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STEVENS PASS UPDATE (2/29/24)

Hello everyone, Mother Nature provided us with some much needed snow over the past several days. Last weekend and early this week were awesome with bluebird skies and plenty of …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (2/16/24)

Hello everyone, Temperatures will continue to hang out at around the freezing level throughout this weekend and into next week, and there’s a chance of snow every day starting on …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (2/9/24)

Hello everyone, When I wrote my blog last week we were waiting to see if temperatures would drop, and luckily they did cool off like forecasted. The colder temps greatly …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (2/1/24)

Hello everyone, We’re continuing to navigate through this warm weather pattern, and thankfully there are cooler temps in the forecast. I want to update you on our approach to opening …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (1/28/24)

Hello everyone, If you were here today, you experienced firsthand the challenges we navigate when Mother Nature has her own plan for the day. Our dedicated professional ski patrol team …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (1/24/24)

Hi everyone, I am writing today with an update about parking. We’ve already learned a lot this season about how carpooling is working at Stevens Pass and we’re making adjustments …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (1/20/24)

Justin Norman powder cloud in the trees Hi everyone, We needed a motor component to fix Double Diamond/Southern Cross, and we made several calls to neighboring and enterprise resorts and …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (1/19/24)

Hi everyone, We were hopeful that Double Diamond/Southern Cross would open today, but the issue persisted and the lift will remain closed until it’s fixed. Thankfully our lift maintenance team …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (1/13/24)

Hey everyone, We will always have to adapt to conditions at the Pass, and I have always said “Mother Nature gets a vote,” which was the case this morning. Temperatures …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (1/8/24)

Hi everyone, The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning in effect from late tonight through Wednesday evening above 2,000 feet, and we’re expecting heavy snow and winds as …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (11/9/2023)

Hi everyone,  I’m writing today to follow up with additional information about our parking plan that was shared in April. We’re taking a new approach with carpooling in Lots A&G …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (7/3/2023)

Hello everyone, We are now in full construction mode with all our outside contractors actively engaged with their tasks to support the build. Last weekend we poured concrete at the …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (6/7/23)

Hello everyone, It is truly amazing how much work can be accomplished with a good crew and a little help from Mother Nature. All of our preparations over the past …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (5/19/23)

Photo: Making the coil with the haul rope Hello everyone, The past three weeks have been a whirlwind of activity up here at the summit. We started pushing snow off …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (5/4/23)

Hi everyone, Happy spring! Our teams have spent the last two weeks dozing snow off of access roads so the deconstruction of Kehr’s Chair can get underway. Throughout the coming …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (3/30/23)

Photo by Josh Northrup, Asst Ski Patrol Director Hi everyone, We’ve collaborated with the US Forest Service to extend access to the backside for an extra week, which means it …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE- (3/9/23)

Photo credit: Julian Tracy Hi everyone, We will be wrapping up night operations this Sunday, March 12. That said, I want to address your feedback about extending nights, and let …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (3/3/23)

New winch cat! Photo captured by Ted Everson, Sr. Manager Mountain Ops Hi everyone, I hope many of you had fun at the mountain today. Skyline presented a mechanical issue …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (2/9/23)

Photo credit: @adamjsanders Hi everyone, We received 17” of snow between Tuesday and Wednesday morning, which made for an awesome powder day. It was great to welcome winter back – …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (2/2/23)

Photo credit: @adamjsanders Hi everyone, I’m excited to announce that starting today, February 2, access to night operations will begin an hour earlier at 3pm. We have the room in …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (1/23/23)

Photo credit: Adam Sanders (@adamjsanders) Hi everyone, It was nice to receive a few inches of fresh snow over the weekend and fun to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (1/3/23)

Photo credit: @adamjsanders Greetings, First, I want to wish everyone a happy New Year. This is a special one for us at Stevens Pass as we celebrate our 85th anniversary …

STEVENS PASS UPDATE (12/24/22)

Greetings, We anticipate the current weather event to largely be over by tomorrow morning. We will need extra time in the morning to clean up and prepare the mountain for operations, …

Fortune tELLEN’, May 20

Hi, Everyone – For our first joint post, we thought we’d take the Fortune Telling name and keep the fun going…say hello to ‘Fortune tELLEN’! (See what we did there? …

Fortune Telling, May 10

Good Morning —   I’m really thrilled to start the day with some exciting news…we have a new GM here at Stevens Pass! Ellen Galbraith, whom many of you met …

