No updates since mid August. I kind of backed off when realizing it was still summer. The dates for me are still good. Of course the accommodations want a deposit for a reservation/contract. The deposit/reservations are generally from $500 to 1500 for a house/cabin that will be in the range of 2200-2800 for 8-10 folks. At this time there is plenty of availability; and I don't have a sense when availability starts to tighten and costs escalate...but it seems that if we are going to do this...the last of November--first of December before the xmass/ny holidays would be the latest to throw down a group thing. So at this point when ya'll start pm'n and throwing $...I shall proceed. If you want I'll post links to these places.
These sites are the basic intel for Bellingham and Mt Baker Ski Area. Bellingham is a good sized town with the usual and Mt Baker ski area is about 57 miles/70 minute on a 2 lane drive to the ski lodge. The town of Glacier (17 miles from the ski lodge) is very small, with a few restaurants and a convenience store (no gas/fuel station…last one on the way to the hill is in Maple Falls). For folks that are traveling and want to tour other PNW hills that are within ½ day’s drive…Steven’s Pass, Snoqualmie/Alpental, White Pass and Mt Hood. There is also Whistler-Blackcomb, North Vancouver hills, (if going to Canada, you will need your passport and a clean record…if you fly in to Vancouver BC, there shuttles up to Whistler). Whether or not the meet happens, I have the dates off and my plan is the ride and hang…maybe slide up to Blackcomb. Anyway, I’d be glad to help folks find their way around the hill...or not...certainly had fun last year with the Chomps wrecking crew.
I won't be staying with you guys, but I'll try to tag in a few days here and there to meet up. I will do my best to avoid being at the back of the pack, but I'm certainly not any good or bombing many hills.
Sooo, Idk...what do folks think? I'm thinking, inorder to proceed, I'll need 8+ bodies willing to throw some money/deposit down to make a reservation somewhere in Glacier. The dates are still good with me. Currently, idk what the lodging availability is but back in August it was good.
The rumor is that we will have a moderate LaNina (which will be back-to-back LaLa's). According to Gwen last year was second only (iirc 863" of snowfall) to the record year. Thus hopes are high. If you look at the current Mt. Baker Ski Area :: Home site it shows last year's snow stats and historically March is good.
Acknowledging that for folks from out of the area...it involves alot of planning and budgeting...so again, I'm thinking if we don't have the 8 committed folks by Thanksgiving...November 25, 2017 it will be a no go. And by committed...meaning...getting on the list and willing to throw down some $ by December 1st.
If it doesn't happen, no worries, I'm willing to meet folks at the hill for resort stashes and some BC touring. Also see post 84 has lots of good intel for folks to make the pilgrimage and make their own arrangements.
So if you want on the list of committed...post up and pm me.
So only one person pm'd. Anyway I still have the dates open to go riding from March 8-16th. If anybody's planning on hitting bakes during that time let me know and we'll do a few laps and happy to give a tour around the little hill.