Snowboarding

Members organize a number of trips each year to destination resorts such as Whistler, Silver Star, Schweitzer, Mt Bachelor, Mt Hood, and Lech am Arlberg, Austria. 

Club members also arrange day trips to local ski areas such as Alpental, Crystal Mountain, Mt. Baker, Mission Ridge, Snoqualmie Pass, Stevens Pass and White Pass.

Skill levels of participants range from novice to extreme, with the largest cluster of snowboarders in the blue-black range.

Upcoming events

    • Friday, January 07, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sunday, January 09, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Glacier, WA
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    January 7-9, 2022

    Join us for Ski Buddies trip to Mt Baker in 2022.  This is a local, low key trip, with accommodations in a large house near Glacier, Washington. Glacier is approximately 2.5 hours from Seattle.  The house is complete with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, a full kitchen and living room.  The house has a hot tub and wi-fi. 

    Mt Baker is the world record holder for the amount of annual snowfall and has an average annual snowfall of 659”.  Known for its variety of terrain, Mt Baker is good for snowboarders, tele-mark skiers and alpine skiers. The ski area covers 1,000 acres and has 8 quad lifts.

    Trip Details:

    ·       Trip size will be 9 people.

    ·       Cost is $235.00 per person.

    ·       Pay in full now to secure your spot.

    ·       Price includes 2 nights lodging (Friday and Saturday Nights), drinks and snacks on Friday night, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings and Apres Ski on Saturday after our return from the mountain.

    ·       Potluck dinner on Saturday night.

    ·       Each day we will carpool to Glacier and to the slopes (30-45 minutes).

    ·       We will Ski/Ride on Saturday and Sunday and drive home Sunday evening.

    .     Lift tickets are not included in the trip price. (Approximately $77.00 per day).

    Contact Information:

    ·       Trip Leader is Randy Newell, can be reached in person at the October, November and December Potlucks or via email or phone.

    ·       Email: randynewell@earthlink.net

    ·       Phone: 206-387-3465

    We hope that you can join us for this local trip!


    • Saturday, January 08, 2022
    • Saturday, January 15, 2022
    • 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 NOVEMBER 1ST, 2021.

    Join Seattle Ski Buddies trip leader, Ron Goeschl 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.

    Arrive in Lech, Saturday, 8 January 2022

    Depart from Lech, Saturday, 15 January 2022

    Lodging: Hotel Stuelzis, Lech am Arlberg, Austria

    Prices: US$1,630(ESTIMATED) per person sharing a double room  Full payment deadline is NOVEMBER 1ST, 2021. 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 15 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 November 1st, 2021.  Additional convenience fee to pay via club website - best to pay by check!

    Please contact trip leader, Ron or at  805.570.7543.



    • Wednesday, January 26, 2022
    • Sunday, January 30, 2022
    • Scenic Colorado
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    STEAMBOAT

    January 26TH - 30TH, 2022

    Join Ski Buddies and Trip Leader Bud Wright for a fun filled trip to Steamboat Springs, CO.  We have a stunning four bedroom ski-in, ski-out townhouse, located in the Antlers at Christie Base.
    Package includes lodging, 3 out 4 day ski pass, shuttle to and from the Hayden airport, breakfast, dinner, & après-ski daily for a mere $1,495.00 per person.
    Airfare on Alaska Air to Hayden, CO is not included (direct from Sea-Tac).

    Antlers at Christie Base is a stunning, ski-in/ski-out condo that will help ensure that this trip is one of your most memorable! Here you'll find a picturesque interior to match the landscape that surrounds the home. Prepare meals in the full kitchen, complete with a large breakfast bar, and then dine together at the classic round table with seating for nine. At the end of the day, when it's time to relax, kick back in the living area that's been designed with multi-functionality in mind and decked out with plenty of comfortable furniture, wildly fun decor, and a warming, gas fireplace. Guests will also enjoy access to shared on-site amenities including an outdoor pool, pool spa, and steam room.

    What's nearby:
    One of the best things about this property is that it sits within walking distance of restaurants you'll surely want to visit like T-Bar, Café Diva, and Slopeside Grill. Experience the relaxing and therapeutic qualities of some of the area's natural hot springs.
    Make this your best Steamboat ski vacation ever!

    Please contact Bud Wright for any other information

    Antlers at Christie Base

    • Thursday, February 17, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Monday, February 21, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Grand Targhee, WY (Driggs, ID)
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    Join Ski Buddies for a
    DEEP POWDER Presidents Day Weekend!


    We will be staying in a beautiful townhome just down the road from
    Grand Targhee Resort, with a daily free shuttle bus to the resort.  Skiing at Jackson Hole is less than an hour away and we will have a rental vehicle for those skiing Jackson.

    This will be an awesome trip and offers incredible, World class skiing, on the best snow I have ever ridden in my life.  Both resorts rank in Ski Magazines top 10 of powder in North America.

