Stevens Pass First Resort To Open In Washington

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With over two feet of new snow in the past 48 hours, Stevens opens for the 2012-13 season.

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Stevens Pass officially opened at noon today, making it the first winter resort to open in Washington for the 2012/13 season. With occasional snow showers and over two feet of fresh snow, more than 650 guests showed up to enjoy the festivities. This marks one of the earliest openings in recent years and resort operators are excited to lead Washington into the new season. This is the first time Stevens Pass has been the first Washington resort to open in recent memory. As an extra incentive, Stevens Pass also issued free tickets today to anyone who showed their season pass from any other Washington resort.

Jason Fischetti from Bellevue said, “My family and I always try to spend Thanksgiving skiing somewhere and this year it looks like we’ll be at Stevens Pass.”

Beginning tomorrow, operating hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and tickets will be just $39 for all guests through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

General Manager, Bill Bourton said, “We are excited to be the first resort to open in Washington state and are looking forward to a great Thanksgiving holiday weekend here on the slopes at Stevens Pass.”

Stevens Pass hopes to have up to three lifts operating with more coming online as conditions permit. The early season terrain park is open with five rail features and plans to add more through the holiday weekend. All amenities are available including lessons, rentals, and dining at the Cascadian Kitchen and the Bulls Tooth Bar & Grill.

Rolled Back Season Pass Rates
As a special incentive, Stevens Pass is rolling back its Season Pass rates to the fall sale prices today through Sunday. Guests can save up to $300 and benefits include free skiing at Sierra at Tahoe, Mountain High, China Peak, and more. To receive special pricing, guests must purchase their pass in person at Stevens Pass. This offer ends Sunday, November 25th.

With more than $1 million in improvements this past summer, Steven’s 75th Anniversary is sure to be a special one.

For more information or to schedule an interview please contact Nate Escalona, Marketing Manager, at (206) 812-7344 or nescalona(at)stevenspass(dot)com.

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About Stevens Pass Mountain Resort
Celebrating its 75th year of operation, Stevens Pass is located 78 miles east of Seattle on the crest of the Cascade Mountain Range. Stevens receives about 450 inches of snow annually, covering 1,125 acres of skiable terrain – including 37 major runs and numerous bowls, glades and faces. The ski resort has a variety of terrain for every age and skill level. Normal winter operations run from early December to mid-April.

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