Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails


Cross-country Ski - Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails

Great fun (weather permitting) on groomed trails. Open to those classic skiing or skating and we may break the party into two groups. Plenty of options for all levels of ability.

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  • N1 Nordic Basic Ski, Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Pace: easy to moderate

Meet at Plain Hardware Store parking lot at 8:45 am and trip starts at 9 am with skiis on your feet.

Leader will be coming from Olympia. Participants must arrange their own car pooling. 

Preference given to Olympia Nordic Ski course graduates for 7 days prior to trip. Participants must provide evidence of graduating from a Mountaineer Cross Country or Nordic course, be working on the Badge or provide equivalent references.

Leader can work with beginner Nordic Ski Course graduate skiers in the morning and take beginners out for a tour, if needed.

A fee is charged at the ski trail to use their systems to cover the cost of grooming. Bring a method to pay for your ticket.

Trip is subject to cancellation for unsafe conditions (i.e. icy) or not fun conditions (i.e. rain). Our main goal is to have fun for every level of skiers. Skaters can zoom around as a group or possibly with my co-leader. 

Recommend you bring Maxi Glide or similar liquid ski wax in case your skiis clump up. 


Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Cross-country skis
  • Poles
  • Boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block protection
  • Plenty of water
  • Maxi Glide or similar liquid ski wax
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Typical winter clothing: hats, gloves, gaiters, warm layers
  • Extra ski basket (if you have one)
  • Ski repair kit (or at least a fair amount of duct tape). I have ripped binding from skiis on three different trips and skied out with duct tape. Technology has improved since then but stuff still breaks. 
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