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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

    • Friday, January 05, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, January 07, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Cle Elum/Suncadia/Blewett Pass
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    Ski Buddies Cle Elum/Suncadia/Blewett Pass Ski Weekend January 5, 2018 - January 7, 2018

    Join Ski Buddies for a weekend of cross country skiing, back-country skiing or snowshoeing in the Cle Elum area - Blewett Pass, Suncadia or Salmon La Sac. The non-motorized winter recreation areas of Blewett Pass provide a unique, high-country environment for snow sports under the eastern Washington sun.  Suncadia and Salmon La Sac offer groomed cross country skiing. Check out photos of Blewett: https://joebeckerphoto.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/snow-seeker/150119_blewett_7710/  Check out the map at: http://parks.state.wa.us/459/Blewett-I-90#Blewett%20Pass 

    When:  Friday, January 5, 2018 to Sunday, January 7, 2018 Location:  Blewett Pass non-motorized snowparks - summit of Blewett Pass, WA.  Suncadia and Salmon La Sac.  Lodging and dining in Cle Elum, WA. Come for a day or spend a night or two in Cle Elum.  Trip Advisor lodging suggestions for Cle Elum:  Best Western Snocap, Chalet Motel, Timber Lodge or Aster Inn. Iron Horse Inn B&B in South Cle Elum.  Please make your own lodging reservations. 

    Itinerary Saturday, January 6, 2018 – Activity and location will be decided based on weather and snow conditions.  Snowshoeing, cross country skiing or backcountry skiing atop beautiful Blewett Pass or cross country skiing at Suncadia or Salmon la Sac! 

    We will meet at Stella’s Café in Cle Elum (316 W 1st St) at 8:45 am. Sunday, January 7, 2018 – Activity and location will be decided based on weather and snow conditions.  Snowshoeing, cross country skiing or backcountry skiing atop beautiful Blewett Pass or cross country skiing at Suncadia or Salmon la Sac!  We will meet at Stella’s Café in Cle Elum (316 W 1st St) at 8:45 am.

    We will do group happy hours and dinners in Cle Elum/Roslyn on Friday and Saturday nights. Equipment:  There are no facilities atop Blewett Pass.  Be sure that you bring appropriate clothing, food, water and gear for a winter day out in the high country.  Sno Park passes required for Salmon La Sac and some of the trailheads up at Blewett Pass.  Suncadia has cross country ski and snowshoe rentals.  Trail passes at Suncadia are free.

    Please tell Craig Mabie what days you will be joining in– craigdoug15@msn.com, 206-462-9315.

    • Saturday, January 13, 2018
    • Saturday, January 20, 2018
    • Lech am Arlberg, Austria
    • 2
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    SPACE IS LIMITED AND FULL PAYMENT IS DUE September 28, 2017.  PLEASE CONTACT GIL PRICE AT 206.234.5898 ASAP IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US.

    Join Seattle Ski Buddies trip captain Gil Price as he takes you on a memorable week skiing a first class European resort - the Austrian Alps Arlberg region. Ski over 260 km of prepared runs on one ski pass throughout nine ski areas including Lech, Zuers, Oberlech, St. Christoph, St. Anton, Stuben, Kloesterle/Sonnenkopf, Warth-Schrocken and Pettneu. Gil knows this area very well having skied it annually for over three decades.

    Arrive in Lech, Saturday, 13 January 2018

    Depart from Lech, Saturday, 20 January 2018

    Lodging: Hotel Stuelzis, Lech am Arlberg, Austria

    Prices: US$1,680 per person sharing a double room or US$1,750 per person in a single room - both are pre-booked.  Full payment deadline is September 28, 2017. Some space may still be available at the time of the Ski Buddies October potluck.

    • Included in the above pricing:

      ~ Daily Austrian breakfast and four course gourmet dinner in the hotel dining room

      ~ Austrian wine & beer reception on Sunday evening – bring your Lederhosen!

      ~ Six days of daily ski lift passes beginning on Sunday and ending on Friday good at the following ski areas: Lech, Zuers, Oberlech, St. Christoph, St. Anton, Stuben, Kloesterle/Sonnenkopf, Warth-Schröcken, Pettneu, Rendl

      ~ Access to the hotel wellness center (steam bath and sauna – no bathing suit required)

      ~ Daily ski & boot warmer storage  ~ Free WIFI/Internet

      ~ Vegetarian friendly meals available with advance notice.

          

      Not included: 

      ~ Estimated ~$1,000-$1,200 roundtrip coach fare from Seattle to Zurich.  January is low season!

      ~ Roundtrip to/from Lech am Arlberg from Zurich airport’s terminal 2 with arlbergexpress.com is estimated at Euro 90 or $120 per person

      ~ possible Zurich overnight on 20 January; depends on your flight departure time, estimated at ~$150

    Deposits can be made now with checks payable to Ski Buddies (club membership required) and full trip payment due by September 28th, 2017.  Additional convenience fee to use Paypal.

