Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails


Cross-country Ski - Plain Valley

Plain Valley Cross Country Ski Trip. Excellent opportunity for Everett XC Ski Class of 2021 Students to get in some good time on the trail.

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.
  • N1 Nordic Basic Ski, Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 128 ft
  • Pace: Social Pace

Meeting Time- 9:30AM

Meeting Place-  Plain Hardware

18636 Beaver Valley Road, Plain WA 509-763-3836 

COVID-19 precludes carpooling unless from same household so we'll just all meet at the hardware store.  

XC Ski Rentals are available at Plain Hardware. Decent gear at a reasonable price.  Passes must be purchased at the store also.

This is a relatively easy ski.  We'll probably start right across the street from Plain Hardware unless snow conditions dictate that we start higher up in the valley.  Most likely we'll ski about 10-12 miles (5-6 up valley and 5-6 back to the start). 

Here is a link that has a map of the ski trails.  Please print and bring with you.

MAPS | Ski Plain

We'll eat lunch on the trail so pack accordingly.

I am listing this as "Leader Permission Required" so if you want to register click the "request permission" link and share your email and phone number with me so we can chat.  It isn't a strenuous trip but from my experience as a Sea Kayak and XC Ski Leader I find it best if we connect first this way.

 Nordic classic skis 70mm max width are required. 

If it has been a while since you’ve used your skis, if you rented or have a new set of equipment and or clothing, please take a few moments before the date of the trip to make sure that all of your gear and ski clothing: gloves, hats etc. are to hand and in good order. Also, please don’t forget that for all ski trips we are expected to bring the 10 essentials.  Link to that list is in the Required Equipment tab below.


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 hikers, the leaders 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.


Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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