Thanks to everyone that took part in the Jente Loppet Race - Sunday, Jan. 29 at Hyak Sno Park... !
Friday Dec 2, 2016 – 6:30-9:30 PM
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
to benefit the Snoqualmie Nordic Club
Bring your XC, Telemark or Randonnee ski or snowshoe gear, clothing and accessories and sell it at the U-sell Nordic Ski Swap. Or come and buy ski or snowshoe gear or accessories to outfit yourself, your family or friends for the winter ski season. If selling, bring your gear, you sell it, and donate 15% of the proceeds. If you require setup before doors open please call or email.
Note that we will have no facility to do credit card transactions at the swap, so bring cash or your check book.
Can’t make the Nordic ski swap but have gear to donate? We are accepting donated ski and snowshoeing gear and accessories, which we will sell and donate 100% of proceeds to the beneficiary programs. For more information about the swap or donating gear, contact email: email@example.com or call Derek Brown at 206-406-5433
The attached flier below is provided for those folks inclined to help spread the word. It can be posted on any public bulletin board.
The Cascades have gotten a healthy dump of snow in the past week, and many of the Nordic trails are groomed and ready to go. Here are some useful links for skiing in the I-90 corridor:
Cabin Creek/Erling Stordahl trails - Just off exit 63; daily grooming updates are posted here. More info from the Kongsberger Ski Club. Also see hourly temperatures at various places in the ski area.
I-90 Sno-park ski areas - Washington State Parks maintains a number of groomed ski trails in the Snoqualmie Pass area, including Hyak, Crystal Springs and Cabin Creek. A full list with grooming updates is here.
Summit at Snoqualmie Nordic Center - The alpine ski area also maintains a system of Nordic trails. More info here.
Our club got ready for the ski season with several fun events -- dryland training at Woodland Park, a pole hike around Discovery Park, a potluck at board member Linda Schwartz's house and a successful ski swap!
Here are a few of our favorite photos from the fall. Now it's time to get out and enjoy the early ski season!
We hope you've had a wonderful summer and fall enjoying the Cascades and trails around the world. We are hopeful for a full season of snow and plenty of days on the XC trails!
To that end, check out this year's schedule of events. These dates are tentative for now, but we'll confirm them here once the snow begins to fall.
Mark your calendars for a season kickoff event on Sunday, Nov. 22, at Discovery Park in Seattle. We'll do a pole hike around the park, then meet afterward at treasurer Linda Schwartz's house in Ballard for a potluck. Watch for more details to be emailed out soon.
Need new gear or want to exchange the skis you're not using anymore? Come to our 2015 ski swap, Friday, Dec. 4, 6-9 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Seattle.
The snow is starting to fall in the Cascades and that means it's time for a new season of Nordic skiing events! Here's the quick rundown, and visit our events page for more details.
Our apologies, Nordic skiing friends, but we will need to cancel our events for this Sunday, Feb. 8 -- again, due to lack of snow on the Ironhorse trail. Please check back frequently for updates!
Feb. 22 - (Note new date!) - Jente Loppet race (Iron Horse Trail @ Hyak Sno Park)
Note: We'll update this post a few days before our events with any cancellations due to lack of snow. Think snow everyone!!
Our friends in the local Kongsberger Ski Club have set their 2014-15 race schedule -- now all we need is snow! Check out the current schedule.
Whether you're a classic or skate skier, novice or experienced racer, these friendly competitions are a great way to enjoy the wonderful groomed trails at the Cabin Creek ski area, off Interstate 90 at exit 63. Races range in length from 5K to the grueling Ozbaldy 50K.
See you out there!
Beginner's clinics: Sunday, Jan. 11 and Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
This is an introductory clinic for those of you who have no or very little skate skiing experience, or if you have some experience and want to improve your basic skills. We will concentrate on learning the V1. Meet at the Hyak Sno Park Residence on the Northeast side of the Hyak Sno Park parking lot (look for signs). The clinic runs from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please fill out the registration form at the link below and send it and the fee to be received by the Friday before the clinic.
Get more information and sign up here.
An intermediate clinic and a clinic focused on hills will be held this winter depending on interest. Check back for more info!
Get out your ski poles, running shoes and head lamps because it's time for our annual dryland training sessions to begin!!
When: Tuesday evenings, 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Where: Woodland Park (meet by tennis courts near the soccer fields/track)
What to bring: Classic length (or shorter) poles, running gear/shoes and HEADLAMP with extra batteries (a headlamp that works is essential!).
These workouts are really great for specific strength building and basic aerobic endurance to prepare you for the upcoming Nordic ski season. We start with stretching, and then do a circuit workout in the woods with stations for step ups, dips, various hill bounding drills, push ups, etc., with pole-jogging in between.
Skiers of all abilities are encouraged to come, especially junior racers!
For more information: Please email Marla at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP (tell and bring your friends!)