Snowshoe

The club snowshoe enthusiasts who take to the many snowshoe trails of the Pacific Northwest each winter.  

Most of these trips are day trips organized as meetups, but there are a few destination trips as well. The club has visited Hurricane Ridge several times, camping nearby.  The yearly trip to Stevens Pass is also a popular showshoe trip.  

Most snowshoers in the Pacific Northwest use some variety of mountaineering snowshoe (i.e. MSR style).  The snowpack seldom requires a lot of float, and the more technical style of shoe allows one to tackle more difficult terrain safely.

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, January 11, 2020
    • Saturday, January 18, 2020
    • Lech am Arlberg, Austria
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    PAY EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT AS THIS TRIP SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR.  SPACE IS LIMITED AND FULL PAYMENT IS DUE LATEST BY September 28, 2019.  PLEASE CONTACT GIL PRICE AT 206.234.5898 ASAP IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US.

    Join Seattle Ski Buddies trip captain Gil Price as he takes you on a memorable week skiing a first class European resort - the Austrian Alps Arlberg region. Ski over 260 km of prepared runs on one ski pass throughout nine ski areas including Lech, Zuers, Oberlech, St. Christoph, St. Anton, Stuben, Kloesterle/Sonnenkopf, Warth-Schrocken and Pettneu. Gil knows this area very well having skied it annually for over three decades.

    Arrive in Lech, Saturday, 11 January 2020

    Depart from Lech, Saturday, 18 January 2020

    Lodging: Hotel Stuelzis, Lech am Arlberg, Austria

    Prices: US$1,630 per person sharing a double room or US$1,690 per person in a single room - both are pre-booked.  Full payment deadline is September 28, 2019. Some space may still be available at the time of the Ski Buddies October potluck.

    Included in the above pricing:

    ~ Daily Austrian breakfast and four course gourmet dinner in the hotel dining room

    ~ Austrian wine & beer reception on Sunday evening – bring your Lederhosen!

    ~ Six days of daily ski lift passes beginning on Sunday and ending on Friday good at the following ski areas: Lech, Zuers, Oberlech, St. Christoph, St. Anton, Stuben, Kloesterle/Sonnenkopf, Warth-Schröcken, Pettneu, Rendl

    ~ Access to the hotel wellness center (steam bath and sauna – no bathing suit required!

    ~ Daily ski & boot warmer storage  ~ Free WIFI/Internet

    ~ Vegetarian friendly meals available with advance notice.     

    • Not included: 

      ~ Estimated ~$750 - $1,200 roundtrip coach fare from Seattle to Zurich.  January is low season!

      ~ Roundtrip to/from Lech am Arlberg from Zurich airport’s terminal 2 with arlbergexpress.com is estimated at Euro 90 or $110 per person

      ~ possible Zurich overnight on 18 January; depends on your flight departure time, estimated at ~$150

    Deposits can be made now with checks payable to Ski Buddies (club membership required) and full trip payment due by September 28th, 2019.  Additional convenience fee to use Paypal - best to pay by check!

    Please contact trip leader, Gil or at  206.234.5898.



    • Saturday, January 18, 2020
    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • Lech am Arlberg, Austria
    • 10
    Register


    UPDATE JUNE 25, 2019 - WE ADDED A SECOND WEEK AS WEEK ONE FILLED UP.  WEEK TWO IS JUNE 18-25, 2020!!!!

    PAY EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT AS THIS TRIP SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR.  SPACE IS LIMITED AND FULL PAYMENT IS DUE LATEST BY September 28, 2019.  PLEASE CONTACT GIL PRICE AT 206.234.5898 ASAP IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US.

    Join Seattle Ski Buddies trip captain Gil Price as he takes you on a memorable week skiing a first class European resort - the Austrian Alps Arlberg region. Ski over 260 km of prepared runs on one ski pass throughout nine ski areas including Lech, Zuers, Oberlech, St. Christoph, St. Anton, Stuben, Kloesterle/Sonnenkopf, Warth-Schrocken and Pettneu. Gil knows this area very well having skied it annually for over three decades.

