After a little investigative reporting last Monday, when a few of us hiked the hill for some “exploratory turns” at Stevens, the VP of Operations at Stevens Pass, Joel Martinez, eyes grew wide. "What if we could open up and let ANY number of people shred this early snow? What if we DIDN'T limit it to just 50 elitists or so? Could it be done efficiently? We really shouldn’t let this snow go to waste. That would be really INEFFICIENT."
It really happened. Stevens Pass was the first mountain in North America to open up to the public for shredding for the 2013/14 season.
It was a hoot.
It's refreshing to know that there are still pockets of the ski AND snowboard industry that aren’t corporatized. Some shred areas are still run by people with a passion for the LIFESTYLE. And we're so fortunate that JOEL is one of those people.
Support people that run EFFICIENT recreation areas.