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Jan 25 2022

Suncadia: A Winter Wonderland In Seattle’s Own Backyard

“This is a true four-season community—that’s one of the main things that attracted us to Suncadia. We felt this is a place we could move to and live year-round, enjoying each season and all the activities, events, and outdoor recreation that are offered here.”

Cathy & Jim Hooper,

Suncadia Homeowners

Washington State’s Cascade Mountains are a natural paradise, a scenic haven for outdoor recreation throughout the year: spring, summer, fall, and winter. Unlike many communities in the Great Northwest that go dormant in December, January, February, and March, Suncadia comes to life with a treasure trove of wintry pastimes, adventures, and leisurely pursuits—both inside the gates, and out. Just a short drive away, lies the alpine enticements of Kittitas County and Central Washington; and the charming towns of Cle Elum and Roslyn offer their own mix of wintertime merriment for young and old alike.

Having Fun Is Always In Season At Suncadia

It’s fitting that the “Heart of the Cascades”—a region known for its natural wonders, topographical diversity, and wide-ranging natural attractions—would be home to such a cornucopia of winter sports and recreational activities. Best of all, Suncadia allows you to enjoy much of this Winter wonderland without leaving the gates. There is cross-country skiing on miles of pristine trails, scenic winter hiking paths along the Cle Elum river, ice skating under twinkling stars, even axe throwing, which, technically speaking, isn’t necessarily a winter-only pursuit, but it has a certain Nordic-Viking appeal. Of course, to rev oneself up before, during, or after frolicking in the snow, Suncadia offers a wide range of warm, enticing venues to satisfy your palate or whet your whistle. 

View Our Winter Activities Guide

Winter Activities Are Never Far Away

Just outside the gates of Suncadia is a world waiting to be explored. Two quaint small towns, Cle Elum and Roslyn, are unique and endlessly inviting, filled with cafes, restaurants, and lively entertainment to warm up to on a frosty day. These two destinations often serve as a launching point for wintertime adventures that are just waiting to be enjoyed.

Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort

Just a short drive from Suncadia, The Summit at Snoqualmie encompasses four ski areas: Alpental, Summit West, Summit Central, and Summit East. All together, they comprise 18 chair lifts, six surface lifts, and a wide range of ski runs to meet the needs of beginners and seasoned pros. Alpental has some of the steepest, most scenic runs in all the Cascades.

Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort

Another nearby ski resort, Mission Ridge is located on the east side of the Cascade Mountains, offering world-class skiing, and blessed with an average snowfall of 200 inches per year. Mission Ridge offers 6 lifts that give access to 2,000 acres of slopes: one high-speed detachable quad lift, three fixed grip double chairlifts, and two rope tows. 

The Town of Leavenworth

 Think about lights…lots of festive, holiday lights. Leavenworth is a sight to behold all winter long, with a magical display of exterior illumination that would make Chevy Chase quite envious. In addition to lights, the bustling town offers delicious German food, carolers singing in the streets, lively entertainment, and a seemingly endless array of winter activities. 

“Winter is the premier season for many of our families at Suncadia. And it’s not just the skiers and snowboarders. Many families here love the winter hiking, ice skating, and extended winter views of the Cascades. With plenty of warm, indoor dining and entertainment, it’s always easy to get warm and cozy while enjoying drinks or a delicious meal at one of our restaurants.”

Gary Madonna, VP Real Estate Sales & Marketing

Everything Under The Sun

Suncadia enjoys 200 days of sun a year (30% more than Seattle). Set high in an alpine paradise, surrounded by towering mountains, fresh streams, and fertile valleys, Suncadia feels world’s away—yet it’s just an easy 80 miles from downtown Seattle. You have entered a community in which outdoor adventure abounds. And recreation and relaxation impart their gifts in equal measure. In addition to our winter sports and activities, families can enjoy hiking and biking on 26 miles of paved trails, fly-fishing on the Cle Elum River, golfing on two premier championship courses, and countless other pursuits.

Are there any home design trends that you think are very popular right now? Or that you foresee will become popular this year?

We are seeing a lot more of the mountain modern aesthetic, which we think will be here to stay for a long time because of its flexibility and scalability. That’s because modern forms can still blend into their surroundings using shape, scale and color. At the same time, inspired use of palettes, textures and materials can dial up the mountain aesthetic as per owner preferences. It’s a comfortable, effortless and timeless look—even though a lot of effort goes into the design and construction process to make it appear simple.

Interested in breathing life into your Suncadia dream by learning more about Belliss Homes and their offerings? Contact a member of the Suncadia sales team at 509-649-6000 to #findyourspotinthesun.

You can find more info on Belliss Homes here: http://www.bellisshomes.com

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