    Please contact trip coordinator Gil at 206.234.5898.

    • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    • 6:00 PM (PST)
    • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    • 10:00 AM (PST)
    • Whistler, BC
    • 12
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    Ski Buddies is returning to Whistler Gay Ski week! 
    You and other members will be sharing several 2 bedroom, 1 bath condos at Town Plaza Suites at a cost for 4 nights at just $615/person. 

    The
    condos are all in the same building and each are equipped with 2 bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, full kitchen including stove, oven, fridge and microwave, fireplace and balcony. 
    The condos are right in the heart of the Whistler Village and a quick walk to the main gondola and pride events. 

    Check in is anytime after 6pm on Wed, January 24th and check out is by 10am, Sunday, January 28th.  Also....of course there is a community hot tub!!  I would also be providing light breakfast options for each condo (fruit, juice, coffee and eggs with a meat) and hosting a club cocktail party in one condo Thursday evening. 

    Please contact your trip leader, Chad Proctor with any questions at
    chad.scott.proctor@gmail.com

    • Saturday, February 03, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Saturday, February 10, 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    • 9
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    JACKSON HOLE & Grand Targhee

    Feb 3rd – 10th, 2018

    Come enjoy the unparalleled big mountain skiing and snowboarding experience that only Jackson Hole and the deep champagne snow that Grand Targhee can deliver.  From the extreme steep of the corbet's couloir to the 4’100ft of vertical rise it is sure to be an experience you will not want to miss.

    You will enjoy 7 nights lodging at our private 4,200sqft ski-in/ski-out lodge with hot tub, sauna, game room and fresh, warm cookies each night.  Your stay will include breakfast, 4 dinners and daily après.  The lodge is located just outside the Teton Village and vehicles will be available for trips into Jackson, Grand Targhee, and other activities.

    TRIP INCLUDES:

    ·      Seven nights lodging at Corbetts Wiggy

    ·      Breakfast and après ski daily

    ·      4 dinners

    ·      Arrival night welcoming party

    Additional Activities:

    Dog sledding, Sleigh Rides, Heli and snowcat skiing, Hot springs, and day trips to Yellowstone are all available at additional cost.

    Pricing for rooms with king or queen beds is based on double occupancy.  Price for bunks are based upon single occupancy.

    There is an option to split up the week between two skiers, but this is based upon availability.  Skiers booking for entire week takes precedence.

    Payment: A deposit of 25% holds your spot at Jackson Hole.  Monthly payments will be accepted, with final payment due NLT Jan. 3rd. 

    Trip Leader: Nick Eckert (425) 931-6283






    • Friday, February 16, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Monday, February 19, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sandpoint, ID
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    Schweitzer Mountain, President's Day weekend Feb 16th - 19th

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    Ski Buddies returns to this great destination, 20 minutes up from Sandpoint, Idaho, known for non-crowded slopes, great snow and some of the best tree skiing in the Northwest! Annually, 300 inches of snow fall over the 2900 acres with a top elevation of 6400 feet and a 2400 foot vertical drop. The Resort also features snowshoe trails and 32 kilometers of groomed and track set cross country trails.

    We will be staying at a charming home on the mountain near the base Village, with three bedrooms, two lofts, three baths, kitchen, a large hot tub and free shuttle service to the lifts, Village shops and night life. Sandpoint is a short drive back down the mountain for more shops, nightlife and restaurants.

    Price $335 - includes 3 nights lodging (Friday - Sunday w/check-out Monday), plus breakfasts, Apres skis and one hosted dinner.

    Lift tickets and transportation are extra. (The drive from Seattle to Sandpoint is roughly six hours. Spokane International and Sandpoint are the closest airports. Train service directly to Sandpoint is available with shuttle service to Schweitzer.)


    • Friday, March 02, 2018
    • Sunday, March 04, 2018
    • White Pass, WA
    • 11
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    Join Ski Buddies for the White Pass Winter Carnival March 2nd - 4th, 2018

    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.  Price is $215 per person.  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

    • Thursday, March 22, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Monday, March 26, 2018
    • 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.

    AVERAGE SNOWBASE 150"-200" AVERAGE SNOWFALL 462"
    EASIER TERRAIN15% MORE DIFFICULT TERRAIN 25% MOST DIFFICULT TERRAIN 35% EXTREME TERRAIN25%
    TOP ELEVATION 9,065' LOWEST ELEVATION5,700' VERTICAL DROP 3,365' SKIABLE ACRES 4,318

    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 22nd, departing Monday March 26th. 

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

     $285 per person.

    Put it on your calendars!

    Scott McGlothlin-trip leader


Past events

Thursday, March 16, 2017 Mt Bachelor/SunRiver 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017 PRIDE @ STEVENS PASS RESORT
Friday, March 03, 2017 31st Annual White Pass Winter Carnival
Thursday, March 02, 2017 Royal Gorge & Sugarbowl
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 Steamboat Springs
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Stevens Pass Weekend Feb 23-26, 2017
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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