White Pass Nordic Center


Cross-country Ski - White Pass Nordic Center

My goals are to stay together for safety and have fun. For classic skiers only. Not for skaters and not for beginners

  • G-XC 2 Advanced Beginner Groomed
  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • Pace: moderate

Meet at 9:00 at the  Nordic  Center trail head - on the south side of White Pass (or left side if coming from the west), which is across from the down hill ski resort.

Please get there early as the Nordic Center usually opens early to allow people to rent gear if needed. 

Ski trail passes are required and cost $32 (for some of  the best groomed trails in Washington. 

There are two yurts  and you can purchase your trail pass  at the first one. We will meet outside at the picnic tables or inside the second Yurt if it is cold. 

My goals are ski together, be safe and have fun.

My style is to set a moderate pace, stop to gear up or down depending upon conditions, stop for snacks and water breaks. Depending upon the weather, we may carry our lunch (by group decision) or head back to the Yurt to warm up. They have  coffee, hot chocolate, hot cider and snacks available for purchase at the Yurt. 

This is not a trip for beginners and you must obtain Leader Permission and have a Cross Country Ski Badge from any Mountaineer Branch. Contact me to be accepted and I will want to know your skiing history and regular exercise routine. 

My expectation is to ski Green and Blue Diamond trails. All Participants need Leader permission and must be able to maintain a moderate pace and have the ability to ski down Blue Diamond trails. 

We will ski out Leech Lake trails, then Deer Creek Loop to the  Dog Lake Loop then take the   Heatherstone  gentle trail up to blue Zig Zag and then ski the blue Dark Meadows Loop (best of all, a rolling great trail) then head back down the blue Kendall Konnector trail to the blue Lake  back to the Yurt. 

If we have a strong party and good snow conditions, we may opt to ski the Dark Meadows Addition with the North and South Loops. 

 You can view the route on the Nordic Center/White Pass Ski Area website to check the mileage and make sure this is a good trip for you. 

We will not be splitting up our group, unless it is absolutely necessary for safety reasons. 

Lodging is available in Packwood if you wish to ski again on Sunday. 


White Pass Nordic Center

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