Stevens Pass Opens For Skiing and Riding on October 5, 2013
Over 400 people come out for the "Government De-Rail Session"

LEAVENWORTH, WASH. (October 5, 2013) – Stevens Pass Mountain Resort opened to the public today for a special one-day "Government De-Rail Session." With clear blue skies  and temperatures in the 60's, over 400 diehard skiers and riders showed up to hit six park features and get a little taste of the winter to come.

With more seasonal temperatures returning to the area, Stevens Pass wanted to give the public a chance to come out and enjoy the snow before it melts away.  "We couldn't just let this snow go to waste, so we scrambled to put together a 6-feature rail park and invited the public to come up and have a little fun," said Nate Escalona, Stevens Pass Marketing Manager.

Two feet of snow fell earlier in the week, allowing the resort to record its earliest opening ever for lift accessed skiing and riding. Stevens Pass typically opens in late November for winter operations.

About Stevens Pass Mountain Resort

Stevens Pass is located 78 miles east of Seattle on the crest of the Cascade Mountain Range. Stevens averages 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.