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I must try one of these
Oh and for alpy vs stevens pow days, before people talked about our Stevens pow online, it was freshies 20 yards from a lift line all day(a few years back). Nowadays our parking lots are full by 9:20 (not kidding, they turn people around) and those all day freshies at Stevens are gone whenever the report says 8+ inches. However, Alpy has lots of people too, so they are fairly even there.
Alpy has more steeps in its backcountry, Stevens has more trees. Alpy has more hittable cliffs with good landings, Stevens has a higher elevation(which with fat skis isn't the same difference as it was with 85 waisted skis). Also at Alpy IMO you do much less work for your turns(backcountry) where with Stevens we have hikes, often which are F'ing long. Seriously, out to Wenatchee bowl is way to god damn long when you guys have a little traverse to do at Alpy(and way to many people there now! it's not worth it unless you are there in the morning). Stevens jump line is better than qualmies, but qualmies pipe is much better(if they actually put it up when they have the chance, hah) and jibs are better. Stevens has more in bounds terrain if you care about that(lots of mogul fields).
3 feet of untracked
its still super nice that snoqualmie is such a short drive for a decent park and good backcountry
haha joking..but I don't mind hikes, I just don't like that they take away from my ski time. Traverses are easier.