Social Activities

The club hosts regular monthly potlucks year round!  

Members have also organized pub crawls, happy hours, karaoke evenings, and nights out at the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

Toward the end of each winter season the club also hosts an end of season banquet.



Upcoming events

    • Sunday, November 19, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 3041 10th Ave. W., Seattle, WA
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    Join us for our second potluck of the season to talk about early season plans as well as to sign up for new trips.  

    The potluck will be at Jeff Morgan's home (thanks Jeff!) on the North Side of Queen Anne at 3041 10th Ave. W.  

    THINK SNOW!

    SKI BUDDIES

    • Sunday, December 10, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 1717 Ferry Ave. SW Seattle, WA 98116
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    As the holidays approach, it's time to wax the skis and ski! Join us for our monthly potluck. 

    This month's potluck is hosted at the home of club members, Chad and Isai, in West Seattle.  

    1717 Ferry Ave. SW
    Seattle, WA  98116

    (West Seattle location just down the hill from the Admiral Junction and up the hill from Marination Ma Kai, Salty's and the Water Taxi dock.  Plenty of free street parking on 42nd St. around the corner from the house).

    • Friday, January 05, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, January 07, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Cle Elum/Suncadia/Blewett Pass
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    Ski Buddies Cle Elum/Suncadia/Blewett Pass Ski Weekend January 5, 2018 - January 7, 2018

    Join Ski Buddies for a weekend of cross country skiing, back-country skiing or snowshoeing in the Cle Elum area - Blewett Pass, Suncadia or Salmon La Sac. The non-motorized winter recreation areas of Blewett Pass provide a unique, high-country environment for snow sports under the eastern Washington sun.  Suncadia and Salmon La Sac offer groomed cross country skiing. Check out photos of Blewett: https://joebeckerphoto.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/snow-seeker/150119_blewett_7710/  Check out the map at: http://parks.state.wa.us/459/Blewett-I-90#Blewett%20Pass 

    When:  Friday, January 5, 2018 to Sunday, January 7, 2018 Location:  Blewett Pass non-motorized snowparks - summit of Blewett Pass, WA.  Suncadia and Salmon La Sac.  Lodging and dining in Cle Elum, WA. Come for a day or spend a night or two in Cle Elum.  Trip Advisor lodging suggestions for Cle Elum:  Best Western Snocap, Chalet Motel, Timber Lodge or Aster Inn. Iron Horse Inn B&B in South Cle Elum.  Please make your own lodging reservations. 

    Itinerary Saturday, January 6, 2018 – Activity and location will be decided based on weather and snow conditions.  Snowshoeing, cross country skiing or backcountry skiing atop beautiful Blewett Pass or cross country skiing at Suncadia or Salmon la Sac! 

    We will meet at Stella’s Café in Cle Elum (316 W 1st St) at 8:45 am. Sunday, January 7, 2018 – Activity and location will be decided based on weather and snow conditions.  Snowshoeing, cross country skiing or backcountry skiing atop beautiful Blewett Pass or cross country skiing at Suncadia or Salmon la Sac!  We will meet at Stella’s Café in Cle Elum (316 W 1st St) at 8:45 am.

    We will do group happy hours and dinners in Cle Elum/Roslyn on Friday and Saturday nights. Equipment:  There are no facilities atop Blewett Pass.  Be sure that you bring appropriate clothing, food, water and gear for a winter day out in the high country.  Sno Park passes required for Salmon La Sac and some of the trailheads up at Blewett Pass.  Suncadia has cross country ski and snowshoe rentals.  Trail passes at Suncadia are free.

    Please tell Craig Mabie what days you will be joining in– craigdoug15@msn.com, 206-462-9315.

    • Sunday, January 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • To be determined.
    Register

    It's a new year and time to wax the skis and ski! Join us for our monthly potluck.  Bring your favorite dish and/or drinks to share!

    Host/hostess is yet to be determined.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Ski Buddies

    • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    • 6:00 PM (PST)
    • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    • 10:00 AM (PST)
    • Whistler, BC
    • 12
    Register

    Ski Buddies is returning to Whistler Gay Ski week! 
    You and other members will be sharing several 2 bedroom, 1 bath condos at Town Plaza Suites at a cost for 4 nights at just $615/person. 

    The
    condos are all in the same building and each are equipped with 2 bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, full kitchen including stove, oven, fridge and microwave, fireplace and balcony. 
    The condos are right in the heart of the Whistler Village and a quick walk to the main gondola and pride events. 

    Check in is anytime after 6pm on Wed, January 24th and check out is by 10am, Sunday, January 28th.  Also....of course there is a community hot tub!!  I would also be providing light breakfast options for each condo (fruit, juice, coffee and eggs with a meat) and hosting a club cocktail party in one condo Thursday evening. 

