The Stevens Pass ski area is located near the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth, just about two hours’ drive from Seattle. Skiing at Stevens Pass is a popular activity for both visitors and Washington residents alike, as there are acres of powdery slopes along with numerous trails providing ample terrain for everyone from novices to experts looking four double-black diamond runs.
Stevens Pass ski area spans two national forests: the Wenatchee National Forest and the Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The abundance of forested area frequently dusted with abundant snowfall creates a visual landscape for skiers. Within Stevens Pass, skiers have several choices in lodging providing assorted restaurants, pubs, rental and retail shops, meeting and conference rooms, and ticket sales.
Before taking to the slopes, it is advisable to check weather reports and be aware of Stevens Pass ski conditions as the area experiences frequent and heavy snowfall. Temperatures are usually cool and comfortable ranging in the mid-twenties with snow remaining dry for optimum skiing, and Stevens Pass typically receives several feet of snow per year. Its skiing areas include bowls, glades, runs, and faces, and from the base area of the ski resort, there is direct access to the Daisy, Skyline, Brooks, Hogsback, and Big Chief chair lifts, which in turn provide access to the higher lifts such as Tye Mill.
More than half of the trails at Stevens Pass are for the intermediate skiers. Approximately 35 percent of the trails provide challenging Stevens Pass ski conditions for the advanced skier with the remaining areas geared towards the novice skier. Visitors can also enjoy the night skiing experience with six lifts, both chairs and express lifts, transporting them to designated night runs.