Blizzard is faced with the same uncertainty that all gatherings are experiencing. We can social distance at the mountain, but we have fewer alternatives on the trip up and the inside gathering at the mountain. Vail has thrown in a couple of quirks that make the whole process a bit more difficult, as well.
As everyone can well imagine, no news is good news, right? Not when the mixture is our kids, a pandemic, and uncertainty as to the suggested guidelines. We fall under the domain of a participatory sport. Sports are ranked as to their level of contact and contagion. We're OK there. Check! Then we review chairlifts and bus rides and we don't fare as well in those categories. Now add the state of Wisconsin, and uh oh, we're in trouble now.
We have decided to go to Wilmot. We will be running one bus - startting in Hyde Park and continuing to Lincoln Park. The Hyde Park start is still 7 AM. The Lincoln Park start is now 7:30 AM. All participants from the River Forest stop and its derivatives, Winnemac, and Skokie are welcome to join us from Lincoln Park.
MEMBERSHIP IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2019-2020 SEASON
The Blizzard registration opend at 7 AM this morning and I feel like I am watching a horse race. We have so many participants and it is fascinating to see what stops people choose. Ever since one school on the northwest side became involved and their members chose to drive out of the city, I have been trying to find the right spot for a northside stop. With the assistance of Alderman Andre Vasquez of the 40th Ward, we quickly spotted Winnemac as a central location to appease our north and northwest siders. I also have a back up plan if we outgrow that stop!