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Skiing in Washington State on Crystal Mountain

September 8th, 2016

There are many reasons to visit Washington State but for the winter sports enthusiast what better reason could there be than to visit the challenging ski resort of Crystal Mountain? During the winter months Crystal Mountain is ideally placed to provide snow-capped peaks of over 7,000 feet, standing proud below the towering Mount Rainier which climbs to over 14,000 feet.

The months of November to April bring several feet of fresh powder snow to Crystal Mountain, this being a reliable happening thanks to the cold Cascade storms common to this area. This factor alone makes a compelling reason to visit this first class Washington State ski area.

There are breathtaking views of Mount Rainier from the summit of Crystal Mountain. The area positively bulges with 2,300 acres of fabulous skiing and here you will find every kind of skiing you can imagine, making this the largest ski area in the state of Washington.

Of particular appeal to advanced and intermediate skiers who will enjoy 87% of all runs, there are some 7 runs for beginners which amounts to a generous variety for all levels. Intermediates are best catered for with 57% of all runs and of all the runs the very longest is called Northway and stretches for 2.5 miles or 4km.

With a definite bias in the distribution of trails towards the more experienced skier, lift capacity runs at 20,000 per hour. There are 2 high speed quads, 2 high speed sixes, 2 triple chairs, 4 double chairs and a surface lift for children. Despite leaning towards the more experienced skier, lessons are available and it is possible to rent skis and other equipment as required. This is also useful in the event of losses and breakages.

There is a Kids Club that is open from 8am to 4pm each day for children aged four to eleven years old. They will be well looked after while the experts in the family explore the remainder of the resort and experience the thrill of skiing the black diamond runs. The Kids Club supervises skiing on the appropriate slopes for their charges and there is also snowboarding available for children aged 7 – 11 years old. Children will learn while having fun and being supervised on the slopes while the remainder of the party can enjoy the challenging terrain that this Washington ski resort offers.

For those who enjoy back country skiing, Crystal Mountain has two back country areas which can only be reached by hiking. This is extreme and unforgiving terrain and the ski patrol has specific rules for those looking to ski in these areas. Covered mainly in thick woodland, North Backcountry does have some trails which have been cut through the trees.

The season runs from the middle of November to the middle of April, when the best snow fall is experienced. There are many places to choose for lodging, meals and evening entertainment. After a day of skiing, you should definitely head over to East Peak Massage & Fitness to take advantage of the hot tub, sauna, showers and even the games room. Massages are available with a reservation. In the summer of 2004, Crystal built the Campbell Basin Lodge, a Cascade-style lodge serving pasta, pizza, soups, teriyaki, burgers, salads, Mexican food and more.

For a superb vacation skiing in Washington State this is a great place for the family. Everyone can have a great experience at Crystal Mountain, even though the slopes are more for intermediate and expert skiers. Novice skiers can have fun as well as long as careful attention is paid to the grade of slope attempted.

Kerry Devere is a great fan of holidays in the mountains and in particular thrashing the red runs. Before you plan your next ski safari, read more of her ski destination reviews.

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Town Mountain

July 21st, 2015

Town hill
Event on 2015-08-13 20:00:00

at Thursday Evening Americana Series in Washington Park
1230 Elm Street
Cincinnati, United States

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The North Face Hill Athletics Training Washington DC – Tuesday

June 26th, 2015

The North Face Mountain Athletics Training Washington DC – Tuesday
Occasion on 2015-09-01 18:30:00
Join The North Face for Mountain Athletics training especially geared towards finding your way through and achieving any outside objective. Become a part of free hill Athletics workout sessions held every Tuesday in Washington DC. Each session is supposed to be led by two The North Face trainers that will take you through workouts aimed to prepare one to achieve your outdoor goal, whether it’s completing an Endurance Challenge, becoming a stronger skier, or summiting a 14er. 

at Stanton Park
Massachusetts Avenue NE & 4th Street NE
Washington, United States

