Skiing and Mountain biking:

Stevens Pass:

Cross-Country Skiing -Nordic center 25k 206-812-4510

Refer to their website for current information. Inquire about discount lift tickets.

Snowmobiling: Sno-park permits, trail maps and condition reports can be obtained from area Forest Service Ranter Station


Physical Environment

Located on the crest of the Cascade Range, we receive abundant and frequent snowfall. Cool air often drifts from the eastern slope of the range through the Stevens Pass area, keeping our snow relatively dry. Stevens is located on two national forests, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie on the west side of the crest and the Wenatchee National Forest on the east. Our forested area is predominately Pacific Silver Fir, Mountain Hemlock, and Subalpine Fir, offering a visual treat when covered by fresh snowfall. The winter weather is usually comfortable, with temperatures often in the mid-twenties.

Snowfall & Terrain

Stevens averages 460" of snowfall each year, 105" of annual average snowpack, covering 1,125 acres of skiable terrain, including 52 major runs and numerous bowls, glades and faces.

  • Base area elevation 4,061'
  • Top elevation Cowboy Mountain 5,845'
  • Top elevation Big Chief Mountain 5,600'
  • Mill Valley base elevation 3,821'
  • 1,800 vertical feet on three sides of two different mountains

Trail Difficulty

  • Beginner 11%
  • Intermediate 54%
  • Advanced 35%


We offer a great night experience up to five nights a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Night operations start at 4 pm and end at 10 pm! Please check the our weather report prior to coming up, for updated information on operations.

Up to six of our lifts are open for night operations:

  • Hogsback Express
  • SkyLine Express
  • Kehr's Chair (formerly Big Chief)
  • Tye Mill
  • Brooks
  • Daisy

Favorite night runs include Showcase, Skid Road, Crest Trail, Blue Trail, SkyLine, Broadway and Barrier Ridge.


Snow Play Area

Stevens Pass is offering a snow play area near Stevens Pass Mountain Resort. There is a dedicated FREE sled/tube area at the Nordic Center and Snow Play Area located six miles east of Stevens Pass summit on US Highway 2.

We also recommend that people planning to snowshoe and access the backcountry utilize the less crowded area and better terrain located at the Nordic Center and Snow Play Area.

Sled & Tubing Area

We offer a dedicated area for snow play at no charge located to the northwest of the Stevens Pass Nordic Center. The Cascade Depot Lodge located nearby offers food, beverages and restrooms. Our sledding and tubing area is best suited for children ages 10 and under. Please bring your own sled or tube.


Our Nordic Center has excellent snowshoe terrain for beginner, intermediate and advanced users. Please note that Nordic Center maintained snowshoe trails require a trail pass which can be purchased in the Cascade Depot at Nordic

Stevens Pass, WA


Stevens Pass is a place that feeds our thirst for adventure. While each person experiences Stevens Pass uniquely, we do have one thing in common: we are all part of the snow-centric Stevens Pass family, and we are pure Pacific Northwest. We have a shared passion for skiing and riding with friends, family and even that random person sitting next to you on the lift.

The passion for what we do is palpable and shared amongst all visitors at this unique mountain that somehow always feels like home. Families have learned here, children have grown here, and come back with children of their own to pass on the sheer joy of skiing and riding here at the crest of the Cascades.

Stevens Pass, WA


It’s been more than 80 years since two adventure seekers with a vision hauled an old V8 engine, some pulleys, and some rope up the Skykomish Valley to build a dream. In 1937, in an effort to share their love of the mountains with the people of the PNW, Bruce Kehr and Don Adams installed their first rope tow. The people came, hiking in six miles from the west side and from the east side by bus. With war-surplus resources and a touch of invention, the pair persevered.

As time passed, they steadily expanded lifts up the mountain and worked their way into the hearts of a growing family of skiers from Wenatchee to Seattle, and beyond. Through the boom years of the ‘70s, Stevens Pass remained committed to the on-slope experience, eschewing prefab condos in favor of affordable fun. Dozens of rope tows gave way to more modern chairlifts, and Stevens expanded into Mill Valley, opening up terrain on three sides of two mountains.

More than eight decades later, there have been many changes, but the community remains – a community that grows with each passing generation, one that thrives upon a shared love of the mountains.

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Imagine a special place with deep powder, rolling groomed runs to steep slopes, surrounded by trees and nestled into the mountains. That’s Stevens Pass. A picture-perfect ski area on a blue bird day and a place that sees rapid replenishment of snowpack with many series of winter storms.

It is home to a community of full-time, part-time and first-time winter crusaders enjoying the very best of the Cascades – from numerous bowls, glades and faces to extensive lighted terrain for skiing and riding well into the evening. It’s a place that connects us to what we love most – skiing and riding.

With an annual snowfall averaging 460" each year, 1,125 acres of diverse skiable terrain, it’s no wonder everyone keeps coming back for more.




Stevens Pass


Stevens Pass unites with Vail Resorts' Epic Promise.

Environmental and community sustainability are at the core of our foundational values at Vail Resorts.

In order to “Do Good” where we work, live and have fun, Vail employees bring this value to life every day though actions called Vail Resorts Epic Promise.

In 2017, Vail Resorts updated our sustainability goals. Setting our sights on zero, here are our commitments:

  • Zero Net Emissions by 2030
  • Zero Waste to Landfill by 2030
  • Zero Impact to Forest and Habitat by 2030



70% Landfill Diversion

Through an aggressive reduction, recycling and composting program, Stevens Mountain Resorts diverts 70% of it waste from entering the landfill.

Landfill Diversion Milestones:

  • 50% -- 2015-16 Season
  • 60% -- 2017-18 Season
  • 70% -- 2018-19 Season

Climate Change Management

In partnership with the non-profit Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Stevens Pass offsets 100% of its energy use (from both propane and electricity) solely with renewable energy credits from clean, sustainable windpower.

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