    Trip includes 4 nights lodging, 3 Dinners, 4 Breakfasts, (1) rental vehicle (Tahoe) Lift tickets are not included.  Ground transportation is available from either Idaho Falls or Jackson Hole airports via the Grand Targhee Airport shuttle, depending on arrival time and availability, there is also our rental vehicle.  Current round trip flights into Idaho Falls are about $200 from Seattle on Alaska Airlines.

    Trip cost is $610/person and promises some of the most memorable skiing you have ever had.  Contact your trip leader directly for more information: Nick

    • Thursday, February 24, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sunday, February 27, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • 34007 Yodelin Place, Leavenworth WA 98826
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    STEVENS PASS WEEKEND
    Feb 24th - 27th, 2022

    Registration information:

    ·      01-THU-SUN (3 NITES) – $105.00 - Thursday through Sunday. Arrive after 5pm on Thursday and leave before Sunday, noon.

    02-FRI-SUN (2 NITES) – $95.00

    03-THU ONLY (1 NITE) – $40.00

    04-FRI ONLY (1 NITE) – $55.00 -  Includes $15 PLUS WEEKEND SURCHARGE

    05-SAT ONLY (1 NITE) – $55.00 -  Includes $15 PLUS WEEKEND SURCHARGE

    06-THU-SAT (2 NITES) – $80.00 - THU & FRI NIGHT. LEAVING SAT

    Trip & Lodge Lowdown: The Stevens Pass Weekend is the longest running Ski Buddies trip (39th consecutive year, exc. COVID, since 1982!) and one of the most popular. We again have exclusive use of our favorite Cabin, just off the Highway and within two miles of Stevens Pass downhill area and only a few miles from the Nordic Center.

    The log and granite cabin offers a rustic feel yet features a full kitchen, three bathrooms, showers, sauna, outdoor hot tub, two fireplaces, and comfortable seating for conversation, dining and games. Sleeping is on the third-floor loft with foam mats provided.

    Prices will also include very basic continental breakfasts. Most dinners tend to be a potluck with the Saturday dinner as the main potluck where we invite others to join us up in the mountain for the day and then come back to the cabin to enjoy a nice dinner before heading home.

    Lunches, dinners, lift tickets and transportation are participants’ responsibility through most dinners tend to be potlucks with people sharing dishes.

    This trip is perfect for those new to Ski Buddies and provides a lot of social interaction throughout the weekend.  Prepare for games, music and fun.

    Join Us for the Day or Saturday Potluck:  Club members are welcome to join us during the day or meet us at lunch time if they come up for the day.  Feel free to contact the trip leader by texting his cell phone (Cell service is spotty, so texting works the best).  We’ll try to meet up around 9AM at the Clock each day on Friday and Saturday.  As always, we have our official potluck on Saturday night and all are welcome to come back with us and enjoy dinner before heading back (or pass out at the lodge)

    Trip Coordinator: (Click on Name to Contact): Thai

    Stevens Pass is owned by Vail Resorts, so your Epic Pass is good for unlimited skiing.


    Discounted Stevens Pass Ticket information:

     1.  4 & 6 Day Powder Packs | Is non-transferrable and only usable by 1 person.  The advantage is you don't have to go to ticket window because it is loaded onto your card.  Sold during the Fall months only, so buy soon.

    https://www.stevenspass.com/plan-your-trip/lift-access/powder-packs.aspx

     2.  Costco 5 Day Passes | Can be used by multiple people but vouchers must stay in booklet and be redeemed with booklet.  They also include discount on 25% rental and lessons and 2 summer passes.  Usually available in January.   

    http://www.costco.com

    • Friday, March 04, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Monday, March 07, 2022
    • White Pass, WA
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    WHITE PASS

    Please join me, Paul Horne, at my favorite home mountain in the PNW, White Pass for Winter Carnival March 4-7, 2022. 

    This event always includes cool snow carvings, fun kids events, and a torch parade, followed by fireworks.  There is a costume theme for those that wish to participate.  

    White Pass is Washington's second largest ski area, located on US 12 between Yakima and Packwood at the summit of 4500 feet White Pass.  The ski area has 6 chair lifts, 2000 foot elevation gain from 4500 to 6500 feet with 1402 skiable acres.  For more information, checkout skiwhitepass.com.  There is also an excellently groomed, recently expanded, 21+ K Nordic area through beautiful old growth forest.  

    I have secured two beautiful custom built homes 10.5 miles from the ski area.  They are very close to one another and one has a hot tub.   The trip includes three nights of lodging, dinner in each home Friday and Sunday nights, with breakfast each morning.  There is a group dinner in the Nordic Center warming yurt Saturday night.  

    We have an occupant capacity of 4 Queen beds and 9 Single beds for a total of 17 trip participants.   The Trip Cost is $355.00 per person. 



    This is a good value-oriented trip and fun annual event.  Price is $355.00 per person for a single bed, $710.00 for a couple or queen bed.  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 
    nwtruckintreehuger@hotmail.com


    • Thursday, March 17, 2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • Monday, March 21, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • Mt Bachelor/SunRiver, OR
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    With 4,300 acres of lift-accessible terrain, you won’t want to pass up a trip to Mt Bachelor with the highest skiable elevation in all of Oregon and Washington! Mt. Bachelor, located on the eastern flanks of Oregon’s Central Cascades, just west of SunRiver and Bend OR, is known for its light, dry snow, and endless and diverse terrain.  

