John Gifford, general manager of Stevens Pass Mountain Resort, has stepped aside after leading the resort for 10 years. He is considering a position as an advisor to the board of directors. The director of financial and human services, Bill Bourton, will serve as interim general manager.
Love Stevens Pass? Yodelin is one of the closet places to get a cabin and one just came on the market. 34199 Stevens Rd is just around the corner from Stevens and looks pretty sweet. Though sadly the cat in the picture is not included. For $449k you get 4 beds, 2.5 baths and a hot tub.
Sadly three people (Head judge for the Freeskiing World Tour Jim Jack, 46, Stevens Pass marketing director Chris Rudolph, 30, and Johnny Brenan, 41 a Leavenworth contractor and married father of two daughters) died in a backcountry accident at Stevens Pass Sunday February 19, they were backcountry skiing Tunnel Creek off of the backside of Seventh Heaven.
Jim Jack was the seventh skier to drop in, and triggered a large slab avalanche, Stifter says. According to those watching from above, the fracture started about 30 feet wide and propagated across the slope, leaving a crown two to three feet deep. The slide captured Rudolph, Brenan and Saugstad, as well as a fourth skier who escaped by grabbing a tree. Saugstad deployed an airbag, and was only partially buried with her hands and head free within 50 feet of where Rudolph and Brenan were buried.
The Today Show has an interview with Elyse Saugstad and shows a map of where the avalanche occurred:
Three parcels, totaling 11.8 acres up near Stevens Pass just hit the market for $200k, MLS #319986. Wish I had the money!
Beautiful Wooded property With Hwy 2 frontage ( 608 feet), lovely Index Mt. View, Located along the south side of the Skykomish River, 3 tax parcels of 5.88 acres, 3,35 acre and 2.57 Acres totaling 11.8 acres. Potential for an RV park close to Stavens pass skiing And Great Fishing. West & South and rural residential to the east.