Updated (as of Mon Oct 19) 2020-2021 Season of Blizzard

<sigh> Latest headline is not good
‘We Are In The Second Surge’: Lightfoot Says Chicago Could Return To Phase 3 As Coronavirus Cases Soar
Chicago's averaging 508 new cases per day, a 45 percent increase from just one week ago, though testing has only increased 11 percent.
We cannot put kids on buses with this very real threat hanging over our heads. Even driving up to Wilmot independent of the buses will not mitigate the risk of having all those kids be there and co-mingling in classes and near the Mountain House (notice I didn't say in the Mt House.) All we would be doing all day is policing social distancing. We are still not saying no, but we need more infomation to be able to make this work. Wisconsin does not seem to be more of a threat now, with Cook County's numbers rising equally as fast.
Another reason why am I hesitant to announce the 2020-2021 season of Blizzard? Because undoing it will be a nightmare.

Updated: 2020-2021 Season of Blizzard Ski and Snowboard Club

As everyone can well imagine, no news is good news, right?  Not when the mixture is our kids, a pandemic, and uncertainty as to the suggested guidelines.  We fall under the domain of a participatory sport. Sports are ranked as to their level of contact and contagion. We're OK there. Check!  Then we review chairlifts and bus rides and we don't fare as well in those categories. Now add the state of Wisconsin, and uh oh, we're in trouble now.

The March 14th trip, Week 14 is on!

We have decided to go to Wilmot. We will be running one bus - startting in Hyde Park and continuing to Lincoln Park. The Hyde Park start is still 7 AM. The Lincoln Park start is now 7:30 AM. All participants from the River Forest stop and its derivatives,  Winnemac, and Skokie are welcome to join us from Lincoln Park.

Blizzard in a Nutshell and Tidbits for a Successful Saturday Trip


Off to a Good Start. Blizzard is Live for our 60th Season!

The Blizzard registration opend at 7 AM this morning and I feel like I am watching a horse race. We have so many participants and it is fascinating to see what stops people choose.  Ever since one school on the northwest side became involved and their members chose to drive out of the city, I have been trying to find the right spot for a northside stop. With the assistance of Alderman Andre Vasquez of the 40th Ward, we quickly spotted Winnemac as a central location to appease our north and northwest siders.  I also have a back up plan if we outgrow that stop!