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Washington Ski Touring Club


Welcome!

The Washington Ski Touring Club is a Seattle-based, recreation-oriented club of about 300 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 April).

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.

Events:

Fitness conditioning for skiing
Thursday, November 1
REI store in Seattle
6:30 - 8:30 pm 

Join us for this active session on getting in shape for skiing. Fitness expert and author John Colver will lead us thru the Daily Dozen-twelve exercises to do in twelve minutes.

 

Methow Mixer in Seattle
Tuesday, November 13th, 6:30pm
Seattle REI. Free.

Lauren Danner will present “Crown Jewel:  Creating North Cascades National Park."  
North Cascades National Park is remote, rugged, spectacularly majestic, and 50 years old this year.  Writer and historian, Lauren Danner, chronicles how politics and the wilderness movement of the 1950s and 1960s resulted in the park's 1968 creation.  The story is a window into the modern environmental movement in the Pacific Northwest and a reminder that national parks are not only wild landscapes of national significance, but the result of political negotiation and compromise. Join us for this insightful look into our backyard and mix and mingle with others who love the Methow Valley.


 



Backcountry Condition Forecasts

Mountain Weather 

https://www.nwac.us/mountain-weather-forecast/current/

Avalanche Forecast

https://www.nwac.us/avalanche-forecast/current/




'WSTC in the 90s'

Want to see some of the early years of the ski club, take a look at the slideshow on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/NsX-hnzghhE

The link is also saved in Documents/History


Groomed Trail Conditions

Snoqualmie Summit Nordic

http://www.summitatsnoqualmie.com/trails-lifts?qt-lifts_trails_quicktabs=5#qt-lifts_trails_quicktabs

 

Cabin Creek / Silver Springs (Erling Stordahl)  http://www.kongsbergers.org/GroomingReport.html

 

Stevens Pass Nordic Center

https://www.stevenspass.com/site/mountain/reports/nordic-report/@@nordic-report

 

Leavenworth Winter Sports Club

https://skileavenworth.com/conditions

 

Lake Wenatchee State Park / Nason Ridge  http://www.lakewenatcheeinfo.com/xc-ski-report/

 

Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails

http://skiplain.com/trail-conditions-and-maps/

 



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, there will be a whole bunch of items. One of the headings is Website and under that heading is the item "Photo Albums". Take it from there - it's easy.

 

 

 

 

 





2017-18 Season Opener Potluck

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Mt. Baker Community Club
6:00-8:30

Bring a dish to share.  Utensils, beverages will be provided.