Hello Skiers!

Some important news from SKIBACs! Trip deadlines approaching, Whistler EDGE card prices going up soon, Holiday Social planned, Rental discounts, The Summit at Snoqualmie passes are selling out, Crystal Mountain to open soon and much more. The snow is falling and the lifts will start to roll soon!



Dan Nebres
Skibacs – President
(425) 239-9487

Ski or Snowboard?  Check out the Boeing SKIBACS web site at: www.skibacs.org


FROM our TRIP Chairman:

First snow of the season got your stoke going? Don’t miss your opportunity to join us on one of our group ski trips to incredible locations such as:

Salt Lake, Mt. Bachelor, Sun Peaks, & Whistler!

Trip flyers, signing up, and more information are available at: http://skibacs.org/trips

If you are seeking a more affordable trip package in order to join, roommates are the key! Even if you don’t have a roommate identified, reach out to the trip chair: hackettandrewthomas@gmail.com to be paired up and save!

Salt Lake City – Seeking a male roommate to join and attach with folks already signed up to go.

Whistler – Seeking male & female roommates to join and attach with folks already signed up to go.

Bachelor – Seeking female roommate to join and attach with a female already signed up to go.

Sun Peaks – Seeking a male roommate to join and attach with folks already signed up to go.

FYI – Salt Lake’s final deadline for signup is on Monday 11/14. Whistler signup deadline is right behind it 11/21. Edge cards for Whistler go up in price on 11/20. Currently, $337 US for unrestricted 5 day card.
Other passes and lift tickets are starting to raise in price in the coming weeks so make sure to secure the best deal on the items you need!



Andrew Hackett

PIE Core







Ski or Snowboard?  Check out the Boeing SKIBACS web site at: www.skibacs.org


From our Social Chairman:


SKIBACS Holiday Potluck Social – Sunday December 4, 2022


Hello SKIBACS Members!


I Hope you all had a great time at the Gallaghers Where U Brew Happy Hour Event! It was a packed house with a very successful raffle and a lot of fun.


Our next event is right around the corner!

SKIBACS Holiday Potluck Social

Sunday, December 4th from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.


Newport Hills Swim & Tennis Club
5464 119th AVE SE
Bellevue, WA 98006


This will be a potluck so bring your favorite food to share with everyone! We will be providing a main dish and drinks!

We will be bringing some of the beer that was brewed at our last social event along with some festive wines and soft drinks.


Please register here if you plan to attend:

SKIBACS Potluck Social Event


If you would be interested in volunteering to help set up/tear down, please reach out to SKIBACS Vice President Evan Gorney. evangorney1@gmail.com




From our Ski School Chairman:


New Instructors:

We are looking for Skiers and Snowboarders that would love to share their sport with others by becoming an Instructor! Training starts November 21. If you would like to be involved in the New Instructor Training Click Here:

New Instructor Training.


Ski School:

Reservations for Ski School has been open. We are currently teaching from ages 5 to adult. We are teaching Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday morning, Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon. We also have Household privates and private lessons. Click here for more information:

SKIBACS Ski School


Discounts on rentals and rental gear:


Bicycle Centers of Everett Ski and Snowboard has given our members discounts on rentals – 10% and new retail gear – 5% at both their Everett and Snohomish locations. Click here for more information and their coupon:

Bicycle Centers of Everett Ski and Snowboard


Summit at Snoqualmie Passes

Summit at Snoqualmie Passes are almost sold out for more information check out: Summit at Snoqualmie

Important note: If you are taking SKIBACS lessons you are guaranteed to be able to purchase a season pass at The Summit at Snoqualmie even if they are sold out to the general public. We will send you the information once you have signed up for classes.



From our Lodge Chairperson:


Greetings!  It is getting to be that time to wax up the skis and boards.  Early Opening for Pass Holders Only (Crystal pass & IKON) at Crystal Mountain, November 18th!  A nice early start to the season and it looks to be another good snow year for the Cascades. Fingers crossed.


The lodge is ready for you to come and stay, get those reservations in early to guarantee a room.  As in the past, since COVID, we do not add individuals that are non- family/friends to rooms, which limits availability but gives members peace of mind of no “strangers” occupying a bed in your room that you have booked.  With that said, our rates have increased $10 across the board.   With the increase in our costs of maintaining the lodge this was a necessity, not one that we just “willy-nilly” decide to do.   Our goal is to continue making improvements to the lodge each year if our finances allow.  The lodge is old but an incredible asset to the club and our members.  We are lucky to be in a ski area that is putting a lot of resources into improving the area.  Check out the Crystal Mountain website to see the current and future plans: Plans


With regards to the club and overnight parking, please read below.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the Crystal Mountain parking lot clean up, your efforts helped with the continued designated parking for club members.


From Crystal Mountain’s website:  Parking reservations are REQUIRED for each vehicle every Saturday and Sunday until 1 pm starting 12/26/22, plus holidays.  Reservations are not required for guests arriving after 1:00 pm.


SKIBACS members and their guests with current-night (only!) paid reservations at Skibac’s Lodge, can park in areas designated for “Clubs’ Parking” in Lots C & D free of charge and without parking reservations.  Parking there at other times may result in a fine or loss of skiing privileges.   Those spaces may not become available until later in the evening, so if you arrive early you may need to park elsewhere, then move your car into one of those spaces once they open up after current-day customers go home.

Further information of consequence can be found at: PARKING

We have lockers available at the Crystal Mountain Skibacs Lodge! Cost is $100 for the season Oct 1-Sept 30 2023. Contact the receptionist via email for more information, questions or how to pay.  mailto:info@skibacs.org


SKIBACS Retiree’s!  We will be offering a discount mid-week overnight during the season for you and guests.  Stay tuned for more details coming soon.


A bit of housekeeping for everyone:

  • Remember to sign up for a task when staying (we are not a hotel)
  • NO FOOD in sleeping rooms (the mice love YOU if you do)
  • Bring a sheet/blanket for mattress even if you have a sleeping bag, this helps with keeping mattress covers clean.
  • No cooking complex meals, heat and eat is best


I look forward to seeing you at the lodge and on the mountain.  Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you!



Wendy Welch
SKIBACS Lodge Administrator



For more information on our lodge, click here: Lodge Information


From our Media Chairperson:


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