Leavenworth, WA (PRWEB) December 09, 2012
Stevens Pass woke up to historic snowfall this morning when 39 inches of snow had fallen in a 12-hour period from 4:00pm to 4:00am this morning. This is the largest overnight snowfall amount Stevens Pass has seen in recent decades.
“We were blown away by the amount of snowfall that fell last night,” said John Meriwether, the resort’s Planning & Regulatory Coordinator and in-house weather forecaster. “The models all showed significant snowfall of around a foot, but nowhere in the range of three to four feet.”
In the morning, Stevens’ 24-hour snowfall total was up to 48 inches which put their 48-hour total to 69 inches. In the last seven days Stevens Pass has seen 107 inches of snow with 167 inches of total snowfall this season.
With this snowfall Stevens Pass was able to open the backside of the mountain – Mill Valley. Skiers and snowboarders were in fresh waist to chest deep snow all day long with ear-to-ear grins.
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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 an average of 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.