I lived in Washington state for about a year...too poor to ski then but I did get up enough gas money to head to the mountains a couple times to escape rainy Seattle..And what a site!..Snow beyond anything I had dreamed of..& as scenic as it gets..
Here are some stats for stevens pass ski area...an area in size between snowqualmie pass & Crystal mtn. what I love about these Mountains is you dont have to worry about elevation and it normaly doesnt get too cold..many times hovering right around freezing. They have recieved almost 11 feet of snow for march so far..they just extended the season till may.. and it will snow pretty good for the next week. I have to figure out a way to retire early!
Snowfall & Terrain
Stevens has lots of it, averaging 450" of snowfall each year, 105" of annual average snowpack, covering 1,125 acres of skiable terrain, including 37 major runs and numerous bowls, glades and faces.
•Base area elevation 4,061'
•Top elevation Cowboy Mountain 5,845'
•Top elevation Big Chief Mountain 5,600
•Mill Valley base elevation 3,821'
•1,800 vertical feet on three sides of two different mountains.
ALPine in the APPalachians..WV Alpps...Bring on Almost heaven!