Attn OP: I tried to put this post in the Northwest discussion forum, but it keeps kicking it back into the "General Skiing Discussion" area. Could you please put it in the right place?
Hey all! I'll likely be moving to the Seattle area over the next month or two, and I would like to hear everyone's latest opinions on Steven's Pass vs. Snoqualmie. All of the websites show Steven's Pass as getting the edge, but I would appreciate the local knowledge. The last couple of seasons I've lived 15-20 min. away from Snowbird resort in Utah, so I'm used to steep, advanced terrain.
I realize that conditions, snow quality, and vert are going to be way different and that I'll have to temper my expectations (so no need to keep re-posting that). What I am looking for are valid opinions from advanced skiers who go up almost every weekend and can give me the rundown, since we'll be looking to get season passes and choose where we live to limit the drive time every weekend. I do a lot of off-piste skiing and I'll head into the backcountry once I find some good people to go with, but I also enjoy screaming down long groomers with my 8yo son and my "groomers-only" wife. I saw that Snoqualmie seems to have a lot *more* terrain (and lifts), but Steven's seems to get the nod for snow quality, quality of terrain, and shorter lift lines.
Is that accurate? I know that some of you have strong opinions for one resort over the other, so I don't mind hearing your biased reviews of each! Thanks!!