Seattle MAC - Cross-Country Ski Day Trip

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Cross-Country Ski Day Trip - North Cascades Mountain Hostel


  • Moderate

Group typically departs Friday afternoon/evening and returns Monday, midday. See trip sheet for full details when it is released within two weeks of the trip. 

It is unlikely our normal program of staying in the hostel together will be possible for this trip due to COVID, but there are other possibilities. Separate lodging and skiing in small groups. A conversation about how we will still run this very fun, memorable, quintessentially MAC trip will be ongoing throughout the fall. 

Please let me know if you have any ideas about how we can adapt this trip to a post-COVID world. 


North Cascades Mountain Hostel

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • X-Country Ski Poles (Program will provide)
  • X-Country Skis (Program will provide)
  • X-Country Ski Boots (Country will provide)
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Pack cover or plastic bag for water repellence
  • Wool/synthetic socks (at least three pairs)
  • Camp shoes (insulated, waterproof if possible)
  • Long sleeve (synthetic)
  • Long underwear (synthetic)
  • Warm jacket (fleece or wool)
  • Warm pants (fleece or wool)
  • Waterproof shell (jacket and pants, with a hood on the jacket)
  • Down jacket or extra fleece layer
  • Underwear (at least three pairs; synthetic)
  • Stocking cap (wool or synthetic)
  • Brimmed hat
  • Waterproof gloves/mittens (at least two pairs)
  • Liner gloves
  • Bandana
  • Sunglasses/goggles (Polarized, broad spectrum UV protection)
  • Bowl, Cup, Spoon
  • Water (at least 2L carrying capacity)
  • Headlamp/flashlight (spare batteries)
  • Van clothes/shoes



  • Personal Hygiene items
    • Toothbrush/toothpaste
    • Biodegradable soap
    • Gender specific items
    • Washcloth
    • Sunscreen
    • Comb
    • Personal Medications
  • Optional items
    • Camera
    • Playing cards
    • Hacky sack
    • Frisbee
    • Journal and pen
    • Instruments (harmonica, etc.)
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