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Washington Ski Touring Club

Thanks and Welcome, Board Members

Many thanks George Whyel, Jean Davis, and Randy Oakley -- our outgoing Board members for their time and contributions to the Board this past 2014-15 season!  And welcome to our new Board members for the upcoming 2015-16 season -- Denis DuBois, Tom Jacobi, Russ Hamerly, Jo-Ann Payne, and Dede Chinlund

 

Members of the new Board:

  • President - Denis DuBois
  • Vice President - Ginnie Miller
  • Treasurer - Tom Jacobi
  • Secretary - Barbara Mandula
  • Trips Coordinators - Russ Hamerly, Jo-Ann Payne
  • Nordic Patrol Coordinator - Jon Epstein with assistance from Mindy Nichols
  • Programs Coordinator - Maria Lamarca
  • Member Data - Dede Chinlund
  • New Member Liaisons - Phil Molin, Jacqui Vail
  • Web Administrator - Sharon Chen

Thank you to Nordic Patrol

The season for Patrol at Mt Rainier National Park has come to a close. A special thank you to Jon Epstein for coordinating the Patrol this season and working with the Park Rangers to implement some new procedures.  And many thanks to the 37 members who patrolled, assisted visitors with directions, helped with rescue of an injured boy, assisted in a search mission, and put up with lots of skiing in the rain.


Check out this fantastic and comprehensive video clip by Denis DuBois from a recent patrol weekend!


    Spring is here!

    Backcountry skiing continues up high, while cycling, hiking, and other outdoor activities kick into full gear.  If you're heading out, and would like others to join, post your activities in the Impromptu Trips Forum.


    Welcome!

    The Washington Ski Touring Club is a Seattle-based, recreation-oriented club of about 360 members who organize nordic classic, skate, telemark,and backcountry touring ski trips.  We also have a monthly meeting with interesting programs on equipment, tours, weather, ski destinations, etc. (October to May).

     

    We love to ski and encourage you to join us!  Our monthly meetings and potluck events are open to all. However, much of our website such as Multi-Day Trips, Discussion Forums, Nordic Patrol, and Weekend Weather forecasts are available only to Members. 

    Got Photos?

    Do you have some trip or event photos you'd like to share? To add them to our Photo Pages, click on the arrow next to YOUR Name that is in the upper right corner of the home page. Click on Profile. When your Profile shows, one of the items is Website/Photo Albums. Take it from there - it's easy.

     

     

     

     The view from Echo Ridge ski trail.