Nordic Center at Stevens Pass


Updated December 02, 2020 at 5:00 AM

Thursday- Increasing clouds, with a high near 35. East wind around 6 mph.

Lessons and Rentals

A Lesson with an instructor that is tailored to having fun and flexibility to your needs is the best way to grow your enjoyment of the sport. Find your perfect option below.
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Yes! Kids generally learn really quickly – we always advise taking a lesson or hiring an instructor to ski with your whole family. (That way everyone gets instruction at the same time.) Lessons for kids start at five years old, and there’s ski equipment available in different sizes for different ages.
It’s smart to rent when you’re starting out. That way, you can make sure you like the sport (you will!) before you invest in equipment, and you can also see what kind of skis and boots you like. We offer a large variety of skis and boots to try on a variety of skiing experiences.
Yes, when the Nordic Center is open for operations. See the parking attendant in the lots or go directly to the parking building to arrange transportation.
From a child’s 9.5 through youth 9, Women’s 5 through 11.5 and men’s 4 through 15.5 aka Euro size 26-50.
There is sledding allowed in the Snow Play area adjacent to the first parking lot as you arrive. Sledding can also be enjoyed at Lake Wenatchee State Park or the designed sledding area at the golf course in Leavenworth.
For the best experience of both skiers and snowshoers the two different users must stay to their respective trails. No snowshoeing on any ski trails due to damage it causes the ski surface and tracks.  Skiers causing uneven compaction of walking surface of the snowshoe trails and will find it near impossible to control ones skis once in the snowshoe track.

Dress in layers so you can take them off (as you get warmer) or put them on (as you get cooler). A hat is a great way of controlling temperature, you also need gloves or mittens (if it’s colder); it’s not a good idea to ski bare-handed.

Clothing for cross country skiing is versatile. You can use tights and windbreakers made for skiing, bicycling, or jogging. 

Conventional cold weather clothing like bulky parkas isn't suited to cross country skiing, as it constricts movement and generates excessive body heat. 

Wearing several light articles of clothing - for instance, polypropylene or similar underwear and synthetic fleece overpants plus windpants, with a wool or fleece zip sweater and a wind-resistant jacket - allows you to trap warm air in pockets of space. Synthetics and wool blends are the best – cotton is not good. Cotton absorbs and holds moisture, acts like a moisture sponge whether it’s perspiration or snow and accelerates cooling, (So, leave your jeans at home!) Synthetics and wool blends allow moisture to evaporate, making you more comfortable.

Socks are perhaps the most important clothing item, try wearing thin polypropylene liners under a pair of wool or wool-blend socks. If your toes are susceptible to cold, resist the temptation to put on too many socks - you'll only restrict circulation, making your feet colder. Our rental boots have a lot of insulation in them for your additional warmth and comfort.

Gloves are better for precise ski pole control and dexterity in getting in and out of your skis. Mittens are best if you're prone to cold hands, since they allow fingers to share body heat.. In warmer conditions, don’t use too heavy a pair or they'll be sweat-soaked in the first kilometer. We find most people need a lighter glove than what they imagine, often getting cold hands from sweat soaked heavy gloves like those commonly used in Alpine skiing and Snowboarding.