Too close to seattle

by: jase12eski - Jan 22, 2013

  • Overall Rating 2
  • Family Friendly 3
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 2
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 0

    Pros: Steep terrain, many lifts, beautiful views, good trees

    Cons: too many people, small vertical

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2013

Full review

I had a hard time imagining the skiing my dad described in the 1980s; lift lines that take longer than the runs, groomers that get cut up under two hours after open, and masses of people that must be skiied around. I hard a hard time picturing that until I went to Stevens Pass that is. I waited for over 20 minutes in line at one point. Even Sun Valley and Jackson hole were not this bad. The resort is spread out, and has a lot of lifts, but more are needed with the amount of peopel coming here. I went on a bad snow day as well, so I didn't enjoy the trees as much as I could have, but Stevens does have a few good spots for tree skiing, which I enjoyed. The seventh heaven chair almost makes up for the resorts shortcomings; I really liked the steeps there. I will never come here again on a weekend. A good powder tuesday or wednesday would be fun here, but the weekend was just crazy.