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March Madness!

Come to Scottish Lakes for 2 nights arriving March 10, 11 or 23, 24, 25 for $175 per person full transportation and only $150 per person skiing in from mid mt. Stay a third night for only an additional  $50 per person per night! Nothing but fun!



High Camp Update »

Winter and Fall Calendar

For the current status of cabin availability please go to our Booking Calendar.  We are accepting reservations for this Winter 2015 and Fall 2015. We book cabins one year in advance.

Family Rates Dramatically Extended

We are pleased to announce these dates when kids (up through age 17) stay free:

  • March 6,7, 2015
  • All late winter dates beginning March 27, 2015 through April 25th

Winter Season is now in effect through April 26, 2015

Fall Season 2015 begins July 29 and ends October 11, 2015


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Thanksgiving Snowshoe by the Rainbow »

December 4th, 2014

Tubbs Snowshoes Logo

From the Official Blog of Tubbs Snowshoes:
An article by Maciej, Backcountry Ambassador

“It was an amazing Thanksgiving weekend for our group of three, plus dog. I have been planning this trip for a long time and finally it materialized. Scottish Lakes High Camp (elevation 4985 ft.) was our destination…”
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Take Us Away! »

September 29th, 2014

Scottish Lakes High Camp is mentioned in the ParentMap article,

Take Us Away! Restful Fall Retreats for Kids and Families in Washington State

“All of us need the impetus to pull ourselves away from technology and reset our brains, breathing in the sharp scent of a ponderosa pine forest or the briny Pacific Ocean at sunset. And we need to reconnect with each other. Here are four extraordinary places in Washington state to go this fall that provide opportunities for respite and reconnection.”
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Find Yourself Above the Fray!

There's no place like Scottish Lakes High Camp.

Nestled against a high mountain ridge, our nine-cabin retreat provides a unique opportunity to recharge body and spirit. Pared down to the essential rustic comforts, High Camp allows you to pursue your favorite mountain activities, reconnect with friends and family, or reflect in an unparalleled natural setting.

Scottish Lakes High Camp.

Recharge, reconnect and refuel above the Fray!

Trips, Trails, & Tours

Tis the Future! »

Matt is grooming Bonie Brae

Well this is our new snocat grooming Bonnie Brae trail. I know you are probably just sick of hearing about the PistonBully 240 D…I seem to go on endlessly. But it is just so exciting! Besides grooming the route between mid mountain and High Camp, we are planning to groom some ski trails. This would mean a smoother run for beginning cross country skiers and a great surface for skate skiing. Here Matt our master snocat driver is checking out Bonnie Brae to see how the grooming goes. Reports are good! 
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High Camp Happenings

Don Hanson Memorial Scholarship »

Don's High Road

Whether as an educator, a community member, a youth group leader, a leader in the outdoor community, a father, a husband, and a son, Don Hanson embodied a gracious generosity to all whom he came into contact with. Don was described by those who knew him as a “force of nature” and his ability to open up doors of new discoveries to all whom he came in contact with has touched the lives of thousands. Don died tragically in March of 2013 doing what he loved most…helping others on their journey by building a clear route through the woods. This scholarship, in his honor, will be awarded to the recipient who embodies the kind of positive and enthusiastic service to others that Don would be proud of.
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Around the Woodstove

Two Years »

Don and Chris

It’s been two years since we lost Don. Difficult times for me and the High Camp community. The journey has been fraught with grief, emotion, and deep support from family, staff and those who love Scottish Lakes High Camp. Our first year was basically a survival year…one foot in front of the other in all respects. The staff at High Camp was truly amazing, picking slack along the way and just making things work all around. It was particularly demanding and everyone stepped up to try to fill the deep dark void left by Don’s absence. I think we got through that first year just fine…bruised but still able to function as a strong High Camp team.
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Nomad Camps Part 3 »

nomad camp

I have been sharing an old brochure with you from 1984 written by Bill and Peg Stark. It has brought us back to the era of woolen knickers and wooden cross country skis. It has also confirmed the fact that the joy and hospitality of Scottish Lakes High Camp has not changed over time. This is the third and final post on Nomad Camp – For Winter Fun and Adventure.


You’ve decided that cross-country skiing is for you – the equipment is lightweight, you don’t need a lot of lessons, you can go where the crowds aren’t. 

Or, you’re already a veteran of cross-country, and now you’re looking for interesting places to ski and to stay, for a real wilderness adventure.

Come to the Leavenworth, Washington area – where the snow piles up into crisp, deep powder, where the skies turn blue most every day, and where you can glide silently up through snow-cushioned open woods to view the spectacular Cascades from rolling ridge tops.

Then, at the end of the day, enjoy a gourmet meal and a warm bed in a “Nomad Camp” – a heated shelter tucked in under the trees, maybe even high up on a mountain ridge – your home base for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Stay as many days as you want, and ski a different area every day! Now for the facts…

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