100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington Guide Book

by Vicky Spring & Tom Kirkendall (The Mountaineers Books)
100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington  by Vicky Spring & Tom Kirkendall

285pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0898868068

Authors and expert cross-country skiers Vicky Spring and Tom Kirkendall have carefully selected the best 100 cross-country ski trails in the state. Inside you'll find advice on technique, equipment, camping areas, sno-parks and huts, and outdoor safety. Trail descriptions include types of uses, surface descriptions, difficulty ratings, mileage and skiing time, elevation gain, best time to go, and map suggestions. The access to each trail is described in detail, as are the trails themselves. From scenic day trips to terrific overnighters, there's something for everyone in this book.

© Vicky Spring and Tom Kirkendall/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 100.
... Preview: Ski the gleaming summit ridge of 4,554-foot Amabilis Mountain to find poster-perfect views of Kachess Lake, Keechelus Lake, Mount Catherine, Silver Peak, and, above all, Mount Rainier, then sweep a fe ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Easton, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: It’s not possible to come away from a visit to Artist Point with any doubts about the source of its name. Located between the vertical massif of Mount Shuksan and the (restlessly?) slumbering dome of ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Glacier, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The roar, the snarl, and the belching exhaust of the snowmobiles at the popular Atkisson Sno-Park is enough to scare away any skier. However, if you can get past the noise-shock of the parking area, y ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Trout Lake, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: When the snow level is low, the Mountain Loop Highway makes a splendid tour. The road tunnels through a lush forest of moss-hung trees, along the edge of the snowbound Stillaguamish River, and on each ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Verlot, WA - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: Loop through a majestic pine and fir forest to the base of one of the largest known ponderosa pine trees, the Trout Lake Big Tree. Roads are narrow but smoothly groomed, and, weather permitting, you w ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Trout Lake, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4.75
... Preview: Neither an expensive trail pass nor an expensive sno-park permit is required to ski this tour and, in the Methow Valley, that is truly unusual. Most enticing of all, this excursion takes you through t ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Winthrop, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: For anyone who has ever skied the crowded sno-parks on the west side of the Cascades, the peace and tranquility of Deer Creek Summit is like taking a trip to a deserted tropical island after not seein ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Curlew, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 32
... Preview: Buck Lake lies on a wide bench below Buck Mountain, west of Doe Mountain, east of Fawn Peak, north of Blue Buck Mountain, and not far northwest of yet another Buck Mountain. Despite the overworked nam ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Winthrop, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Like a tiny island in the middle of the vast ocean, Burley Mountain is a narrow rib of rocks jutting out of a vast green sea of trees. On a rare clear day, the view is wondrous, encompassing snow-cove ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Randle, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: The title of “most popular” of the Interstate 90 sno-parks could be a bit daunting, if you thought you were heading out to explore the winter’s peace and wonders in quiet solitude. On weekends the par ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Easton, WA - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 10 (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Skiing in the Chinook Pass–Naches Peak area starts when the first major snowstorm hits the Cascades. There is great fun to be had challenging the open bowls leading to Dewey Lakes or simply enjoying t ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Enumclaw, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: The Scottish Lakes area of the Chiwaukum Mountains is a perfect mixture of rolling hills, snow-covered alpine lakes, open meadows, forests, and outstanding views. Backcountry skiers have the option of ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Leavenworth, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: Looking for solitude, searching for adventure, or just trying to find an excellent place to ski? Variety is the one commodity that the Chiwawa Sno-Park has in abundance. Avalanche potential: none From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Leavenworth, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: Beyond a doubt, this is the most scenic ski area outside Mount Rainier National Park. This tour has something for everyone: scenery, views, open slopes for telemarking, and miles of roads for explorin ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Ashford, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Here’s a tour for the entire snow season—be it late fall, midwinter, or early spring. And don’t limit your explorations of the Corral Pass environs to day-use only; the tent sites here are notably sce ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Greenwater, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: A casual glance at the Cougar Sno-Park is often enough to cause normally careful drivers to put pedal to the metal and depart at great speed. The noise of the snowmobiles, the massive trailer and truc ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Cougar, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 26
... Preview: Deer Creek is the one and only road in the Verlot area reserved for non-motorized sports. Beyond the throngs of enthusiastic snow-players, skiers and snowshoers will find peaceful forests, snow-shroud ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Verlot, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Copper Creek Hut is the easiest of the Mt. Tahoma Trails Association system huts to access. Even if your skiing skills are not the greatest, you may still sample the joys of skiing into an isolated bu ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Elbe, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Great scenery, old ranch houses, numerous looping trails, easy rolling terrain, and two warming huts make this a great area for skiers young, old, and in-between. Early Winters is part of the Methow V ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Mazama, WA - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 10.75
... Preview: Echo Ridge Sno-Park is the result of hard work on the part of the Lake Chelan Nordic Club and the personnel of the Chelan Ranger District. This sno-park provides skiers with a machine-free area wher ... From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Chelan, WA - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 13