The Summit at Snoqualmie is set to formally celebrate its 75th Anniversary this Sunday, March 24th, 2013. The Summit West base area will host the day’s festivities with a large number of planned events. The Summit will also welcome back many significant contributors to the history of skiing and snowboarding at Snoqualmie Pass. The list includes David Moffett, past president of the Snoqualmie Pass ski areas and son of Webb Moffett, founder of Snoqualmie Summit Ski Area in 1937.
“The Summit at Snoqualmie has a very rich history with so many contributors and stories within our 75 years of operations,” says Guy Lawrence, marketing director for The Summit at Snoqualmie. “This is our chance to really celebrate an amazing journey with everyone, past and present.”
While the celebration will be punctuated with some formalities, the overall theme to the day is simply to have fun with all who attend. Besides encouraging everyone to dress up in their retro ski and snowboard gear, a photo booth, face painting as well as a pond skim event will make for some great entertainment. There will also be live music most of the afternoon bookending the official ceremony. The ski area is also encouraging past employees, pass holders old and new and generally anyone with ties to Snoqualmie Pass to attend. Additionally, the official Summit at Snoqualmie 75th Anniversary video will be premiered at the event.
75th Anniversary Event Schedule
9:00am – Lifts open!
9am – 4PM – Face painting, retro photo booth, history booth, Summit giveaways booth,
Outdoors For All booth, Snowrider Project booth, and US Forest Service booth, oldest season pass contest and more…
12:00PM – 2:00PM – 1st band plays ‘Shivering Denizens’
12:30PM – 5:00PM – Henry’s “Good Beer made Easy” Garden
2:00PM – 2:30PM – 75th Anniversary presentation and cake cutting on the plaza
2:45 PM – Retro themed Pond Skim begins
4:00 – 4:30PM – Pond Skim Awards
4:30 – 6:00PM – More Live Music
5PM – Lifts Close
The day will also feature a special Summit West lift ticket for only $19.37 along with a $7.50 lunch special. With the forecast for sunshine, The Summit expects an enthusiastic crowd to attend and enjoy the entire day.
For more details, please visit The Summit’s website: www.summitatsnoqualmie.com.
About The Summit at Snoqualmie
The Summit at Snoqualmie is nestled in the heart of the Cascades about 45 minutes East of Seattle on
I-90. The ski area consists of four base areas totaling 1,981 skiable acres accessible via 25 lifts with a maximum vertical drop of 2,280 feet. The Summit is operated by Boyne Resorts and is a proud partner of the USFS offering equal opportunity recreation. More information can be found at www.summitatsnoqualmie.com.