 minutes from downtown Seattle. Stevens has special hours during the Spring, so make sure to check that out before you make the trip to the resort. Presently, the base depth is at 123 inches of snow!

4. White Pass

This is another option for Spring skiing near Seattle that shows off impressive views of Mt. Rainier. White Pass is a little bit more of a jaunt – it’s located about 2 ½ hours from Cyrene Apartments. But, the trip is worth it because it’s not as busy as other ski areas. You get the chance to stretch your skis and appreciate more runs off of the Couloir, Platter, Basin, Far East and Great White lifts. White Pass sees about 400 inches of average snowfall.

5. Alpental at Snoqualmie

For more than 4 decades, Seattleites have been challenging themselves on Alpental’s slopes, which are located at the Summit at Snoqualmie. Many locals choose Aplental to not only take advantage of the 429 inches of average annual snowfall, but also to experience the amazing backcountry. It’s super simple to hit up Alpental for some Spring skiing near Seattle since it’s only about an hour from downtown.

Part of experiencing Seattle is leading an active lifestyle. In addition to first-rate skiing that’s nearby, Seattle also offers a flourishing and lively culture. At Cyrene, we understand what our residents need to savor life and truly experience all that the Emerald City has to offer. It’s the reason why our residents enjoy access to amenities like bike storage, an outdoor gear room, and an on-site fitness center and yoga room. It’s also why we made our home in the heart of a bustling and thriving downtown area. All of this combined with spacious floor plans, modern finishes, comfortable social spaces and gorgeous rooftop views make Cyrene one of Seattle’s most enviable places in which to live!

Want to start an exciting life in a downtown Seattle apartment? Get in touch with Cyrene Apartments today!