Stevens Pass Ski Resort is a popular ski destination located in the Cascade Mountains of Washington, near the town of Skykomish. The resort is approximately 1.5 hours from both Seattle and Everett, making it an easy day trip or weekend getaway for skiers and snowboarders in the Puget Sound area.
Stevens Pass is known for its extremely high snowfall amounts, averaging over 450 inches per season. The ski season at Stevens Pass typically runs from mid-December to early April. Stevens Pass also has three terrain parks featuring a variety of jumps, rails, and other features.
Stevens Pass does not have any lodging options onsite, but a couple nearby Cascade mountain towns have plenty of options, including Leavenworth and Skykomish.
We recently ranked all of Washington's ski resorts, so you can see where Stevens Pass stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Stevens Pass is a part of the Epic Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one season pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned and operated slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of types of Epic lift ticket passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.
There are numerous options to stay at Stevens Pass around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Stevens Pass Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Stevens Pass has a total of 53 ski trails, which are serviced by 12 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,125 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 455 hectares, 1.8 square miles, or 4.6 square kilometers.
Stevens Pass's slopes see on average 460 inches (14.0 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 38 feet every year!
Stevens Pass Ski Resort Elevation
Stevens Pass Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 5,845 feet, or 1,781 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,061 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,784 feet (544 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Stevens Pass's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Stevens Pass Ski Resort Difficulty Level
54.6out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Stevens Pass has 1,125 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Stevens Pass is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 11% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 89%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Stevens Pass Ski Resort good for beginners?
Stevens Pass can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 89% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Stevens Pass Ski Resort Location
Stevens Pass Ski Resort is located in the state of Washington, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Leavenworth, WA.
Leavenworth, WA 98826 USA
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Getting to Stevens Pass Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Stevens Pass Ski Resort), its coordinates of 47.75000, -121.09000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Leavenworth, WA to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Stevens Pass Ski Resort.
|Seattle–Tacoma International Airport||SEA||Seattle, WA||60 mi|
|Vancouver International Airport||YVR||Vancouver, BC||138 mi|
|Portland International Airport||PDX||Portland, OR||165 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Stevens Pass.
|Snohomish County (Paine Field) Airport||PAE||Everett, WA||56 mi|
|Boeing Field King County International Airport||BFI||Seattle, WA||58 mi|
|Yakima Air Terminal McAllister Field||YKM||Yakima, WA||86 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Stevens Pass Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Stevens Pass Ski Resort.
|Ski Bluewood||Dayton, WA||5,670 ft||42%||16 mi|
|The Summit at Snoqualmie||Snoqualmie Pass, WA||3,865 ft||50%||27 mi|
|Mission Ridge||Wenatchee, WA||6,820 ft||58%||40 mi|
|Badger Mountain||East Wenatchee, WA||3,800 ft||38%||43 mi|
|Crystal Mountain||Enumclaw, WA||7,012 ft||63%||61 mi|
|Loup Loup Ski Bowl||Okanogan, WA||5,280 ft||53%||74 mi|
|White Pass||Naches, WA||6,550 ft||49%||78 mi|
|Mt. Baker||Deming, WA||5,000 ft||47%||78 mi|
|Manning Park Ski Area||Manning Park, BC||5,868 ft||51%||91 mi|
Stevens Pass Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||5,845 ft|
|Base Elevation||4,061 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,784 ft|
(11% Beginner, 54% Intermediate, 35% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||460 inches|