Winter has come early, and I was itching to do some winter sports. H has never skiied in her life, and the various ski parks near Seattle were having a half-priced Tuesday, so off we went.

Having been to Stevens Pass and knowing how daunting it can be for first timers, this time I suggested we try Snoqualmie Pass instead.

Snoqualmie Pass is an easy hour drive on the I-90 from Seattle, and it’s probably passable to get there without snow or sports tires. An when we pulled up, I knew we made the right decision. We could see the whole bunny hill, whereas the bunny hill in Stevens Pass wasn’t quite that easy.

Being a Tuesday, there were few people and tonnes of space to slowly ski around and no lines at the lifts, so that was great for the two of us. Staff there are also friendly and nice.

My only suggestion is to pack some food, because the food at the cafe is forgettable and expensive.

All in all, a fun day out!