Ungroomed Field Trip

Field trip: Nordic (CrossCountry) Ski Course

Ungroomed Field Trip - Gold Creek Basin

This field trip focuses on ski techniques for ungroomed skiing.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Meet at Gold Creek Snopark at 8:30 AM

Class will be from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM. 

You will need a snopark permit.

This field trip is for those who feel comfortable on groomed skiing. 

We will focus on techniques involved with travel outside of the groomed tracks. This can be logging roads, meadows, or larger hills without tracks. 

  • breaking trail
  • hazards awareness
  • traversing with kick turns
  • uphill and downhill techniques without tracks
  • side stepping

Gold Creek Basin

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    USGS Chikamin Peak

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • skis, boots, poles (no special skis needed)
  • 10 essentials
  • gators 
  • extra gloves
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