The weather gods are against us, and Alpine has too thin of a layer of slow to support our Club, Snowflake Club and the general population. Alpine is closed today and rather for us to wait until their decision tomorrow on the safety of skiing and boarding on dirt and grass, we are canceling ahead of their decision. I will be reimbursing everyone for their trip expenses. Look forward to Monday morning for next week's trip registration. I have left the membership open for another week.
Registration for the first Blizzard trip of the season started at 7 AM on Monday morning the 4th. There are two buttons on the website homepage that say "Weekly Trip" through which you can register - if you are already a member. New membership additions will close as of December 9th. There is no need to sign up with blazing speed on Monday. All participants will be accommodated through Wednesday before a waitlist starts. There is also no stop at Lake Zurich. Those members need to use the Half Day Rd stop when there is an Alpine trip. The trip fee is $175 and since we are going to Alpine, there are no lift ticket discounts. Please already have your equipment for the trip, we do not facilitate rentals at the ski area.
A new email was sent early this morning. It has pertinent information for our trip on December 9th. If you did not receive it, you are not on the mailing list. To add yourself - go to the "Latest Blizzard email Blast" under the "More Info" tab. Click on the link. At the top of the page you can add yourself to the email blasts.
Remember, you can only sign up the week of the trip, so sign up will start on Monday, December 4th @ 7 AM. Trip fee is $175. You must already have your equipment for that trip. We cannot accommodate renting equipment at Alpine or Wilmot.
As we close out the month of August, we have September to look forward to! That's the kick-off for the ski season. Blizzard will start their membership process for the 2023-2024 season the week of September 18th. If you are interested, make certain you have subscribed on our website. It is a floating box on a real computer and in the hamburger menu on a cell phone.
We are hoping that the rain this week doesn't impact the ability of Wilmot to keep their terrain skiable. As long as there are freezing temperatures at night that enable them to maintain their base and maybe add more snow, they should be fine and our trip a go. At this point in the season, we keep careful watch on the weather and the temperature to ensure we have the ground coverage needed on the slopes.