Keep Going(accessing Skogan Pass through Nakiska)

Trip date: Friday Dec 02, 2022

Submitted by Bob Truman



I had a fantastic day of skiing on the Ribbon Creek trails. Ray has provided an excellent report on Skogan Pass so I'll talk about some other stuff.

If you are accessing Skogan Pass on Hidden trail(and not veering onto Lower Skogan), you need to ski for 600 metres through the Nakiska downhill area. If you haven't done it before, it's a bit challenging to know where to go, so I hope I can help you with these instructions.

As you reach the end of the tracksetting on Hidden, you'll see the Nakiska resort straight ahead. Today, I had to take my skis off for about 50 metres because the snow was full of large chunks of ice. Not sure why they would leave it like that as it could be dangerous.

As you start skiing, look for the sign on the Olympic chairlift and head that direction. When you reach the chairlift, you might see a big "Closed" sign. Keep Going.

Ski down the run and look for the XC skier sign on your right. From this sign, the xc trail is 150 metres ahead on your left. It's not easy to see, but there is a groomed and trackset trail heading into the trees. From here, it's about 200 metres to the Hidden/Skogan/Ruthie's junction. You'll cross another Nakiska run on the way.