Cross-country Ski - Cabin Creek

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Cross-country Ski - Cabin Creek

Explore the groomed Cabin Creek trails including the Viking Course from the Cabin Creek Snopark, exit 63 off I-90: 10 miles, 200 ft gain

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  • N2 Nordic Advanced Basic Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft

Meet at 8:45 am North Bend Safeway parking lot close to the tall Safeway/O'Reilly Auto Parts/Chase Bank sign in the parking lot. It's close to I-90 exit 31.

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

THIS ACTIVITY IS PART OF THE MOUNTAINEERS WINTER TRAILS MONTH 2018: visit www.mountaineers.org/WinterTrails2018  

Please note: In the event that the ski trails at Suncadia near Roslyn have good snow cover at the time of our trip and have recently been groomed I may offer this instead. The lower loop trails at Suncadia can make a great ski that it is normally not possible to offer in a normal winter. I will notify everyone who is registered at the time when I make this determination.

PLEASE DON'T REGISTER UNTIL YOU HAVE REVIEWED THE NOTES BELOW, YOU ARE SURE YOU ARE AVAILABLE AND THE MEETING TIME AND LOCATION WORK FOR YOU.

If you are hoping for a ride you will have a better chance if you set your profile to "Open" and provide carpool information such as the area you live in and locations you can reach by transit to meet a driver.

 BY REGISTERING THIS LEADER CONSIDERS YOU MADE A COMMITMENT TO THE TRIP. It's only good form to cancel in the event of an injury, illness or an emergency. Even if there are people on the wait list it's often difficult to move them up close to the trip date. THANK YOU!

If we ski at Cabin Creek, I plan we will explore about 10 miles of groomed trails from the snopark including the Viking Loop Trail that is used for Nordic ski competitions. Conditions can vary depending snow, temperature and how recently the trails have been groomed. Grooming is normally scheduled on Wednesdays. The Viking Course involves hills!. This trip is classified as an N2 requiring the ability to herringbone up and use a wedge/snowplow position and wedge turns for descents.

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. It is also possible to skate ski. Please consult the leader if you wish to skate or use other types of ski.

You have the option to car pool from the Preston P&R; meeting at 8:45 am or meet us at Cabin Creek Snopark at 9.45 am. Email directions and other trip details will be provided two days before the trip once registration closes. All vehicles taken to the trailhead will require WA Snopark Permits with groomed slickers. Day passes cannot be purchased at this snopark. Taking everyone who signs up will be dependent on enough drivers with suitable vehicles for winter snow conditions volunteering.

Contact Trip Leader Chris Ensor with any questions: ctrails@comcast.net

 

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Cabin Creek


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