2013 Hog Loppet Ski Tour

The 2013 Hog Loppet Ski Tour is set for February 23rd.

Hog Loppet is  a non-competitive 30k Ski Trek from the top of Mission Ridge Ski Area to Blewett Pass for experienced cross country skiers.   Navigate both groomed and ungroomed trail and all types of terrain on this highly exciting trek. The wildfires of 2012 probably opened up this area considerably and the rumors are that the skiing will be even better than in years past.

Hog Loppet Photo Courtesy of LWSC on Flickr

Hog Loppet is an event run by the amazing folks at the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club and sponsored by.... your friends here at www.IcicleCreekHomes.com.  This is now the 4th year we have been proud to be the title sponsor of this great event.

The Ski Club recommends the use of the round trip shuttle service, which you can elect during registration. You can park in either Leavenworth or in Wenatchee and you get dropped off at Mission Ridge and then ride the bus home from Blewett Pass. There isn't much parking at Blewett Pass so this makes lots of sense.

Hog Loppet Courtesy of LWSC on Flickr

$55 before Feb 8th, $70 after Feb 8th (shuttle service is an additional $25) Register Online.

Last year the event unfortunately had to be cancelled at the very last minute due to weather conditions. The winds were blowing at 70-80 mph and it just wasn't safe for the organizers to send skiers out in those conditions.  I (Geordie) was on the bus like a lot of you, along with my dad and our favorite real estate photographer Jesse Cunningham. It was disappointing not to ski, but I'm so glad no one was hurt or lost.

Registrants for the cancelled 2012 Hog Loppet will receive an email from the Leavenworth Ski Club with a discount code for this year's entry fee.

If you haven't been out on nordic skis this year.... better get started soon. Hope to see you all out on the course or at the after party in Leavenworth.




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Allyson and Geordie Romer

Leavenworth real estate agents - Allyson and Geordie Romer

For over a decade, Allyson and Geordie have been serving clients in the Leavenworth-area real estate market. Together, they work tirelessly to stay on top of the regional market and present the most relevant opportunities to their clientele.

When not in the office, they can be found exploring the endless recreation opportunities of the area in all of its seasons.




Geordie provided excellent real estate representation! We appreciated his detailed knowledge of the market, his up front and honest approach, and his negotiation skills.
As reviewed on Zillow  – 

- Laura Anderson



As “west siders” looking for a getaway near Leavenworth, Geordie provided insight … his knowledge of design features important in a “snowy winter wonderland” was appreciated. Thanks Geordie!
As reviewed on Zillow  –

- Jean Stern



Geordie made this somewhat complicated transition easier for us…going above and beyond to help us work through issues that came up during the sale of our parents home. We appreciated his knowledge, attentiveness to details and his willing spirit.
Our family is grateful for Geordie!
As reviewed on Zillow  – 

- Terry Foster



Geordie was great in every way. We have been looking in the Leavenworth area for some time, and Geordie was absolutely the best for local knowledge, history and depth on neighborhoods, developments and the local market trends. He was very quick to respond (even when he was on his vacation) and worked very diligently to get all of our questions answered in a very timely fashion. We would recommend him highly to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Very friendly, and helped us navigate all of the local options before we made an offer on the property that we purchased. Thank you, Geordie!

As reviewed on Zillow  – 

- Ryan Olsen



It was such a pleasure to work with Geordie and his wife, Allyson on our cabin purchase. They showed us a variety of locations, listened to what we wanted and helped us find the perfect match. Everything was smooth and not stressful, just relaxed and easy. We would definitely recommend Geordie and use him again if the need arises!

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- Cammie Schlosser


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