Stevens Pass Ski Resort

Stevens Pass Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Washington in USA. The resort is in the town of Leavenworth, WA. 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 lift pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of different types of Epic passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.

Stevens Pass Lodging:

Stevens Pass Ski 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, 2 square miles, or 5 square kilometers.

Stevens Pass's slopes see on average 460 inches (181 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 38 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,125(5 km2)
Annual Snowfall
460"(181 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
5,845'(1,781 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,784'(544 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
4,061'(1,238 m)

Stevens Pass Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
54.6out of 100
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Stevens Pass can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.


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.

Skiiable Area 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%.
11%(124 acres)

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.

Blue Square
54%(608 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
35%(394 acres)

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 nearby the town of Leavenworth, WA.

Leavenworth, WA 98826 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
47.75000, -121.09000

Getting to Stevens Pass Ski 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 AirportSEASeattle, WA60 mi
Vancouver International AirportYVRVancouver, BC138 mi
Portland International AirportPDXPortland, OR165 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) AirportPAEEverett, WA56 mi
Boeing Field King County International AirportBFISeattle, WA58 mi
Yakima Air Terminal McAllister FieldYKMYakima, WA86 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Ski BluewoodDayton, WA5,670 ft42%16 mi
The Summit at SnoqualmieSnoqualmie Pass, WA3,865 ft50%27 mi
Mission RidgeWenatchee, WA6,820 ft58%40 mi
Badger MountainEast Wenatchee, WA3,800 ft38%43 mi
Crystal MountainEnumclaw, WA7,012 ft63%61 mi
Loup Loup Ski BowlOkanogan, WA5,280 ft53%74 mi
White PassNaches, WA6,550 ft49%78 mi
Mt. BakerDeming, WA5,000 ft47%78 mi
Manning Park Ski AreaManning Park, BC5,868 ft51%91 mi

Stevens Pass Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation5,845 ft
Base Elevation4,061 ft
Vertical Drop1,784 ft
(11% Beginner,  54% Intermediate,  35% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,125
Avg. Annual Snowfall460 inches
Stevens Pass Ski Resort Mountain Stats