Under the "More Info" section of our website is a Calendar and Bus Schedule listing. This tells you what days we have trips planned. (This is a hint as we are off for the next two Saturdays.) I heartily advocate reading our website end-to-end to find answers to your questions before firing off an email (which I know is easier.) All of the pertinent information relating to the operation of Blizzard is on our website with a few exceptions. Fundamental information about our trip schedule, when to sign up, and the rate of payment, is all found on our webpages. If you'd like a detailed review of the website, let me know, and I will do a one-on-one tutorial for you.
Each new season of Blizzard brings a fresh, healthy perspective on the reality of hosting a club of this size; it is not without its challenges. For our first week, there was a lot of excitement, new friends created, new adventures, and the tedium of finding your place in the group. It was a bit brisk on the hill, but the snow cover was good on the open terrain and the crowd was fairly light.
Wilmot has furiously made snow for the past two days and expects a dusting of natural powder to make a nice topping on the man-made stuff. I can't pass up the opportunity to take advantage of any snow - so we are going sking and boarding this weekend!
Typically on Wednesday evening I send out a reminder notice for signing up for the following Saturday's trip. Today I am erring on the side of caution and letting everyone know that we are still undecided about having a trip this weekend. A number of factors play into this decision. We are short staffed, and on the first week f the season it helps to ahve seasoned Supervisors to guide the newbies and limit the confusion. Last year is not to be repeated in my book! And, some of the same problems exist this year. Wilmot has completely new systems for rental, again this year, and the majority of the Epic Passholders do not in fact have their passes yet - which means a potential huge wait at the desk while the passes are accessed and photos taken.
Our first trip is scheduled for next Saturday, December 9th. WE ARE GOING unless Wilmot does not open on time. If you sign up and Wilmot remains closed, I will refund the money over the weekend.