Park in the Alpental ski resort lot, as far north as you can. Trial starts right form the parking lot. The winter trail follows the south side of the valley because the summer trail passes under significant overhead hazard.
You'll reach a lake that should be frozen, but, I wouldn't traverse it, just go around. It's not a big lake. Then continue upwards towards the shoulder between Chair peak and Snoqualmie mountain.
You can continue up to Chair peak, or Snoqualmie, or simply ski down to snow lake along the north facing slope. The skiing wasn't great.
We skiied down from around the shoulder to Snow Lake. (this one should be frozen). Skin up again at the lake.
The way back was a grind. Very icy along the north face. Ski crampons would have helped.... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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