Well one fringe benefit of the stay at home time was addressing another challenge with our snow grooming equipment ...the before picture shows the back side of the instrument panel with half the gauges not working and an impossible mess to work with......the second one is the completely rewired instrument panel with all of the none working components replaced. Nice thing about this is the new set up could be bench tested before installing. Next up is the installation on Sunday. One hundred and eight days till we start making snow. ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
Neat and clean panel work Gren, but I have never seen a panel like that on any upright pianos before. Is the piano a thiokol?
Sure sure things are starting to open up a little bit but you may still be playing it safe and staying closer to home...and maybe going a little, how shall we say ?, nuts. Ok so here comes another little diversion. Fun on the snow starts in about 180 days and one of the keys to having more fun on the snow is having those body parts in good shape...heres a You tube fitness program put together by a physical therapist who also happens to be a PSIA instructor. Take a look and go have some fun with it, and if you really get in good shape theres an 80 year old guy that might let you try to beat him on the Camp 10 Ski Area slalom course......well maybe instead we could just talk about it. Anyway give it a look youtu.be/wFNICXGenLk ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Heres a little divergence for you....according to the operations log book from Sunday Dec 29, 1974 (Rhinelander -Tomahawk Ski Corp)
Base 0-2 inches no new snow conditions poor
Attendance 278 which included 89 season pass holders, 57 adult lift tickets, 92 student lift tickets, 32 bunny tow tickets , and 2 two day tickets for a total of 278 lift tickets....all of this on the 0 to 2 inch base
Somehow, in this day and age I dont thi nk we could quite get away with that
Thought that might give you a chuckle in todays crazy world. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
I was a senior in high school over in Price County that winter. Unfortunately I never knew about Camp 10 until many years later. Anyway being tied to the cows and no transportation it was probably for the best.
0-2.... So mud?!
I was there
Oh big mama would have been there! But we bought house in 75
We were there a lot in those days.
I had a season pass that year. It was a terrible season. But we went anyway.
People using 2x4's as skis too?😅
Just spent about an hour and a half on a vidio conference through the National Ski Areas Association with about 180 other ski area owners/GMs and ski area cafe/restaurant managers regarding recommended best practices and special actions to insure guest and staff safety in this coming ski season....lots of good stuff but you'll also be pleased to know that our plans are already matching with some of the best and biggest players in the industry. Rest assured we are doing and planning everything we can to present staff, volunteers , and guests with the best winter experience possible. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Wow, todays the big 80....hard to believe that I've now spent more of my life in my avocation in the ski industry compared to my vocation in the industrial industry but what a hoot. The ski industry has basically been a labor of love enjoying much of the challenge of owning/developing a decent sized ski area in a remote (relative to those near large population centers) location . The added challenge of doing everything out of cash flow has added a few grey hairs but the overall adventure has kept me mentally alert (sometimes debatable) and relatively fit. The past two years have been a bit more challenging as the bod is showing a bit of wear and tear but its still been doable thanks to an excellent group of employees, some fine spurts of community volunteerism, and some pretty wonderful customers. This past winter I had opportunities to sit back and reflect on just how fortunate all of us are with our relatively young staff that certainly rose to the occasion.....they were at the point that the day to day operations were in good hands in all facets and I became more of a cheerleader than a doer.
This years new addition of covid-19 has added another bump but we are still forging ahead. We will have many things in place for the winter season that will enhance protection for staff and customers...all of the things you have been hearing about plus some added things that may be unique to our operation. We think the plan is good and will continue to tweak based on best practices as they are developed.
Operations will have some new goodies this year as more improvements are being made to our grooming equipment including special attachments to address those "hardpack" days during limited fresh snow periods, more work to bring more aerial snowmaking equipment on line, and an expansion of community youth programs. All of this as a plan of celebrating my big 80 year and as necessary steps to help assure a successful transition when transition time comes.
Stay healthy stay safe and thanks to all of you for being part of the Camp 10 Ski Area adventure.
Gren ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Happy big eight oh🎈
You love sharing the sport with others & it shows it many ways.
Thanks for keeping costs so that families of all income levels can visit to enjoy different terrain options.
❄️ ❤️ ❄️ 🌲 ⛷ ⛷ ❄️
Here’s to Gren! 🍻 🍺
Old enough to be wise
and young enough to keep the chairs spinning at his cozy crazy oldschool hill.
Happy Birthday Gren! 🎂. Thanks for bringing us your Camp 10 Ski Area adventure!
Happy Birthday Gren! I remember that first 4 years with you at Camp 10. Good times.... 😁
Happy Birthday Gren!! Camp 10 has brought many families Great memories for many years! You can be very proud of this accomplishment!! Enjoy your day!!
