Calling all ski bunnies and bums – the Winter Ride Ski Bus to Mount Baker returns in 2015.
The program will leave from Friday Harbor and head to the winter wonderland of the North Cascade Mountains every Saturday for eight weeks, beginning Jan. 10. It includes bus ride and ferry, lessons, rentals and lift ticket.
The cost will depend on your needs and wants. See price breakdown below.
In years past, the ski bus was only available to students in grades six through 12, but now any age can catch a ride to the slopes.
Although anyone is welcome to ride the bus to Mount Baker, the main purpose is to get kids to the mountain. The trips are not school-sanctioned – however they will function much like a school field trip with a chaperone to ensure safety on the bus and the mountain. Sign-up forms are available in high school and middle school offices and include a lesson and rental form, and emergency and release form.
Forms and payment must be returned to the San Juan Transit office at Cannery Landing or mailed to San Juan Transit, PO Box 2809, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.
For the experienced skier that doesn’t need lessons or rentals only a bus reservation is required. There are 21 seats available on each trip.
For more information contact John Pachuta, the Winter Ride Ski Bus coordinator at 317-6027, or email@example.com. To reserve a seat call Kraig Hansen at San Juan Transit, 378-8887.
Winter Ride Price Breakdown
Bus and Ferry Ride: $35
Lift Ticket: Ages 11-15, $34, ages 16-plus $49