Joe Carberry

Ian Coble and Tyler Ceccanti at Stevens Pass

Inside Line: Stevens Pass, WA

Seattle can be sloppy, wet, and cold. But drive 78 miles northeast and sloppy transforms into steep, deep, and dry at Stevens Pass, a ripper’s reprieve from fast-paced Emerald City life. There you’ll find a stable maritime snowpack, limitless backcountry access, and a massive park.

Cascade Powder Cats, Stevens Pass, Washington

Stevens Pass

78 miles northeast of Seattle and sloppy transforms into steep, deep, and dry at Stevens Pass