A great place to go skiing or snowboarding, Stevens Pass Ski Area is located in the Cascade Range. It has a high annual snowfall of 450 inches, a variety of terrain and relatively dry slopes. Surrounded by two national forests, the ski area also has spectacular views.
Stevens Pass has a summit elevation of 5 845 ft and a vertical drop of 1,800 ft. It’s 37 trails cover an area that is approximately 1,125 acres in size. The trails cater for most skill levels – but especially for intermediate level skiers and boarders – and are graded 11% beginner, 54% intermediate and 35% advanced. In addition to the trails, you’ll find a terrain park, a super pipe, a half pipe and 25 kilometres of cross-country trails. There are also snow tubing and snowshoe trails available and a number of the trails are lit up at night to allow for some great night skiing.
In the past, Steven’s had a reputation for being a great ski area for families or intermediate skiers. In 1988 a new triple lift was added to the area allowing access to the Mill Valley area, providing much needed advanced terrain. Now the resort is able to cater for all kinds of snow-lovers whether young or old, new or well established.
You’ll also find three day lodges which operate off the ski area. These are Granite Peaks Lodge, the Pacific Crest Lodge and the Tye Creek Lodge. Each lodge has its own special ambiance and services, offering a varied menu to satisfy your hunger. Other services found at the ski area include equipment rental, ski and snowboarding instruction, children’s programs and childcare.