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January White Sale

Come to Scottish Lakes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights through January 12, 13, 14, or 15 and receive free transportation if you ski in from mid mountain. In addition stay 2 or more nights and your lodging cost drops to $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:

  • January 2, 3, 2015 -February 20, 21, 2015 -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


See what others say about Scottish Lakes!

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.

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Recharge, reconnect and refuel above the Fray!

Trips, Trails, & Tours

The Sunrises of High Camp »

sunrise from McWaukum

I love skinning up Mac’s Express in the pre-dawn dark. Where Mac’s meets Low Road there is enough of a clearing to get glimpses of stars through the trees. I keep going straight uphill on Cliff Hanger.  At Inspiration View I get my first taste of the sunrise, a band of color to the east. As I continue on it keeps getting better as my view expands behind me. From Stegosaurus Rock I cut cross-country to the top of the glades on McCue Ridge.  It is here that I face the sunrise fully and stop moving for the first time since leaving camp.  As my breath slows I remove my skins, lock down my boots, take a deep breath and ski towards the sun on pink hued snow.
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High Camp Happenings

Snow Stake »

official high camp snow stake

Within view of the lodge we now have a snow stake! It was donated by an anonomous High Camp fan and installed by Zeke and Chester. Before the first snowfall a huge hole was dug and the stake was actually sunk into cement to keep it sturdy and accurate. It is huge, easy to read and looks very official. We frankly are anxiously awaiting the depth to increase to our normal snow pack. When it does we will take another picture :) For the time being the snow is deep enough for a great ski on McCue Ridge or any of our trails. Come visit the snowstake and see for yourself!


Around the Woodstove

High Camp Comforts »

boot warmers!

As a fairly regular visitor to High Camp (95 nights and counting) I have created a packing list of items that have made my stays more comfortable.

With the advent of the heat moldable ski boot liners a new condition has come to the fore front, commonly referred to as “swamp foot”. In the Greek “Sweatis Foot Maximus”, meaning at the end of the ski day the interior of your boot liners are soaked, your socks wet and your foot is slightly pruney. With these new liners you cannot simply place them by the fire to dry. The heat will cause the moldable material to reactivate and puff up like a marshmallow. I had to find an effective way to dry out the interior of the liners before the next day’s tour.
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Nomad Camps »

1985 teleskiing

When Bill and Peg Stark started High Camp they did not call it Scottish Lakes. It was called:  Nomad Camps. A High Camp guest of many years sent me an old brochure from back in the day… actually 1985. I will be sharing the information on those early years from the brochure and even some photos! Below are the first few paragraphs of the brochure. Enjoy the prose certainly written by Peg who has a wonderful way with words.
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