Basic Snowshoe Instructor Clinic Field Trip

Field trip: Basic Snowshoe Instructor Clinic

Basic Snowshoe Instructor Clinic Field Trip - Grace Lakes

This training equips new and returning volunteers with training to help teach Basic Snowshoeing skills to our enthusiastic students.

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.
  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

8:00 am Upper Lot 4 at Stevens Pass.  Same lot as parking for the Mountaineers Lodge. Stevens Pass Grace Lakes Parking Map.png


All participants and instructors are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to take this course. By registering for this clinic, participants acknowledge that they are or will be vaccinated. You will be required to show copies of vaccine cards by one week before the meeting.  More details on the process will be emailed. 

Also, due to the ongoing pandemic and the rise of variants of the COVID-19 virus, we will evaluate the restrictions closer to the course dates and modify the course as needed for the safety of our students and instructors.  

During this field trip we will review and practice the skills taught at the Basic Snowshoe field trip. The clinic is not required to signup to be an assistant instructor at the course. Experienced instructors will be on hand to review technique and share ideas on how to effectively teach it to others.  As time allows we will go over other topics as determined by questions from the participants.

 Though we can't commit to a precise schedule, we are going to try to be done by lunchtime.  The tentative schedule is as follows:

  • Assemble/review the day/hike in - 1 hour
  • Review/practice - 3 hours (rough estimate)
  • Hike out -  30 minutes

Clothing and Gear: Come dressed and equipped for a day of snowshoeing.   Focus on what would be appropriate for Basic Students (no ice axe), including poles. 

The clinic is tentatively scheduled for Grace Lakes (near the Stevens Pass Ski Area) but may change depending on snow conditions.


Grace Lakes

  • USGS Stevens Pass

    Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

All gear and supplies required for a typical Basic Snowshoe trip.

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