Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails


Cross-country Ski - Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails

Cross Country Ski Day Trip on the Plain Nordic Trails System

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  • N1 Nordic Basic Ski
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 7.75 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 350 ft

Meet at Monroe Park and Ride (by Fairgrounds) at 7AM. We'll depart no later than 7:15 AM. We'll carpool to Plain Hardware.  It is 1-3/4 to 2 hours from Monroe to Plain if the weather and the Stevens Pass skier crowd cooperates.    If you are not going to carpool let me know and plan to meet the group in the Plain Hardware parking lot.  Be ready to ski no later than 9:45AM. This means that if you are going to stop at the Sultan Bakery you need to plan that time into your trip.

The return trip will probably begin about 3PM with plans to be back in Monroe at 5PM.  Weather conditions can change this timetable, of course.

This will be a relaxed pace trip.  Priority will be given to current students of the 2017 Everett Cross Country Nordic Ski Course.  Depending on the weather and timing we may start right from Plain Hardware or we may drive a few miles up the road to the mid-point parking lot/access point.

All participants must purchase a day pass at the Plain Hardware.  Adult passes are currently $12/day.

Ski equipment can be rented at Plain Hardware.  If you plan on doing that please contact them ahead of time to confirm that they will have what you need. Also plan on carpooling with like minded folks who also need to rent.  You can find more info at

The trail system is groomed daily.  How far we ski will be dependent on weather conditions, snow conditions, and skier conditioning.  There are 22km of trails to choose from.  I suspect we'll ski about 8-10km.

We'll have a traditional and voluntary dinner gathering at Tuscano's Italian Kitchen in Monroe.  It won't be an official après-ski event since that by definition has to occur at a ski resort but what the heck.  Plan on joining the group for dinner after the skiing.

Contact Bill Coady - 206-818-7845 with questions.


Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Cross-country skis
  • Poles
  • Boots
  • Pack snacks and a lunch. We won't be near the restaurant at lunch time.
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