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Washington Ski Touring Club

Nordic Patrol ...get on the Forum

There's lots happening with Nordic Patrol. News is posted through that Forum. Opt-in to that Forum if you want to get Patrol updates. 


Rando/Tele Course

Interested in the randonée/telemark course?

Check details, and sign up, on the Training page.  It's starting soon, delayed a bit by Jan. 5 rainstorm.


Cabin Creek races/timed events

Interested in racing, or timing yourself, on a classic or skate course?  Head out to the wonderfully groomed trails at Cabin Creek and sign up for a skate race (Stampede 15K or 5K, Feb 15), or a cross-country ski marathon (Ozbaldy 50K, Mar 15)!




 The view from Echo Ridge ski trail.


Upcoming program meetings

Come join us!  REI Seattle Flagship store (222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, 98109).  6:30 pm doors open, 7-9 pm speaker and program.
  • Feb 5, THU - 'Crosscountry Skiing Techniques for Improved Performance and Efficiency'  Our speaker is Sam Naney, former professional crosscountry skier from the Methow Valley, and now head coach and program director of Seattle's new junior Nordic ski racing team, Momentum Northwest. (You may have seen the team training at Cabin Creek, or at Silver Star over Thanksgiving, or rollerskiing Seward Park or Greenlake.)  Sam will discuss the keys to efficient skiing in both classic and skate techniques. More event details on Facebook.  Dress comfortably, bring your friends, RSVP on Facebookregister with REI, and come pick up some World Cup skier tips for moving more efficiently and with less effort across snow!
Please note date and day of week for each meeting.  We are back at REI (yay, thanks Maria!), now with a different day each month.  See you there!


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.

Board for 2014-2015 Season

  • President - George Whyel
  • Programs - Maria Lamarca
  • Treasurer - Ginnie Miller
  • Secretary - Barbara Mandula
  • Member Data - Jean Davis
  • Web Administrator - Sharon Chen
  • New Member Liaisons - Phil Molin, Jacque Vail
  • Trip Coordinator - Randy Oakley
  • Nordic Patrol Coordinator - Jon Epstein