The Good Life Pacific Northwest Series is a video documentary that chronicles four of the best ski mountains in the Northern Cascades during a ten-day road trip. Watch as Liam Doran and the production crew at ONTHESNOW set out to discover the throwback resorts that have developed a cadre of powder hounds while attracting minimal fanfare compared to internationally-renowned resorts in Utah, Colorado, and California.
Their journey begins at Mt. Hood Meadows in Oregon, and then heads north to Crystal Mountain, Stevens Pass, and Mt. Baker in Washington. Each of these four episodes showcase a different mountain, and along the way we meet the local skiers who provide us with an insider look at the world-class, but only regionally known, terrain. Join us for the next four days as we share one of these videos a day to help define the skiing in this often-overlooked region.
In Part 3: Deepest Day of the Year at Stevens Pass, skier Chris Shalbot demonstrates why Stevens Pass is an underground icon for extreme skiers. Shalbot takes us on a tour of the 1,800 vertical feet on three sides of two different mountains! The added kicker is that it acts as a snow trap for storms blowing in from the Pacific, and on this day it boasts 39 fresh inches on their already substantial snowpack.
Watch the whole series!
Part 1: Powder at Mt. Hood Meadows