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The North Face Mountain Athletics Training Washington DC – Tuesday

June 13th, 2015

The North Face Hill Athletics Training Washington DC – Tuesday
Occasion on 2015-07-07 18:30:00
Join The North Face for hill Athletics training especially geared towards finding your way through and achieving any outdoor objective. Become a part of free Mountain Athletics services held every Tuesday in Washington DC. Each session is supposed to be led by two The North Face trainers who will just take you through workouts aimed to get ready you to achieve your outdoor objective, whether it is completing an Endurance Challenge, becoming a stronger skier, or summiting a 14er. 

at Stanton Park

Washington, United States

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The North Face Hill Athletics Training Washington DC – Thursday

June 11th, 2015

The North Face Mountain Athletics Training Washington DC – Thursday
Occasion on 2015-09-10 18:30:00
Join The North Face for Mountain Athletics training particularly intended for finding your way through and attaining any outside objective. Be a part of free Mountain Athletics workout sessions held every Thursday in Washington DC. Each session may be led by two The North Face trainers who will just take you through workouts aimed to organize one to reach finally your outdoor objective, whether it is finishing an Endurance Challenge, becoming a stronger skier, or summiting a 14er. 

at Rose Park
26th St. NW and P St. NW
Washington, United States

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4-H Mountain Bike Camp Amount II [7th-12th Grade]

February 14th, 2015

4-H Mountain Bike Camp Amount II [7th-12th Grade]
Event on 2015-06-08 07:30:00

4-H MOUNTAIN BIKE CAMP IS ALL ABOUT MORE THAN JUST RIDING BIKES!


Through this 4-H Mountain Bike Camp experience youth increases their self-confidence, knowledge, and abilities in a safe, fun, peer-led environment. Tasks consider developing safe-riding abilities, technical knowledge, and bike handling, as well as experience of health and fitness, ecological stewardship, atmosphere and water quality problems, through a few hands-on experiences.

whom: 4-H members just (anyone is welcome to join)

just what: 4-H Mountain Bike Camp

When: Monday, June 8th – Wednesday, June tenth. 7:30am – 12:00pm every day. Meal is going to be supplied.

Where: On tracks throughout Washington County

Bring: BYOB (bring your personal bicycle), a helmet is needed.

Food: a healthier, hardy lunch and lots of libations are always given by 4-H

>>>Day 1: On-the-bike skills training, leadership, and air + water quality technology tasks! Ride Gooseberry Mesa in Apple Valley and the new trails at Quail Lake State Park.

>>>Day 2: On-the-bike skills sessions, leadership, nutrition, and stamina activities. Ride Bearclaw Poppy Trail in Green Valley.

>>>Day 3: Orientation to Bikes, Basic Bicycle Mechanics and Tour of Red Rock Cyclery. Ride Guacamole and Cryptobionic tracks in Virgin.

4-H Mountain Bike Camp is more than simply mowing the lawn – it is concerning the empowerment and self-reliance youth feel from a summer adventure on two wheels!

Activities:

  • Mountain biking
  • Eating
  • Photography
  • Video production

at USU Washington County Extension
475 S. Donlee Drive
Saint George, United States

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Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Hill Boys

October 25th, 2014

Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Hill Boys
Occasion on 2014-11-16 19:30:00
The famous Dr. Ralph Stanley the most influential musicians ever. Created in Virginia 1927 and performing constantly since 1946, Dr. Stanley has became one of the more popular acts in nation music history and is still considered top bluegrass banjo picker and tenor singer. He's played on above 170 albums, composed and recorded numerous songs that have become bluegrass standards, ended up being featured into the movie 'O Brother, in which Art Thou?' performing "O Death" which won him one of his true three Grammy Awards plus he's won a few IBMA and CMA Awards. Their other honors include being an associate the Grand Ole Opry and named a Library of Congress Living Legend!

