Cross-country Ski - Missing Route/Place

Twin Lakes or Windy Pass

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.
  • N3 Nordic Intermediate Ski
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
8:30 AM at Preston P&R
We will ski from the Hyak Snopark along the Iron Horse/John Wayne Trail and up the common corridor section of the Cold Creek Trail to Windy Pass. We will not be turning off for Twin Lakes. Nordic classic skis are suggested. Please check with leader if you are considering using other types of ski. A WA snopark pass is required for each car. I suggest the best thing to do at this early stage of the season is to purchase a snopark season pass with special groomed trail permit ($40 + $40 = $80 total) on-line from WA State's website: Select: “Annual Non Motorized Permit/Special Groomed Sticker Combo: $80” You will be able to print out a temporary pass to use until your pass arrives in the mail. The pass has to be displayed in the windshield and cannot now be transferred between vehicles. There is hardly any saving in buying a day pass instead and there are a number of snoparks along I-90 that you can ski from that also require the groomed trails permit. The season pass is good though April 2012 assuming the snow lasts that long. Discover Pass: As far as I can establish it, you are not required to have a Washington State Parks Discover Pass to use a snopark if you have an annual snopark pass, but you will need a Discover Pass for a one-day snopark pass
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials
Trip Reports