Nordic skiing is the best way to travel over snow.

You don't have to: 

  • carry your snowboard up long slopes.  Nordic skis allow you to ski uphill.
  • slog on snowshoes across snowy meadows. Nordic skis allow you to slide across the flats.

Come enjoy the freedom of the wintry mountains with us. Membership: Open to Sierra Club members who subscribe to Snowflake newsletter by sending US Postal Service mailing address (snail-mail), Sierra Club number and $7 check (payable Sierra Club) to Membership Chair, Todd Yuen. 

To have a free Snowflake issue sent by mail to you, E-mail your name and USPS mailing address to the X-Country Nordic Ski Touring Section at

The cross-country skill classifications are:

  • Beginner—has no cross-country skiing experience;
  • Novice—has taken lessons;
  • Intermediate—is able to ski cross-country in gentle terrain on tours exceeding 5 mi;
  • Experienced—a good skier able to traverse rough mountainous terrain on tours exceeding 10 mi.


We don't currently have general meetings. We do have management committee meetings. You are welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you are interested, please contact one of our management committee members for the next management committee meeting.


Do you enjoy people and have a passion for backcountry skiing? The Nordic Ski Touring Section is looking for ski leaders. If you are interested, please contact our Outings Chair: Christine Gutierrez for info on becoming a ski leader and suggestions for possible trips.

Christine Gutierrez   23251 Caroldale Av, Carson, 90745-4611   christinegutierrez

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Don Holtz & Joan-Jones Holtz 11826 The Wye, El Monte, 91732-1450 (818) 443-0706 DHoltz1887

Elaine Iwamoto 1380 Ridgecrest Street, Monterey Park, CA 91754 (323)262-6639 xcpoodlehead

Ken Kerner 16743 Highfalls St., Canyon Country, 91387-3268 (661)251-5156 no email :-(

Adam Kliszewski 7812 Beland Av., LA, 90045-1131 (310) 641-3885 Adamklis

Laura Lathrope-Warriner 29652 Mammoth Lane, Canyon Country 91351 (661)250-1519 laura_lathrop_2000


Susan McDonough    (310) 829-0804 mcdas

Kathy Scott   (310)456-8233 kskd

Todd Yuen 10635 Lynn Circle, Cypress, 90630-4929 (714)220-2599 xcyuen2006 Nordic Ski

[Header photo: Manzanita, Snow drive on the Angeles Crest Highway , © by Bob Cates , all rights reserved]