Free transportation for those guests who arrive March 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 and stay for at least 2 nights!
Connect with God’s glorious creation by celebrating Earth Day at Scottish Lakes High Camp!
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For the current status of cabin availability please go to our Booking Calendar. We are accepting reservations for this Winter and for Fall 2014. We book cabins one year in advance so we are booking also for Winter 2014-15.
We are pleased to announce these dates when kids (up through age 17) stay free:
Fall Season Family Rates in effect for the entire month of August and September through the 27th!
Fall Season begins August 1st and goes through October 11th
February 24th, 2014
Friday morning came, our day to leave, and we got a break in the snowfall, and blue sky opened up, and the sun put a smile on everything. After three days of continual snow, this break in the weather made it hard to leave.
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December 29th, 2013
Thank you so much Seattle Times! We so appreciate the article in your Outdoors section, Sunday December 29th. Jeff Layton did a beautiful job with pictures and great content.
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.
Recharge, reconnect and refuel above the Fray!
Well this is the year for skiing to the parking lot. I have been able to ski down a couple of times. It is such a fun way to exit from Scottish Lakes! You just make sure the staff has a key for your car and that you have tagged your gear and this key with the same colored ribbon. You leave instructions about the idiosyncrasies of your vehicle and where you want the key to be left and you are good to go. The staff takes your gear down and locks it in your car. And you get to ski all the way down from High Camp. If you take the road all the way it is 8 1/2 miles with a drop of nearly 3000 feet.
Of course you do not have to take the road all the way. Hearty skiers will want to take Telemark Forest and Big Rock Bowl or traverse over to Bob’s Knob then drop down to the road. You can ski up a short distance and take Last Chance or even go up a little further and drop off through Midway. These routes take you down to the road just above mid mountain.
Intermediate skiers might want to give themselves extra time and head up to Don’s High Road then drop down Calypso catching the snowmobile road at Windy Corner, then continuing down.
Heading down the road from High Camp you can also cut off Windy Corner by taking Shortcut which has a nice slope and great snow.
Past mid mountain on your way down you come to the adverse, which is uphill for about 3/4 mile. This feels pretty good as you use some different muscles. It slows you down a bit and gives you a chance to enjoy the route and the company you are with. You can then zip down the S road which is quite a drop. The new logging clear cuts along the way offer some nice little cut off points to catch the road below.
Next time you are at Scottish Lakes check with the staff to find out if conditions are right for you to ski all the way to the parking lot. You will love it!
Scottish Lakes High Camp is a destination back country resort made up of nine cabins and a day lodge. The resort is located 8 ½ miles into the back country at 5000 feet in elevation just east of the Cascade Crest and is used as a base for hiking in the fall and ski/snowshoeing in the winter. Since 1978 Scottish Lakes High Camp has offered a rewarding lifestyle for its owners as they work side by side with their staff helping create memorable guest experiences. Described as an “alpine paradise” in a recent Seattle Times feature, Scottish Lakes is thriving. Monthly bookings are at unprecedented levels with the existing hiking and ski business. There is opportunity for growth by further expansion of existing mountain bike trails.
We are looking for the right people to carry on the High Camp tradition of hospitality, community and adventure. During our search nothing will change for our High Camp guests, it will still be the same back country destination that you know and love! Please pass the word. For more information email us at: email@example.com.
This past year I have been supported by the loving arms of the Scottish Lakes High Camp community. Hugs in the parking lot, special conversations as we drive up to High Camp, emails with fond memories of times with Don have sustained me through this incredibly difficult time. The spirit of High Camp is as strong as ever; this year has gone well for the business, staff and our guests. It is amidst all this love, goodwill and support that I have made the decision to sell Scottish Lakes High Camp.
I am in no hurry to move on. I believe new ownership will be best for Scottish Lakes in the long run and I am dedicated to take the time to find the right buyers for this incredible destination and community. Scottish Lakes High Camp has a life of its own beyond ownership of the business and I have been blessed to be a steward of this amazing place for the past 20 years. This has not been an easy decision for me, but it is the right one.
Well that is the new motto of Scottish Lakes High Camp, but the spirit of the message has always been with us! Over the past 2 weeks as the snow never stopped I was reminded of the many deep snow issues we have had at High Camp over the years. This last storm was different! It started dumping snow day in and day out. There was no relief..no stopping…no chance to catch up. We probably got 6 feet of snow over that time. The snow depth at High Camp is close to 9 feet! Like old times:) Our most challenging day for this most recent storm was Monday February 17th. It snowed so hard and long we lost control of our entire transportation system. We were getting as much snow down at the parking lot as we got up at the camp! When I got the call Monday morning that the road grader could not make it to mid mountain my heart just stopped! We were momentarily cut off from High Camp! But due to championship snowmobiling Rich and Zeke were able to snowmobile 6 miles down to connect with us. There we established a new, temporary mid mountain. We were a little late on the schedule but everyone got out in a timely manner. It took 2 back hoes 2 days to open the road back up again and it was not until Thursday of that week that we could drive up to the regular mid mountain for transportation.