    Arrive in Lech, Saturday, 18 January 2020

    Depart from Lech, Saturday, 25 January 2020

    Lodging: Hotel Stuelzis, Lech am Arlberg, Austria

    Prices: US$1,630 per person sharing a double room or US$1,690 per person in a single room - both are pre-booked.  Full payment deadline is September 28, 2019. Some space may still be available at the time of the Ski Buddies October potluck.

    Included in the above pricing:

    ~ Daily Austrian breakfast and four course gourmet dinner in the hotel dining room

    ~ Austrian wine & beer reception on Sunday evening – bring your Lederhosen!

    ~ Six days of daily ski lift passes beginning on Sunday and ending on Friday good at the following ski areas: Lech, Zuers, Oberlech, St. Christoph, St. Anton, Stuben, Kloesterle/Sonnenkopf, Warth-Schröcken, Pettneu, Rendl

    ~ Access to the hotel wellness center (steam bath and sauna – no bathing suit required!

    ~ Daily ski & boot warmer storage  ~ Free WIFI/Internet

    ~ Vegetarian friendly meals available with advance notice.     

    • Not included: 

      ~ Estimated ~$750 - $1,200 roundtrip coach fare from Seattle to Zurich.  January is low season!

      ~ Roundtrip to/from Lech am Arlberg from Zurich airport’s terminal 2 with arlbergexpress.com is estimated at Euro 90 or $110 per person

      ~ possible Zurich overnight on 18 January; depends on your flight departure time, estimated at ~$150

    Deposits can be made now with checks payable to Ski Buddies (club membership required) and full trip payment due by September 28th, 2019.  Additional convenience fee to use Paypal - best to pay by check!

    Please contact trip leader, Gil or at  206.234.5898.



Past events

Friday, April 05, 2019 BIG WHITE, BC - PRIDE
Saturday, March 30, 2019 LOVE WINS - Pride Day at The Summit
Thursday, March 28, 2019 SKI UTAH!
Friday, March 01, 2019 White Pass Winter Carnival
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Stevens Pass Weekend Feb 21-24, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Big Sky, Montana
Friday, February 01, 2019 Methow Valley, Winthrop & Sun Mountain
Saturday, January 12, 2019 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 12-19, 2019
Saturday, October 20, 2018 Mountain to Sound Ski Swap Event in West Seattle - this weekend!
Thursday, October 18, 2018 6th Annual Ski Swap Event in Issaquah - this weekend!
Saturday, March 17, 2018 PRIDE @ STEVENS PASS RESORT
Friday, March 02, 2018 White Pass Winter Carnival
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Stevens Pass Weekend Feb 22-25, 2018
Friday, February 02, 2018 Methow Valley, Winthrop & Sun Mountain
Saturday, January 13, 2018 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 13-20, 2018
Friday, January 05, 2018 Cle Elum/Suncadia/Blewett Pass Ski Weekend
Saturday, March 11, 2017 PRIDE @ STEVENS PASS RESORT
Friday, March 03, 2017 31st Annual White Pass Winter Carnival
Thursday, March 02, 2017 Royal Gorge & Sugarbowl
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 Steamboat Springs
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Stevens Pass Weekend Feb 23-26, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017 WoHeLo Nordic Ski Trip
Thursday, February 02, 2017 Galena Lodge Yurts
Saturday, January 14, 2017 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 14-21, 2017
Saturday, December 17, 2016 Sun Peaks, British Columbia
Sunday, July 10, 2016 JULY 'TRIP LEADER' POTLUCK
Sunday, June 12, 2016 JUNE POTLUCK
Sunday, May 01, 2016 MAY POTLUCK
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Mt Bachelor/Sunriver, OR
Thursday, March 03, 2016 Red Mountain BC March 3-6, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016 Stevens Pass Weekend Feb 18-21, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016 Silver Star - Alpine/Nordic, B.C., February 11-15, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016 Blewett Pass Weekend Trip
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 16-23, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016 Manning Park, B.C., January 15-18, 2016
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Mount Bachelor
Thursday, February 19, 2015 Stevens Pass Weekend
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Anthony Lakes, OR
Friday, January 23, 2015 Lake Wenatchee Cross Country and Backcountry
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Stevens Pass

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