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Cross-Country Skiing

Members organize cross-country skiing trips to a number of regional destinations.  Trips have included the Methow Valley trail system, Whistler's Nordic Area and Callahan Valley, Silver Star BC, and MtBachelor, OR.

Members also frequently meetup for day trips to sno-park cross country trails and local commercial trail systems at Snoqualmie Pass and Stevens Pass.

Both Classic and Skate Skiing are represented, though classic skiers tend to outnumber the skaters.  Participants tend to cluster around the intermediate/blue trail difficulty level, though we almost always have some beginners on trips.

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, February 23, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sunday, February 26, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • 34007 Yodelin Place, Leavenworth WA 98826
    • 0
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    STEVENS PASS WEEKEND  –  Feb 23rd - 26th, 2017

    The Stevens Pass Weekend is the longest running Ski Buddies trip (34th consecutive year!) and one of the most popular. We again have exclusive use of our favorite Cabin, just off the Highway and within two miles of Stevens Pass downhill area and only a few miles from the Nordic Center. The log and granite cabin offers a rustic feel yet features a full kitchen, three bathrooms, showers, sauna, outdoor hot tub, two fireplaces, and comfortable seating for conversation, dining and games. Sleep in the third floor loft on foam mats.

    Lodging options:

    Thursday-Sunday-$90 (3 nights, Feb 18, 19 & 20)

    Friday-Sunday-$70 (2 nights, Feb 19 & 20) weekend

    Thursday only-$25 (1 night, Feb 18)

    Friday or Saturday Only - $35 (1 night, Feb 20 or 21)

    *** REFUND POLICY ***

    Please consider buying trip cancellation insurance for all club trips.  Many of our trips are in privately owned resort homes, small family run hotels or hotels that offer no refunds.  Refunds are seldom available once payment has been made. 

    Refund policy: refunds for trips will be made only if the participant was able to be replaced by another.  It is the participant's responsibility to find a replacement.  If a refund can be issued, it will be done after completion of the trip.  All refunds are decided by the Board.


    Prices will also include very basic continental breakfasts. The Saturday dinner will be a potluck. Lunches, dinners, lift tickets and transportation are participants’ responsibility through most dinners tend to be potlucks with people sharing dishes.

    Trip Coordinators (Click on Name to Contact): Thai Bui & Chris Comis

    Discounted Stevens Pass Ticket Info:

     1.  $47.25/day | 4 Day Powder ($189) | Is non-transferrable and only usable by 1 person.  Advantage is you don't have to to go to ticket window because it is loaded onto your card.

    http://www.stevenspass.com/ giftshop/powder-pack

     2.  $44/day | $219.99 total: Costco 5 Day Passes | Can  be used by multiple people but vouchers must stay in booklet and be redeemed with booklet.  I also includes discount on 25% rental and lessons and 2 summer passes.   http://www.costco.com/ski- lift-vouchers.htm

    3,  $59.20/day: Corporate Passes.  See Thai, Chris or Gil to purchase:  Single use tickets

    4. PNW Advantage Card has been discontinued.

    • 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.


    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,


    • Saturday, March 11, 2017
    • Sunday, March 12, 2017
    • 2 sessions

    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)
    • Thursday, March 16, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Monday, March 20, 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • Mt Bachelor/SunRiver, OR
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    With nearly 3,700 acres of lift-accessible terrain, you won’t want to pass up a trip to Mt Bachelor with the highest skiable elevation in all of Oregon and Washington! Mt. Bachelor, located on the eastern flanks of Oregon’s Central Cascades, just west of SunRiver and Bend OR, is known for its light, dry snow, and endless and diverse terrain.  

    Over the years, Mt. Bachelor has continued to grown to be one of the largest ski resorts in the U.S. This year is the opening season for their new Cloud chaser chair, The resort boasts a wide variety of terrain. Guests can ski or ride 360 degrees off the summit, hike the adjoining cinder cone for a thrilling run down, or, ski the trees to find that great cache of powder!

    Not only is Mt. Bachelor a great place for expert skiers and riders to get that burn, it is also a fantastic place to learn a snow sport.


    One of our most popular and longest running Skibuddies trips. Returning to last years 2 beautiful luxurious Sunriver homes for 4 nights. Skiing Mt Bachelor or taking a day off to explore Bend, bicycle around Sunriver or do a day hike at the nearby lava fields. 

    Arrival Thursday March 16, departing Monday March 20. 

    Includes 4 night's shared lodging, 4 hosted breakfasts and 2 dinners. 

     $270 per person.

    Put it on your calendars!

    Scott McGlothlin-trip leader

Past events

Friday, February 17, 2017 WoHeLo Nordic Ski Trip
Thursday, February 02, 2017 Galena Lodge Yurts
Saturday, January 14, 2017 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 14-21, 2017
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 18, 2016 Stevens Pass Weekend Feb 18-21, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016 Silver Star - Alpine/Nordic, B.C., February 11-15, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016 Blewett Pass Weekend Trip
Sunday, January 24, 2016 Whistler Winter Pride 2016, January 24 -31, 2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 16-23, 2016
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
Thursday, February 12, 2015 Red Mountain
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Anthony Lakes, OR
Friday, January 23, 2015 Lake Wenatchee Cross Country and Backcountry
Thursday, January 08, 2015 Methow Valley, Winthrop & Sun Mountain
Thursday, March 06, 2014 Silver Star - Alpine/Nordic
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Stevens Pass
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Schweitzer Mountain

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