Stevens Pass, WASH. – December 10, 2023 – After a delayed opening due to warm temperatures and rain, Stevens Pass is ready to open for the 2023/24 ski and ride season this Tuesday, December 12.
Guests who visit on opening day can expect the Daisy, Brooks and Skyline lifts to begin spinning at 9am, along with bird stickers and a banner break on Brooks as part of opening day celebrations. Guests should expect early season conditions, with the goal of opening additional terrain as conditions allow. On-mountain dining options will include the T-Bar, Cascadian Kitchen, Bull’s Tooth, Trailside Snack Shack, and the Foggy Goggle, which will now be open Mondays this season. The Foggy Goggle Mug Club will be returning – purchase a limited-edition mug for $75 and receive $5 beverages all season long. Mugs are available on a first-come first-served basis and will be available starting at 11am on opening day. Stevens Pass has also added a new restaurant to its lineup: The Pacific Cantina, opening Friday, December 15. It’s the perfect spot to satisfy your cravings for tacos and margaritas as part of the après experience.
Also new this season, Kehr's Chair has been upgraded from a two-person fixed-grip to a new four-person lift designed to improve out-of-base capacity and the guest experience. This project is part of an ongoing commitment to both an investment and improvement in the guest experience, and the team is proud to have completed construction in early November. It is ready to spin once Mother Nature provides proper snow coverage for the terrain serviced by this lift.
“Our team was ready to open on our target date of December 1, but Mother Nature is in charge, and we needed to be patient,” said Ellen Galbraith, VP & GM of Stevens Pass. “Thankfully the wait is over, and it's time to get outside to ski and ride. I’m incredibly grateful for our team, and we’re all excited to welcome our community back to kick off the season this Tuesday.”
The resort has also introduced a new parking program for two of its lots this season. In an effort to mitigate challenges with road and parking congestion on weekends, holidays, and powder days, Lots A & G will be reserved for those who carpool with four or more occupants until either those lots reach capacity or 1pm if capacity is not reached. Those lots will be open to those without four or more in a single vehicle after that point on those specific days. However, those who require ADA access, EV charger access, and family parking for vehicles with one driver and two or more children aged 12 or younger are permitted to park in these lots during restricted periods. For more information on this change, please visit the ‘Getting Here & Parking’ page of our website.
Stevens Pass will also be hosting several events throughout the winter to bring the community together, such as College Nights every Thursday evening from January-March (includes 50% off a lift ticket and rentals with a valid college ID); an International Women’s Day celebration in March; a Community Fair for guests to meet with and learn more about community partners like the U.S. Forest Service and Outdoors for All; and a Pond Skim to close out the season. Please visit the resort’s event page for more information.
Also new this season, the My Epic app with Mobile Pass and Mobile Lift Tickets is now available to download, allowing guests to use their phone as their ticket to the slopes. Mobile Pass and Mobile Lift Tickets is a hands-free option for skiers and riders to use at all 36 of Vail Resorts’ owned and operated U.S. resorts for the 2023/24 season, with availability at Whistler Blackcomb to follow in future seasons. It allows guests to buy their pass or lift ticket online, activate it in the new My Epic app, put their phone in their pocket, and get scanned hands free in the lift line using Bluetooth® technology designed for low energy usage to minimize the impact on a phone’s battery life. This season, to ensure a smooth transition, the company will continue to provide physical cards for passes and lift tickets to all guests. The My Epic app also offers a range of guest-favorite features, including interactive trail maps with GPS location tracking, and mountain and resort alerts, including operational information.
For real-time operations alerts and lifts and terrain status, please use the alerts feature in the new My Epic app, follow @StevensUpdates on X/Twitter, or check the resort website.
Amanda Bird – Communications Manager, Stevens Pass | email@example.com