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November 26, 2001, Stevens Pass Backcountry

WA Stevens Pass
Posted by Zap on 9/16/02 11:00am
With the ski area still closed and all the new snow, it seemed a natural to try the ski runs and venture off the backside if things looked good. At 4000' there is about 20 inches on the ground and it is easily over 36 inches near 5600'. The snowcat drivers at Stevens created great climbing paths to the top of the lifts,so skinning up was easy. The steeper terrain still needs another foot or more snow. Chief and Double Diamond are still very "brushy" and for those without concern for their bases. It's still too early for the backside. The snow quality was excellent - powder turns top to bottom.


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2002-09-16 18:00:48