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Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area

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Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area

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  • Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area is a popular destination, and you will likely be sharing the trail with other people.- Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area
  • The beginning of the forested trail.- Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area
  • Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area hosts several different styles of cross-country trails.- Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area
  • Great views from the side of the trail.- Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area
  • Taking a long trail down a beautiful corridor in Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area.- Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area
  • Snowfall is everywhere.- Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area
  • Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area.- Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area
  • Gigantic trees frame a skater's progress through the Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area.- Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area
  • Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area.- Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Well groomed. Great trails. Non-motorized. Easy access.
Cons: 
Can be busy.
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Region:
Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Winter
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Sno-Park Parking Permit
Trailhead Elev.: 
2,405 ft (733 m)
Net Elev. Gain: 
315 ft (96 m)
Trail type: 
There-and-back/Loop
Trail condition: 
Groomed
Trail Uses: 
X-Country Skiing
Dogs allowed: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Mixed precipitation in the morning and afternoon.
45°F
34°

Tue

Light rain starting in the evening.
49°F
34°

Wed

Mixed precipitation (2–4 in. of snow) throughout the day.
44°F
33°

Thu

Mixed precipitation (1–3 in. of snow) throughout the day.
42°F
31°

Fri

Mixed precipitation in the morning and afternoon.
46°F
29°

Sat

Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
55°F
28°

Sun

Light rain throughout the day.
49°F
38°
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area provides some of the best groomed and scenic trails in central Washington. Conveniently located off of I-90, the area is easy to access and offers a variety of terrain for skiers of all levels. In addition to a sno-park permit, you'll need a groomed trails permit to use this excellent facility. Once you park, cross back over the interstate on foot with skis in hand and start on the well-groomed trails. 

Once you start your adventure, there are many options to explore. A great warm up route is the green labeled 4.6-kilometer round-trip route that gives you a flat track to perfect your technique. From there, venture out to the nearly 9-kilometer Berg course and Viking Boundary line to check out some of the best that Cabin Creek has to offer. For the more adventurous and athletically able, the Mount Ozbaldy and Mount Amabilis loops offer a climb and views for miles.

The Kongsberger Ski Club maintains the trails, which means that you could run into a race if you are traveling on the weekends. The races are open to the public to watch. Check here for a schedule, and if races keep you from the trails here, try the trails at nearby Crystal Springs and Hyak.

Backcountry Safety

Winter backcountry adventures can be dangerous outdoor activities that pose significant risks as conditions affecting safety (i.e. weather, snowpack stability, avalanche hazard) are constantly changing. Prior to engaging in these activities each individual should get the proper training to make safe decisions and be equipped to use avalanche safety resources and tools. Please visit our Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Safety post to learn more.

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