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A Day on the Slopes

Your perfect winter ski weekend is right here in the true PNW.

Fuel up for a day on the mountain with a from-scratch breakfast at Narrative Coffee. Legend is that their biscuits and gravy dish is just the thing to power your day as you shred the slopes. And the coffee. Oh, that lovingly curated, slow pour third wave coffee.

Dawn Patrol more your style? Hit the road and grab a coffee on the way to Stevens Pass at Espresso Chalet. You can’t miss it -- it’s the one with twelve-foot tall bigfoots outside.

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If lunch at the lodge isn’t your thing, while you’re in downtown Everett, be sure to pick up provisions at the Sno-Isle Natural Foods Co-op. Their deli offers healthy, hearty, wholesome meals that are packaged up and ready for your day of mountain exploration.

Enjoy the drive to Stevens Pass. State Route 2 takes you along the winter route of spectral deciduous trees, before opening up to vistas of cobalt mountains capped with alpines and snow.

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You arrive at Stevens Pass for the perfect day of skiing on a variety of trails of all skill levels. Stevens Pass joined the EPIC Pass group of resorts in 2018 and if you’re new to the EPIC Pass, or have simply overlooked Stevens as a destination resort, in the past, this is your invitation to some of the most under-rated terrain, and local ski hill vibe anywhere. With incredible on and off piste skiing, there’s something for every skier and rider. 

Or, if you prefer, enjoy cross-country skiing at the Nordic Center, just 6 miles further east. There you’ll find groomed trails for both classic and skate skiing. 

Bushed after a day of carving turns? You will be! Après at the Scuttlebutt Brewing Taproom, located just a few blocks from the Delta Hotel. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch taco truck night for some delicious soyrizo tacos and birria ramen, courtesy of El Mariachi

Skiing, coffee, tacos, drinks: all in a day’s work.

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Getting Here:

Your best bet is to fly into Paine Field (PAE), an award-winning boutique airport. It has three terminals, a luxury bar and deli, and a well-appointed lounge with leather furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows. This is traveling in style.

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Book Your Stay:

Book your stay at the Delta Hotel in seaside Everett, Washington. The Delta is conveniently located right at the beginning of State Route 2, a route that will take you 65 miles up the Snohomish and Skykomish River Valleys to Stevens Pass in the North Cascades. 

Need Some Gear:

Stop by Pacific Mountain Sports in Monroe if you need to rent or purchase any gear. They specialize in all things skiing and snowboarding. Rent skis or a snowboard, get wax, bindings, new outerwear, those goggles you forgot, or anything else you need to make sure your time on the slopes is completely shreddin’.

A Winter Ski Weekend- PNW Style. Click to view map larger.

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