Amabilis Mountain

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Cross-country Ski - Amabilis Mountain

A demanding 2,123 ft. climb ski that's rewarded by great views on fine day.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,123 ft

8:30 AM at the Preston Park and Ride, I-90 Exit 22

Amabilis is road ski, on mostly groomed tracks, suitable for Nordic track gear, or metal edged backcountry touring skis. If the conditions are icy, the descent can be challenging, in which case metal edge skis are helpful, but not essential. Skiers must be able to control their speed on the downhill with wedge technique. Skaters are welcome to join, but it is likely that most of the group will use traditional diagonal stride.

Update 1-29-2017: The route was skied today, and the southern half of the upper loop is not groomed. This will make it quite difficult for skaters, so they are now not advised to join. We are expecting new snow this week, and the snow may be untracked and deep in that ungroomed section. The GPS measured 10.9 miles and 2123 ft. elevation gain.  

If the group has extra energy after the descent, we could do a loop around the Cabin Creek groomed trails.

We will meet for car-pooling at 8:30 AM at the Preston Park and Ride, and then make our way to the Cabin Creek Sno Park, at I-90 exit 63. Cars will require a groomed trail Sno Park permit. 

Further details will be emailed to the participants shortly after registration closes.

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Amabilis Mountain


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