Nordic Center at Stevens Pass

The Nordic Center is now closed for the 21-22 Winter Season. See you next year!

NORDIC CONDITIONS

SUNDAY- Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

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Safety and Trail Access

  • For your safety, all transactions will be cashless at all points of sale. 
  • Employees are required to show proof of vaccination, 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. Our new Youth First Time Classic at 10 am is a perfect way to get the excitement started early.
  • All lessons will have a maximum class size of ten.
  • Employees are required to undergo daily health screenings, regularly wash their hands, show proof of vaccination 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.
 

Nordic Center Dining

  • Indoor dining is available.
  • We will be managing capacity at the entrances and limited indoor seating is available.
 

 

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.
  • 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 now closed for the 2021-22 season
  • Parking is limited and the sledding hill is first come first served.
  • We recommend following social distancing protocols and wearing a mask when social distancing is not possible.
  • All snow players are welcome in the Cascade Depot. Drop in for a snack and a hot cocoa!   
     
 
Yes! Kids generally learn really quickly – we always advise taking a lesson or hiring an instructor to ski with your whole family. Private lessons are available if your family learns best together or try one of our First Time Classic Packages for the easiest way to get started.  Kids under 12 meet at 10am for a special kid’s only lesson while the rest of us meet at 11am.
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 allowed at the Nordic Center. We offer a small groomed sled hill free of charge.  There is limited parking and the area is first come first served.  We welcome you to enjoy the beauty of lower Mill Valley and a tasty treat from the Cascade Depot.
Our groomed trails are currently only for Nordic skiing.  When it comes to Nordic Skiing a smooth surface is half the fun.  Our snowshoe trails offer more intimate exploring and offer you access to some amazing places not available to the average Nordic skier.  We understand that some snowshoers are seeking a groomed trail experience and we are looking at options to make this possible. For now our groomed trails are only for Nordic skiers.

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.