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

    • Friday, January 05, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, January 07, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Cle Elum/Suncadia/Blewett Pass
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    Ski Buddies Cle Elum/Suncadia/Blewett Pass Ski Weekend January 5, 2018 - January 7, 2018

    Join Ski Buddies for a weekend of cross country skiing, back-country skiing or snowshoeing in the Cle Elum area - Blewett Pass, Suncadia or Salmon La Sac. The non-motorized winter recreation areas of Blewett Pass provide a unique, high-country environment for snow sports under the eastern Washington sun.  Suncadia and Salmon La Sac offer groomed cross country skiing. Check out photos of Blewett: https://joebeckerphoto.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/snow-seeker/150119_blewett_7710/  Check out the map at: http://parks.state.wa.us/459/Blewett-I-90#Blewett%20Pass 

    When:  Friday, January 5, 2018 to Sunday, January 7, 2018 Location:  Blewett Pass non-motorized snowparks - summit of Blewett Pass, WA.  Suncadia and Salmon La Sac.  Lodging and dining in Cle Elum, WA. Come for a day or spend a night or two in Cle Elum.  Trip Advisor lodging suggestions for Cle Elum:  Best Western Snocap, Chalet Motel, Timber Lodge or Aster Inn. Iron Horse Inn B&B in South Cle Elum.  Please make your own lodging reservations. 

    Itinerary Saturday, January 6, 2018 – Activity and location will be decided based on weather and snow conditions.  Snowshoeing, cross country skiing or backcountry skiing atop beautiful Blewett Pass or cross country skiing at Suncadia or Salmon la Sac! 

    We will meet at Stella’s Café in Cle Elum (316 W 1st St) at 8:45 am. Sunday, January 7, 2018 – Activity and location will be decided based on weather and snow conditions.  Snowshoeing, cross country skiing or backcountry skiing atop beautiful Blewett Pass or cross country skiing at Suncadia or Salmon la Sac!  We will meet at Stella’s Café in Cle Elum (316 W 1st St) at 8:45 am.

    We will do group happy hours and dinners in Cle Elum/Roslyn on Friday and Saturday nights. Equipment:  There are no facilities atop Blewett Pass.  Be sure that you bring appropriate clothing, food, water and gear for a winter day out in the high country.  Sno Park passes required for Salmon La Sac and some of the trailheads up at Blewett Pass.  Suncadia has cross country ski and snowshoe rentals.  Trail passes at Suncadia are free.

    Please tell Craig Mabie what days you will be joining in– craigdoug15@msn.com, 206-462-9315.

    • Sunday, January 14, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Ray Deardorf's Madison Valley home 1812 A 26th Ave, Seattle 98122
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    It's a new year and time to wax the skis and ski! Join us for our monthly potluck.  Bring your favorite dish and/or drinks to share!

    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

    • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    • 6:00 PM (PST)
    • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    • 10:00 AM (PST)
    • Whistler, BC
    • 9
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    Ski Buddies is returning to Whistler Gay Ski week! 
    You and other members will be sharing several 2 bedroom, 1 bath condos at Town Plaza Suites at a cost for 4 nights at just $615/person. 

    The
    condos are all in the same building and each are equipped with 2 bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, full kitchen including stove, oven, fridge and microwave, fireplace and balcony. 
    The condos are right in the heart of the Whistler Village and a quick walk to the main gondola and pride events. 

    Check in is anytime after 6pm on Wed, January 24th and check out is by 10am, Sunday, January 28th.  Also....of course there is a community hot tub!!  I would also be providing light breakfast options for each condo (fruit, juice, coffee and eggs with a meat) and hosting a club cocktail party in one condo Thursday evening. 

    Please contact your trip leader, Chad Proctor with any questions at
    chad.scott.proctor@gmail.com


    • Friday, February 02, 2018
    • Sunday, February 04, 2018
    • Winthrop, WA
    • 4
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    Ski Buddies returns to Sun Mountain and the Methow Valley!

    Sun Mountain and Winthrop offer 130 miles of groomed trails and spectacular flat valley and mountain terrain cross-country skiing at all levels.  February is the best month for snow at Winthrop and Okanogan County.  This is some of the best cross-country skiing in the country according to X-Country Skier Magazine.

