Nordic Center at Stevens Pass

NORDIC CONDITIONS

Our Commitment to Safety at the Nordic Center

What you need to know

All on-mountain indoor dining is closed. Guests should plan ahead for grab-and-go food options only and limited access to indoor facilities, except for essential health and safety reasons including restroom use.  The Cascade Depot will be open for rentals, tickets and limited food service.  There will be no indoor seating at the Nordic Center.  Put your tailgate down and enjoy the beauty of Mill Valley. 

This season, our unrivaled commitment to safety takes on more importance than ever. We are implementing some additional changes with your safety in mind:

 
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Safety and Trail Access

  • Face coverings will be required to access the mountain, in all indoor spaces, in any line, and whenever you are unable to maintain physical distance.
  • For your safety, all transactions will be cashless at all points of sale. 
  • Employees will undergo daily health screenings and receive appropriate training on company protocols and procedures.
  • Employees are required to wear face coverings, regularly wash their hands and stay home if sick.
  • High-touch surfaces and restrooms will be frequently cleaned and disinfected with EPA-approved products that kill the COVID-19 virus.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the area.
 

 

 

Nordic Lessons

  • We offer Nordic Classic lessons at 11am (perfect for beginners) and Nordic Skate lessons at 1pm
  • All lessons will have a maximum class size of six.
  • Face coverings will be required this season (cloth neck gaiters that completely cover the nose & mouth are permitted). 
  • Self-Health Screenings will be required to be completed by all participants within 24 hours of each lesson. Employees are required to undergo daily health screenings, wear face coverings, regularly wash their hands, and stay home if feeling sick. If you have a minor in a lesson, please review the Child Sickness Policy.
  • All lessons will meet outdoors and practice physical distancing.
 

Nordic Center Dining

  • Indoor dining is not open at this time and we do not currently have food available for purchase so please bring your own.
  • We will be managing capacity at the entrances and we will not have indoor seating available.
  • Face coverings will be required indoors.  We ask that you enjoy your food outdoors. 
 

 

Nordic and Snowshoe Rentals

  • We will offer Nordic, Skate and Snowshoe rentals.
  • We will manage the number of people in our rental location in accordance with local regulations and our store will be set up to allow for physical distancing.
  • Face coverings will be required at all times.
  • Employees will take additional precautions during portions of the process that require close interactions with guests.
  • Equipment will be fully sanitized between each guest use.
 

Sledding and Snow Play

  • Our sledding area is closed for the duration of the 2020-21 season.  Sledding will not be allowed at the Nordic Center.
  • All visitors must follow social distancing guidelines and masks are required when unable to maintain social distancing.
  • Limited parking will be available for those wishing to enjoy the Lanham Lake trail.
 
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.
Sledding is not allowed at the Nordic Center. Please contact the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club or the Lake Wenatchee State Park for information about sledding and snow play.
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.