Please Support Our Application
To Increase Funding for Grooming
2021 / 2022 Season

Kongsberger Ski Club is sponsoring an application to increase grooming funds for the 2021 / 2022 season at Cabin Creek/Erling Stordahl. Add your name to show your support for this application, by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to bridge the current budgeting shortfall! Your contributions have helped secure grooming until the end of March 2021.

This year's pass sales have generated revenue that is approximately 300% to 400% more than last year. The WA Winter Recreation Program system uses the current season's pass sales revenue to fund the following season. This means that this year's record pass sales should provide a very healthy grooming budget for the 2021/ 2022 season.

Each spring, the Kongsberger Ski Club submits an application to Washington State Parks for routine grooming at Cabin Creek and Erling Stordahl, and most years, we also submit an application for increased funding for grooming. Although the application for increased funding is rejected most years; with diligence, we have been able to bring the budget from $54,000 to the current $107,000. Doing so has allowed grooming to increase from approximately 380 grooming hours/season to currently 700 grooming hours per season.

We plan to submit an application to increase the 2021/ 2022 budget by $25,000 to a total of $132,000 which should sufficiently allow for grooming most, if not all, trails 6 days/week throughout the 2021/ 2022 season. We believe this to be a very modest request given the popularity of Cabin Creek/Erling Stordahl! WA State Parks provides roughly the same budget for grooming Hyak/Crystal Springs as it does for Cabin Creek/Erling Stordahl. However, days/hours of grooming at Hyak/Crystal Springs is roughly 50% of what is provided at Cabin Creek/Erling Stordahl.

We will be presenting the application to the Winter Recreation Advisory Committee in July and your support is critical.

Click here to add your name showing your support for this funding application

Thank you,
Rune Harkestad
President, Kongsberger Ski Club