    Please join trip leader, Paul Horne, and other Ski Buddies the weekend of February 2-4, 2018.  We will arrive at Sun Mountain on Friday afternoon and depart Sunday afternoon while staying at the largest groomed Nordic ski area in the PNW in the scenic Methow Valley. This is a huge area with over 60 KM in groomed trails!

    We are staying in the rustic Lake Patterson Cabins which are ski in/out. The cabins are located near the main lodge with all the other amenities available for our use.  Paul will provide dinner on Friday evening.  Breakfasts will also be provided on Saturday and Sunday

    Cost for both nights is $260 per single bed or $520 queen bed (one or two people).  Space is limited to four queens and four single beds.  If we have a lot of interest, we may be able to secure another unit.  

    For Saturday night, Paul suggests a VERY FUN Sleigh Ride & Cowboy dinner.  Paul reports that he's done it previously and it's a fun and cool evening.  The Clydesdale drawn large sleigh departs the main lodge Saturday evening at 5pm sharp. The brief ride takes us to the top of a hill overlooking the valley and to a large cozy tent. Inside awaits a buffet style cowboy dinner served by friendly locals. The cost is $54 per person - great value and entertainment.  Paul has reserved six spots so let Paul know ASAP if you plan to attend the Saturday evening dinner.  Payment for this must be made either in advance or by 10am on Saturday at the activities office near ski shop in the main lodge.

    For those going on this trip, Paul recommends taking Friday off as the drive from Seattle to Winthrop is a minimum 6 hours drive via Ellensburg in ideal weather . You can NOT get there in winter via SR20 through Cascades National Park.  

    Like all Ski Buddies trips, the first ones to pay in full are on the trip.  Don't delay booking as this trip will sell out quickly.   

    For more information, contact Paul Horne


    • Sunday, February 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Jeremy Katz's W. Seattle home 5428 SW Stevens St. Seattle
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    Valentine's romance is in the air and it's prime ski season! It's time to wax the skis and ski! Join us for our monthly potluck.  Bring your favorite dish and/or drinks to share!

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Jeremy Katz will be hosting this month's potluck at his W. Seattle home located at 5428 SW Stevens St. Seattle.

    Ski Buddies

    • Thursday, February 22, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sunday, February 25, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • 34007 Yodelin Place, Leavenworth WA 98826
    • 8
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    STEVENS PASS WEEKEND  –  Feb 22nd - 25th, 2018

             01-THU-SUN (3 NITES) – $95.00

    Thursday through Sunday. Arrive after 4pm on Thursday and leave before Sundaynoon.

    ·         02-FRI-SUN (2 NITES) – $75.00

    ·         03-THU ONLY (1 NITE) – $30.00

    ·         04-FRI ONLY (1 NITE) – $45.00

    $25 PLUS WEEKEND SURCHARGE

    ·         05-SAT ONLY (1 NITE) – $40.00

    $30 PLUS SURCHARGE

    ·         06-THU-SAT (2 NITES) – $65.00

    THU & FRI NIGHT. LEAVING SAT

    STEVENS PASS WEEKEND  –  Feb 22nd - 25th, 2018

     

    Trip & Lodge Lowdown: The Stevens Pass Weekend is the longest running Ski Buddies trip (36th 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.

     

    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): Thai Bui 

     

    Discounted Stevens Pass Ticket Info:

     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.

    http://www.stevenspass.com/giftshop/powder-pack


     

    *** 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.

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    • Friday, March 02, 2018
    • Sunday, March 04, 2018
    • White Pass, WA
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    Join Ski Buddies for the 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.  Price is $215 per person.  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

    • Sunday, March 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 3513 S. Leschi Place, Seattle, WA
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    It's time for SPRING BREAD and 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!

    Ski Buddies

    • Sunday, April 08, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • STOUT, 1530 11th Ave Seattle, WA 98122
    • 18
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    Our annual End of the Season 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 06, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • To be determined
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    Join us for our May potluck.  Bring your favorite dish and/or drinks to share!  

    We look forward to seeing you!   

    The host/hostess has not yet been determined for this event. 

    Ski Buddies

    • Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    • 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 drinks to share!

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

    Think SUN and Trips for next winter!

    Ski Buddies

    • Sunday, August 19, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • To be determined.
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    Ski season might be over but it's time for summer!

    Think SUN! (It's one month closer to ski season.)

    Location has yet to be determined. 

    Ski Buddies

Past events

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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