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Tue., April 29, 2014, 10:26 a.m.

Stevens Pass Ski Area reports record season

Skiers found powder snow for the Nov. 16 opening of the 2013-2014 season at Washington's Stevens Pass Ski Resort. (courtesy)
Skiers found powder snow for the Nov. 16 opening of the 2013-2014 season at Washington's Stevens Pass Ski Resort. (courtesy)

WINTERSPORTS -- More than 406,000 guests visited Stevens Pass ski area last winter making 2013-14 its largest season since visits have been electronically tracked.  While much of the West Coast saw below average snowfall, Stevens Pass surpassed its 450-inch average with a seasonal total of 463 inches.

The Nov. 16, 2013, opening was the resort's third earliest.  During the last three winters, the Washington resort operated more than 150 days, besting its 134 day average set during the previous 28 years. 

Memorable storms this season included an 11-day snow cycle that dropped 125 inches Feb. 10-21, 2014. That brought the ski area to a total of 160 inches for the month of February

In December Stevens Pass also unveiled its new Doppelmayr high-speed detachable Jupiter Quad in the Mill Valley area capping off over $4 million in seasonal improvements. The resort also expanded to four terrain parks making it the largest park program in the state with more than 70 features.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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