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Planning Road Trip, ideas, advice?

post #1 of 10
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We're planning a week long road trip for next week, March 31 - April 8.  Our constraints are that one of us is in shape to ski a lot, the other not so much so we should take breaks between ski days.  It's also her spring break so she gets to choose the ultimate itinerary which probably won't be completely decided until we're on the road.

 

This means that I'm looking for options but I do have one unchangeable requirement; we will leave from Seattle at between 4 and 5pm on the 31st.  We've got tickets to see the Count Basie Orchestra that afternoon.

 

I've looked at some possibilities and one itinerary that I'm playing with.  We would go from Seattle to Stevens Pass and ski there on Sunday, then drive to Sandpoint, ID on Monday and ski Scweitzer on Tues.  On Wed. we would drive to Rossland, B.C. and ski Red on Thursday, drive to the Penticton area Friday, ski Apex Saturday, and drive home to Bellingham on Sunday.

 

Feedback?

post #2 of 10

Oooooh, your road trip is about to begin.  

Have you finalized your plans?

 

post #3 of 10
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It looks like we'll be heading to Seattle early tomorrow and having brunch at the Space Needle like touristas, then the concert, then we'll head up to the cabin and ski at Stevens Pass on Sunday.  After that we'll most probably work our way north ending up in either Vernon, B.C. (Silver Star) or Revelstoke, skiing at Apex along the way and doing some cross country skiing in the Winthrop, WA area too.  The weather forecasts are looking good to the north, but not so great to the east and south.

 

I've got all 6 pair of skis and the snowshoes loaded on the car and we're close to finished packing. I'm looking forward to this!

post #4 of 10

I like your original plan that included Schweitzer and Red, but I would substitute Red with Whitewater due to higher elevation and tons of snow at Whitewater. I'm not sure if your "out of shape" skier is an intermediate, but if so, be advised that Revy is not for intermediates.

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Originally Posted by DanoT View Post

I like your original plan that included Schweitzer and Red, but I would substitute Red with Whitewater due to higher elevation and tons of snow at Whitewater. I'm not sure if your "out of shape" skier is an intermediate, but if so, be advised that Revy is not for intermediates.


The long range forecast for both Schweitzer and Red include very warm temps and precipitation.  Farther north the temperature is supposed to be below freezing and there will be snow.  I picked the first places based on the possibility of good conditions but it doesn't look so good, so we're thinking of heading farther north.  If things change, so will we.  Whitewater seems great, but it's a long haul from where we are going to start.  Who knows, though?

 

She's out of shape for skiing, but not an intermediate.  She skis everything at Baker, so I don't worry about her.

 

post #6 of 10

I'd pick whitewater over revy this weekend. Driving from seattle it's basically the same. 

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I'd pick whitewater over revy this weekend. Driving from seattle it's basically the same. 


I'd agree with you, but we'll be heading out from Wenatchee, and it's 6.5 hours from there with no skiing opportunities between.  On the way to Revelstoke there's Winthrop, Apex, Big White (not really on our radar), and Silver Star, and Sun Peaks on the way home.  Also, when we are headed home, Bellingham is a lot closer to Revy than Whitewater.  It would become a single destination and we're interested in the road trip as well as the skiing, so Whitewater will have to wait for later.

 

post #8 of 10

go  see Bonni in Spokane....

post #9 of 10

If you hit Sun Peaks on the way home, give me a pm and we can hook up for some runs. Keep in mind that this time of year the Burfield chair only runs weekends, due to a lack of skiers, so this can limit some of the skiing. Closing day is April 9.

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If you hit Sun Peaks on the way home, give me a pm and we can hook up for some runs. Keep in mind that this time of year the Burfield chair only runs weekends, due to a lack of skiers, so this can limit some of the skiing. Closing day is April 9.


Will do.  It's unclear if we'll even be in the area, but if we are I'll contact you.  We have to be home on the 9th, so no problem there.

 

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