Copper Creek Hut


Cross-country Ski - Copper Creek Hut

Enjoy a snowy groomed trail through the forest to a wonderful hut. The trip will be paced for new skiers and adjusted for thr group's skills and abilities. Students completing the Olympia basic cross country ski course will get priority registration.

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  • Sat, Feb 15, 2020
  • Olympia Nordic Ski Committee
  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Beginner
  • Adults
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 8.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • Pace: gentle

Meet at 6:30 am at Safeway, 4280 Martin Way E, Olympia, WA 98516. Parking in the van pool spaces. We will leave at 7am. Carpool gas $15. We'll be on the trail from 9 am ish to 3 pm ish. Return time to Olympia can really vary, likely before 5 pm. I don't recommend making time sensitive commitments after the trip.  We may need more than one car. Some driving is all on snowy dirt roads. Drivers and vehicles need to be prepared for snow. All-wheel-drive is best. Bring snow tire chains, shovel. A season or 1 day snow park pass.

Registration is by leader permission. Please email me letting me know if you are in the current Olympia basic xc ski course or if you have similar experience.

The trail is groomed flat with no tracks. There will be opportunities to practice uphill skiing and down hill control.

Be ready for a little adventure.


Copper Creek Hut

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Cross-country skis
  • Poles
  • Boots
  • Layers for the forecast
  • Water for moderate aerobic activity
  • Food for lunch on the trail or in the hut.
  • Sit pad recommended
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