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 Mt. Bachelor, 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

    • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    • Saturday, January 19, 2019
    • Lech am Arlberg, Austria
    • 2
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    LECH AM ARLBERG, AUSTRIA

    SPACE IS LIMITED AND FULL PAYMENT IS DUE September 28, 2018.  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, 12 January 2019

    Depart from Lech, Saturday, 19 January 2019

    Lodging: Hotel Stuelzis, Lech am Arlberg, Austria

    Prices: US$1,620 per person sharing a double room or US$1,690 per person in a single room - both are pre-booked.  Full payment deadline is September 28, 2018. 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 ~$750 - $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 80 or $100 per person

      ~ possible Zurich overnight on 19 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, 2018.  Additional convenience fee to use Paypal.

    Please contact trip leader, Gil or at  206.234.5898.



    • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    • Big Sky, Montana
    • 1
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    BIG SKY, MONTANA

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    The Big Sky Resort, situated just outside of Bozeman Montana and close to the West entrance of Yellowstone National Park, offers “the Biggest Skiing in America”.  The four mountains of Big Sky offer 5,800 acres of terrain connected by 23 chairlifts, a tram, and 11 surface lifts.  No surprise that this resort is consistently recognized in national ski magazines for short or non-existent lines!  All levels of skiers can enjoy the 4,350 feet of vertical drop as the difficulty of trails are well balanced; 15% beginner, 25% intermediate, 42% advanced, and 19% expert. Check out the mountain and resort at www.bigskyresort.com

     

    Our accommodations are a lovely ski in/out 4 bedroom & 4 bath condo with a beautiful stone fireplace and large hot tub located within a short walk of the mountain village.  You can even ski home for lunch if you want.  Trip costs include 4 nights lodging, 3 days skiing, round trip ski shuttle between Bozeman airport and the resort, and most meals (4 breakfasts, 3 dinners, and 3 après ski) - ALL of this for $1,200 per person sharing a double room.  

     

    This trip will be lead by long time club members, Pat Archer and Bud Wright.  To secure your place on this trip pay a $500 deposit (by August 30 preferred), and the balance is due December 15.  Register by paying through the club website OR check (payable to Ski Buddies) sent to Pat Archer at 2903 NW 77th St. Seattle WA 98117.


    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    • 34007 Yodelin Place, Leavenworth WA 98826
    • 15
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    STEVENS PASS WEEKEND  –  Feb 21st - 24th, 2019

     Registration information:

    ·      01-THU-SUN (3 NITES) – $85.00 - Thursday through Sunday. Arrive after 5pm on Thursday and leave before Sunday, noon.

    02-FRI-SUN (2 NITES) – $75.00

    03-THU ONLY (1 NITE) – $25.00

    04-FRI ONLY (1 NITE) – $40.00 -  Includes $15 PLUS WEEKEND SURCHARGE

    05-SAT ONLY (1 NITE) – $40.00 -  Includes $15 PLUS WEEKEND SURCHARGE

    06-THU-SAT (2 NITES) – $65.00 - THU & FRI NIGHT. LEAVING SAT

    Trip & Lodge Lowdown: The Stevens Pass Weekend is the longest running Ski Buddies trip (37th consecutive year since 1982!) 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. Sleeping is on the third-floor loft with foam mats provided.

    Prices will also include very basic continental breakfasts. Most dinners tend to be a potluck with the Saturday dinner as the main potluck where we invite others to join us up in the mountain for the day and then come back to the cabin to enjoy a nice dinner before heading home.

    Lunches, dinners, lift tickets and transportation are participants’ responsibility through most dinners tend to be potlucks with people sharing dishes.

    This trip is perfect for those new to Ski Buddies and provides a lot of social interaction throughout the weekend.  Prepare for games, music and fun.

    Join Us for the Day or Saturday Potluck:  Club members are welcome to join us during the day or meet us at lunch time if they come up for the day.  Feel free to contact the trip leader by texting his cell phone (Cell service is spotty, so texting works the best).  We’ll try to meet up around 9AM at the Clock each day on Friday and Saturday.  As always, we have our official potluck on Saturday night and all are welcome to come back with us and enjoy dinner before heading back (or pass out at the lodge)

    Trip Coordinators (Click on Name to Contact): Kelly & Tim Murphy-Stevens, & Thai Bui

    Discounted Stevens Pass Ticket information:

     1.  4 Day Powder | Is non-transferrable and only usable by 1 person.  The advantage is you don't have to go to ticket window because it is loaded onto your card.  Sold during the months of November and December only so buy soon.

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

     2.  Costco 5 Day Passes | Can be used by multiple people but vouchers must stay in booklet and be redeemed with booklet.  I also include discount on 25% rental and lessons and 2 summer passes.  Usually available in January.   

    http://www.costco.com

    *** 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 is 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.

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Past events

Thursday, March 22, 2018 Mt Bachelor/SunRiver 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018 PRIDE @ STEVENS PASS RESORT
Friday, March 02, 2018 White Pass Winter Carnival
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Stevens Pass Weekend Feb 22-25, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018 Schweitzer Mountain
Friday, February 02, 2018 Methow Valley, Winthrop & Sun Mountain
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Whistler Winter Pride January 24 -28, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 13-20, 2018
Friday, January 05, 2018 Cle Elum/Suncadia/Blewett Pass Ski Weekend
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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