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 light fluffy powder for everyone. Then we received nearly 20” of heavy and wet snow over the past two days. Our Patrol team started avalanche mitigation well before sunrise over the last couple of days because this type of snowfall requires extra time to navigate the ridge lines, and that proved to be challenging. Our number one priority is the safety of our employees and guests, and we never compromise on the thorough evaluation and mitigation of risks. So when you see a Patroller on the mountain, thank them for everything they do to help keep us as safe as possible.

A low-pressure system will park itself off the coast over the weekend, which will cool temperatures, and snow will taper off as we get deeper into the weekend. Temps have already started to cool, which has helped the snowpack stabilize. Conditions necessitated the closure of some of our terrain yesterday, but we were able to reopen the entire mountain today.

We are about to roll into a busy week with a FIS race scheduled to start on Sunday, March 3, and conclude on Friday, March 8. Race courses will be set up on Showcase from March 3-4 and on Skyline from March 5-8. This is a big deal for Stevens Pass as we have not hosted a Western Region FIS race in over 25 years!

Come up and enjoy the new snow and excellent grooming this weekend, and remember to please carpool if you can.


📷 by Chad Bowes