    Please contact your trip leader, Chad Proctor with any questions at
    chad.scott.proctor@gmail.com

    • Sunday, February 11, 2018
    • Sunday, February 18, 2018
    • Hakuba & Tokyo, Japan
    • 8
    Register

    Ski Buddies is heading to Japan! 

    You and other members will spend 5 nights at the slope-side Hakuba ski area west of Tokyo with true ski in/out located at the Hutte Shiroi Koya Hotel with "western style"  twin beds.  Each room has 2 twin beds for 2 members to share @ $550 per person.  All of the rooms have views of the mountain and a private bathroom.  Breakfast, dinner and WIFI are included. The hotel also has its on "onsen" hot bath which will take away the pain from a long day on the mountain.  The hotel is located within 15 minutes walk to the center of the village where bountiful restaurants and bars are located! The Hakuba main ski gondola is only 10 minute walk or quick ski/ride on the slopes from the front door of the hotel.  There are several other ski areas to choose from within a short shuttle ride as well.


    On Friday,  February 16th after checking out of the hotel around 10am, we will go as a group to visit the famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey park near Nagano before returning to Tokyo via the same high speed train.
     
    To conclude our trip, we will be spending 2 nights in Tokyo before departure onward on Sunday, 2/18.  Our hotel, APA Hotel Shinjuku, in Tokyo, is in the heart of the gay nightlife in the ni-chome section.  Each room has 2 twin beds with private bath for 2 members to share.  The hotel is only a 10 -15 minute walk to the bars, restaurants and train station in Shinjuku.  The hotel also features its own "onsen"/spa! 
     
    Transportation Details:
    We will take the high speed train from NRT (Tokyo Narita) to the ski resort with payment for transportation on your own upon arrival in Japan.  As example, my flight on ANA leaves SEA at 12:20pm on Saturday, 2/10 and arrives NRT at 3:40pm on Sunday, 2/11.  Delta also operates the only other direct flight and it arrives at 3:45 on 2/11! You must book a flight to arrive before 4pm on Sunday, 2/11!!  Presently both flights price the same at $1,462 in coach round-trip and $6,258 in business round-trip.  After immigration, we will board the 30 minute local train from the airport to Ueno avoiding the city of Tokyo itself where we will connect to the high speed train to Nagano.  The high speed train leaves at 6:30pm and 7:30pm with just a 76 minute ride covering over 100 miles costing less than $70!  From Nagano, we will either share taxi service to the ski resort or use local train/bus service for the 1 hour final part of the journey.  This will make our arrival at the hotel in Hakuba ski area between 9 and 10pm.  


    Please contact your trip leader, Chad Proctor with any questions at chad.scott.proctor@gmail.com
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    • Sunday, February 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • To be determined.
    Register

    Valentine's romance is in the air and it's prime ski season! It's time to wax the skis and ski! Join us for our monthly potluck.  Bring your favorite dish and/or drinks to share!

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    The host/hostess has yet to be determined.

    Ski Buddies

    • Friday, March 02, 2018
    • Sunday, March 04, 2018
    • White Pass, WA
    • 11
    Register

    Join Ski Buddies for the White Pass Winter Carnival March 2nd - 4th, 2018

    This 'family' oriented event features a snow castle, live music, FIREWORKS, snow sports competitions, and poker run for all! 

    White Pass is your Ski Buddies, Paul Horne's local mountain and he knows it well.  The mountain offers, Alpine skiing, Groomed Nordic track and skate skiing, Snowboarding(including terrain park), Back Country, and Marked Snow Shoe trails.

    Ski Buddies will be staying right at the White Pass Village Inn Condo's. Amenities ensuite wood stove in some rooms and great outdoor heated pool.  Keep in mind this is a family friendly trip.

    Friday-check in and group casual dinner prepared by Paul starting at 4pm, followed by poolside BYOB and socializing.

    Saturday - Breakfast prepared by Paul then snow play all day,lunch at members discretion. This is the main Carnival day of snow sculptures and HUGE snow castle. That evening is a reasonably priced prime rib dinner or similar served in the lodge. Followed by ski flare, and fire works display,  Capping off the night is live music in the bar until midnight.

    Sunday - Breakfast, then room check out, snow play rest of the day. Lunch is again at members discretion.

    This is a good value oriented trip and fun annual event.  Price is $215 per person.  The snow is going to be epic this year, now is the time to ski White Pass!

    Hope to see you at White Pass,

    Paul

    • Sunday, March 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 3513 S. Leschi Place, Seattle, WA
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    It's time for SPRING BREAD and our March potluck.  Bring your favorite dish and/or drinks to share!

