Skiing the Cascades

Physical Environment

Located on the crest of the Cascade Range, we receive abundant and frequent snowfall. Cool air often drifts from the eastern slope of the range through the Stevens Pass area, keeping our snow relatively dry. Stevens is located on two national forests, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie on the west side of the crest and the Wenatchee National Forest on the east. Our forested area is predominately Pacific Silver Fir, Mountain Hemlock, and Subalpine Fir, offering a visual treat when covered by fresh snowfall. The winter weather is usually comfortable, with temperatures often in the mid-twenties.

Snowfall & Terrain

Stevens has lots of it, averaging 450" of snowfall each year, 105" of annual average snowpack, covering 1,125 acres of skiable terrain, including 37 major runs and numerous bowls, glades and faces.

  • Base area elevation 4,061'
  • Top elevation Cowboy Mountain 5,845'
  • Top elevation Big Chief Mountain 5,600
  • Mill Valley base elevation 3,821'
  • 1,800 vertical feet on three sides of two different mountains.

Trail Difficulty

  • Beginner 11%
  • Intermediate 54%
  • Advanced 35%

Night Experience

img_the-mountain_hogs-night-smWe offer a great night experience up to five nights a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Please check the website or snowlines prior to coming up, for updated information on operations. Up to six of our lifts are lit for night operations:

  • Hogsback Express
  • SkyLine Express
  • Kehr's Chair (formerly Big Chief)
  • Tye Mill
  • Brooks
  • Daisy

Favorite night runs include Showcase, Skid Road, Crest Trail, Blue Trail, SkyLine, Broadway and Barrier Ridge.