New Cross Country Ski Leader Seminar - Online Classroom


New Cross Country Ski Leader Seminar - Online Classroom

This online leader seminar is offered to members of any branch who have previously participated in the club's cross-country ski trips and would like to train to become a leader in this activity. The presenters will be a panel of experienced Cross Country Ski leaders.

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.
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This clinic will start promptly at 7 PM and go until around 9 PM, (maybe 9:30 if there are lots of questions).
Participants will be emailed the Zoom link the evening prior to the event.  

This evening course provides experienced cross-country skiers information they need to become an effective cross country ski leader for the Mountaineers. This course is a pre-requisite (along with a mentor ski trip and committee approval) to becoming an official cross-country ski leader for the club.  Past and current cross-country ski leaders as well as those interested in becoming a new leader are invited to participate. The workshop is free and open to all Mountaineers members that have participated in our programs in the past, but please register online so we can schedule the right number of instructors.

Seminar objectives:

  • Know the kinds of trips you want to lead, and how to attract participants who have the same interests and capabilities.
  • Understand and be prepared to carry out the roles and expectations of a cross-country ski leader for the Mountaineers.
  • Be prepared and confident to handle common challenges you will encounter leading groups on the trail.
  • Be ready to take the next steps to become a cross-country ski leader for the Mountaineers.

Before signing up, please review the requirements for becoming a leader, (this seminar  satisfies the "leadership" portion.  

Helpful Resources:

Central Cascades Winter Recreation Council​

2021 Snopark Funding Info

Sno-Park Permits.

Cabin Creek / Erling Stordahl Grooming reports.

I-90 Sno-parks

Maps:  Hyak, Erling Stordahl at Crystal Springs, Dog Sled trails or here (open to XC Skiing), Cabin Creek, Lake Easton

Snoqualmie Pass Conditions

Avalanche Conditions

Cross Country Skier Etiquette

    Required Equipment

    Required Equipment


    Trip Reports