Stevens Pass

Ellen Galbraith

UW grad with resort experience picked to manage Stevens Pass

Ellen Galbraith will start the job in June, with help from the ski area’s interim manager Tom Fortune.

 

Tom Fortune (Adam Sanders / Stevens Pass)

Stevens Pass interim manager’s goal: ‘Changing the vibe’ in 2022

Interview: After a rough season start, Tom Fortune wants to make the rest of the winter worthwhile for skiers.

 

A chair lift sits idle on Stevens Pass Thursday afternoon on December 30, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A blizzard of Stevens Pass complaints hits the AG’s office

The ski resort’s new manager says he’s working to address frustrations about lines and closures.

 

U.S. 2 update: Stevens Pass won’t open before Tuesday

The state Department of Transportation doesn’t expect U.S. 2 at Stevens Pass to open before Tuesday. Snow slides have created piles up… Continue reading

Stevens Pass Thursday afternoon on December 30, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

At Stevens Pass, epic lines, not-so-epic times amid staff shortage

Skiers, snowboarders and employees blame owner Vail Resorts for a “dysfunctional” season. Management cites industry-wide issues.

Stevens Pass Thursday afternoon on December 30, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Callie Childers 20210921

Car of slain Marysville woman was set on fire

Her body was found along a remote stretch of U.S. 2, east of Stevens Pass. Her car was found near Snohomish.

Callie Childers 20210921

Police: Marysville woman was killed, left in Chelan County

The woman was found dead alongside U.S. 2 on Sept. 7. The case is being investigated as a homicide.

Signs reminding people to stay six feet apart hang on a ski and snowboard rack on opening day at Steven's Pass on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 in Skykomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Shredding in the age of COVID: A report from Stevens Pass

Our reporter hit the slopes to find out how the resort’s virus precautions work in practice.

Signs reminding people to stay six feet apart hang on a ski and snowboard rack on opening day at Steven's Pass on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 in Skykomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jarrell Banks helps his daughter Londyn, 4, learn how to stop on her snowboard during her first time snowboarding on opening day at Steven's Pass on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Pent-up and masked-up, skiers hit the Stevens Pass slopes

Pass holders opened the season on Friday. The general public is welcome on Tuesday — reservations only.

Jarrell Banks helps his daughter Londyn, 4, learn how to stop on her snowboard during her first time snowboarding on opening day at Steven's Pass on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Ryan Leveck makes a jump as he makes his way down the slopes during the opening day of Stevens Pass on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 in Stevens Pass, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald).

You will need a reservation to ski at Stevens Pass this year

But despite capacity restrictions, the resort expects most skiers and boarders will get a lift ticket.

Ryan Leveck makes a jump as he makes his way down the slopes during the opening day of Stevens Pass on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 in Stevens Pass, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald).
People ride the chair lifts as skiers and snowboarders make their way down the mountain during the opening day of Stevens Pass on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 in Stevens Pass, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald).

Stevens Pass announces plans to reopen slopes in December

The ski resort will require reservations, face coverings and physical distancing on the mountain.

People ride the chair lifts as skiers and snowboarders make their way down the mountain during the opening day of Stevens Pass on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 in Stevens Pass, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald).
Stevens Pass closed for summer mountain biking, disc golfing

Stevens Pass closed for summer mountain biking, disc golfing

The resort has been closed since March, when it shut down ski slopes over COVID-19 concerns.

Stevens Pass closed for summer mountain biking, disc golfing
Cascades blizzard spelled doom for marooned train passengers

Cascades blizzard spelled doom for marooned train passengers

The 1910 avalanche remains the deadliest in U.S. history.

Cascades blizzard spelled doom for marooned train passengers
A man makes his way down View Ridge Drive as snow continues to fall on Sunday evening in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald).

Snow hits Snohomish County, and it’s going to stay cold

Subfreezing temperatures will continue Monday and Tuesday, and more snow might be on the way.

A man makes his way down View Ridge Drive as snow continues to fall on Sunday evening in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald).
Stevens Pass opens with new lifts and terrain, shorter lines

Stevens Pass opens with new lifts and terrain, shorter lines

Upgrades boost the capacity of the hill and offer more runs for beginner and intermediate shredders.

Stevens Pass opens with new lifts and terrain, shorter lines
It’s finally a go: Stevens Pass ski area set to open

It’s finally a go: Stevens Pass ski area set to open

After a two-week delay, the Daisy, Skyline Express and Brooks Express lifts open at 9 a.m. Wednesday

It’s finally a go: Stevens Pass ski area set to open
Stevens Pass ski area still one good storm away from opening

Stevens Pass ski area still one good storm away from opening

On Wednesday, the resort needed another few feet of snow to open. Flurries are expected this week.

Stevens Pass ski area still one good storm away from opening
Ski season is near — snow has started to fall at Stevens Pass

Ski season is near — snow has started to fall at Stevens Pass

No flurries are forecast in the lowlands, but nights have been colder with temperatures in the 30s.

Ski season is near — snow has started to fall at Stevens Pass
Stevens Pass cleanup nets plenty of trash — and some treasures

Stevens Pass cleanup nets plenty of trash — and some treasures

Garbage emerges when the snow melts. Volunteers also found beer, jeans and a 20-year-old pass.

Stevens Pass cleanup nets plenty of trash — and some treasures
Mountain biking, disc golf mark seasons shift at Stevens

Mountain biking, disc golf mark seasons shift at Stevens

Widely known for its winter wonderland, summer at Stevens Pass offers other opportunities.

Mountain biking, disc golf mark seasons shift at Stevens