Stevens Pass

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Stevens Pass got its moniker from renowned engineer John Frank Stevens , who was principal in building the Great Northern Railroad and the Cascade Tunnel , a 7.8 mile train tunnel drilled right through the Cascade Mountains from the town of Berne on the east side of the Summit to Scenic on the west side. As Stevens was responsible for bringing transportation to the region, two young men from Seattle were responsible for realizing a ski area. During the winter of 1937-38 , Don Adams and Bruce Kehr, both avid skiers, set out to construct Stevens Pass Ski Area on Big Chief Mountain and Cowboy Mountain.


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Stevens Pass Ski Resort is one of the Northwest’s premier resorts, and is just 15-40 minutes from any Mysty Mountain Property. With a base area elevation of 4,061′, the mountain averages 450″ of snowfall and features a Terrain Park, night skiing, Nordic Center, ski school, and rentals. RENTALS


One of the best and most convenient places for snowshoeing and cross country is Stevens Pass Nordic Center. (It’s really located just EAST of the ski resort). They offer lessons, equipment rental, and groomed trails. Check the website for rates, hour, and conditions. For more advanced terrain in the National Forest, some routes to check out on the west side are the Tonga Ridge, Lake Susan Jane,East Fork Foss River, and Surprise Lake (no skiing at the last two). East Side



West Side The Skykomish River is one of the most popular rivers in Washington State for many types of fishing where you’ll find Winter and Summer Steelhead, Dolly Varden and Coho, Chum and Pink Salmon (Pinks in odd numbered years only). License & Gear



West Side The Skykomish River runs swift and wild down the slopes of the Cascades and offers year round rafting, but the best runs are when the snow pack is flowing at it’s peak (usually Spring and early Summer). This is considered one of the most challenging runs in the state, and has even been listed as one of the top 10 places to raft in the USA! East Side The Wenatchee River is one of the 10 most popular whitewater trips in the country, with hot and dry summers and a roller coaster river! It has the largest rapids in Washington State, but is still safe fun for all ages as there are so few obstructions in the river (it’s also the state’s highest volume raft-able river!). Guides Alpine River Runners Adventures (East and West Side) -1-800 RAFT-FUN Outdoor Adventure Center (East and west side) – Let’s go Tubing!(East Side) – 509-548-TUBE –