I'm planning to take a little road trip out to Stevens Pass and Mission Ridge after my usual weekend at Alpental. The forecast is looking snowier and snowier. I love a powder day as much as the next guy, but I'm wondering if I'll really get a chance to see the mountains this way.
I'm wondering if any of you familiar with these mountains has an opinion on this. Am I crazy to pass up dry light mission ridge powder and a high quality day at Stevens? Or would I get a better feel for the mountains by just waiting until it clears up a bit (but skiing at a mountain I know in the meantime)?
FWIW, I'm going with my wife and 2 boys ages 5 and 9. The older boy and I are pretty aggressive, but all of us can comfortably ski every designated run at Alpental. So we won't be cruising groomers, but won't be hucking cliffs either.