The Boeing Employees Ski Club, SKIBACS, was founded in the winter of 1951 by several avid skiers eager to meet and pool resources with other Boeing employees interested in skiing. In 1956, a constitution and set of By-laws were drafted and approved by the membership and the Boeing Recreation unit. As the Club increased in membership, a plan for a Club owned lodge was developed and approved. This plan to own real estate, prompted the filing of Articles of incorporation.

In the beginning, activities were primarily social and included trips to nearby ski areas. Over the years the Club has continually added value for its members by starting its own ski school, building a lodge at Crystal Mountain, expanding the selection of trips, adding social functions and sponsoring race teams. If you love to ski or would like to try skiing, SKIBACS offers the most affordable opportunities in the region.

The Boeing SKIBACS Ski Club offers a broad spectrum of activities throughout the year. During the regular ski season, members can take ski lessons at Ski Acres, Stevens Pass and Crystal Mountain on Thursdays, Fridays or Sundays depending on location. Alpine and Nordic skiing as well as snowboarding lessons are offered. SKIBACS also has a 72-bed lodge at Crystal Mountain with low rental rates. Over 15 ski trips are offered to the best areas in the West plus a holiday European trip. Other programs are racing, supporting the Ski For All for the disabled and discounted lift tickets to certain areas. Monthly meetings and socials are held from October to March. Dues are $25 for families, $20 for singles and $10 for retirees.