There may not be any snow on the SouthCoast, but there sure is a good amount up north.

I've recently started snowboarding again after taking a few years off. With a busy work schedule, it's easier for me to rent my board from Bob's Sea & Ski rather than purchase one (although someday I'll buy one). For me, it's not only the convenience that brings me back every time but also the knowledge that Bob, Pam and the rest of the crew have to offer (i.e. skiing, snowboarding, snorkeling, and scuba diving). This is most helpful for someone like me who is somewhat of a beginner and has a million questions about snowboarding and equipment. It also saves me time and money at the resorts, giving me more time to enjoy the mountain.

Now that I have been making more frequent ski trips alongside my girlfriend, Bob's has made prepping for the trip easier, but there's so much more. Once I found out they offer bus trips that bring you right to the foot of the mountain, ultimately eliminating the long drive for me, I was instantly enticed. What a great idea! You can book the trips right on their website, show up at 4:45 a.m., and you’re off to places like Loon, Killington, and Sunday River. Bob keeps the buses family friendly and very professional; he even stops for pizza on the ride home. The buses are beautiful and fully equipped with WiFi, USB ports and plugs, DVD players, and the all-important restroom. Finally, the best part is that you're back in Fairhaven by 6-7 p.m.

Basically, it all comes down to this: Bob's takes the stress out of driving by offering affordable bus trips to some of the best mountains in New England. And with his 35-plus years of experience as a tour company, you're guaranteed a great time. The best time is their Special Olympics Fund Raiser trip in March. They bring seven buses that day, you get to ski all day, get an event t-shirt, there’s a huge raffle, live Bavarian band, and then dinner on the ride home. And 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Special Olympics of Southeastern Massachusetts.

The bus schedules run on Sundays and Wednesdays and leave right from Bob's Sea and Ski, located at 63 Alden Road in Fairhaven. Below is the current schedule for 2019 Ski Trips:

 

February:

  • 10th (Sunday)- Killington
  • 17th( Sunday)- Loon
  • 20th (Wednesday)- Loon
  • 24th (Sunday)- Killington

March:

  • 3rd (Sunday)- ***Loon*** [Annual Special Olympics Benefit in Memory of Jim Haskins.]
  • 13th (Wednesday)- Loon
  • 17th (Sunday)- Sunday River
  • 24th (Sunday)- Loon
  • 27th (Wednesday)- Loon

All bus tour ski trips are $95.95 and include the following:

  • Deluxe motor coach transportation and full day lift ticket
  • Mountain guidance and expertise information from trip tour guide.
  • And an all-around great day

Regardless where you're coming from—Swansea, Dartmouth or even Wareham, the 10-20 minute drive to Bob's is so worth the time and miles saved behind the wheel of your own vehicle, just by signing up for one of their ski trips. Simply go to Bobseaski.com to register for the bus tour or click below: