Social Activities

Ski Buddies hosts regular monthly potlucks year round!  

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

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

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sturtevants, 13131 N.E. 20th, Bellevue 98005

    Sturtevants 41st Anniversary SALE

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    Sip and Shop @ Sturtevant’s 41st annual Anniversary Sale.

    In conjunction with Sturtevants' anniversary sale, they have invited SKI BUDDIES to a 'Sip & Shop'.  They will provide drinks and lite refreshments.  Join us for a little retail therapy!

    Ski Buddies specials:

    Custom tunes $25 off. Regular price is $60. (special for Ski Buddies)

    Tune card, Buy 2 get 1 free (this is a standard Anniversary deal)

    -          Please RSVP so that you are on the guest list

    -          Sturtevant’s will provide beer and wine, plus water with light snacks.

    -          There’s space on the table if you’d like to extra appetizers.

    -          The store will be open for business as usual. There will be plenty of new clothing and gear to check out . . . which makes it fun and a bit cozy.

    -          Gear chat: there will be a couple brief gear chats. Something from popular categories like:

    o   Boot issues and proper fitting

    o   Ski innovations- top skis for your level

    o   Snowboards – top boards for your level

    o   Tuning and caring for your gear

    RSVP Link:

    TUNES: This will be a great night to bring your skis or snowboards for a tune before the rush.

    BOOTS: If you have issues with your ski boots or snowboard boots you’re welcome to bring those in for some boot work or to ask questions. Unfortunately, Sturtevant’s doesn’t take appointments for boot work however, we have the best boot fitters in the area.

    CONSIGNMENT: Our Ski Mart store accepts skis and snowboards that are in good condition. Our Bellevue Ski mart store is a ½ block from Sturtevant’s at 13219 NE 20th St, Bellevue, WA 98005

    RECYCLE: We take old gear year-round and hand it off to our recycle guy. He accepts skis, snowboards, poles, and boots.



    • Sunday, October 14, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hooverville Bar, 1721 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA


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    As the last days of astronomical summer pass it's time to turn our thoughts to snow and gliding upon it on sticks and boards.  So join us for our season opening potluck.  We'll roll out this season's trips and tell you about other fun club stuff!

    Again this year we are holding the potluck at Hooverville Bar in SODO.  We'll start at 6PM but arrive early if you like.  

    Please bring the usual potluck food items, with the exception of alcoholic beverages, which you will need purchase from the bar.

    There is ample street parking along the street and there are no sports games that day!

    Bring a friend!

    • Sunday, November 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mountain to Sound Outfitters, 3602 SW Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98126
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    Join us for our second potluck of the season to talk about early season plans as well as to sign up for new trips. 

    We're doing something a little different this month - Mountain to Sound Outfitters in West Seattle has offered to host our potluck in their store!  Many thanks to Bud Wright for arranging this event. 



    • Friday, November 16, 2018
    • Saturday, November 17, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • McCaw Hall - Seattle


    Join Ski Buddies for a fun filled night at this year's Warren Miller film - FACE of WINTER.  For those going, purchase your own ticket and let the club members know using the club's Forums.  We can arrange a meet up before the movie begins at a local pub for happy hour!

    Warren Miller's Face of Winter

    Loving the unadulterated joys of winter is something we all have in common with the late, great Warren Miller--who helped create and capture the magic of skiing. This year, new and veteran athletes alike pay tribute to the man who started it all in Face of Winter, the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment (WME), presented by Volkswagen.

    In this 69th chapter, watch as world-class athletes such as Anna Segal, Dash Longe, Forrest Jillson, Amie Engerbretson, Simon Hillis, Seth Wescott, Jim Ryan, Jess McMillan, and others carve the faces of remote mountain ranges and pursue the thrills of a life lived in high places.

    • Sunday, December 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 3041 10th Ave. W., Seattle, WA

    Join us for our second potluck of the season to talk about early season plans as well as to sign up for new trips.  Bring your favorite dish and/or drinks to share (main dishes, sides dishes and drinks are strongly encouraged)! 


    The potluck will be at Jeff Morgan's home (thanks Jeff!) on the North Side of Queen Anne at 3041 10th Ave. W., Seattle, WA  



    • Sunday, January 13, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Kelly & Tim Murphy-Stevens, 11726 Meridian Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98133

    JOIN Us for a POTLUCK!
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    Join us for our January potluck to talk about this winter's plans as well as to sign up for trips. 

