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Washington Ski Touring Club

Methow Trails & Conservancy celebration January 21  

Methow Trails & Methow Conservancy Birthday Bash. Methow Trails is turning 40 and the Methow Conservancy is turning 20! Skiers and others concerned with retaining the open lands, vistas, and lifestyle of the Methow Valley have made a huge difference. It’s time to celebrate on Saturday, January 21st at the Winthrop Barn. Dance the night away to the Paperboys and have some birthday fun. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online via Methow Trails at:  The (then click on the “purchase concert tickets” button).


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. 

2016-2017 Board Members

  • President - Ginnie Miller
  • Vice President - Jim Wright
  • Treasurer - Tom Jacobi
  • Secretary - Barbara Mandula
  • Trips Coordinators - Russ Hamerly, Jo-Ann Payne
  • New Member Liason - Jacquelyn Vail, Phill Molin
  • Programs Coordinator - Maria Lamarca
  • Member Data - Dede Chinlund
  • Nordic Patrol Coordinator (w/ WSTC) - Terry Flower
  • Nordic Patrol Liaison with the NPS - Denis Dubois
  • Webmasters - Laura Barrera, Jim Gold, James Hamaker

'WSTC in the 90s'

A Big Thanks to Ginnie Miller and Jean Davis for putting together this slideshow!



Dec. 1st Meeting: Equipment Options for Snow Recreation

Learn about the various types of snow sports - backcountry, track, skate and downhill skiing as well as snowshoeing. Learn the differences in technique and equipment for each.  You'll leave with a greater understanding about your options, and find the best way for you to #OptOutside in the winter.


Our presenter, Terry Glaze, is a certified instructor in track, skate and downhil skiing.  He received his first certification at L'ecole de ski de Chamonix in1963.  He comes to us from The Summit at Snoqualmie, East, where he is the snow sports manager.


When/Where: Thursday December 1st at Seattle REI, 2nd floor. Doors open at 6:30. Program begins at 7:00 and ends at 8:45.

January 5th's meeting will introduce Mountain Safety.

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.