This group is getting started to build community and create opportunities for Seattle area folks interested in XC skating to meet others with similar interests, find regular ski partners and have some fun!
This could possibly expand later to include longer outings or instruction if things gel and the initiative is there.
Who should join: Anybody with basic to advanced skate (or classic nordic) skills who has a good attitude, sense of fun, and adequate mountain skills and experience to handle themselves in less than ideal weather conditions (i.e.: you should have appropriate gear and know how to use it, be comfortable in inclement weather or happy to head back to the car or lodge if it's not your day).You should not need assistance to have a great day, but sharing tips and supporting each other is always good and hopefully part of the community vibe! You probably should not expect to all stay together as there will be varying skill levels, but hopefully enough connections that you will find a ski buddy or two of similar skills to enjoy the day with.
To start: We'll meet up on Saturday mornings at 7:45 at the Mercer Island Park and Ride, then carpool to alternating destinations at Snoqualmie Pass (Cabin Creek and Nordic Center). Typically back to the car by noon or 1 PM, and back to the Park and Ride by 1 pm or 2 PM. Members can decide on shorter or longer trips as suits you. There's good food and beer at the pass now for post-ski fun, too!