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The mountian has some fun advance and expert terrain. Generally there is great snow here. The best this mountain has to offer is the steep tree lined chutes off the top of Cowboy and Big Chief Mountains. Intermediate terrain is limited and grooming is very limited. Weekends are crazy busy and there is more skier demand on weekends than the infastructure and lift capacity can handle. Mid week it can be awsome especially if there is new snow. ... Full Review
So this was our first time here so it might not be a completely fair review, but I had a lot higher expectations than what was given. Arrived at 9:20 and was sent to a lot 5 miles down the road with practically NO SHUTTLES. one comes every 15-25 min and is TINY if you’re in the last lot. After about 1.5 hours FINALLY made it to the lodge and was greeted with 12$ pizza SLICES and crowds.
Did a couple laps of the backside which had great terrain, but then leavinf the mountain had to wait another 30 minutes just to catch a bus back to the Nordic center. Just overall didn’t feel worth my day considering the majority was spent driving up and waiting. 0 stars for how vail has ruined this resort. Just sad ... Full Review
Love stevens, grew up learning there. Great mountain for all levels and you can always find something enjoyable for you ski level. Less snow than Crystal but way cheaper as well. ... Full Review
Been a pass holder throughout covid. I’ve seen the good and the bad. The resort has improved. Lines move better, staffing is present and more attentive, additional seating in place. But there are still downsides. Occasional lift stopping, long lines. Early closure of the backside, still in need of more seating, parking is horrendous, bathrooms can be messy/flooding, and more entertaining apres options. Make it inside and outside options with warmth. Otherwise it’s too crowded. Better than last year but still can be improved. ... Full Review
Some of the amenities like the ski corral are no longer open. At one time the corral was available to season pass holders at no additional cost but because of staffing and other reasons it’s no longer available. The corral is something that should be available. Also the services staff seems inexperienced and couldn’t answer questions about locker options and rentals.... Full Review
Just needed to give a shout-out to the ski patrol guy they call Rib. I fell into some sketchy terrain and but luckily was able to climb out. Rib helped me down the mountain and was the coolest dude. And tell the guy running Jupiter's lift yesterday (4/10) that he beat me, I only broke one rib!... Full Review
Until Vail sells this resort to a company that cares for its employees and pays decent wages dont even think about skiing at this mountain. Unless of course you want to spend hours in line to get on one of the few lifts that are open.... Full Review
WOW! Over $100 for less than 3 hours of boarding! No refunds!
I was there last week and only 3 out 12 lifts were open. After a couple of hours 2 of the 3 lifts had broken down. They refused to give any kind of refunds or discounts on a future ticket. It's a shame because there was lots of snow and the mountain looks great but this is the worst run area I have ever seen. ... Full Review
So frustrating as a long time Season Pass holder to see this mountain. Not even half the chair serviced runs are open. Vail has said they can find enough people to staff? All the other resorts in Wa are open and at least running at 90%? Perhaps Vail needs to take a look at pay scale, housing, benefits for employees.
Just sad to see ... Full Review
I've been skiing Stevens Pass for 35 years. I love this little area. It has some of the best tree skiing in the PNW. Unfortunately, in recent seasons very little of the mountain is ever open. This forces everybody onto a handful of runs and a fairly minimal number of acres. The result is long lift lines and crowded slopes. This problem is made worse if there is any fresh snowfall at all. On powder days, the mountain frequently opens up to an hour late, and the premier runs remain closed. This is a huge disappointment. Meanwhile, the ticket and pass prices go up and up. It seems that most of the reviewers here put the blame squarely on the Vail ownership. I don't know if they are entirely to blame, but I am certain that the downturn in the quality of the skiing experience at Stevens directly coincides with Vail's taking over operations. I know that understaffing is at the heart of the problems: Lifts can't run without operators, snow control doesn't happen by itself. I also understand that employees are in short supply. That said, the problems at Stevens are not shared by other other ski areas in the region to any great extent. Other local resorts are able to hire and retain competent staff. Unfortunately, I see a significant amount of patrons taking out their frustration on the small cadre of employees who have chosen to stay on. I feel bad for these workers, and I can easily imagine that they too will not return, further exacerbating the problem in the years to come. Sadly, I also fully realize that as long as the parking lots are full and the lift tickets are selling, the owners will deem their operation a success.
I'll be skiing elsewhere. Previously, the proximity to my home had some influence on my choice to stick with Stevens, but recently, traffic issues have become so pervasive on US Highway 2, that I can reach several areas significantly farther away in the same amount of time it takes to commute to Stevens and back. fuel cost is the only difference. It pains me to write a harsh review of something that I have supported for so long, but there it is.... Full Review
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