Meany flier

This is the flier that our sports director publishes each year and she thought it would be good to post a copy of it on the website. All link are active -- enjoy !!!!

Information Programs



Winter Fun For All Ages

"If you can ski Meany, you can ski anywhere."

"Once you have skied Meany, You will never want to ski anywhere else!!"

Meany Winter Programs
Since 1975, Meany Lodge, a private ski area owned by the Mountaineers near Stampede Pass, has offered winter sports lessons to students of all ages and abilities. Whether it is downhill, cross country, snowbord, telemark or lift assisted back country skiing, Meany is the perfect place to learn, away from the over crowded commercial areas. Join one of our scheduled sessions, from drop-in to design your own program. Many packages include a video review (that may be posted to YouTube) to provide feedback on your progress. Information and sign-up can be found in the Program section of this page

A Mountaineers' Destination
Meany Lodge, built in 1928, is open to the general public and Mountaineers members. It is rustic but comfortable. The campus (54 acres of private forest), surrounded by the Wenatchee National Forest is available for your snow experience fun.

Easily accessible, this family-friendly lodge is nestled away in the back- country, approximately 10 miles east of Snoqualmie Summit (Exit 62) and 3 miles south of I-90

Sign-up Direction
To register for any classes listed in the program section below, simply click on the appropriate hyperlink

Who do I contact
About the Mountaineers Meany Lodge, contact the Chairman, Chuck Welter at: About the Winter Sports Programs, cotact the Director, Patti Pollinsky at:

After Winter Season, Meany is available for group rentals and seminars.

The Mountaineers
Formed in 1906, The Mountaineers' mission is to explore, preserve and enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. it is the largest outdoor recreation and conservation organization in the state, with seven branches in Western Washington,

When you join The Mountaineers, you become a member of a unique community. No other group in state of Washington does as much as we do - hiking, biking, climbing, snowshoeing, skiing, kayaking, dancing, conservation, naturalists family activities, and theater. That's just a few of our offerings. There are also our highly respected outdoor skills courses, wilderness conservation advocates, library, book publishing and lodges. There is more to this service organization than meets the eye!

How to join:
Membership rates, downloadable and online applications can be found at:

Foothill Branch Classes
Interested in learning to cross-country or Telemark/Randonnee ski, or maybe snowshoe? Want to travel safely in winter back-country via either ski or snowshoe; learn more about avalanche awareness and glacier travel? Looking for others join on trips and experience the wonders of the winter outdoors?

To find out more about courses, clinics and other activities offered by the Back-country Ski and Snowboard Committee (BSSC), just click on the link: Foothill Winter Sports

Meany Lodge Special events

  • Winter Holiday Week: Dec 27th - 31th
  • New Years: Dec 31th - Jan 1st
  • Spring Carnival: Mar 8th - 10th
  • Winter Sport Programs
    No programs February 18th - 19th

    Downhill/SnowBoard Programs
    Program A/B Series:
    Eight 1-hr lessons - $80

    Arrive Saturday morning at the lodge. One lesson Saturday afternoon, one lesson Sunday morning. Make up lessons with alternate A/B program.
    Program A Dates:
  • January 4th - 5th, 18th - 19th,
  • February 1st - 2nd, March 1st - 2nd

    Dowhill Snowboarding
    Program B Dates:
  • January 11th - 12th, 25th - 26th,
  • February 8th - 9th, 22nd - 23rd

    Skiing Snowboarding
    Program C: Learn in One Weekend
    1 day - $50/1 weekend - $80

    This 1-day or 1-weekend (2 hrs each day) class will kick start your winter fun. Personal help will be given about clothing and equipment before classes.

  • One Day: January 4th or 11th
  • Weekend January 4th - 5th or 11th - 12th

    Program D: Drop-in lesson - $20

    1 hour group lesson, either Saturday or Sunday, no video

  • Weekends except Feb 15th - 16th

    Program E: Private Lessons
    $40 for one person/$60 for two w/one instructor

    One, 1 hour private coaching session, either Saturday or Sunday Share the hour with a friend and get $10 discount

  • Weekends except Feb 15th - 16th

  • Special Programs
    Program F: Lift assisted Back-country skiing
    1 day - $40/1 weekend - $60

    Ski untracked terrain with a coach to increase your skills (limit of 6/class)

    2 hour lesson per day
    Class Limit - 6

  • February 1st or February 1st - 2nd

    Registration: Program F
    Trek & Lunch Programs (L, M & N)

    A 3 - 5 mile (500 ft elevation gain in last mile) trek to the Meany Lodge campus. Both Snowshoe and Cross-Country treks depart Saturdays at 8:30 AM from the Crystal Springs Sno-park. A hearty hot lunch will be served at 12:30 PM.

    NOTE: You will need to purchase both one day sno-park permit and a one day Discover permit

    Snowshoe Snowshoe trek travel time is approx 2 - 3 hrs. the Trek group will leave the Meany Campus around 2 pm, for the downhill snowshoe trek back to the parking lot, arriving between 4:00 and 5:00 PM.

    No previous snowshoeing experience required, but you should be able to walk at least 5 miles at a medium pace. We recommend coming with a pair, but Meany does have ones to loan

    XC-Sking Please contact Patti Polinsky for specific requirements and needs.

    The cost for either snowshoe or XC ski trek is $15 whih covers the cost of hot lunch and campus usage. Snow shoes will be provided at no cost, if needed.

  • January 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
  • February 1nd, 8th, 22nd
  • March 1st
  • No trek on February 15th, March 8th

    Registration: Snowshoe/XC trek
    Program O: Design your own program
  • Price dependent on services requested.
  • Contact Meany Sports Director
  • Nordic/skating/telemark
    Program I: Learn to XC ski in one weekend - $55

    2 hour lesson Saturday & 1 hour Sunday

  • January 11th - 12th
  • February 1st - 2nd

    Registration: Program I
    Program J: XC skiers with Skills
    1 day - $20/1 weekend - $30

    Class for sharping XC skills

    1 hour lesson each day:

  • January 11th - 12th
  • February 1st - 2nd

    Registration: Program J
    Program K: Skating Camp
    1 weekend - $60

    1 2-hour lessons per day, (4 hours total), free skating time, video and evening review

    Fred Chapman will be leading this skating camp

  • February 1st - 2nd

    Registration Program K: