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xsea 01-17-2013 05:31 PM

Stevens Pass :D
 
Hey, so this saturday im going to be driving to stevens pass from seattle for the first time.
Sadly my friends flaked so I'll be going alone.
You guys got any tips?
I might also add I have limited experience driving in snow but I have a subi with snow tires.

walove 01-17-2013 05:38 PM

what type of riding are you into, i can send you in the right direction. stevens on a weekend can be a bit of a shit show but if you plan your day right you can avoid the crowds.

weather is supposed to be warm and clear so there shouldnt be any snow on the roads. slushy park laps sound good right now compared to no snow and sub zero temps in montana

WasatchMan 01-17-2013 05:39 PM

Drive slow, have fun, don't die.

xsea 01-17-2013 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by walove (Post 596402)
what type of riding are you into, i can send you in the right direction. stevens on a weekend can be a bit of a shit show but if you plan your day right you can avoid the crowds.

weather is supposed to be warm and clear so there shouldnt be any snow on the roads. slushy park laps sound good right now compared to no snow and sub zero temps in montana

I was thinking of just a groomed runs. Mostly hogsback :D

Also... where would I park? Cuz ik when i go up with my dad he takes the first right into the first available parking lot.
Are there other lots?

Lastly, wut time should I go? 7 am? I just don't wanna get there and have the entire lot full.

huckfin 01-17-2013 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by xsea (Post 596474)
I was thinking of just a groomed runs. Mostly hogsback :D

Also... where would I park? Cuz ik when i go up with my dad he takes the first right into the first available parking lot.
Are there other lots?

Lastly, wut time should I go? 7 am? I just don't wanna get there and have the entire lot full.


sure... ride hogsback on a weekend if you like standing in line for 30 minutes, only to have a 30-45 second ride back down to the lift, only to stand in line for another 30 minutes, rinse and repeat...

my suggestions would be to go straight to the backside and stay there until it closes at 4.

enjoy...

radiopayola 01-17-2013 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by huckfin (Post 596594)
sure... ride hogsback on a weekend if you like standing in line for 30 minutes, only to have a 30-45 second ride back down to the lift, only to stand in line for another 30 minutes, rinse and repeat...

my suggestions would be to go straight to the backside and stay there until it closes at 4.

enjoy...

Seconded... Hogsback is good for getting to Tye Mill on a busy weekend day. That's it.

redlude97 01-17-2013 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by radiopayola (Post 596730)
Seconded... Hogsback is good for getting to Tye Mill on a busy weekend day. That's it.

Its not even good for that. Big chief is where its at on weekends to get to the backside/tye mill

Kayeby 01-17-2013 07:44 PM

You won't need the snow tyres. It hasn't snowed in awhile so you won't even need chains. My group arrived around 11am last Sunday and managed to get into the first lot, though it was much busier than at 9am which is when we normally arrive (leaving around 6:30 but we make a few stops to pick people up).

Stevens on the weekend has been packed ever since ski/snowboard school started. My friends who could do the backside escaped there but the rest of us stuck to Brooks and Skyline, which were both far less crowded than Hogsback. Last Sunday you could almost ride straight onto the Brooks chairlift while Hogsback was chockers.

xsea 01-17-2013 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by huckfin (Post 596594)
sure... ride hogsback on a weekend if you like standing in line for 30 minutes, only to have a 30-45 second ride back down to the lift, only to stand in line for another 30 minutes, rinse and repeat...

my suggestions would be to go straight to the backside and stay there until it closes at 4.

enjoy...

I have never been to the backside.. is it a lot of blacks?
I'm just an intermediate boarder

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Originally Posted by Kayeby (Post 596994)
You won't need the snow tyres. It hasn't snowed in awhile so you won't even need chains. My group arrived around 11am last Sunday and managed to get into the first lot, though it was much busier than at 9am which is when we normally arrive (leaving around 6:30 but we make a few stops to pick people up).

Stevens on the weekend has been packed ever since ski/snowboard school started. My friends who could do the backside escaped there but the rest of us stuck to Brooks and Skyline, which were both far less crowded than Hogsback. Last Sunday you could almost ride straight onto the Brooks chairlift while Hogsback was chockers.

Thanks, i'll probably leave my house at 6:30. So even if I get there 30 mins early ill just take a quick nap

radiopayola 01-17-2013 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by xsea (Post 597578)
I have never been to the backside.. is it a lot of blacks?
I'm just an intermediate boarder

There are a couple of ways down that are blue, and the blacks aren't too bad. I'm not sure what you mean by intermediate, but it's probably at least worth a look.

http://www.stevenspass.com/Stevens/S...2-2013back.pdf


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