Washingtonians rave about Crystal. It’s the largest ski resort in Washington with over 2,600 skiable acres, and more importantly, it’s less than two hours from Seattle.
Lodging near Crystal Mountain:
The Alta Crystal Resort is the perfect mountain getaway for vacationers, couples, and honeymooners. Choose from the cozy chalet suites or the honeymoon cabin to retire after a day skiing Crystal.
Crystal Mountain Hotels offer slopeside lodging at any three of their hotels, including the Alpine Inn, Village Inn, and the Quicksilver. Enjoy ski-in ski-out convenience during your weekend at Crystal.
Dining near Crystal Mountain
Crystal’s Summit House Restaurant serves up American cuisine at high altitudes. Take in spectacular views of the Northwest volcanic peaks while you eat.
Look no further—Mt. Baker is the ultimate skier’s mountain. It’s known for challenging terrain, and it holds the world record for snowfall (1,140 in. in the ’98-’99 season). It’s also a short 2.5 hour drive from Seattle.
Lodging near Mt. Baker:
With over 80 rental homes, condos, cabins, and chalets, Mt. Baker Lodging will help you find the perfect home away from home for your weekend trip.
The Inn at Mt. Baker is a quaint European style Bed & Breakfast, located 23 miles west of Mt. Baker Ski Area.
Whistler is one-of-a-kind, ask anybody who’s been there. And though it’s not the closest resort to Seattle, it’s certainly worth the trip. Whistler is 4.5-5 hours by car from Seattle, and less than an hour flight from Seattle to Vancouver followed by a 2 hour drive. Special airfare on flights from Seattle to Vancouver are offered through Whistler Blackcomb on major airlines such as Air Canada, United, Westjet, Alaska Airlines and more. http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/getting_here/air_travel/index.htm
Lodging near Whistler Blackcomb:
For a 5-star weekend, stay at the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Whistler, located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain.
The Whistler Village Inn and Suites in downtown Whistler offer great location and value, without leaving a dent in your wallet.
Dining near Whistler Blackcomb:
Ranging from moderate to expensive, these Whistler restaurants are top ranked among locals and vacationers.
Caramba restaurant www.caramba-restaurante.com
Whistler Brewhouse 604-905-2739
Hy’s Steakhouse http://www.hyssteakhouse.com/hys-whistler.html
The Summit at Snoqualmie
Just one hour by car, the Summit at Snoqualmie is the closest resort from our list of Seattle weekend getaways. Last minute trip? This may be the place for you.
Lodging near Snoqualmie:
Not looking to spend a lot? Nearby Snoqualmie Summit Lodge is more affordable. The Salish Lodge is more upscale, and a bit pricier.
Dining near Snoqualmie:
For a steak and a beer, try The Woodman Lodge. For pub fare and live music, Finaghy’s Irish Pub is the spot.
The Seattle Ski Shuttle, operating 7 days a week, is a great, affordable alternative to driving. Ranging from $30-$40, the Seattle Ski Shuttle runs Monday-Friday with service to Crystal Mountain, and Saturday and Sunday with service to the Summit at Snoqualmie. They also give rides to Alpental Tuesdays and Thursdays for night skiing. http://www.seattleskishuttle.com/