Mount Baker ski bus rides again this January

Starting Saturday Jan. 9 the “Ski Bus” will leave Friday Harbor on the 8:05 a.m. ferry, headed to Mt. Baker Ski Resort.

The Ski Bus is open to everyone; priority is given to students, grades 6-12, who have signed up for Mt. Baker’s Winter Ride Program. The Winter Ride Program gives discounts on ski lessons and ski equipment rentals.

An informational and sign-up meeting for the Ski Bus and the Winter Ride Program will be held at the San Juan Library on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

The program will go for a duration for eight weeks, each Saturday from Jan. 9 through Feb. 27. The Ski Bus costs $35 each trip and includes ferry fees back to San Juan or Lopez Islands. Half-day lift ticket costs $34 for youth 11-16, $25 for children 7-10 and $50 for adult 16 and up.

For more information on lift tickets visit the Mt. Baker website. For more information on lesson and ski rental prices visit the Winter Ride website or call Kraig Hansen at San Juan Transit, 360-378-8887. Parents of 5th grade students, check out the 5th grade ride for free program online.