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Stevens Pass Resort


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Stevens Pass Resort


Powder Alliance
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

33

Rank in
Region

2

Rank in
State

1

Best time for snow at
Stevens Pass Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Stevens Pass Resort

Powder
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Powder Forecast
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True Snow: 475" per year
Snow Quality Rank

44

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

9

Stevens Pass Resort is ranked No. 9 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

18.8%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

35.4%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

8.3%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

9

Stevens Pass Resort is ranked No. 9 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

44

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Stevens Pass Resort

Core Strengths
Snow Volume
rank
9
score
79.6
Expert
rank
31
score
47.1
Overall
rank
33
score
76.7

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1829 ft

5845 ft
Base Elevation: 4061 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Stevens Pass Resort

At Stevens Pass 20.2% of winter days see 6 inches or more of snow, 36% of winter months see 90 inches or more, and only 7% of months see less than 30 inches. This is elite, blue-chip style snow frequency, rivaled only by a handful of areas in North America. The key risk to snow conditions is not drought but rain. This is a minor issue for the locals, who can sit out the wet weather and wait to ski the next week’s dump. It does, however, make planning a big trip involving air travel here more of a gamble. In terms of quality, storms at Stevens Pass can bring the cold stuff that makes for beautiful turns, or just as often, they can douse you with warmer snow that you weigh by the pound instead of measuring by the inch. Be prepared with the fattest, most rockered skis you can get for the latter conditions.

Accumulation and Preservation

With its huge snowfalls, Stevens Pass is often well covered by mid-December and is less than half open by Christmas in only 10-15% of seasons. While Stevens Pass is about half north exposed, its altitude is a modest 4,100-5,800 feet. Thus overall snow preservation is mediocre. Stevens Pass is best skied midwinter or after its frequent big dumps.