Nason Ridge


Cross-country Ski - Nason Ridge

Strenuous route due to the mileage, elevation gain and long downhill portion. Must be in shape for this trip. The goal is to ski together, be safe and have fun. Requires graduation from any branch XC course and badge. Strong skiers who can provide their experiences may be considered - see Instructions for Registration Notes below.

  • N2 Nordic Advanced Basic Ski, Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft

Meet at the Nason Ridge Sno Park at 9:00 am

Requires a Sno Park permit, purchased in advance.

Registered participants can arrange their own car pool.

My goals are to meet on time, to maintain a steady pace uphill, ski together for safety and have fun.

My expectation is that some some people will ski faster and some more moderate. The faster skiers will have to accommodate  to the group pace. For this reason, skaters are not allowed on this trip

My style is to maintain a moderate group pace, stop for clothing changes (too hot, too cold), stop to attend to blisters, stop for rest  and beverage breaks  as needed. We will stop for lunch break.


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Cross-country skis
  • Poles
  • Boots
  • Metal edge XC touring skis required. Alpine or heavy telemark skis not acceptable, as they go very slow in the tracks.
  • Gaitors
  • Beverages, snacks and lunch
  • Headlamp with spare batteries. 
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