Advanced Tips

You know how this game works, so get out and explore the mountain!

With 1125 acres of inbounds playground to explore, it's up to you to get out and get after it! Check out our inbounds hiking routes, chutes, cliffs, and saddles. Remember- this isn't Disneyland- respect the mountain and stay safe!

  • Saddle up to Cowboy Ridge
  • Polaris Bowl? Where's that! Explore and find what it's all about
  • Gear getting you down? Get the feel of new equipment in the rental equipment center.

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You know your style, now find the right tool for the job. Come check out our top of the line demo equipment in the rental equipment center; freeride, park, or all mountain athlete, we've got the gear that will give you the most out of your mountain. Our inventory of skis and boards covers a wide variety of options, from terrain parks to powder days, carving tools to backcountry boards. Remember to Try-Before-You-Buy, demos are a great way to find that perfect match before committing cash to a specific ski or board.

Equipment Care and Repair Services:

You're skiing at the top level now, and these mountains can be rugged! When the mountain bites back and repair is necessary, the full service tune, repair and boot fitting specialists in the Care & Repair Shop will get your gear dialed in to the quality you require.

Private Coaching:

There's always room for improvement; master the bumps, venture into the terrain park, or get the most out of your powder days. Spending time with one of our experienced coaches is the best way to progress on snow.

  • Private Coaching - Ski and Ride with a coach, it's the best way to improve your skills.
  • Camps - From the Park & Pipe, to powder and bumps, Stevens Pass coaches will help you obtain peak personal performance.

Give the Experts a Call:

  • Explain your riding style and what you're looking for in a new setup, the friendly and knowledgeable rental equipment center staff will set you up!
  • You can reserve demo equipment (demos not available online) ahead of time over the phone at 206-812-7351. Make sure you have picture I.D.Buy your tickets at the rental equipment center to save time.

Holidays and weekends can be very busy for demos. In order to insure that you will spend more time on the hills try reserving your demo equipment ahead of time by calling the Rossignol Tech Center at 206-812-7351. By doing this you can drive up, pick up and head out.

Best Times to Visit:

If you have the flexibility, weekdays and/or nights are the best and most relaxing time to visit the mountain and practice your new skills.


Know the Safety Requirements and the "Your Responsibility Code".

As a core skier or snowboarder, the temptation of untracked backcountry turns can be a powerful draw. This beautiful and pristine mountain environment deserves respect; please ensure that you are well versed in proper backcountry travel procedures before leaving the area.

More Helpful Tips:

  • Be prepared to eat lunch at NON peak times, before 12 pm or after 1:30 pm. Take advantage of the empty slopes.
  • Visibility on foggy/snowy days is better near the edge of runs.
  • Properly tuned and waxed equipment will give you the most control and a better experience.
  • Arrive early for the freshest snow grooming and shortest walk from the parking lot.
  • Leave your equipment at Gear Check during your lunch break to prevent it from coming up missing.
  • Be prepared for changing weather.
  • Drive carefully. Directions