The Sahalie Lodge Overnight Trip up at Snoqualmie Pass is on February 14-15.  Students depart from school on Thursday morning Feb 14th.  6th graders will spend 2 days skiing and boarding at Summit Central.  7th graders will spend 2 days Nordic skiing at Stampede Pass and Cabin Creek.  Students will arrive back at school by 4 pm on Friday February 15th.

Why Sahalie Overnight

This is an opportunity for 6th graders to further integrate into the school community, solidify relationships with older students, and practice responsibility while on the slopes. For 7th grade students this is an opportunity get to know better the younger students, take on responsibility at the lodge over the two days, and put their Nordic skills to the test.  When the 7th graders return to school next fall as 8th graders and the 6th graders enter 7th, the bonds formed across the classes often have their beginnings with the Sahalie trip. And, as an overnight trip, the experience is also about promoting and practicing independence. The time we spend at the lodge as designed with this in mind.

Chaperone Opportunities

As with our Ski Fridays, we are interested in parent ski chaperones for Thursday during the day.  If you are interested in helping, please review and return the  Sahalie Volunteer Form.  We’ll send the chaperone list out before the trip date, so parents can contact each other for carpooling.   For downhillers, parents are responsible for purchasing their lift tickets. Following Thursday’s skiing and snowboarding, chaperones and students will part ways.  Students will return to Sahalie Lodge for a hearty dinner and engage fully in the evening activities. 

Prescription Medications & Meals

Give Jennifer a 2-day supply of any prescription medications that your student is currently taking and have them in their original container.  Teachers have to follow the printed prescription on the pharmacy-issued bottle.   Food --  Pack a hearty lunch for the first day (Thursday)!!!  After the Thursday lunch, all food will be provided.  The 7th grade has taken the lead in menu planning, in consultation with 6th grade students.  The menu will accommodate all diet restrictions/allergies (both students and staff) with a good deal of options.  With that, If your student has experienced a change in diet restrictions from last fall, please contact Peter with this new information. Please do not bring candy or sugary snack items--there will be treats at meals as well as plenty of snacks for energy.


Contact Peter petert@billingsmiddleschool.org or Tom toms@billingsmiddleschool.org with any trip-specific questions.Looking forward to a great experience!