Summer 2022 Newsletter
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Happy Summer SKIBACS Members!
Skibacs’ President – Dan Nebres
Hi Skiers & Snowboarders,
The 2022-23 Trip List is out! This year will be filled with opportunities to find some of the best powder around!
Don’t miss out on the “Greatest Snow on Earth”!Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude, Deer Valley, & Snowbasin, 10,000 combined skiable acres15,000 combined vertical feetth and January 1st will be our dedicated travel days leaving 5 full days of skiing
Come ski Canada’s second largest ski area! Near Kamloops, British Columbia, snowboarderscross-countrySun Hosts(Canada’s Olympic ski champion who makes Sun Peaks her home).
360 degrees of some of the best skiing in North America awaits! a skiable area of 4,323 acres3,365 vertical feet
This is your opportunity to cross off this bucket list trip! a combined skiable area of 8,171 acres10k combined vertical feetCat Skiing will be available on one of the ski days!
Please e-mail our trip chairperson (Andrew Hackett) at HackettAndrewThomas@gmail.com or checkout our Trips Page on the SKIBACs webpage for more information.
SKIBACS Crystal Mountain Lodge
Greetings SKIBACS Member & Friends,
We hope your summer is going well you are enjoying getting back to doing all the fun summer things we love to do! One of the must “do’s” on your list is a trip up to Crystal Mountain and maybe an overnight at the SKIBACS Lodge. The gondola is spinning away for glorious views and fantastic hiking, come take full advantage. And how about an easy overnight at the lodge, no crowds, your own place to relax and enjoy the mountain air and scenery.
Kevin, Hilary & crew have been very busy with repairs and maintenance at the work parties, we have two more scheduled we hope you can join us for one or both days. A big shout out to Jeff & Greg Heinz for their efforts on the much-needed repairs with the men’s bathroom upstairs & a build out for one of the new heat pump units to protect it from snow build up. Other projects that were completed:
- Paint has been sorted and checked for status
- Previous firewood restacked closer to the door
- Heat pump protector has been completed
- Roof has been resealed
- Men’s urinal has been resealed
- Vacuum system has been repaired
- Snow gates have been completed
The next 2 work parties (August 27-28, October 15-16) will focus on other projects to get ready for the season, come join us!
Plans for next year will be an update to the kitchen, removal of the existing stoves and replacing with 2 or 3 electric ranges, along with new kitchen & dining room flooring. Other future projects will be to replace the deck, update men’s shower, and new flooring throughout. Yes, we want to improve and continue taking care of our lodge, especially with what Altera has planned for Crystal Mountain! Very impressive and exciting. New gondolas, lifts, more parking, on the hill hotel, new guest services building and more! Stay tuned!
Enjoy these next few months of weather and gearing up for the season we all love!
See you on the hill!
SKIBACS Lodge Administrator
2021-2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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