Backcountry Skiing and Boarding

A number of club members participate in the fast growing activity of backcountry skiing and snowboarding.  

While it's hard to plan trips in advance given the variability of avalanche conditions, there are a few areas (e.g. Yodelin) that are safe in almost any conditions.  So there are occasional backcountry trips on the schedule.

Most backcountry trips are organized as meetups though.  

AT gear is the most common equipment among participants, though many of us Telemark and some ride splitboards.

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, March 01, 2017
    • Sunday, March 05, 2017
    • Scenic Colorado
    Registration is closed


                     Steamboat Springs Ski Trip

                   March 1 thru March 5th 2017

    Join us for a fun filled trip to Steamboat Springs Colorado.

    We have a six bedroom house...walk to the ski slopes.

    3 out  4 day ski pass, shuttle to and from the Hayden airport,

    food  and libations are included for a mere 1185.00 per person.


    You will need to book your own airfare,

    Alaska is flying direct to Hayden, CO.


    Please contact Bud Wright for any other information.

    wrightbud@hotmail.com 
    206-799-2344

    Payment required by 10.15.16

    • Thursday, March 02, 2017
    • Tuesday, March 07, 2017
    • Donner Pass/Tahoe, California
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Sign-up to join in on a new Ski Buddies cross country and downhill ski adventure in 2017!

    Cross country ski at the largest groomed Nordic ski area in the country – Royal Gorge!  Downhill ski high on the Sierra crest at the snowiest ski area in the Tahoe region – Sugarbowl!

    Ski Buddies has reserved two large, lovely homes that are located right on the Royal Gorge cross country trail network.  Sugarbowl is three miles down the road via resort ski shuttle.

    Trip includes round trip group airfare from Seattle to Sacramento International airport, four-wheel drive/all-wheel drive SUV's for transportation during the trip, 5 nights lodging at two large ski-in/ski out homes and a group happy hour reception. 

    Trip cost is $499.00 per person.  Full payment is due by September 30, 2016.

    Contact trip co-coordinators Craig Mabie at craigdoug15@msn.com or Mary Douglass at mary.h.douglass@gmail.com with any questions.
     
    Sign up soon as space is limited!


    • Friday, March 03, 2017
    • Sunday, March 05, 2017
    • White Pass, WA

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Join Ski Buddies for the 31st Annual White Pass Winter Carnival March 4th & 5th, 2017

    This 'family' oriented event features a snow castle, live music, FIREWORKS, snow sports competitions, and poker run for all! 

    White Pass is your Ski Buddies, Paul Horne's local mountain and he knows it well.  The mountain offers, Alpine skiing, Groomed Nordic track and skate skiing, Snowboarding(including terrain park), Back Country, and Marked Snow Shoe trails.

    Ski Buddies will be staying right at the White Pass Village Inn Condo's. Amenities ensuite wood stove in some rooms and great outdoor heated pool.  Keep in mind this is a family friendly trip.

    Friday-check in and group casual dinner prepared by Paul starting at 4pm, followed by poolside BYOB and socializing.

    Saturday - Breakfast prepared by Paul then snow play all day,lunch at members discretion. This is the main Carnival day of snow sculptures and HUGE snow castle. That evening is a reasonably priced prime rib dinner or similar served in the lodge. Followed by ski flare, and fire works display,  Capping off the night is live music in the bar until midnight.

    Sunday - Breakfast, then room check out, snow play rest of the day. Lunch is again at members discretion.

    This is a good value oriented trip and fun annual event.  The snow is going to be epic this year, now is the time to ski White Pass!

    Hope to see you at White Pass,

    Paul

    • Saturday, March 11, 2017
    • Sunday, March 12, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • STEVENS PASS RESORT

    Please join us at Stevens Pass during the weekend of March 11th and 12th for their first Pride event!  The cost to attend is free.  Meet at the clock tower at 9am on Saturday and Sunday to connect with your fellow Ski Buddies club members for a fun day.  Look for the Ski Buddies helmet sticker to locate other club members! 

    Event Details


    Stevens Pass is hosting its first ever Pride Weekend in partnership with Seattle Pride, Saturday, March 11-Sunday, March 12! We welcome everyone from the LGBTQ+ community, their family, friends and allies to join us in a celebration of diversity, inclusion and exploration of the beautiful Cascade mountains.

    Pride Headquarters will be in the Summit Room of the Tye Creek Lodge. During the day, we will have space reserved to hang out, a rainbow tutu building station, buttons, stickers and other activities. Starting at 3:00pm, the room will turn into a dance floor with DJ Bret Law spinning tunes accompanied by a drag queen, appetizers and beverages. Before heading into the lodge for the apres ski, we will all meet at the top of a chairlift (TBD) at 2:30pm to do a group run down the mountain together with our Pride flags.

    Event Schedule

    Saturday, March 11

    • 7:30-10:00am - Wristband pick-up for those that did not receive it in the mail in advance at a special table outside Guest Relations in the Granite Peaks Lodge
    • 10:00am-2:00pm - Activities in the Summit Room, like tutu making, games, etc. 
    • 2:30pm - Group run down the mountain with Pride flags (run TBD)
    • 3:00-6:30pm - Apres Ski with DJ Bret Law, appetizers and beverages for purchase

    Sunday, March 12

    • 7:30-10:00am - Wristband pick-up for those that did not receive it in the mail in advance at a special table outside Guest Relations in the Granite Peaks Lodge
    • 10:00am-2:00pm - Activities in the Summit Room, like tutu making, games, etc. 
    • 2:30pm - Group run down the mountain with Pride Flags (run TBD)

Past events

Friday, February 17, 2017 WoHeLo Nordic Ski Trip
Thursday, February 02, 2017 Galena Lodge Yurts
Saturday, December 17, 2016 Sun Peaks, British Columbia
Sunday, July 10, 2016 JULY 'TRIP LEADER' POTLUCK
Sunday, June 12, 2016 JUNE POTLUCK
Sunday, May 01, 2016 MAY POTLUCK
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Mt Bachelor/Sunriver, OR
Thursday, March 03, 2016 Red Mountain BC March 3-6, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016 Silver Star - Alpine/Nordic, B.C., February 11-15, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016 Blewett Pass Weekend Trip
Friday, January 15, 2016 Manning Park, B.C., January 15-18, 2016
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Mount Bachelor
Thursday, February 19, 2015 Stevens Pass Weekend
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Anthony Lakes, OR
Friday, January 23, 2015 Lake Wenatchee Cross Country and Backcountry
Thursday, March 20, 2014 Mt. Bachelor
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Stevens Pass

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