Stevens Pass Winter 2023/24 Tip Sheet
Stevens Pass Winter 2023/34 Tip Sheet
THE STEVENS PASS EXPERIENCE:
Stevens Pass is home to a community of full-time, part-time and first-time winter crusaders enjoying the very best of the Cascades in Washington State – from numerous bowls, glades and faces to extensive lighted terrain for skiing and riding well into the evening. With an annual snowfall averaging 460" each year and 1,125 acres of diverse skiable terrain, it’s no wonder everyone keeps coming back for more. Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure, family-friendly fun, or a chance to relax on one of Washington's most scenic mountains, we've got something for everyone. 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. 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, and children have grown here and come back with children of their own to pass on the sheer joy of skiing and riding at the crest of the Cascades.
Tip: Don’t want to worry about finding a parking spot on a busy weekend, holiday or pow day, or just want the chance to sleep in? Consider arriving at 2 pm! Spots free up in the afternoon, and we’re open until 10 pm from Wednesday-Sunday once night operations kick off in mid-December.
A NEW EPIC LIFT UPGRADE AT STEVENS PASS THIS WINTER
NEW: Kehr's Chair
Kehr's Chair has been upgraded from a two-person fixed-grip to a new four-person lift, which is designed to improve out-of-base capacity and guest experience. Construction is in the final stages with completion targeted in November 2023.
HONE YOUR SKILLS WITH WORLD-CLASS SKI AND SNOWBOARDING LESSONS
Build your skills and confidence in a fun and supportive environment! Our instructors will help you sharpen your skills and explore more of the mountain with confidence. Take the pressure off learning - find a lesson that works best for you! We offer child and adult group lessons for skiing or snowboarding, and private lessons that can be customized for individuals, groups, or families - up to 6 people.
Learn a new sport, improve your technique, or explore new possibilities. Explore the mountain with our expert instructors!
MAKE THE MOST OF OUR RETAIL AND RENTAL SERVICES
Reserve your ski and snowboard rentals online for the best rate and conveniently pick up and return your rental in our rentals center located in the Tye Creek Lodge.
Tip: If lift tickets are sold out online, guests who have booked a lesson with our Ski & Ride School or have reserved rental equipment are still eligible for a lift ticket on those dates.
We offer a variety of options for all our guests who wish to dine with us at Stevens Pass. The Foggy Goggle Mug Club is back for its second season! You can buy a limited- edition mug for $75 and get $5 draft beers all season long in your mug. Your mug will be stored amongst our mug club wall, and you’ll get to take it home at the end of the season. Mugs are on sale on opening day and while supplies last!
NEW this season: The Foggy Goggle has extended operating hours to include Mondays, and we’re opening a new restaurant, the Pacific Cantina, in the Pacific Crest Lodge (tacos!).
Located in the Granite Peaks Lodge:
8 am- 4 pm (open until 7 pm during night operations)
10:30 am- 4 pm (open until 9 pm during night operations)
10:30 am- 4 pm (open until 10 pm during night operations)
Located in the Pacific Crest Lodge
Pacific Cantina *NEW
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday
11 am- 4 pm
Iron Goat Pizzeria
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday
11 am – 3 pm
Outer Limits Grill
Open Saturday, Sunday
11 am – 2 pm
Trailside Snack Shack
8 am- 4 pm
Located in the Tye Creek Lodge
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday (*MONDAYS ADDED)
11 am- 4 pm (open until 7 pm during night operations)
EVENTS AT STEVENS PASS
We have a lot to look forward to this season like Dew After Dark, College Nights, Spirit Week, Women’s Weekend, Community Fair, Spring Fest, live music on Foggy Fridays and more! To stay in the know, keep an eye on our events page.
FUN FILLED ACTIVITIES THE WHOLE FAMILY CAN ENJOY
You don’t have to ski or ride to enjoy Stevens Pass! Just five miles down the road from the Summit is our Nordic Center. Mill Valley is a great place for snow play, and the sledding hill is just the beginning. Our team is happy to help you find your own mountain adventure at the Nordic Center!
Epic Pass holders get access to our network of groomed trails for classic and skate skiing, snowshoeing, and the groomed sledding hill. So, bring a sled, build a snowman, take some laps on the trails, then warm up with a hot cocoa and a bite to eat in the Cascade Depot lodge. We serve food and beverages including alcohol. Our food offerings get more diverse every year and this year we expect to have more tasty treats than ever.
Classic and skate ski rentals are available at the Nordic Center, along with First Time packages to learn with an instructor. We are proud to have a teaching staff that is PSIA certified and has a great deal of experience to get you started or take you to the next level. Snowshoes and towable chariots are also available to rent.
Our Nordic Center will also host six biathlon events this season, including two newcomer clinics where guests can start their biathlon journey.
The Nordic Center is targeting an opening date of December 1, which is dependent on weather. Hours of operation are 9 am- 4 pm Thursday through Sunday and will be open on Martin Luther King Day and Presidents’ Day.
Dates and Hours
Target opening day: Friday, December 1, 2023 (weather and conditions dependent)
Target opening for night operations: Wednesday, December 15, 2023
9 am- 4 pm Monday-Tuesday, and 9 am- 10 pm Wednesday-Sunday (*hours before night operations begin is 9 am- 4 pm daily)
Base area elevation: 4,061’
Top elevation Cowboy Mountain: 5,845’
Top elevation Big Chief Mountain: 5,600’
Mill Valley base elevation: 3,821’
Lifts and Acreage
Stevens Pass has nine lifts and two carpets, and 52 named runs. There are 769 skiable acres on the frontside and 356 on the backside. Six lifts run during night operations along with the two learning carpets for lessons, offering a night footprint of 525,8 acres.
Your Pass, now on your phone with the new My Epic app
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. For guests choosing to use Mobile Pass this season, watch this video for some tips.
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 like grooming updates, terrain status, snow reports and conditions.