Stevens Pass Winter Resort Opens Today

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SKYKOMISH, Wash. Dec. 26, 2004 - Washington state's most popular ski and snowboard area, Stevens Pass, announced today that it will open on Tuesday, Dec. 28, for the 2004-2005 skiing and riding season.

"We've made significant improvements to our beginner chair off-loading area as well as added some great new park and pipe features in the off season," said John Gifford, general manager at Stevens Pass. "Now that we are opening, we can't wait to see how our guests respond."

According to the resort's most recent snow report statistics, Stevens Pass has more than two feet of snow in the base area and nearly three feet at the summit.

When it opens on Tuesday, Stevens Pass will be operate the Hogsback, Skyline, Tye Mill and Daisy chairlifts from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Special, early-season lift ticket prices are as follows:

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Noon - 4 p.m.

Adult

(13-61)

$35 + tax
Youth (7-12)

$22 + tax
Senior (62-69)

$24 + tax
Children (6 & under)

$5 + tax
Senior (70+)

$8 + tax Stevens Pass will open additional lifts and terrain, adjust ticket prices and extend hours as conditions permit. For up-to-date area information, guests can call the Stevens Pass Snowline at (206) 634-1645 in Seattle, (425) 353-4400 in Everett, and (509) 782-5516 in Wenatchee, or visit online at www.stevenspass.com.The following Stevens Pass facilities will also be open on Tuesday: Fall Line Sports, The Edge, Rossignol Tech Center, Stevens Pass Ski & Snowboard School, Cascadian Kitchen, Bull's Tooth Pub & Eatery, T-Bar Market, Iron Goat Pizza Station, Soft Landings Bar, and Stairtower Espresso.The Stevens Pass Shuttle will begin roundtrip passenger operations from the Mountain View Chevron in Sultan beginning on Dec. 28. The shuttle, which costs $5 per roundtrip, will run weekdays unil Feb. 25, 2005. Weekend shuttles will operate January 1, 2004, through Feb. 27, 2005 and the Martin Luther King Jr. and Presidents' Day holidays. Riders can access the entire Stevens Pass Shuttle, including departure times, at www.stevenspass.com.