Snowboarding

Members organize a number of trips each year to destination resorts such as Whistler, Silver Star, Schweitzer, Mt Bachelor, Mt Hood, and Lech am Arlberg, Austria. 

Club members also arrange day trips to local ski areas such as Alpental, Crystal Mountain, Mt. Baker, Mission Ridge, Snoqualmie Pass, Stevens Pass and White Pass.

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

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, February 20, 2020
    • Sunday, February 23, 2020
    • 34007 Yodelin Place, Leavenworth WA 98826
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    STEVENS PASS WEEKEND
    Feb 20th - 23rd, 2020

    Registration information:

    ·      01-THU-SUN (3 NITES) – $95.00 - Thursday through Sunday. Arrive after 5pm on Thursday and leave before Sunday, noon.

    02-FRI-SUN (2 NITES) – $85.00

    03-THU ONLY (1 NITE) – $30.00

    04-FRI ONLY (1 NITE) – $45.00 -  Includes $15 PLUS WEEKEND SURCHARGE

    05-SAT ONLY (1 NITE) – $45.00 -  Includes $15 PLUS WEEKEND SURCHARGE

    06-THU-SAT (2 NITES) – $70.00 - THU & FRI NIGHT. LEAVING SAT

    Trip & Lodge Lowdown: The Stevens Pass Weekend is the longest running Ski Buddies trip (38th 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 Coordinator: (Click on Name to Contact): Kelly & Tim Murphy-Stevens

    Stevens Pass is owned by Vail Resorts, so your Epic Pass is good for unlimited skiing.


    Discounted Stevens Pass Ticket information:

     1.  4 & 6 Day Powder Packs | 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 Fall months only, so buy soon.

    https://www.stevenspass.com/plan-your-trip/lift-access/powder-packs.aspx

     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

    • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sunday, March 01, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Telluride, CO
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    Telluride Gay Ski Week
    February 26th - March 1st, 2020

    Some snow resorts are legendary; ones that, year after year, are among the top in mountain sport rankings. Telluride is just such a place! This season, join your Ski Buddies friends for a great trip during Telluride Gay Ski Week!

    The former Ol’ West mining town near the southwest corner of Colorado morphed into a ski resort in the early 1970s and has continually grown to be a leading destination. The base is at an impressive 8,700 feet of elevation, and the mountain features 125 trails: beginners (23%), intermediate (36%), and advanced/expert (41%). The hill has a lift-served drop of 3,845 feet and a total vertical drop of 4,425 feet. For moving about the runs there are 2 gondolas and a variety of 16 chairs and lifts, and there is a free gondola that connects the chic historic town to the posh, newer mountain village.


    Our trip with be four nights from Wednesday, February 26 until Sunday, March 1. Home base will be a stylish on-mountain home that provides free access to the nearby ski concierge service (safe, warm storage for boots and boards/skis) with ski-in/ski-out and an exceptional spa (hot tubs, swimming pool, hot and cold running chocolate…).

    The cost of the trip includes gourmet food and high-quality beverages for: welcome reception and dinner, breakfast buffet every morning, apres every afternoon with themed snacks and signature cocktail, and one additional dinner. And for non-skiers/riders, or if one just wants a day off, we can assist with off-hill excursion ideas and contacts.

    Telluride is part of the Epic Pass network.  Pass holders with full passes get 7 days of riding with their Epic Pass

    Up to 11 people can enjoy this memory-in-the-making trip for $925 per person. Don’t miss out!




    • Friday, February 28, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sunday, March 01, 2020
    • White Pass, WA
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    WHITE PASS

    This 'family' oriented event features a snow castle, live music, FIREWORKS, snow sports competitions, and a poker run for all! There is also a “theme" to be announced, dressing according for fun on the hill is encouraged. 

    White Pass is 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, some have on-suite 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 4:15pm, till 8ish, likely inside the Nordic Center warming Yurt, followed by poolside BYOB and socializing afterwards.

    Saturday – Breakfast foods are furnished in each unit, preparation is a group effort by occupants. Then snow play all day, lunch at members discretion - I recommend the High Camp Lodge. This is the main Carnival day of snow sculptures complete with a HUGE snow castle. This evening is a reasonably priced prime rib dinner or similar served in the lodge, OR join us in the Nordic Yurt for a dinner by Paul and drinks. Dinner is followed by a torch parade and fireworks display.  Capping off the night is live music in the bar until midnight.   

    White Pass management is offering us group discounted Alpine lift passes and Nordic passes, prices to be announced. PLEASE email Paul once signed up and paid with how many passes you want, for what type and what days.  I will be staying up there, Thurs. through Sun. The discounted passes will be offered through me, and are offered Fri, Sat, and Sun.

    Sunday - Breakfast, then room check out, snow play rest of the day.  Lunch is at members discretion.  


    This is a good value-oriented trip and fun annual event.  Price is $270 per person, or per single bed, $540, for couple or queen bed.  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 
    nwtruckintreehuger@hotmail.com


    • Thursday, March 12, 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • Monday, March 16, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Mt Bachelor/SunRiver, OR
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    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 Ski Buddies 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 10am. Includes 4 night's shared lodging, 4 hosted breakfasts and 2 dinners. Price is $295 per person, the same as last year

    More details at the October potluck

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

    Scott McGlothlin-trip leader


    • Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sunday, April 05, 2020
    • Big White, BC
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    BIG WHITE, BC 

    PRIDE

    April 1  5, 2020

    Big White highlights:

    Home to the best snow (dry, fluffy powder) in BC and the longest season in the Okanagan.  Big White is southeast of Kelowna, BC.

    Ski In/Out hotel in the village + Outdoor pool & hot tub

    FREE Parking, Ski Storage, WIFI, Mountain Guided Tour @ 10:30am daily

    PRIDE events - TBD by Dustyn - the PRIDE organizer

    Welcome Reception w/ 1 free drink & apps + VIP Card for discounts throughout village (TBD)

    4 nights hotel (arrive Wednesday/depart Sunday)

    4 of 5 day ski pass (Wed/Thur/Fri/Sat or Sun)

    4 x Breakfast + 4 x dinner (in various village restaurants) + 4 x Apres  

    Car pooling to Big White

    $645 per person (2 per hotel room)

    Contact Gil Price for more information! Call 206.234.5898

Past events

Thursday, January 30, 2020 SKI UTAH!
Saturday, January 18, 2020 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 18 - 25, 2020
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 11-18, 2020
Friday, January 10, 2020 Mt. Baker
Saturday, November 23, 2019 Warren Miller's - Timeless
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!
Friday, March 22, 2019 Mt. Baker
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
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
Sunday, February 11, 2018 Hakuba & Tokyo, Japan
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 Mt. Baker
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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