    The potluck will be hosted by Gil Price and Ken Krasner in their Leschi home.   There are still plenty of trips to take as the season is not over until it's over!  

    Think SNOW!

    Ski Buddies

    • Sunday, April 08, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • STOUT, 1530 11th Ave Seattle, WA 98122
    • 19
    Register

    Our annual End of the Season banquet will be held at STOUT (next to PURR on Capitol Hill).  There will be a no-host bar and each person will have a separate tab with gratuity included.  We have reserved a space for 50 people, so RSVP is required.

    So join your fellow Ski Buddies and bring your stories and photos of your winter adventures.

     

    • Sunday, May 06, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • To be determined
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    Join us for our May potluck.  Bring your favorite dish and/or drinks to share!  

    We look forward to seeing you!   

    The host/hostess has not yet been determined for this event. 

    Ski Buddies

    • Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 3513 S. Leschi Place, Seattle, WA 98144
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    Ski season might be over but it's time for summer ....and, planning for next winter!

    Join us for our July potluck and Trip Leader Planning session.  Bring your favorite dish and drinks to share!

    The potluck will be hosted by Gil Price and Ken Krasner in their Leschi home.   

    Think SUN and Trips for next winter!

    Ski Buddies

    • Sunday, August 19, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • To be determined.
    Register


    Ski season might be over but it's time for summer!

    Think SUN! (It's one month closer to ski season.)

    Location has yet to be determined. 

    Ski Buddies

Past events

Sunday, October 08, 2017 KICK OFF - Season Opening Potluck
Sunday, August 20, 2017 August BBQ & Lake WA DOCK party, August 20, 2017
Sunday, July 09, 2017 July Potluck, July 9, 2017
Sunday, June 11, 2017 June Potluck, June 11, 2017
Sunday, May 07, 2017 May Potluck, May 7, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017 PRIDE @ STEVENS PASS RESORT
Sunday, March 05, 2017 March Potluck, March 05, 2017
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
Sunday, February 12, 2017 February Potluck, February 12, 2017
Sunday, January 08, 2017 January Potluck, January 8, 2017
Saturday, December 17, 2016 Sun Peaks, British Columbia
Sunday, December 11, 2016 December Potluck, December 11, 2016
Saturday, December 10, 2016 Day Trip to Leavenworth on the Christmas Train
Friday, November 18, 2016 Warren Miller - Here There and Everywhere
Sunday, November 13, 2016 November Potluck, November 13, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016 Pub Crawl
Sunday, October 09, 2016 KICK OFF - Season Opening Potluck
Sunday, August 14, 2016 Annual Ski Buddies Bar-B-Que
Sunday, July 10, 2016 JULY 'TRIP LEADER' POTLUCK
Sunday, June 12, 2016 JUNE POTLUCK
Sunday, May 01, 2016 MAY POTLUCK
Sunday, April 10, 2016 End of Season Banquet, April 10, 2016
Sunday, March 06, 2016 March Potluck, March 06, 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
Sunday, February 07, 2016 February Potluck, February 7, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016 Whistler Winter Pride 2016, January 24 -31, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016 Manning Park, B.C., January 15-18, 2016
Sunday, January 10, 2016 January Potluck, January 10, 2016
Sunday, December 06, 2015 December Potluck, December 6, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015 Warren Miller - Chasing Shadows
Sunday, November 01, 2015 November Potluck, November 1, 2015
Sunday, October 11, 2015 Season Opening Potluck
Thursday, September 24, 2015 Pub Crawl
Sunday, August 09, 2015 Annual Ski Buddies Bar-B-Que
Thursday, July 09, 2015 Happy Hour ans Rhein Haus
Sunday, June 28, 2015 PRIDE
Sunday, June 14, 2015 Potluck Dinner
Sunday, May 10, 2015 May Potluck
Sunday, April 12, 2015 End of Season Banquet
Sunday, March 08, 2015 March Potluck
Sunday, February 08, 2015 February Potluck
Sunday, January 11, 2015 January Potluck
Sunday, December 07, 2014 December Potluck
Thursday, November 13, 2014 Movie Night (Free): Into the Mind
Sunday, November 02, 2014 Potluck dinner - Sunday, Nov 2nd, 6pm
Friday, October 24, 2014 Ski Buddies Pub Crawl
Sunday, October 05, 2014 Season-Opening Potluck
Friday, September 26, 2014 Ski Buddies Pub Crawl
Sunday, August 10, 2014 Annual Ski Buddies Bar-B-Que
Sunday, June 29, 2014 Ski Buddies at PRIDE
Sunday, April 06, 2014 End of Season Banquet
Sunday, December 08, 2013 December Potluck

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