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 Polinsky 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
  • Carnivale di Meany: Mar 6th - 8th

  • Winter Sport Programs
    No classes February 14th - 15th

    Downhill Lessons
    A/B Series: Eight 1-hr lessons
    member: $85 - Non-member: $95

    These series are offered every other weekend for four weekends. One lesson on Saturday afternoon and one on Sunday morning. This is the most economical and flexible series offered. Make-up lessons are offered the alternate weekend. Beginner and lower intermediate slopes are groomed. Advanced slopes offer the chance to learn to ski untracked snow. Some lessons may have video of the class skiing.
    Series A Dates:
  • January 3rd - 4th, 17th - 18th,
  • January 31st -February 1st, February 28th - March 1st

    Series B Dates:
  • January 10th - 11th, 24th - 25th,
  • February 7th - 8th, 21st - 22nd

    Registration:   Series A      Series B
    Drop-in Skiing lesson
    Member: $20 - Non-member: $25

    Drop-in lessons will build upon the skiing technique you now use. Hints will increase your confidence in all types of snow. 1 hour group lesson, either Saturday or Sunday

  • Weekends except Feb 14th & Mar 8th

    Registration:   Skiing
    Private Lessons
    Member: $45 - Non-member: $55

    Private lessons and coaching by PSIA (Professional SnowSports Instructors of America). Each session is one hour in length. Your goals will be clearly understood and addressed during the one-hour lesson. An instructor with expertise in addressing your goals will be suggested. You may choose which instructor you wish.

  • Weekends except Feb 14th & Mar 8th

    Registration:   Private Lesson
  • Special Programs
    Lift assisted Back-country Skiing
      Member: $40 - Non-member: $50
      Member: $60 - Non-member: $70

    Top of the Lane for untouched snow!
    With a coach to increase your skills, and the use of Mach Tow, ski a wide variety of untracked slopes, ranging from very gentle to very steep, some open, some in glens. This class is small to allow individual goals to be met.

    2 hour lesson per day
    Class Limit - 6 per day

  • Day only: February 7th
  • Weekend: February 7th - 8th

    Registration: Day    Weekend
    Trek & Lunch

    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 need to have, displayed in your car, a sno-park permit and if it isn't an annual permit,then also a 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. Snowshoes will be provided at no cost, if needed. We do not provide XC equipment.

  • All Winter Weekend Saturdays except for the following
  • No snowshoe trek on February 14th, March 8th
  • No XC trek on February 14th, February 21th

    Registration: Trek
  • Nordic
    Intermediate Nordic
      Member: $25 - Non-member: $30 Weekend:
      Member: $40 - Non-member: $50

    You classic ski already. Now do it efficiently with a longer glide and less expenditure of energy. Eleonor Schneider will critique your style to meet the goals you wish to achieve.

    Class Limit 8 per day

  • January 10th
  • January 10th - 11th

    Registration: Day    Weekend
    XC Skate Camp Weekend
    Members: $70 - Non-members: $80

    Learn to glide over the snow while cross country ski skating on 14 miles of groomed trails. On Saturday there will be 2 hours of class with the rest of the day to enjoy being out. On Sunday there will be one hour of class. Video will be taken. In the evening professional skating videos will be seen. Fred Chapman will lead you over hill and dale as you learn to skate.

    Class Limit - 8 per day

    Dates: February 7th - 8th

    Registration: XC Skate Camp
    XC Ski Camp Weekend
    Member: $65 - Non-member: $75

    Learn to glide over the snow while XC skiing on groomed trails. Saturday there will be 2 hours of class with the rest of the day to enjoy being out. On Sunday will be one hour of class. Children are especially welcomed.

    Class Limit - 8 per day

    Dates: January 10th - 11th
    Registration: XC Ski Camp