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Upcoming events

    • Sunday, August 19, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 400 Lakeside Ave. S., Apartment 104, Seattle, WA 98144

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

    Ski Buddies, Outventures & ORCAs team up for the August BBQ, Potluck & DOCK Party.  Club member Michael Koch is hosting another fun party in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood on the shores of Lake Washington!

    Bring meat to grill, side dishes to share and of course, drinks!

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

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    • Thursday, August 30, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    We have been working to build a relationship between Ski Buddies and Sturtevants’ CEO and Marketing Manager.  It has paid off as they are offering our club members an opportunity to participate in their SKIBonkers VIP event (beer and wine PLUS early access to their HUGE SALE BEFORE the public).  SKIBonkers is Seattle’s largest winter sports sale and happens Labor Day weekend.    

    Interested?  Please get on the mailing list to receive notification for VIP Night.  You must sign up in order to get into the VIP Night!


    SkiBonkers 40th Annual Sale:

    Location: 44 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 (at the former Sports Authority, 1 block south of Bellevue Square)

    VIP Night: Thursday, August 30th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm – sign up to be able to attend!

    Friday: 10am - 8 pm
    Saturday: 10am - 6pm
    Sunday: 10am - 6pm
    Monday: 10am - 6pm

    What to expect when you come to SkiBonkers:

    VIP Night we have a local DJ, Indica Jones. Beer and wine. VIP raffle from Sturtevant’s and our ski resort partners. The ski resorts come with exclusive ticket deals and promotions. Sturtevant’s has a shopping spree $$$ give away.

    When you come to SkiBonkers you’ll get deals on favorite brands; skis, snowboards, boots, poles, helmets, goggles, apparel, and accessories.


    Ski Resorts with exclusive offers; Big White, Schweitzer, Stevens Pass, Snoqualmie Summit, Silver Star, Silver Mountain, and more.

    Mini Mountain learn to ski at any age.

    VIP Night; entertainment from local DJ, Indica Jones

    Raffles and red light specials.


    Bring in your used gear for trade-in credit to be used during SkiBonkers ($20 - $75, based on condition). Skis, snowboards, boots, poles. We only offer trade-in credit for skis and snowboards, the rest we hand off to our recycle guy who makes cool stuff in his shop.


    They will also sponsor Ski Buddies for a ‘SIP & SHOP’ event during their anniversary sale on October 9th from 6pm – 8pm.   More details to follow.


    Ski Buddies Board

    Gil, President

    Nick, VP

    Jeremy, Treasurer

    Chris, Secretary

    Patricia, At Large

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

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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. 



    • 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.  

    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  



    • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    • Saturday, January 19, 2019
    • Lech am Arlberg, Austria
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    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, 12 January 2019

    Depart from Lech, Saturday, 19 January 2019

    Lodging: Hotel Stuelzis, Lech am Arlberg, Austria

    Prices: US$1,620 per person sharing a double room or US$1,690 per person in a single room - both are pre-booked.  Full payment deadline is September 28, 2018. 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 ~$750 - $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 is estimated at Euro 80 or $100 per person

      ~ possible Zurich overnight on 19 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, 2018.  Additional convenience fee to use Paypal.

    Please contact trip leader, Gil or at  206.234.5898.

    • 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!

    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

    • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    • Big Sky, Montana
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    The Big Sky Resort, situated just outside of Bozeman Montana and close to the West entrance of Yellowstone National Park, offers “the Biggest Skiing in America”.  The four mountains of Big Sky offer 5,800 acres of terrain connected by 23 chairlifts, a tram, and 11 surface lifts.  No surprise that this resort is consistently recognized in national ski magazines for short or non-existent lines!  All levels of skiers can enjoy the 4,350 feet of vertical drop as the difficulty of trails are well balanced; 15% beginner, 25% intermediate, 42% advanced, and 19% expert. Check out the mountain and resort at


    Our accommodations are a lovely ski in/out 4 bedroom & 4 bath condo with a beautiful stone fireplace and large hot tub located within a short walk of the mountain village.  You can even ski home for lunch if you want.  Trip costs include 4 nights lodging, 3 days skiing, round trip ski shuttle between Bozeman airport and the resort, and most meals (4 breakfasts, 3 dinners, and 3 après ski) - ALL of this for $1,200 per person sharing a double room.  


    This trip will be lead by long time club members, Pat Archer and Bud Wright.  To secure your place on this trip pay a $500 deposit (by August 30 preferred), and the balance is due December 15.  Register by paying through the club website OR check (payable to Ski Buddies) sent to Pat Archer at 2903 NW 77th St. Seattle WA 98117.

    • 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!

    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.


Past events

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
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Mt Bachelor/SunRiver 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
Friday, February 16, 2018 Schweitzer Mountain
Sunday, February 11, 2018 February Potluck, February 11, 2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018 Hakuba & Tokyo, Japan
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
Saturday, January 13, 2018 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 13-20, 2018
Friday, January 05, 2018 Cle Elum/Suncadia/Blewett Pass Ski Weekend
Friday, January 05, 2018 Mt. Baker
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
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Mt Bachelor/SunRiver 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
Thursday, February 02, 2017 Galena Lodge Yurts
Saturday, January 14, 2017 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 14-21, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017 Mission Ridge January 13th - 15th MLK weekend
Sunday, January 08, 2017 January Potluck, January 8, 2017
Friday, January 06, 2017 Mt. Baker
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
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Elevation Mammoth (Gay Ski Week), March 16-20, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Mt Bachelor/Sunriver, OR
Sunday, March 06, 2016 March Potluck, March 06, 2016
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, February 07, 2016 February Potluck, February 7, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016 Blewett Pass Weekend Trip
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
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
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Mount Bachelor
Sunday, March 08, 2015 March Potluck
Thursday, February 19, 2015 Stevens Pass Weekend
Thursday, February 12, 2015 Red Mountain
Sunday, February 08, 2015 February Potluck
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Anthony Lakes, OR
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Whistler Winter Pride 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015 Lake Wenatchee Cross Country and Backcountry
Saturday, January 17, 2015 Arlberg, Austria
Sunday, January 11, 2015 January Potluck
Thursday, January 08, 2015 Methow Valley, Winthrop & Sun Mountain
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
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
Sunday, December 08, 2013 December Potluck

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