Amabilis Mountain


Cross-country Ski - Amabilis Mountain

Classic or Skate Ski up to the Y junction on Amabilis Road on the groomed blue route. This replaced a trip on the Cabin Creek trails including the Viking and Berg competition trails from the Cabin Creek Snopark, exit 63 off I-90 due to poor early season conditions.

  • N4 Nordic Advanced Ski, M1 Intremediate Ski, Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • Pace: 2.5mph average moving speed

9:30 am, Cabin Creek Snopark, I-90 exit 63.

Directions to meeting place will be emailed to all participants as soon as registration closes

Ski Ability Level: N2 Advanced Basic

This trip will be co-led by Chris Ensor and Dave Burdick.

Due to the snow and grooming conditions we will ski the first half of Amabilis Road: 5 miles round trip and 1,000ft gain.

To participate you need to be able to: balance on skis, kick and glide at a moderate pace, snowplow, brake, have stamina, and know how to ski up and down a hill including negotiating turns on a narrow trail.

If you are uncertain of your ability and stamina to manage this type of trip in the expected conditions I have described, above please contact me to discuss further.

If it has been a while since you’ve used your skis or you have a new set of equipment, please take a few moments before the date of the trip to make sure that all of your gear is at hand and in working order.

A WA State Snopark Pass non-motorized day or season pass with special groomed sticker is required:

You can buy a day pass or season pass on-line. As a day-pass is $20. if you plan to go ski a few times at least during the upcoming winter, a season pass with groomed sticker combo ($40 + $40 = $80 total) will be more economical. As soon as you have ordered it you will be able to print out a temporary pass that's good for about 3 weeks until your season pass arrives in the mail.

SKIING DURING COVID: This ski trip will follow the WA State Phased Approach to Reopening Business and Modifying Physical Distancing and the Mountaineers hiking guidelines for COVID-19 that apply on the date of this trip.

All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before attending an in-person Mountaineers activity during our COVID-19 response. By proceeding with any of the upcoming activities you are already registered to attend, you affirm that you have reviewed The Mountaineers COVID-19 Code of Conduct and the guidance for participants and leaders available on the COVID-19 Response page, and you agree to follow this guidance during each activity. Please remove yourself from any upcoming activity if you are unable or unwilling to follow The Mountaineers guidance at the time of the program.

 CARPOOLING: Also, to help ensure your safety and the safety of our fellow skiers, the leader asks that you only carpool to the trailhead with other members of your household registered for the same trip.  

PROTOCOL: All participants will need to have a face covering (mask, bandanna or muff), hand sanitizer and a backpack containing the 10 essentials. Wherever possible all group member will maintain the 6ft minimum social distancing protocol and be ready to pull up face covering over mouth and nose when this is not possible passing others on the trail and at the trailhead.

MORE INFORMATION: Full trip information will be emailed out to those who sign up as soon as registration closes on Dec. 14.  In the interim. any questions can be emailed to the trip leader Chris Ensor


Amabilis Mountain

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