Its Friday again! Now that the weekend is finally here, we are ready to kick back and relax. The very thought of not waking up to an alarm is so delightful, isn’t it? You certainly need to rest after working hard all week long. We too had tranquilizing Saturday morning and suddenly to make it more merrier we planned for long drive through the woods and destination was Stevens Pass.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating, there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. – John Ruskin
Being fascinated by the word ‘Snow’ since childhood, seen and fantasized only in stories, cartoons and movies, Seattle gave us the exposure of Snow flurries too. Though city doesn’t adore heavy snowfall but nearby surroundings does. 60 miles from Seattle 1 hour 30 minutes drive take you to Skiing mountain i.e. Stevens Pass. Its about experiencing the mountains in their natural state and a heart-thumping passion for powder and gravity. Our reverence for nature runs deep. At Stevens, learning the terrain and the sport is a lifelong adventure.
With all winter and rain gears, we were set for adventure of skiing and beautiful scenic drive. Listening to the melodies of Bollywood singers the commuting of U.S. Highway 2 was amazing. The greenery of forests and high peaks of mountain drag to nature’s beauty. There is so much more to these mountains than rock, slopes and snow. Stevens magnetism makes you explore all the avenues. The play with white powder, making snow man and trying skiing is memorable. Apart from skiing areas the snow on trees and surroundings was soft as if white tiny granules blanket covering it. It was amusing to walk on the white surface, getting legs sink into. The reflection of blue vault of heaven was seen on the snow. Though the snow was cold as it bit our fingers and cool breeze kissed our cheeks, but it was fun.
All skiing equipment’s are available on rent. The Lift to the peak of mountain visualizes the luscious dark green trees and pure white snow underneath the blue sky. Night Skiing can also be enjoyed.
The peace and serenity at pinnacle relaxes the soul completely. The scenic tour of mountain with lift (cable car) is worth taking. After enjoying the deep powder of Stevens Pass, relaxing in a retreat as picturesque as these surroundings is enthralling. The Lodges at the base provides delicious hot grills and pizzas. The barbecue smell at the outdoors catch your taste buds. Indeed its an altogether different adventure with ‘Snow’.
19 March 2016 – Snow Condition
Experience the quieter side of Stevens Pass and a historic beautiful setting of classic skiing, skate skiing or snowshoeing. Surely a place not to miss in Washington.