Stevens Pass Resort Ski Resort

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Overview

Located on the crest of the Cascade Range, Stevens Pass Mountain Resort is a snow magnet, averaging 460 inches of snowfall a year. The resort’s 80-mile proximity to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport can have incoming travelers at the base of the mountain within two hours of touching down on the tarmac. 

Stevens Pass provides a variety of dining options and shops, and there are many lodging options in historic Skykomish Valley and the Bavarian town of Leavenworth. 

Where Is Stevens Pass Mountain Ski Resort Located?

Stevens Pass ski resort is located 78 miles from Seattle (2 to 2.5 hours depending on traffic), 65 miles from Everett (1.5 hours), 58 miles from Wenatchee (1.25 hours) and 35 miles from Leavenworth (45 minutes). You can fly into Seattle, which is serviced by all major airlines, and then rent a car. It’s easily accessible from Highway 2, which is part of the beautiful Cascade Loop Scenic Byway.

Lodging and ski packages available in nearby towns of Leavenworth, Wenatchee, and Lake Chelan. Some lodging properties have "kids stay free" packages. Self-contained RV parking, electrical hook-ups available.

Restaurants

There aren’t a lot of restaurants on the mountain so you might do best eating in Leavenworth before heading up the hill.

Breakfast

  • Known for its large breakfasts and Bloody Marys, start your day off right at Louie’s Cafe. 820 Commercial Street, Ste A, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Lunch

  • Bull’s Tooth Pub & Eatery provides standard pub fare, including burgers, salads, sandwiches and chicken strips. 93001 Stevens Pass Hwy, Skykomish, WA 98288

Dinner

  • München-Haus offers more than just amazing German food and craft bears. You can also catch some live music most nights. 709 Front Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Apres/Nightlife

  • There’s always something going on at the Loft Bar & Grill - whether it’s trivia, live music or a dance party. 843 Front St, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Terrain

Terrain

Stevens Pass gives skiers and riders access to 1,800 vertical feet across 1,125 acres of skiable terrain. The Washington ski area is home to 37 major runs, glades and a variety of bowls, plus 6 lifts that are lit for night skiing and riding several nights a week. There is a total of 10 chairlifts. Stevens Pass has 4 terrain parks, including Top Phlight, Tye Creek, Rail Garden and Daisy, with over 75 features.

The base elevation of the main base area is 4,061 feet while the Mill Valley area is 3,821 feet. Top elevation for Cowboy Mountain is 5,845 feet and 5,600 feet for Big Chief Mountain. The area receives on average 450 inches of snow, and there is snowmaking to bolster the snowfall. The breakout of the runs is beginner 11%, intermediate 54% and advanced 35%.

Inside Scoop

You can park for free in every lot, except the summit lot (Lot A) and Lot G. These are cash-only parking lots. If you have an RV, you can reserve a spot to stay at Stevens Pass overnight. There isn’t a lodge at the resort so it’s only a day resort, but there is night skiing until about 10:00 pm most nights.

The Mill Valley area has a lot of tree runs and is accessible from the Jupiter Express and Southern Cross chairlifts. The Stevens Pass Nordic Center has 28 kilometers of groomed, cross-country ski runs.

Plan Your Trip

Stevens Pass Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

115"
72"
48"
25"
0"
14"
Nov
96"
Dec
82"
Jan
87"
Feb
48"
Mar
22"
Apr
0"
May

Terrain Overview

8%
Beginners Runs
43%
Intermediate Runs
31%
Advanced Runs
18%
Expert Runs
57
Runs in Total
1 mi
Longest Run
1125 ac
Skiable Terrain
450 ac
Night Skiing

Total Lifts: 12

4
High Speed Quads
1
Quad Chairs
3
Triple Chairs
2
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

5845'
Summit
1800'
Vertical Drop
4061'
Base

Important Dates

December 02, 20222022/12/02
Projected Opening
April 30, 20232023/04/30
Projected Closing
123
Projected Days Open
116
Days Open Last Year
85
Years Open
460"
Average Snowfall
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