Snowboarding

Members organize a number of trips each year to destination resorts.  Places we visit regularly include Whistler, BC; Silver Star, BC; Schweitzer, ID; Mt Batchelor, OR, Mt Hood, OR, and Lech am Arlberg, Austria. 

The club also facilitates day trip meetups at local ski areas: Crystal Mountain, Snoqualmie Pass, Stevens Pass and Mt Baker.

Skill levels of participants range from novice to extreme, with the largest cluster of snowboarders in the blue-black range for freeride terrain.


Upcoming events

    • Friday, January 05, 2018
    • Sunday, January 07, 2018
    • Glacier, WA
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    Mt Baker

    January 5-7, 2018

    Join us for Ski Buddies first trip of 2018.  This is a local, low key trip, with accommodation in large houses near Glacier, Washington. Glacier is approximately 2.5 hours from Seattle.  The houses are complete with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, full kitchens and living rooms.  They are within walking distance of one another and one house does have a hot tub and wi-fi. 

    Mt Baker is the world record holder for the amount of annual snowfall and has an average annual snowfall of 659”.  Known for its variety of terrain, Mt Baker is good for snowboarders, tele-mark skiers and alpine skiers. The ski area covers 1,000 acres and has 8 quad lifts.

     

    Trip Details:

    • ·       Trip size will be 18 people.
    • ·       Cost is $130.00 per person.
    • ·       Payment Deadline is the November 19th Potluck.
    • ·       Price includes 2 nights lodging (Friday and Saturday Nights), drinks and snacks on Friday night, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings and Apres Ski on Saturday after our return from the mountain.
    • ·       Potluck dinner on Saturday night.
    • ·       We will carpool to Glacier and to the slopes (30-45 minutes).
    • ·       We will Ski/Ride on Saturday and Sunday and lift tickets are not included in the trip price.

    Contact Information:

    • ·       Trip Leaders, George Steiner and Randy Newell, can be reached in person at the October 8th and November 19th Potlucks or via email or phone.
    • ·       Email: gorge206@gmail.com
    • ·       Phone: 206-914-3252
    • ·       Email: randynewell@earthlink.net
    • ·       Phone: 206-387-3465

      We hope that you can join us for the first trip of 2018!

    • Saturday, January 13, 2018
    • Saturday, January 20, 2018
    • Lech am Arlberg, Austria
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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.

    • Friday, March 02, 2018
    • Sunday, March 04, 2018
    • White Pass, WA

    Join Ski Buddies for the 32nd Annual 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.  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

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
Saturday, January 14, 2017 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 14-21, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017 Mission Ridge January 13th - 15th MLK weekend
Friday, January 06, 2017 Mt. Baker
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
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Elevation Mammoth (Gay Ski Week), March 16-20, 2016
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
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
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Whistler Winter Pride 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015 Arlberg, Austria
Thursday, March 20, 2014 Mt. Bachelor
Thursday, March 06, 2014 Silver Star - Alpine/Nordic
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Stevens Pass
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Schweitzer Mountain
Monday, January 27, 2014 Whistler Winter PRIDE 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014 Arlberg, Austria

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