Nordic & Snowshoe FAQ

ANSWERS TO NORDIC & SNOWSHOE QUESTIONS
  • Yes, with limitations.
    You can get up to two trips up per day with your Nordic Season Pass or Nordic Trail Day Pass. Valid only on Silver Fir Express or East Peak Chair.

    Upload & Download Times
    Last upload is 2:30 PM on Silver Fir and East peak, and downloads are on Silver fir only at 12:30PM AND 3:30PM

  • Whether you're riding the lifts or not, you must have a trail pass to ski or snowshoe on any of The Summit's maintained trails.

  • Half day trail passes are valid starting at 1pm.

  • Porta-Potties are located along the trails, at Grand Junction, Brooks Warming hut and approx. 6 Km from the main lodge on the Cold Creek Trail.

  • The Jim Brooks warming hut is located just over Windy Pass (on the west side). It is usually in place between late December and late March. There is also a hut at Grand Junction that has room for a few skiers at a time.

  • No.

    Sleds are not allowed on the Nordic trails.

  • Yes, kids trailers are permitted on the nordic trails. They must have runners and the appropriate saftey runaway devices.

  • No.

    We love them, but they are not allowed on the trail system or in the area around the lodge. If you want to ski or snowshoe with your dog please use the nearby Gold Creek SnoPark. Keep in mind, dogs on SnoPark trails must be on leash.

  • Yes.

    We have two kilometers of beginner trails around the lodge. But the best bet for beginners is to climb up to the Cold Creek Trail. The Hidden Valley turnoff is located about 4 kilometers out and is a good turn around point for a tired skier. The trail continues out to 5.6 kilometers. Here the trail starts to climb and beginner terrain is left behind. The trail continues around Mt. Catherine. If you have a Sno Park permit you can also access the John Wayne Trail, railroad grade flat for over 20 kilometers.

  • Both classic light touring skis and skate skis.

    We have a limited number of medium weight metal edged Touring skis as well. The binding system for the classic and skate skis is NNN and for the medium touring skis is NNN BC.

    We also have available a full size range of snowshoes and poles.

    Take a look at our rates page for more information. We do not have Paulks available for rent at this time.

  • Scheduling a private lesson at times other than the standard 8:45am start time is extremely difficult. However, If you cannot schedule your private lesson at 8:45am, please contact the Nordic Ski School Supervisor (425-434-6778) to inquire about arrangements outside the standard times at least 48 hours prior to your desired day.

  • Our New to Nordic Drop in lessons are available any day the Nordic Center is open. Drop in lessons are offered at 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Rentals are also available any time the Nordic Center is open.

    Multi-week package lessons go out at various times. Check the schedules on our lesson page for detailed information.

  • Yes.

    Snowshoeing is allowed on the trails, however, you must stay to the right of the two parallel tracks set by the groomers.

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