Our Members Report on Ski Locations during the 2009 – 2010 season
New Year’s weekend 2010, Logan Lake
by Susan McClung
Referring to our food and accommodations at Highland House, and to the skiing, Jerry said there was one trouble about everything: He could not find anything to complain about! This is high praise indeed. Everyone thorough enjoyed the comfortable accommodations, the great food, the cheerful host and hostess, and the fine skiing to be had. The community trails at Logan Lake are well signed with a variety of terrain. There is even an illuminated night loop. Nearby trail systems Stake Lake and Kane Valley provided enjoyment in different yet venues. Kudos to Kurt for arranging this outing again this year.
Manning Resort, MLK weekend, 2010
by Jim Rhodes
The skiing was superb. We arrived at Lightning Lake before 10, skied up South Gibson, took the requisite trip on the T-bar, skied back down North Gibson. The sun was increasingly shining during the day. It looked like the last grooming had been Sunday. A skiff of new powder was on top of the rather hard base, making for easy skiing. Nobody had been on North Gibson since last track setting, and we were treated to various animal tracks the entire distance.
Saturday, Jan 30, White Pass
by Jim Rhodes
In Southwestern WA, there is no snow below about 4000 ft. The White Pass Ski Area’s Nordic trails are not all that long. But they were well set, winding through mature forest, with a lake and a viewpoint of the valley. We skied all of the trails, some twice, in 3 hours and saw others more than once. Nobody wears skin suits. By afternoon, heavy snow was plopping out of the trees under overcast, above freezing conditions. Still, the skiing was good. While this isn’t a destination resort, it certainly is a great stop going from one place to another.
There are many Sno-Parks from Mt. Rainier to the Columbia River. All are below snow line this year. We checked out North Fork Tieton, about 7 miles east of the pass. It’s icky no snow to speak of and sloppy. It’s one of the highest, with many others being about the same elevation as Salmon Ridge.
Our club members at Strawberry Flats