Bainbridge Island Ski Bus Back in Action

After a five year back, the Bainbridge Island Ski Bus is back in action taking riders to Stevens Pass and Crystal Mountain. Or so I hear from the Kitsap Sun, Good times on the ski bus:

My first adventure on a ski bus was more than a half-century ago. And yes, all you youthful doubters, the internal combustion engine had already been invented.

It was a memorable experience, largely because Sally Softlips (not her real name) sat on my lap on the way home. That may not seem like a big deal to all you youthful doubters, but back in those days, it was almost as exciting as playing Post Office.

Sally was an ample girl, a high school freshman like me, who for reasons I have never understood, seemed to like me. She was warm and cuddly, and I wished the trip had lasted long

For more info, check out the Bainbridge Ski Bus Flyer.

Seattle Ski Shuttle Back At It

We’re a week late reporting that the Seattle Ski Shuttle is back at it this year:

Crystal: Monday, Thursday & Friday. Leave at 7:00 AM, return at 7:00 PM. $40.
Snoqualmie: Saturday & Sunday 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM. $35.

Plus you can book online! Hopefully someday they add a Whistler departure leaving at 5pm Friday returning to Seattle Sunday at 8pm for cheaper than my ’93 Landcruiser at 13 MPG.

50% Off Crystal Mountain Hotels

Looking to take advantage of some mid-week powder days at Crystal and need a place to stay? There’s a 50% off special on Crystal Mountain Hotels on living social right now. You’ve got a week to buy.

This week’s sparkling Escape for two scores you a one-day midweek stay with breakfast ($89) or a two-night weekend stay ($179) at The Alpine Inn, The Quicksilver Lodge, or The Village Inn.

A Bavarian-style hideaway, The Alpine Inn is a gem of a lodge with a distinctively homey feel. The lobby is the heart of the property, with couches you can sink into, a roaring fireplace, and board games to set the mood.

At The Quicksilver Lodge, contemporary furnishings and a convenient location near the Mt. Rainier Gondola make it a sparkler of a spot for couples and families alike.

The Village Inn eschews flashy in favor of cozy, with pretty views of the peaks and hiking trails just outside your door.

There are blackout dates (the usual dates). And if in 30 days after purchase you can’t get the days you want you can get your money back.