Stevens Pass is introducing a Parking reservation system

Stevens Pass is introducing a Parking reservation system, with a focus on carpooling incentives, to help reduce the uncertainty of securing a parking space during the resort’s busiest days.

“Parking remains a key priority at Stevens Pass and we have learned a lot this year, including how carpooling helps our overall parking capacity and the arrival experience for our guests,” comments, Ellen Galbraith – General Manager, Stevens Pass. “Based on these learnings, we are introducing a reservation system next season for certain lots during weekends and peak periods that will include a combination of free and paid options, with a focus on carpooling incentives.”

During non-peak weekdays, 100% of the lots will remain free and first-come, first-served. However, on weekends and peak periods, 67% of the total parking capacity will remain free and first-come, first-served in Lots C, D, 1, 2, 3, and 4, as well as Yodelin & Nordic when necessary.

A reservations-based parking program will account for the remaining 33% of the total parking capacity and will be implemented on weekends and peak periods in Lots G, A, B & E. Reservations for vehicles with 4+ occupants and vehicles with a single adult and two children ages 12 and under will be free. Guests who do not meet the 4+ carpool requirement will have the option to make a reservation for $20. ADA parking in Lots A & G and the first four electric vehicles to park at the EV chargers in Lot G will also remain free and will not require a reservation. All reserved spots, whether carpool or paid, will be held until 10 am, with the resort having discretion to hold spots longer due to road conditions and other operational variables. Proceeds from paid parking reservations will be reinvested into the arrival experience at Stevens Pass.

It’s important for guests to know that this change was not made lightly commented Galbraith. This plan allows guests to choose their own arrival experience, whether it’s securing a spot in advance with a reservation or utilizing one of the free first-come, first-served lots. The resort remains committed to hearing feedback along the way, just as they have over the last two seasons, and to adapting where it makes sense.

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