How Stevens Is Keeping You Safe This Ski Season.

Even during the pandemic people have been hitting the slopes! Unsure of the regulations put into place by Stevens Pass or just want to make sure it’s safe for you and your family to visit, this stories for you.


Ruby Anderson, Writer

Skiing or snowboarding at Stevens Pass Ski Resort is going to look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean snowboarders or skiers can’t make the most of a trip. Here’s some rules and regulations to take a look at before you arrive.

The most important thing to take into consideration is Stevens is asking anybody that feels sick or has experienced Covid-19 symptoms to stay home. Check your temperature and how you’re feeling before getting in your car. Before you go as well, make sure you bring a mask, as facial coverings are required in all indoor spaces, all lines, and to gain you access to the mountain. Make sure to note, nobody is exempt from this regulation. They expect facial coverings to follow CDC guidelines, with two or more layers that completely cover your nose and mouth. Read more on that here.

Unfortunately, it will be tough to make new friends at Stevens this year.  Chairlifts will only be seated with your party/group. If you come by yourself, you’ll be seated on the opposite end of a four person lift with another single. To ensure physical distancing there managing the number of people allowed on the mountain through their reservation system as well as implementing new ways to load chairlifts. Although there is a change in the seating arrangements their goal is to completely open all lifts.

It’s also recommended that patrons bring thier own food and water to the mountain, but the restaurants/cafeterias will be open. They will be running at limited capacity and following all local and state regulations. The food choices will be fewer, but the cafeteria-style line system will still be in use. If you do bring your own food, you can eat it indoors but be mindful to only use a table when actively eating. In specific restaurants they will be using a program called Time to Dine, where you can reserve and book a mealtime to reduce the number of people in a restaurant at once. Bars will not be open, but locker/changing rooms will be with limited capacity. Equipment rentals are still up and running at limited capacity. All equipment will be sanitized fully between users. Online rental booking is also an option. Another important note is that all transaction will be cashless this year.

When buying lift tickets remember you need to buy them online and far in advance to ensure you get your preferred days of skiing.

Go shred it up!