    Over the years, Mt. Bachelor has continued to grow to be one of the largest ski resorts in the U.S. Last year was the opening season for their new Cloud chaser chair, The resort boasts a wide variety of terrain. Guests can ski or ride 360 degrees off the summit, hike the adjoining cinder cone for a thrilling run down, or, ski the trees to find that great cache of powder!

    Not only is Mt. Bachelor a great place for expert skiers and riders to get that burn, it is also a fantastic place to learn a snow sport.


    AVERAGE SNOWBASE 150"-200" AVERAGE SNOWFALL 462"
    EASIER TERRAIN15% MORE DIFFICULT TERRAIN 25% MOST DIFFICULT TERRAIN 35% EXTREME TERRAIN25%
    TOP ELEVATION 9,065' LOWEST ELEVATION5,700' VERTICAL DROP 3,365' SKIABLE ACRES 4,318



    One of our most popular and longest running Ski Buddies trips. Returning to last year's two beautiful luxurious Sunriver homes for 4 nights. Skiing Mt Bachelor or taking a day off to explore Bend, bicycle around Sunriver or do a day hike at the nearby lava fields. 

    Arrival Thursday March 17th, 2022 @5:30 and departing Monday March 21st by 10am. Includes 4 night's shared lodging, 4 hosted breakfasts and 2 dinners. Price is $325.00 per person.

    Lift Tickets are not included. 

    More details at the October potluck

    Put it on your calendars and sign up today as this trip always sells out.

    Scott McGlothlin-trip leader


    • Thursday, April 07, 2022
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • Monday, April 11, 2022
    • 10:00 AM (MDT)
    • Salt Lake City, Utah
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    Please join Ski Buddies and Paul Horne for spring skiing in his native state of Utah for world-class skiing at spectacular Snowbird & Alta.
    Both ski areas are on the Ikon Pass.

    We are staying four nights in a spacious, three level, Powder Ridge townhome located in the town of Alta, Utah. Ski/out to Alta or take the shuttle, or UTA bus to Snowbird which is only 1/2 mile away.  For you snowboarders. please keep in mind you will only be able to ride at Snowboard.
    Living Room

    Trip includes four nights lodging, 4 breakfasts and 3 dinners fabulous dinners. One dinner will be at attendees choice of venues in the area at their own expense. This home includes two queen bed private rooms, an additional stand alone twin bed bedroom, and a loft with 2 sets of bunk beds.  There is a private hot tub on the second floor deck.  Price does not include lift tickets or ground transportation.

    Spring skiing in Utah is usually awesome, less cold and established good base.

    Ground transportation from Salt Lake City airport to the townhome in Little Cottonwood Canyon is not included but it is approximately $50.00 each way.

    For additional information, please email directly to: Paul Horne

Past events

Saturday, November 20, 2021 Warren Miller's - Winter Starts Now
Saturday, July 17, 2021 Ski Buddies Social Meeting
Saturday, November 21, 2020 TONIGHT: Warren Miller's - Future Retro - 48 hour access
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 CANCELLED - BIG WHITE, BC - PRIDE
Thursday, March 12, 2020 Mt Bachelor/SunRiver
Friday, February 28, 2020 White Pass Winter Carnival
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Telluride
Thursday, February 20, 2020 Stevens Pass Weekend
Thursday, January 30, 2020 SKI UTAH!
Saturday, January 18, 2020 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 18 - 25, 2020
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 11-18, 2020
Friday, January 10, 2020 Mt. Baker
Saturday, November 23, 2019 Warren Miller's - Timeless
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 22, 2019 Mt. Baker
Thursday, March 14, 2019 Mt Bachelor/SunRiver 2019
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
Thursday, February 07, 2019 Silver Mountain & Lookout, IDAHO
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!
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Mt Bachelor/SunRiver 2018
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 16, 2018 Schweitzer Mountain
Sunday, February 11, 2018 Hakuba & Tokyo, Japan
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Whistler Winter Pride January 24 -28, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 13-20, 2018
Friday, January 05, 2018 Mt. Baker
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Mt Bachelor/SunRiver 2017
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
Saturday, January 14, 2017 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 14-21, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017 Mission Ridge January 13th - 15th MLK weekend
Friday, January 06, 2017 Mt. Baker
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
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Elevation Mammoth (Gay Ski Week), March 16-20, 2016
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
Sunday, January 24, 2016 Whistler Winter Pride 2016, January 24 -31, 2016
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
Thursday, February 12, 2015 Red Mountain
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Anthony Lakes, OR
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Whistler Winter Pride 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015 Arlberg, Austria
Thursday, March 20, 2014 Mt. Bachelor
Thursday, March 06, 2014 Silver Star - Alpine/Nordic
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Stevens Pass
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Schweitzer Mountain
Monday, January 27, 2014 Whistler Winter PRIDE 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014 Arlberg, Austria

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