Seattle Southside is in the perfect location to be your home base for all winter activities. There is skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, dog sledding, snow ball throwing, polar bear plunge, tubing, snowmobiling, Thunderbird hockey games, snowman building, snow camping and snow angel making.


Snow, Skiers, and chair lift at Summit at Snoqualmie

Summit at Snoqualmie is just a short drive away and offers an easily accessible winter escape.


Crystal Mountain Gondola

Crystal Mountain is the largest ski resort in Washington and offers incredible views of Mount Rainier where you can take ranger-guided snowshoe hikes and even snow camp.

Best Winter Activities in Greater Seattle

Stevens Pass is another outstanding ski resort located near Leavenworth. The ski area boundaries fall in two national forests and offer breathtaking scenery.

Afterwards warm your toes and fingers up in your hotel by the fireplace or in the Jacuzzi. 

For the slower paced winter enthusiast there are many options to enjoy Seattle Southside. Take a drive around the Southside and look at all the houses decked out in Christmas lights. Argosy offers a Christmas Cruise Ship which takes cruisers around the Puget Sound to look at Christmas lights from the water. Watch the Pacific Northwest Ballet's version of The Nutcracker or sip cocoa on a horse drawn sleigh. Walk around a winter wonderland in Tacoma at Point Defiance's Zoolights festival. If you prefer to stay indoors, check out a 3D movie on an AMC IMAX screen, stop by the Museum of Flight to fly in a simulator, or play in the arcade at the Family Fun Center.

With so much to do, Seattle Southside is a wonderful destination for winter activities.