Happy Birthday Green!!! May this year be full of joy.
Enjoy your isolation birthday.
Hard to blow out the candles with a mask on. Lol
Happy birthday and thanks for all that you and your team do!
Happy Birthday Gren! I worked for you 38yrs ago. How time flies! Wishing you many more happy & healthy years ahead!
Happy Birthday, Gren. Here is to hoping for your best season yet!
Have a great year being 80 when things are not the same old routine
Happy birthday Gren! Hope your 80th year is your best one yet!
Happy birthday Gren! Looking forward to skiing at Camp 10 this winter.
Happy Birthday Young Man!
Happy birthday!! Can't wait to see you again!!
Happy Birthday Gren. I hope you never slow down
Happy birthday gren! Here's to your health!
Happy 80th birthday, Gren.
Happy Birthday Gren.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gren!🎂🎉🎁🎈
Happy Birthday Gren! 🎉
Happy Birthday sir!
Happy Birthday Gren!!
Happy Birthday Grenn!!
A bit of light on the horizon but its still a situation where we have to have a plan A ...a plan B... and even a plan C. and doing that while working through the state business environment...and no we dont mean this as a crying in our beer, or whatever, as many businesses and families are going through even bigger challenges. We cant fix that but what we can do is our very best for our staff and our customers in doing "stuff" to insure that you'll have a lot of fun next winter. A very very special thank you to all of our customers who stepped up and purchased season passes for next winter....we appreciate all of our customers ,staff,and volunteers. Camp 10 Ski Area absolutely wouldn't be possible with the involvement of all of you. Keep safe, follow the recommendations, have some fun when you can, and think of others. ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Covid-19 and what is your Camp 10 Ski Area doing/contemplating with respect to staff and guests ? We will be having some employee activity in the off season and then as we progress toward fall and winter operations we also have to consider what mitigation/prevention steps to have in place if needed. The reality is that we could see a second wave which, based on information available, could run early fall till early December. Our approach is hope for the best and prepare for the not so best....with that in mind we can tell you that a planning process has started which, among other things , has included teleconferencing with ski areas throughout the United States and Canada . Almost all ski areas are currently in a shutdown mode with minimal staffing related to maintenance and construction. We will have some of our employees and volunteer construction crews starting to do our off season stuff in a few weeks. So step one is to have our plan in place to minimize close proximity and exposure to virus exposure for our off season team. Looking towards the winter operation (we think the virus concern will be behind us our greatly minimized by then) we have to have some steps in place with respect to inside operations, lift operator interaction, and ski patrol protocols , . In a few weeks there will be more cross industry communications where we will be exchanging thoughts/ideas etc relating to guest experience and what can be done to reduce risk. In short a lot is going on and a lot of procedures are being developed across the winter sports industry. Through our involvement with the Mid America Ski Association and the National Ski Areas Association we will be in a good position to utilize the best of ideas and approaches that fit our employees, guests, volunteers, and operation. In the meantime stay safe and wear a mask when in public things will get better. ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Dealing with some gloom and got that closed in feeling ? Well things will get better and ya just gotta think ahead.......Today I got an announcement from the National Ski Patrol and guess what ? I'm smiling about the trip I'm going to be making next April to the National Ski Patrol National get together. Next April its in Breckenridge Colorado and there will be over 1000 ski patrollers having a blast. Any ski patroller can go and what a deal it is with very very steeply discounted lift tickets, accommodations in four star lodging again at very steeply discounted rates, a whole bunch of neat talks and sessions you can attend when your legs need a rest-and they will. Plus some real fun apre's ski/night activity and buffet meals.....ski patrollers from all over North America will be there.........and if you've ever thought about becoming a member of the National Ski Patrol this is just another good reason and super benefit. We are starting to set our plans for our NSP and Mountain Host training programs this fall...want to join the fun ? Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
Looks like Mom Nature is throwing a second winter at us with a forecast of 12+ inches of snow next Sunday Monday Tuesday but no we wont be open for skiing. BUT we are giving a lot of thought to skiing/snowboarding next winter. This stay in place thing that we are all dealing with is giving us a chance to really detail out some planning. No we arnt going to spill the beans just yet but we can tell you we are pretty pumped on where this years continuous improvement program might be taking us.
One thing that we can tell you is some of these plans will need a few more Ski Patrollers and Mountain Hosts in order to put in motion. Both are National Ski Patrol programs. NSP is a federally chartered none profit organization with over 36,000 members throughout the United States. Whats involved ? Mountain Hosts take a CPR Course (through any CPR provider) and a Basic First Aid Course provided by NSP through Camp 10 Ski Patrol Instructors and self paced internet.. This course will take approximately 30 hours spread out over a two month period of time. The National Ski Patrol program requires an Advanced CPR Course (available through any CPR course provider) and an Advanced First Aid Course that will take approximately 100 hours - this is spread over a four month period with approximately half of the course taken via internet on a self paced basis. Your NSP membership brings with it a very big list of special perks and discounts on everything from automobiles through ski equipment, clothing etc etc. Visit the NSP website at NSP.org for a bit more info. If you'd like to get on the list let us know via email@example.com.
