Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails


Cross-country Ski - Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails

Come ski off the extra holiday calories on a variety of ski trails and loops. This trip is targeted for experienced skiers - see Leaders Notes for more info.

  • Easy, G-XC 1 Beginner Groomed
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi

Meet at the Plain Hardware Store, with skis and all your gear, ready  to go at 9:00 am.

If you are renting skis, check if the Hardware store is still renting gear and when they open. Please get there early  and have your gear already  rented by 9:00 am.

Sno Park Permit required, purchased in advance. You may  call the Plain Hardware Store to see if they have them available. 

My goals are to start on time, decide upon our routes  and we will come back to the parking lot for lunch, where hot beverages are usually available for purchase or where you can stash your thermos.

Total distance is 14 miles with loops of varying difficulty. 

My  expectation  is to keep the group together for safe reasons. For this reason, we will not be mixing XC skiers with ski skaters. We may have faster and more moderate skiers and all skiers must stick together and meet at all trail junctions

My  style is to assess the group's experience and desires at the meeting place, then decide upon our routes. Depending upon my Assistant Leader, we may split the group into two groups:  those with a faster pace and those with a more moderate pace. 

This is not a trip for Beginners and Leader Permission is required. Strong new skiers who have complete a Mountaineer XC course but not earned the Badge may be considered - see Notes for Leader Registration.  Strong experienced Mountaineer skier who have not taken a Mountaineer course will be considered.

In addition, I have years of XC skiing experience and for those how request it, I'd be happy to help them improve. In the Olympia Branch Cross Country ski course, I'm known as one of the "expresso instructors" who can help students improve from basic to intermediate or intermediate to faster, often times in one morning. 


Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails

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