Our second trip to my favorite ski mountain was another hit! Another great group too. Three days of great skiing. Love their long roller coaster runs that you frequently have to yourself. Even on a weekend the lines were non-existent. Barely have time to catch your breath before loading up again. Beautiful sun and views the first day and fresh snow the last.
Our charming cabin, fun meals and daily Apre's another highlight.
Of the original 12, eight Skibuddies were able to make the trip over the mountains to Cashmere where we established our base of operations for the Hog Loppet.
Thanks to all for making the Whistler/Callaghan Valley trip a great success. Eighteen Ski Buddies ventured up to Canada for the President’s Day weekend. About two-thirds of the group skied Nordic and about a third skied Alpine.
The highlight for me and many of the Nordic types was a tough but very fun 25km trek up to the Callaghan Country backcountry lodge and back. We also skied the Olympic Nordic Center trails; Frank, Paul, and Tim B. even did some biathlon training there.
The second annual Ski Buddies trip to The Huntley Lodge was a blast!
Friday 3 of us set out for the Methow Valley. We arrived in Winthrop about dinner time. The roads there were ice covered, but easy to drive. We stopped for groceries, checked into our cabin, and then went out to get pizza. We spent each evening talking, enjoying a bit of wine, and watching movies.
We had a fun trip to Hurricane Ridge. This year we had 15 participants from Ski Buddies and OutVentures.
Friday evening 8 of us camped at the Heart of the Hills campground not far out of Port Angeles. We began arriving just before dark and set up camp. Roy brought the canopy from Ski Buddies in the event it got rainy (and luckily we never needed it). It was cool. Shortly after dark ice crystals began to form
Several of us have a new favorite ski mountain! Schweitzer was wonderful! Lots of long and varied runs with endless tree skiing. Most of the 12 of us arrived Thursday night for a fun night at our “super cute” cabin, up on the Mountain on the edge of the Schweitzer village.
Martin Luther King weekend turned out to be a little wetter than some people prefer for outdoor activities, but hey… this is Washington. Put on your rain gear and get out there and enjoy what the NW has to offer.
(Finally getting around to adding a trip report - this happened back in December)
16 people participated in the trip. Seven of us head up Friday for an amazing early December day skiing decent powder. Conditions were especially good in the trees and really anywhere off of the main runs.
We stayed at a rather large and nicely equipped lodge on the Mt Baker Highway about 30 minutes from the ski area (and the closest you can find lodging). The lodge would have comfortably held 20.
Friday night we enjoyed a potluck dinner with the usual oversupply of food and drink.
We had a small group this year to ski the Methow Valley. We arrived Friday night, just after the fireworks display, but we could still smell the sulfur in the air. We again stayed in the lovely Methow River Cabins on the edge of Winthrop. We missed the festivities so we got out a deck of cards and played hearts.