Stevens Pass Ski Area, Skykomish, WA

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Stevens Pass Ski Area in Washington State and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, adaptive and webcams. Stevens Pass Ski Area is located approximately 78mi/125km from Seattle at the top of Stevens Pass, next to US Highway 2 in the Cascade Mountain Range in Washington State. Stevens Pass, the […]

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Stevens Pass Ski Area in Washington State and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, adaptive and webcams. Stevens Pass Ski Area is located approximately 78mi/125km from Seattle at the top of Stevens Pass, next to US Highway 2 in the Cascade Mountain Range in Washington State. Stevens Pass, the mountain pass was named after John Frank Stevens, who discovered the area in 1890 while working as an American civil engineer for the Great Northern Railway. The Pass reaches an elevation of 4000ft/1219m and connects travellers from the Skykomish Region to Leavenworth, Wenatchee, and the north-central portion of Washington State. In 1937, Don Adams and Bruce Kehr, both passionate skiers saw their vision realized as Stevens Pass Ski Area (at the summit of Steven Pass), was opened to the public. Stevens Pass Ski Area has grown from its simple beginnings to an area with expansive terrain located on Cowboy and Big Chief Mountains, and the backside area known as Mill Valley, which features intermediate to advanced terrain. Stevens Pass Ski Area has earned a reputation for its vast amount of snowfall and over 1100 acres of skiable terrain that welcomes all levels of skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts.

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On the Slopes

  • Stevens Pass Ski Area has a family-friendly vibe and offers terrain that is a suitable for all members of the family to enjoy. Whether it’s the Blue Trail, Skyline and Easy Trail or the “let’s get serious” terrain of Cloud 9, Rock Garden, and Nancy Chute – for those who want to challenge their limits – these areas will provide fabulous memories for years to come.
  • Stevens Pass Ski Area features the Tye Bowl, Big Chief Bowl, and Corona Bowl. While they sound like fabulous menu items, these bowls are filled with great powder and provide a challenge that shouldn’t be missed by those with advanced abilities.
  • Stevens Pass Ski Area features three terrain parks and a half-pipe for every level of terrain park enthusiast. The Top Philight Park and the half-pipe designed for those with previous experience can be accessed via the Sky Line Express or the Brooks chairlift. The Tye Creek and Double Daisy terrain parks, accessed by the Daisy lift, are intended for individuals with limited experience who want to practice their technique.
  • Stevens Pass Ski Area provides both ski and snowboard lessons from a dedicated staff of professional instructors who will help you develop the skills needed to enjoy your time on the slopes. There are group and private lessons for both teens and adults, as well as the Learn-in-3 Guarantee program, Racing Programs, Adaptive Programs, First-Timer programs, Kids Club for ages 3-12 and the Adventure Club for ages 7-12.

Off the Slopes

  • Before, during or after enjoying your day at Stevens Pass Ski Area you’ll discover a good selection of great places for a fast snack or to sit, relax and enjoy an excellent meal. The Granite Peak Lodge, Pacific Crest Lodge, and the Tye Creek Lodge are home to eateries such as Outer Limits Grill, Foggie Goggle Grill, Cascadian Kitchen, T-Bar Market and several others.
  • Stevens Pass Ski Area is home to several shopping options, which include Fall Line Sports and The Edge where you’ll find all your skiing or snowboarding needs, plus the latest fashion accessories.
  • East of Stevens Pass Ski Area is the city of Leavenworth, Washington and although it is located outside of the 20mi/33km limit that Escape2ski deems nearby lodging, this Bavarian-themed city is full of all the charm that one would expect from a European village setting and shouldn’t be missed. There are ample lodging choices, dining from casual to formal, as well as a complete list of shopping choices. Another choice for lodging and only 16mi/26km west of the ski area is the Cascadia Inn, located in Skykomish, Washington.
  • Stevens Pass Ski Area provides a Nordic Center for those looking for an alternative to being on the slopes. The Nordic Center and snowshoe area is located 5mi/8km east of the ski area, and a free shuttle service is provided from the ski area to the Nordic Center. There is an extensive cross-country trail system for both classic and skate style. Rentals, lessons, trail maps and a day lodge are available.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
1800 ft / 549 m

Base Elevation:
4061 ft / 1238 m

Summit Elevation:
5861 ft / 1787 m

Skiable Area:
1125 acres

Average Snowfall:
450 in / 1143 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 37

Beginner: 4 (11%)

Intermediate: 20 (54%)

Advanced: 7 (19%)

Expert: 6 (16%)

Terrain Parks: 4

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: Yes

Jib Park: Yes


Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free and Paid

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: No

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Seattle-Tacoma WA , 90mi / 145km

Nearest Major City:
Everett WA, 66mi / 106km

Nearest Town/City:
Leavenworth WA, 35mi / 56km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: N/A

Direct Phone: 206-812-4510

Snow Phone: 206-634-1645

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 17 to Apr 22

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
9:00am to 4:00pm : Night session Thu to Mon until 6:00pm or 10:00pm : See website for any updates

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices


Lift Information

Total Lifts: 10

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0


Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 3

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 0

Triples: 4

Doubles: 3

Surface Lifts: 0


Mountainside: No

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Seattle-Tacoma Intl Airport  (SEA)
Distance: 90 mi / 145 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Resort Shuttle Service