“A bluegrass deity… Stanley has one of the more expressive sounds in the reputation for United states song, a craggy tenor equally adept at praising the Lord and expressing heartbreak.” – VANITY FAIR
“Ralph Stanley is like an uncle to united states and now that all my uncles have left, Ralph's performing is much more precious.” – GARRISON KEILLOR
“…easily probably the most eminent bluegrass singer worldwide.” – NPR’S OUTDOORS
“A master performer without a termination date…” – ROLLING STONE

at Sellersville Theater 1894 & The Washington home Restaurant
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville, United States

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Washington State Cascades Mountain Range Drive

September 15th, 2014

Washington State Cascades Mountain number, breathtaking for on a daily basis drive or bike ride and easy to make it into an extended week-end with numerous attractions to see and thi…
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Summer Mountain Bike Series

June 19th, 2014

Summer Mountain Bike Series
Event on 2014-07-08 15:30:00
Summer Mountain Bike SeriesTuesdays, July 8 – August 26, 2014

A weekly mountain biking series from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. every Tuesday. Riders compete against the clock in this fun, easy going series. The course takes advantage of our carriage roads and single track in our trail system at the base of Mt. Washington. Complete 5 out of 8 weeks to become eligible for the prize lottery.

Placement awards are awarded in each category. Competitors who complete (5) of 8 weeks are eligible for the prize raffle at the end of the series awards party.

The awards celebration will take place on the last day of the series, Thursday, June 26th, and is a pot luck BBQ; beverages and light refreshments will be provided, participants BYO items to grill.  

Our loyal timekeeper, Chris with race director Eli, and racers Ed and Ted* Registrations for Great Glen Trails SUMMER Mountain Bike Series are NON-TRANSFERABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE.* Participants must complete (5) of eight weeks in the series to be eligible for placement awards and the prize raffle.

at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center
Route 16 Pinkham Notch
Gorham, United States

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TRAFFIC SAFETY – Traffic Safety – Mountain View

October 26th, 2013

TRAFFIC SAFETY – Traffic Safety – Mountain View
Event on 2013-11-12 00:00:00

Ages 15+: Traffic Safety Education has been offered in the Evergreen School District for over 30 years. This course meets and exceeds the requirements set by the State of Washington regarding Traffic Safety programs. It will be offered in several different formats, but the state requirement of 30 hours classroom, 6 hours of drive time and 12 hours of observation will always be met. Our instructors all are state certified TSE instructors and together they have over 100 years of Driver Education teaching experience. The course will consist of 9 learning units. Students will progress from simple tasks to more complex traffic, with the emphasis being on making safe decisions. The course format will be in-class activities, with a final test over the Washington Drivers Guide at the end of the course. The driving section will consist of 12 – 30 minute lessons. They will start with basic control and end with complex freeway driving.

IN ORDER TO OBTAIN YOUR PERMIT, YOU HAVE 2 OPTIONS:

1.  Go in person to the Department of Licensing Office with a picture ID, and your parent or guardian with their picture ID and your birth certificate or current passport.  They will then assign you a Personal Identification Code (PIC) 12 alpha numeric characters.  Example  RECORT*061PA

You will then need to email your full last, first, middle name, the (PIC) code, class and school you will be taking the class to michael.mcdonald@evergreenps.org so that your code can entered.  A return email will be sent to you informing you that the information has been entered into the Department of Licensing computer base and you can then go and pay for your permit 10 days before the first day of class.

 

2.  Pleas go to the Department of Licensing website and follow the steps for gettiing your Lerners Permit.  Once you get your Personal Identification Code (PIC) 12 alpha numeric characters.  Example RECOT*061PA, you will then need to email your full last, first, middle name and the PIC code to michael.mcdonald@evergreenps.org so that your code can entered.  A return email will be sent to you informing you that the information has been entered into the Department of Licensing computer base and you can then go and pay for your permit 10 days before the first day of class.

 

at Mountain View High School
1500 SE BLAIRMONT DR
Vancouver, United States

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