Seattle MAC - Methow Cross-Country Ski Weekend

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Methow Cross-Country Ski Weekend - Mazama Trails

MAC's annual trip to the beautiful Methow Valley for a weekend of Nordic skiing based out of the Bush School's Methow Valley Campus Building in Mazama. This trip has no prerequisites and everyone is encouraged to join. [This page is for folks signing up to sleep at the Bush School Campus (24 person capacity).]

  • G-XC Groomed Varies
  • Easy

Bush School Methow Campus - 255 Lost River Rd, Mazama, WA 98833

More information on timing to come. We will have the school reserved starting Thursday (exact time TBD).

Please sign up via this trip page only if you plan on staying at the Bush School campus. There is sleeping space for 26 people onsite. 

If you are arranging your own lodging, we will still base activities out of the Bush School for everyone and there is plenty of space to hang out and cook meals at the campus. 

  • TRIP SHEET to come... Plan on departing on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning and returning Sunday evening. 
  • EAP to come
  • WEATHER: NOAA, Wunderground

Methow Valley Winter Trails

  • Green Trails Sun Mtn/Methow No. 83S

    Green Trails Doe Mtn No. 52

    Green Trails Mazama No. 51

    MVSTA Trail Maps (see Land Manager)

    Green Trails Twisp No. 84

    Green Trails Buttermilk Butte No. 83
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Gear to bring:

You will have space in the car and hostel for two medium-sized backpacks or one large duffel. Plan accordingly!
There is a washer and dryer there, so if any of your clothes get wet, we can take care of it. No need to bring more than one outfit for the hostel and one outfit for skiing!
Clothes – NO COTTON!
- Shirts
- Waterproof pants
- Long Underwear
- Warm socks at least 2 (one for skiing and one for sleeping)
- Gloves
- Liner socks
- puffy (down coat) or fleece
- Rain jacket/waterproof outer layer
- Warm hat
- Underwear
- Casual Clothes for at the hostel (one outfit)
- Pajamas
- Nekkie/Balaclava/scarf

- Lunch for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
- Snacks to eat while skiing
- Water Bottles

- Ten essentials
- Small pack to wear while skiing
- Toiletries – don’t expect to shower this weekend – there’s not enough hot water for everyone!
- Money for dinner on the way back
- Sunglasses
- Lip balm
- Hand warmers
- Deck of cards, small board games, book, etc… (optional, but definitely bring some games and activities for the group on Friday and Saturday night!)

Note: The hostel provides beds/bedding so need for sleeping bags, pillows, sleeping pads. 

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