Cabin Creek


Cross-country Ski - Cabin Creek

Thursday afternoon XC Ski skills practice.

  • G-XC 2 Advanced Beginner Groomed
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft

Meet at Preston PR at 2pm.

XC Ski Skills Practice.  This is an opportunity to focus on skill practice in a supportive environment as a start of season refresher or just for fun!

If you are an experienced XC skier and would like to help with this trip, send me an email so that I can add you as an assistant (if you already have the leader badge, you can sign up as an assistant on the website).

This trip is not suitable as a first-time Nordic skiers, even if you have Alpine ski experience. Nordic Classic no-wax skis are recommended.

Participants should have experience with gentle hills (green and blue trails) including some ability to steer and stop.  Since the emphasis is on skills practice, we may ski some features repeatedly while honing our skills. 

We'll ski groomed trails accessible from Cabin Creek Snopark.  Trails selected will vary depending on conditions and group skills/interest.  We'll start with some drills.  Our emphasis will be on practicing classic cross country ski skills such as diagonal stride, weight transfer, snowplow/wedge position and herringbone.  We'll plan to ski for 2 to 3 hours or until dark.  

Don't forget to dress appropriately for the weather and the pace, and to bring the 10 Essentials.  


You will need to a WA State Sno-park Pass non-motorized day or season permit with special groomed sticker to park at Cabin Creek Sno-park available on-line:

The day-permit is $25 or the season permit with groomed required sticker combo is $120. Please purchase in advance as it is not possible to buy the permit at this sno-park.

Cabin Creek Sno-park information:

Cabin Creek Trail map, grooming report and other information:

WSDOT Road Conditions & Weather:

MORE INFORMATION: For broad information on xc sking, see the  Mountaineers XC Ski Resource Guide



Cabin Creek

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