Fortune Telling, April 28

A beautiful sunny day at Stevens Pass Hello! I can’t believe it, but this is my final Fortune Telling of ski + ride season – it’s equally hard to believe …

Fortune Telling, April 22

Alex enjoys some fresh spring powder off Cowboy Ridge at Stevens Pass. 📸 @adamjsanders Hi, Everyone! We are in the final stretch of ski + ride season – it’s hard …

Fortune Telling, April 16

Josh Wulfman enjoys some sunny powder turns on a gorgeous day at Stevens Pass. 📸 @adamjsanders Hi Everyone –  I hope you’re enjoying this awesome snow we’ve received. Having it stay cold with …

Fortune Telling, April 8

Local Snowboarder Matt McKellar rips a steep line off Cowboy Ridge. 📸 @adamjsanders Hiya! What a great week we’ve had with a solid spring storm followed by a couple bluebird …

Fortune Telling, April 2

Aerial view of Stevens Pass base area on a classic PNW day in the Cascades. Hello! While it’s spring and we’ve had a stretch of warm weather, we are expecting …

Fortune Telling, March 25

Tom Fortune enjoying some sunny laps on the backside! 📸 Adam J Sanders Hi, Everyone – It’s been a busy week, and I look forward to sharing the latest at …

Fortune Telling, March 18

Hello, Happy Friday! As we get moving into the weekend, I can tell you, based on personal experience, that conditions on the mountain are fantastic right now. I’m also pleased …

Fortune Telling, March 11th

Skiers and snowboarders arrive at Stevens Pass on a snowy morning! 📸 @adamjsanders Hi All –  Happy Friday! It’s been quite a week, and I’m ready for some skiing this …

Fortune Telling, March 8th

Ski Patrol director Angela, hangs onto Baily the all-star avi dog on a snowy day at Stevens Pass. 📸 Logan Bonwell Hello! Happy International Women’s Day – I want to …

Fortune Telling, March 4

Image by Adam Sanders Hello, and Happy Friday! I want to give a brief conditions update. We’ve gotten quite a bit of rain and a trace of snow throughout the …

Fortune Telling, February 21

Image by Adam Sanders Hello, all – I hope you’re having a nice start to your week – I’m sure loving this very special powder-filled holiday period. Mother Nature blessed …

Fortune Telling, February 19

Image by Adam Sanders Hello, all – happy weekend! A few notes as we head into the President’s Day holiday period: Lifts/Terrain: As I shared earlier this week, Southern Cross, …

Fortune Telling, February 12th

Tom Fortune Interim VP/GM of Stevens Pass, enjoying some mountain biking in the forest. Hello, Everyone –   As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, the Stevens Pass Bike Park …

Fortune Telling, February 4th

Interim VP/GM of Stevens Pass, Tom Fortune, enjoys some morning laps off Skyline Express 📸 @adamjsanders Hello, Everyone – Today marks three weeks since I stepped into the Interim GM …

Fortune Telling, February 1st

Athlete Jesse Wakefield skis with steeze through new The Mavericks terrain park. Hi Everyone – I hope you got to enjoy the 10’’ of new snow we got Sunday night! Besides …

Fortune Telling, January 29th

Tom Fortune Interim VP/GM of Stevens Pass taking a break mid-trail off Skyline Express Hello, everyone! I hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend – I sure am! It’s so …

Fortune Telling, January 23rd

Base of Jupiter on a sunny Sunday, January 23rd, 2022. Hello, everyone – it’s been a beautiful, Blue Bird day at Stevens Pass! Here’s the update for the day, which …

Fortune Telling, January 22nd

Athlete Kim Ewing enjoys some morning groomers on Showcase off of Kehrs Chair. Hi, everyone – hope you’re having a great start to your weekend! Here’s today’s update, focused on …

Fortune Telling, January 21st

Hello and happy Friday! Here’s today’s update: Conditions: The rain turned over to snow yesterday afternoon, and I’m glad to report that we’ve gotten about 4” since then. Fingers crossed it …

Fortune Telling, January, 20th

Hi folks – Glad to share today’s Fortune Telling post – here’s what I’m seeing: Operations: We’re still on track to add Kehr’s chair for this weekend! South Divide trail is …

INTRODUCING: FORTUNE TELLING

Greetings, Stevens Pass Community! I’ve taken a few moments to reflect on my first few days back at the mountain and I’d like to share my thoughts. I’ve spent some …

Hope On The Slopes

This year, Hope On The Slopes was a resounding success thanks to fresh snowfall, friends and incredible fundraising efforts. Teams encouraged each other to take laps on Kehr’s Chair late …