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 11, 2020
    • Saturday, January 18, 2020
    • Lech am Arlberg, Austria
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    PAY EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT AS THIS TRIP SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR.  SPACE IS LIMITED AND FULL PAYMENT IS DUE LATEST BY September 28, 2019.  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, 11 January 2020

    Depart from Lech, Saturday, 18 January 2020

    Lodging: Hotel Stuelzis, Lech am Arlberg, Austria

    Prices: US$1,630 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, 2019. 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 90 or $110 per person

      ~ possible Zurich overnight on 18 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, 2019.  Additional convenience fee to use Paypal - best to pay by check!

    Please contact trip leader, Gil or at  206.234.5898.



    • Saturday, January 18, 2020
    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • Lech am Arlberg, Austria
    • 8
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    UPDATE JUNE 25, 2019 - WE ADDED A SECOND WEEK AS WEEK ONE FILLED UP.  WEEK TWO IS JUNE 18-25, 2020!!!!

    PAY EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT AS THIS TRIP SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR.  SPACE IS LIMITED AND FULL PAYMENT IS DUE LATEST BY September 28, 2019.  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, 18 January 2020

    Depart from Lech, Saturday, 25 January 2020

    Lodging: Hotel Stuelzis, Lech am Arlberg, Austria

    Prices: US$1,630 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, 2019. 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 90 or $110 per person

      ~ possible Zurich overnight on 18 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, 2019.  Additional convenience fee to use Paypal - best to pay by check!

    Please contact trip leader, Gil or at  206.234.5898.



    • Thursday, March 12, 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • Monday, March 16, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Mt Bachelor/SunRiver, OR
    • 25


    With 4,300 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 grow to be one of the largest ski resorts in the U.S. Last year was 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 year's two 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 12th, 2020 @5:30 and departing Monday March 16th by 10: am. Includes 4 night's shared lodging, 4 hosted breakfasts and 2 dinners.  Price will be around $295 per person. 

    More details in the Fall

    Put it on your calendars and sign up today as this trip always sells out.

    Scott McGlothlin-trip leader


Past events

Friday, April 05, 2019 BIG WHITE, BC - PRIDE
Saturday, March 30, 2019 LOVE WINS - Pride Day at The Summit
Thursday, March 28, 2019 SKI UTAH!
Thursday, March 14, 2019 Mt Bachelor/SunRiver 2019
Friday, March 01, 2019 White Pass Winter Carnival
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Stevens Pass Weekend Feb 21-24, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Big Sky, Montana
Thursday, February 07, 2019 Silver Mountain & Lookout, IDAHO
Friday, February 01, 2019 Methow Valley, Winthrop & Sun Mountain
Saturday, January 12, 2019 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 12-19, 2019
Saturday, October 20, 2018 Mountain to Sound Ski Swap Event in West Seattle - this weekend!
Thursday, October 18, 2018 6th Annual Ski Swap Event in Issaquah - this weekend!
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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