USC’s Pete Carroll trading in Big Bear for Crystal Mountain

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 11, 2010 10:49 am

Well, maybe that’s not what he’s actually thinking, but here at TSC, that’s what we’re equating USC head football coach Pete Carroll’s jaunt up north to Seattle to.  With his decision to leave his post at the school as one of the most successful college coaches of all time and become the new coach of the Seattle Seahawks, Carroll is trading in his SoCal ski spots like Big Bear and Wrightwood for Stevens Pass and Crystal Mountain in the Pacific Northwest.  

Crystal Mountain is Washington state’s largest ski resort, and is a little over an hour and a half away from Seattle.  It comprises 2600 skiable acres of terrain, and over half of the runs are at the intermediate level.  There are 11 lifts on the mountain, and the total vertical drop is over 3000 feet.  If he wants to stay a little closer to Seattle, then Stevens Pass will be his spot, as the ski resort is actually in the city of Seattle.  The mountain has 1100 acres of skiable terrain that is serviced by 10 lifts and has a vertical drop of 1800 feet.

So as Coach Carroll leaves sunny Los Angeles for rainy Seattle, we wish him good luck in his new position, and hope to see him out on the slopes! 


Stevens Pass Resort