Cross-country Ski - Erling Stordahl


Cross-country Ski - Erling Stordahl

This trip starts from the Crystal Springs Snopark. Conditions permitting, we will explore the green and some of the blue Erling Stordahl trails as well as part of the Iron Horse and a flat section of the dog sled trails. The trip will include some intermediate rolling hills up and down that require use of herringbone to ascent and wedge to go down. Therefore the trip is not suitable for completed beginners.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • N2 Nordic Advanced Basic Ski
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 176 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 mph average moving speed

9:00 am, Crystal Springs  Snopark, I-90 exit 62.

Directions to meeting place will be emailed to all participants as soon as registration closes on March 3

Ski Ability Level: N2 Advanced Basic

This half day trip will be co-led by Chris Ensor

Snow and grooming permitting, we will ski approximately 3.5 hours, covering the green and blue trails that comprise Erling Stodahl plus a flat section of Stampede Pass Road Road, the Iron Horse and Dog Sled  Trails.

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 moderate hill.  

If you are uncertain of your ability and stamina to manage this type of trip  please contact me to discuss further.

Nordic classic skis  that are 70mm max width with or without metal edges are required  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 March 3.  In the interim. any questions can be emailed to the trip leader Chris Ensor


Erling Stordahl

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