The Pro Ski Snoqualmie Valley Ski Bus will provide 6 weeks of transportation by bus to the Summit at Snoqualmie (Summit Central) on consecutive Thursdays between Jan 12 and Feb 16. There are two departure times available. Buses leave from Mount Si High School at 3:00 PM OR 4:30 PM and return at 8:30 PM and 9:00 PM, respectively.
The Pro Ski Snoqualmie Valley Ski Bus will provide 6 weeks of transportation by bus to the Summit at Snoqualmie (Summit Central). Students must sign up for all six weeks but do not have to attend all six sessions. Please note that no refunds will be given if your child cannot make the bus on an individual Thursday. The bus will run on the following consecutive Thursdays: January 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9, and 16. There will be a system in place to drop off gear at the school in the morning before school.
The Pro Ski Snoqualmie Valley Ski Bus is providing transportation ONLY. Lessons are not provided as part of this service. We advise everyone to ski with a buddy. We request that students in grades 6-8 not skiing with a buddy use only the Holiday and Gallery lifts. Each student is responsible for providing their own lift ticket or season pass each week. In addition, students are responsible for bringing their own ski/board gear or paying for a rental package. We are looking forward to another great ski season!
3:00 PM departure from MSMS; returning at 8:30 PM to MSHS
4:30 PM departure from MSHS; returning at 9:00 PM to MSHS
Ready to sign up? Click the red "View Dates & Availability" button. If you have more than one child, you can adjust the number of guests to reflect the number of children you are signing up. [click "add guest" during checkout.] Select the DATE, Jan 12, and the TIME you would like. (You must click the January 12 date before you will see the two departure time options.) After you provide payment, you will be prompted to sign a waiver and fill out a questionnaire(s).
Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate
Skills Required: Beginner downhill ski ability or consider lessons
Fitness Level: good
Bus leaves MSHS at 3:00 PM and returns at 8:30 PM
Bus leaves MSHS at 4:30 PM and returns at 9:00 PM
We require all students to wear helmets while on the slopes!
Keep skis and poles separate from your boots and clothing.
Make sure goggles are suitable for night skiing/riding.
Yes, we will go even if it is dismal and raining...bring your rain gear!
I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass closes for many reasons. Before each session, we will assess the weather, road conditions, and recent closures and make our decision based on safe traveling conditions. Please be aware that this section of freeway closes regularly for avalanche-control work, which does not necessarily mean that conditions are unsafe for road travel. In the event of planned avalanche-control work, we will obtain information from the DOT and the Summit staff about their timeline and location and then make our decision. You will be contacted by e-mail or there will be a sign at the drop off place telling you the bus is cancelled.
If the DOT decides later in the day, due to changing conditions, to do avalanche-control work, the resort makes an announcement to all skiers/boarders to head down the mountain and provides an estimated time of freeway closure. In this event, all students are to return to the bus immediately, and all coordinators and chaperones assist in getting all students back to the bus and departing quickly. If the road closes before we leave the hill the DOT gives priority to buses when convoying down the hill.
If you think there is a chance we might cancel, please pack your car as planned but look out for signs posted at the school entrance informing you of the cancellation. Also we will send an email message.
Not necessarily. Most of the time, when school is cancelled in Snoqualmie Valley, it is either because there is a risk for road travel or flooding. In either of those cases, it is just best to stay home and avoid the mountain roads. However, occasionally closures occur for other reasons and may still allow for the ski bus to run as scheduled.
We will make every attempt to make up any missed sessions, but this will be dependent on timing and bus availability. If 2 or more weeks are canceled, prorated refunds will be made
If your child is involved in any accident the ski patrol will be called to take care of and assess the incident. The ski patrol has the contact numbers of the coordinators of the club and we will be called right away. We are either on the hill skiing, by the fireplace at summit central, or in the lodge. You will be contacted to determine next steps. There is an emergency chaperone on the mountain with a car and in many cases can transport your child to meet you at the school or at the Snoqualmie Valley hospital.
Some weeks there may be a chaperone sitting by the outdoor fireplace at the Summit Central plaza or in case of bad weather they are in the lodge looking out over the fireplace. They will also have cell phone numbers of all the coordinators.
Yes, helmets are required! And don't forget to make sure goggle lenses are suitable for night skiing/riding.