The Canadian border remains closed and the general consensus, by officials on both sides of the border, is it will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least the end of the year. In addition, if the border crossing restrictions are lifted any time in the near future, there is a strong possibility that anyone crossing the border will need to self-quarantine prior to entering into the public.

Facing these travel restrictions and potential future hurdles, the decision was made to postpone the three Canadian trips planned to Whistler, Sun Peaks and Red Mountain for the 2021 ski season to the 2022 ski season. It is unfortunate but the Canadian mountains will still be there the following year!

With the cancellation of all our Canadian trips, the current plan for the upcoming 2021 ski seasoning is to travel to local area ski resorts, making it safer under the current COVID environment and more economical, if members choose to drive separately or in smaller groups. Bus transportation is not an option due to high costs and physical separation requirements. As resorts begin to roll out their plans for the upcoming ski season, they will be chosen for SKIBACS trip destinations based on their COVID safety protocols, travel times as well as local accommodations. Some of the resorts we are considering are Whitefish, White Pass and Mount Hood.

Stay tuned for more information coming in early November.

Shawn Erieau

SKIBACS Trip Chair

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