Social Activities

The club hosts regular monthly potlucks year round!  

Members have also organized pub crawls, happy hours, karaoke evenings, and nights out at the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

Toward the end of each winter season the club also hosts an end of season banquet.

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, February 23, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sunday, February 26, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • 34007 Yodelin Place, Leavenworth WA 98826
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    STEVENS PASS WEEKEND  –  Feb 23rd - 26th, 2017

    The Stevens Pass Weekend is the longest running Ski Buddies trip (34th consecutive year!) 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. Sleep in the third floor loft on foam mats.

    Lodging options:

    Thursday-Sunday-$90 (3 nights, Feb 18, 19 & 20)

    Friday-Sunday-$70 (2 nights, Feb 19 & 20) weekend

    Thursday only-$25 (1 night, Feb 18)

    Friday or Saturday Only - $35 (1 night, Feb 20 or 21)

    *** 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 was 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.


    Prices will also include very basic continental breakfasts. The Saturday dinner will be a potluck. Lunches, dinners, lift tickets and transportation are participants’ responsibility through most dinners tend to be potlucks with people sharing dishes.

    Trip Coordinators (Click on Name to Contact): Thai Bui & Chris Comis

    Discounted Stevens Pass Ticket Info:

     1.  $47.25/day | 4 Day Powder ($189) | Is non-transferrable and only usable by 1 person.  Advantage is you don't have to to go to ticket window because it is loaded onto your card. giftshop/powder-pack

     2.  $44/day | $219.99 total: Costco 5 Day Passes | Can  be used by multiple people but vouchers must stay in booklet and be redeemed with booklet.  I also includes discount on 25% rental and lessons and 2 summer passes. lift-vouchers.htm

    3,  $59.20/day: Corporate Passes.  See Thai, Chris or Gil to purchase:  Single use tickets

    4. PNW Advantage Card has been discontinued.

    • Wednesday, March 01, 2017
    • Sunday, March 05, 2017
    • Scenic Colorado
    Registration is closed

                     Steamboat Springs Ski Trip

                   March 1 thru March 5th 2017

    Join us for a fun filled trip to Steamboat Springs Colorado.

    We have a six bedroom house...walk to the ski slopes.

    3 out  4 day ski pass, shuttle to and from the Hayden airport,

    food  and libations are included for a mere 1185.00 per person.

    You will need to book your own airfare,

    Alaska is flying direct to Hayden, CO.

    Please contact Bud Wright for any other information. 

    Payment required by 10.15.16

    • Thursday, March 02, 2017
    • Tuesday, March 07, 2017
    • Donner Pass/Tahoe, California
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    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Sign-up to join in on a new Ski Buddies cross country and downhill ski adventure in 2017!

    Cross country ski at the largest groomed Nordic ski area in the country – Royal Gorge!  Downhill ski high on the Sierra crest at the snowiest ski area in the Tahoe region – Sugarbowl!

    Ski Buddies has reserved two large, lovely homes that are located right on the Royal Gorge cross country trail network.  Sugarbowl is three miles down the road via resort ski shuttle.

    Trip includes round trip group airfare from Seattle to Sacramento International airport, four-wheel drive/all-wheel drive SUV's for transportation during the trip, 5 nights lodging at two large ski-in/ski out homes and a group happy hour reception. 

    Trip cost is $499.00 per person.  Full payment is due by September 30, 2016.

    Contact trip co-coordinators Craig Mabie at or Mary Douglass at with any questions.
    Sign up soon as space is limited!

    • Friday, March 03, 2017
    • Sunday, March 05, 2017
    • White Pass, WA

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Join Ski Buddies for the 31st Annual White Pass Winter Carnival March 4th & 5th, 2017

    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,


    • Sunday, March 05, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 3513 S. Leschi Place, Seattle, WA

    It's time to wax the skis and ski!  Join us for our March potluck.  Bring your favorite dish and/or drinks to share!

    The potluck will be hosted by Gil Price and Ken Krasner in their Leschi home.   There are still plenty of trips to take as the season is not over until it's over!  

    Think SNOW!

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    • Saturday, March 11, 2017
    • Sunday, March 12, 2017
    • 2 sessions

    Please join us at Stevens Pass during the weekend of March 11th and 12th for their first Pride event!  The cost to attend is free.  Meet at the clock tower at 9am on Saturday and Sunday to connect with your fellow Ski Buddies club members for a fun day.  Look for the Ski Buddies helmet sticker to locate other club members! 

    Event Details

    Stevens Pass is hosting its first ever Pride Weekend in partnership with Seattle Pride, Saturday, March 11-Sunday, March 12! We welcome everyone from the LGBTQ+ community, their family, friends and allies to join us in a celebration of diversity, inclusion and exploration of the beautiful Cascade mountains.

    Pride Headquarters will be in the Summit Room of the Tye Creek Lodge. During the day, we will have space reserved to hang out, a rainbow tutu building station, buttons, stickers and other activities. Starting at 3:00pm, the room will turn into a dance floor with DJ Bret Law spinning tunes accompanied by a drag queen, appetizers and beverages. Before heading into the lodge for the apres ski, we will all meet at the top of a chairlift (TBD) at 2:30pm to do a group run down the mountain together with our Pride flags.

    Event Schedule

    Saturday, March 11

    • 7:30-10:00am - Wristband pick-up for those that did not receive it in the mail in advance at a special table outside Guest Relations in the Granite Peaks Lodge
    • 10:00am-2:00pm - Activities in the Summit Room, like tutu making, games, etc. 
    • 2:30pm - Group run down the mountain with Pride flags (run TBD)
    • 3:00-6:30pm - Apres Ski with DJ Bret Law, appetizers and beverages for purchase

    Sunday, March 12

    • 7:30-10:00am - Wristband pick-up for those that did not receive it in the mail in advance at a special table outside Guest Relations in the Granite Peaks Lodge
    • 10:00am-2:00pm - Activities in the Summit Room, like tutu making, games, etc. 
    • 2:30pm - Group run down the mountain with Pride Flags (run TBD)
    • Sunday, April 09, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • STOUT, 1530 11th Ave Seattle, WA 98122
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    The annual banquet will be held at STOUT (next to PURR on Capitol Hill).  There will be a no-host bar and each person will have a separate tab with gratuity included.  We have reserved a space for 50 people, so RSVP is required.

    So join your fellow Ski Buddies and bring your stories and photos of your winter adventures.


    • Sunday, May 07, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 5401 SW Beach Drive Terrace, Seattle, WA 98116

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    Join us for our May potluck.  Bring your favorite dish and/or drinks to share!

    The potluck will be hosted by club treasurer, Jeremy Katz.  

    We look forward to seeing you!    

    Ski Buddies

    • Sunday, June 11, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 300 26th Ave E; Apt A, Seattle WA

    Ski season might be over but it's time for Summer!

    Join us for our June potluck.  Bring your favorite dish and drinks to share!

    The potluck will be hosted by Brandt Elster and Roger Price in their Capitol Hill home.   

    Think SUN!

    Ski Buddies

Past events

Friday, February 17, 2017 WoHeLo Nordic Ski Trip
Sunday, February 12, 2017 February Potluck, February 12, 2017
Sunday, January 08, 2017 January Potluck, January 8, 2017
Saturday, December 17, 2016 Sun Peaks, British Columbia
Sunday, December 11, 2016 December Potluck, December 11, 2016
Saturday, December 10, 2016 Day Trip to Leavenworth on the Christmas Train
Friday, November 18, 2016 Warren Miller - Here There and Everywhere
Sunday, November 13, 2016 November Potluck, November 13, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016 Pub Crawl
Sunday, October 09, 2016 KICK OFF - Season Opening Potluck
Sunday, August 14, 2016 Annual Ski Buddies Bar-B-Que
Sunday, July 10, 2016 JULY 'TRIP LEADER' POTLUCK
Sunday, June 12, 2016 JUNE POTLUCK
Sunday, May 01, 2016 MAY POTLUCK
Sunday, April 10, 2016 End of Season Banquet, April 10, 2016
Sunday, March 06, 2016 March Potluck, March 06, 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, February 07, 2016 February Potluck, February 7, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016 Whistler Winter Pride 2016, January 24 -31, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016 Manning Park, B.C., January 15-18, 2016
Sunday, January 10, 2016 January Potluck, January 10, 2016
Sunday, December 06, 2015 December Potluck, December 6, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015 Warren Miller - Chasing Shadows
Sunday, November 01, 2015 November Potluck, November 1, 2015
Sunday, October 11, 2015 Season Opening Potluck
Thursday, September 24, 2015 Pub Crawl
Sunday, August 09, 2015 Annual Ski Buddies Bar-B-Que
Thursday, July 09, 2015 Happy Hour ans Rhein Haus
Sunday, June 28, 2015 PRIDE
Sunday, June 14, 2015 Potluck Dinner
Sunday, May 10, 2015 May Potluck
Sunday, April 12, 2015 End of Season Banquet
Sunday, March 08, 2015 March Potluck
Sunday, February 08, 2015 February Potluck
Sunday, January 11, 2015 January Potluck
Sunday, December 07, 2014 December Potluck
Thursday, November 13, 2014 Movie Night (Free): Into the Mind
Sunday, November 02, 2014 Potluck dinner - Sunday, Nov 2nd, 6pm
Friday, October 24, 2014 Ski Buddies Pub Crawl
Sunday, October 05, 2014 Season-Opening Potluck
Friday, September 26, 2014 Ski Buddies Pub Crawl
Sunday, August 10, 2014 Annual Ski Buddies Bar-B-Que
Sunday, June 29, 2014 Ski Buddies at PRIDE
Sunday, April 06, 2014 End of Season Banquet
Sunday, December 08, 2013 December Potluck

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