Sports and Activities
From miles of biking trails to the best in professional sports, the greater Seattle area has much to offer the sports enthusiast. The metro area is home to a wide array of pro, semi-pro, and collegiate sports teams, and choice spots for rock climbing, skiing, and snowboarding are just minutes away. Whether you're an avid sports fan or just enjoy being active, our community has something for you.
From city blocks to country roads, cyclists are a common sight in our area. Inclement weather and often-hilly terrain seem to have little effect on the enthusiasm that Puget Sound residents have for life on two wheels. Here are some useful links for bikers of all ages and skills.
Seattle's water-bound geography presents a somewhat unique challenge for golfers: there is a distinct shortage of land that can host golf courses. Within the city itself are only four municipal courses and a handful of private country clubs, which means golf enthusiasts in Seattle usually have to travel a bit farther than links lovers in other cities. The tradeoff is that the cost of golfing here is much less than in most major metropolitan areas, and the natural beauty of the courses is incredible.
Seattle is a sports fan's paradise: four major pro teams, one NCAA Division I athletic program, two NCAA Division II athletic programs and a host of semi-professional teams. The only problem sports enthusiasts in Seattle have is choosing which of the countless athletic events in the area to attend.
Skiers and snowboarders alike can appreciate the winter sports opportunities available across Western Washington. The Summit at Snoqualmie and Stevens Pass are the two most popular locations for Seattle area residents due largely to their location, but there are also a number of other great ski areas to be found from north to south.