    Long time club members Kelly & Tim Murphy-Stevens will host this month's potluck in their North Seattle home.  Come and enjoy friendship, fun and food.  Bring main and side dishes (we had enough desserts over the holidays!), plus drinks to share.



    • Sunday, February 10, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 3513 S. Leschi Place, Seattle, WA


    It's time for our monthly potluck.  Bring your favorite dish and/or drinks to share (main dishes, sides dishes and drinks are strongly encouraged)! 

    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!

    Ski Buddies

    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    • 34007 Yodelin Place, Leavenworth WA 98826
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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.

     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.

    *** 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.


    • Sunday, March 10, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Ray Deardorf's Madison Valley home 1812 A 26th Ave, Seattle 98122

    It's time to add another layer of wax to the skis and board - winter isn't over yet! Join us for our monthly potluck.  Bring your favorite dish and/or drinks to share (main dishes, sides dishes and drinks are strongly encouraged)! 

    Ray Deardorf is hosting our January potluck at his Madison Valley home. 1812 A 26th Ave, Seattle 98122

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Ski Buddies

    • Sunday, April 14, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • STOUT, 1530 11th Ave Seattle, WA 98122
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    Our annual End of the Season banquet will be held at STOUT 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.

    We will recognize and honor our trip leaders, potluck hosts and club volunteers at this event.

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


    • Sunday, May 05, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 2903 NW 77th St. Seattle WA, 98117

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    Join us for our May potluck.  Bring your favorite dish and/or drinks to share (main dishes, sides dishes and drinks are strongly encouraged)! 

    We look forward to seeing you at Patricia Archer's Ballard home.     

    Think SUN and 2019 Trips!

    Ski Buddies

    • Sunday, June 09, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 601 Belmont Ave E Apt A11 Seattle WA 98102

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    Join us for our June potluck.  Bring your favorite dish and/or drinks to share (main dishes, sides dishes and drinks are strongly encouraged)!  

    We look forward to seeing you at Brandt Elster & Roger Price's Capitol Hill condo overlooking downtown and Lake Union!   

    There are ~ 20 guest parking spaces that are first come, first serve.  Passes should be retrieved and filled out from the building lobby, then placed on your dashboard.  All spaces in the front of the building and all UNNUMBERED spaces in the back under the carport are for guests.  

    Think SUN and 2020 Trips!

    Ski Buddies

    • Sunday, July 14, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 3513 S. Leschi Place, Seattle, WA 98144

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    Ski season might be over but it's time for summer ....and, planning for next winter!

    Join us for our July potluck and Trip Leader Planning session.  Bring your favorite dish and/or drinks to share (main dishes, sides dishes and drinks are strongly encouraged)! 

    The potluck will be hosted by Gil Price and Ken Krasner in their Leschi home.

    Think SUN and Trips for next winter!

    Ski Buddies

Past events

Thursday, August 30, 2018 SKI BONKERS VIP EVENT for SKI BUDDIES
Sunday, August 19, 2018 BBQ & Lake WA DOCK party
Sunday, July 08, 2018 July Potluck
Sunday, May 06, 2018 May Potluck, May 6, 2018
Sunday, April 08, 2018 End of Season Banquet, April 8, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018 PRIDE @ STEVENS PASS RESORT
Sunday, March 11, 2018 March Potluck, March 11, 2018
Friday, March 02, 2018 White Pass Winter Carnival
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Stevens Pass Weekend Feb 22-25, 2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018 February Potluck, February 11, 2018
Friday, February 02, 2018 Methow Valley, Winthrop & Sun Mountain
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Whistler Winter Pride January 24 -28, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018 January Potluck, January 14, 2018
Friday, January 05, 2018 Cle Elum/Suncadia/Blewett Pass Ski Weekend
Sunday, December 10, 2017 December Potluck, December 10, 2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017 November Potluck, November 19, 2017
Sunday, October 08, 2017 KICK OFF - Season Opening Potluck
Sunday, August 20, 2017 August BBQ & Lake WA DOCK party, August 20, 2017
Sunday, July 09, 2017 July Potluck, July 9, 2017
Sunday, June 11, 2017 June Potluck, June 11, 2017
Sunday, May 07, 2017 May Potluck, May 7, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017 PRIDE @ STEVENS PASS RESORT
Sunday, March 05, 2017 March Potluck, March 05, 2017
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
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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