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8th annual SUMMER ROAD TRIP 2012: JUNE 29- JULY 4 Hosted by Skatenow

posted Mar 10, 2012, 9:10 AM by Team Lightning   [ updated Mar 10, 2012, 9:12 AM ]
8th annual SUMMER ROAD TRIP 2012:  JUNE 29- JULY 4

Idaho, the movie:   SKATENOW IDAHO....skating adventure



                     This trip always gets a "thumb ups!" 74 miles of  Rail Trail Skating Pleasure in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
        Looking for a great skating adventure vacation? Look no further. Check out the info below, and plan
        your next skating vacation in Coeur d' Alene, ID with SkateNow & Skate Journeys!   

TRIP DETAILS: SkateNow and Skate Journeys, invite you to join us to skate Idaho! The annual trip is skating along 74 miles of beautiful rail trail in northern Idaho, with full skating over 3-1/2 days, averaging 25 - 50 miles of skating per day, with rest stops, photo opportunities, and water/snack breaks along the way. Overnight stays include hotels/motels with amenities. Participants on this skate tour should be in good physical condition, be experienced skaters, and have strong skating skills: including basic skating strides, turning, and stopping, skating in pace lines, and be comfortable with grades (slight downhills). Skaters should be able to skate a minimum of  15-20 miles per day.  Bicycles and Cyclist are welcome to join skaters. Helmets are required for all skaters participating in any SkateNow / Skate Journeys organized activity.  Other protective gear recommended.  This skate trip is an informal skating get together, not a hosted or guided skate tour. It is also self-pay.  The group meets in Kellog, Idaho, Silver Mountain Resort, and gets together to skate over the course of 3-5 days.  Participants assume full financial and liable responsibility for themselves and their own costs for reservations, lodging, meals, transportation, incidentals, etc.  As courtesy, please inform us if you plan to attend so we can know who/how many skaters to expect.  There will be  group BBQ's in the evenings and local July 4th fireworks show.  We have secured discount hotel costs for participating skaters at Silver Mtn Morning Star Lodge resort, see following.  If you plan to join us, please make your reservations using the code # when booking online, or mention SkateNow/SkateJourneys' to receive the discount rate.

Skaters can stay in nearby hotels with access to trail head in Kellogg, ID.
Rooms are also available at any of the following nearby places.  You are responsible for booking your own accommodations.  There is also camping in the area as well as other places to stay along the trail in other cities (example: Wallace, Harrison, Plummer ,etc.)


Morning Star Lodge at Silver Mountain: 
This is the host hotel, offering really nice condos located right along the pathway. Skaters are provided discount room rates. Link to online reservations & room images
: morning star

Silver Mtn Resort Room options:
                     The below rooms can be reserved both online and by phone:
  • Studio, sleeps 2: $110
  • Deluxe Studio, sleeps 4: $116
  • 1 Bedroom Condo, sleeps 4: $133
    The below room type may only be reserved by phone:
  • 2 Bedroom, sleeps 6: $220, combination of 1 bedroom suite and lock-out standard studio - call for availabilty.
Official Group Name: Skate Now, Skate Journey
Online Group Code: 4421ZV
Phone Reservations: 800.204.6428 option #1
Online Reservations:
Please put above #4421ZV in “Group Code” box in Travel Planner located in the upper right top

Other area lodging options:
  1-208-783-1234 / 800-785-5443
Near Gondola

River Walk Condos:    1-800-435-2588
1/2 mile from Gondola.
Silverhorn Motor Inn & Restaurant: 208-783-1151 (pet friendly place)
Trail Motel: 208-784-1161
Located only 1/2 mile from Silver Mountain's Gondola Village

TRANSPORTATION:  On your own.  Airfare or other transportation are to be arranged individually by participants.  Drive distance from the  Salt Lake area is approximately 714 miles(approx 9.5-10 hours driving), all highway.  Those who carpool to share on gasoline, expenses, etc. are on their own to coordinate themselves.  For air travelers, fly into Spokane, WA - approximately a 35-50 minute drive east to Kellogg. You will need to secure transportation from the airport to Kellogg, ID.

June 29(friday) -  July  4(wednesday.  Full skating days: June 30, and July 1, 2, 3  with 1/2 skating days: June 29, July 4th.  
** If you cannot make these dates, or prefer to stay less time or longer, the discount group rates at Silver Mountain Resort is extended as courtesy to skaters from dates June 28 - July 8. 

WEATHER:  Link:  WEATHER KELLOGG    Last season weather ranged from mid to high 70's, with mostly sunny skies.  We cannot guarantee a repeat of last years perfect weather.  In event of change of weather conditions, please be prepared.  Pack accordingly.  As an alternate activity, we will plan to do some hiking on Silver Mtn when skating is prohibited by weather. 

OTHER AREA STUFF TO DO:  Hiking, Cycling, Mtn biking, Fly Fishing, Kayaking, Camping, Hoseback Riding, Golfing, Waterpark...and more. 


General Information Links:

Disclaimer: This event is considered an informal skaters' get-together and is not sponsored or paid for by Skatenow, Skate Journeys, or any of its members/affiliates. SkateNow skaters, who generously volunteer to organize and coordinate this trip (lodging, transportation, route planning, etc.), assume no risk or general liability for any accidents, injury, losses, or death of the participants who choose to participate on this skate tour.  Skaters assume full responsibility for themselves getting to and from the event location and while  participating in this event.

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