While our drive to Bellingham along the Trans-Canada Highway was sunny and clear, the next day’s forecast was wet. So wet that Mt. Baker’s snow report had the rare statement of ‘light rain’ at the base. That’s a forecast no ski marketer usually admits to, so we went up expecting a downpour. It wasn’t that bad. Wet snow, yes, and I quickly learned that I needed to re-waterproof my ski jacket and pants, but the terrain is super fun, and I finally had a chance to ski with my niece. That she insisted on skiing a double black diamond chute (her first) with us really capped off the day.
It also capped off a fun trip, since from there it was all about the marathon drive back to Tahoe, broken up with a few stops along the way.
Would I do it again? Absolutely – ski vacations are fun, and something we’ve not done often, seeing how we live in such an awesome ski destination like Tahoe. Though the next time I want to stop at some other smaller Oregon and California resorts, like Willamette Pass, Mt. Hood and Mt. Shasta Ski Park.
So, next year – who’s up for it?