Oh, should also mention if you are going to put some Easter eggs out on Sunday for the kiddos you might have to mark them with driveway markers so the kids can find them....just sayin😀. ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
If you are really itching for a bit of skiing while cooped up at home heres your answer
Who said the kids couldn't go skiing this Easter??!! #isofun #timeforinnovation #easterskiing
VC: revolution_snowsports Insta ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
Ok, here comes something that has absolutely nothing to do with the ski area but I feel that I owe it to our employees, volunteers, and customers and followers to express an opinion - this morning I followed some of the latest on the media regarding the spread of the virus. Some doctors are speaking up expressing their view that people should start wearing protective cloth face covering. They feel that since the virus is spread by people who do not have symptoms through direct contact or by exhaling microscopic droplets into the air that can contain the virus. They also feel that the wearing of a cloth mask will prevent these droplets from being exhaled into the air breathable by others. - in short the theory is that the droplets would be caught or stopped from transmission by the cloth masks.
I am a graduate Metallurgical Engineer who specialized in solidification of metals so was very involved in the science behind stabil nucleation formation at the atomic level. A background that was/is very useful in understanding the principals of stabil nucleiation and growth of ice crystals in snowmaking.
The theory that is being expressed in the medical field that a carrier, who does not even know that he or she has the virus can spread that virus by exhaling molecular levels of water vapor that can contain virus is 100% spot on. Forgetting medical theory and looking at the scientific principals of submicroscopic materials - the transference of materials, the thermodynamics, the proven dynamics of surface tension, partical density vs surface area, and a whole lot of proven scientific principals absolutely beyond a doubt say that this can and does happen. That cloud of breath that you exhale on a cold morning ? Billions of water molecules. And you notice it just doesnt come out a a cloud and immediately fall to the ground but seems to disappear ? The sub micro sized molecular groupings have dissipated or spread out into the surrounding air and are, invisibly, floating around.
Bottom line ? EVERYONE should start wearing protective masks or cloth masks to do two things - (1) act as a barrier to help prevent the expulsion of moisture particals from your respiratory system that could be containing virus that you dont even know you have and (2) act as a barrier to reduce the possibility of your INHALING micro droplets of moisture from the surrounding air that might contain the virus. Because of the sub microscopic size of these moisture partcals cloth masks will not be a 100% effective barrier but they will provide a level of protection MUCH greater than doing nothing.
Be safe, be kind, and start wearing home made or commercially made face masks to protect you and your neighbor. This plus all of the other good guidelines we have been learning about can literally stop the pandemic ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
Okay, great. Where in the fuck are millions of people going to get these masks that you want them to wear. Amazon, Home Depot, and most everywhere else have stopped selling them to the public. Hospitals can barely get them. So where are 397 million Americans going to get masks?
Gren, as a retired firefighter/paramedic I feel people that are wearing masks and gloves are not properly decontaminating the PPE or themselves after a possible exposure. I agree wearing a mask indoors with public like in the grocery store is wise, but outside the mask should come off. If the virus is actually on the mask or gloves, the person is just dragging it around with them. The virus appears to live on some surfaces for a max of 3 hours and this includes clothing and your groceries. It is obviously highly contagious and should be treated that way.
Thank you for this information! I was wondering why they were at first saying people should not wear masks. It made no sense to me. It DOES make sense to wear a mask to protect yourself and others. When I was in Japan people wore masks all the time when they felt sick or were exposed to someone who was sick, out of concern for others. A good practice!
For all you who flunked home ec: dust off your sewing machine, make them for yourself, your neighbors, your delivery people, anyone. I’m using old tshirts & spare fabric. I leave a slot in the bottom where I can slide in unwoven fabric as another filter. I won’t be doing surgery in this thing but it’s yet another layer of precaution. Now if someone could drive the evil spirits out of my sewing machine I’d be in good shape. Happy friday.
Thank you Gren. I shaved off my beard and mustache until further notice. Less surface area for particles to land near the nose and mouth. For the times I may have to go in public. Helps make a mask more effective too. Tighter fit to the face.
Just stay inside at home, period!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing your expertise and supporting information.
Would a neck gaiter, like a Turtle Fur or Buff, work as a substitute for a face mask?
As one of our ski patrollers recently stated " this sucks" with respect to the stay at home mode many of us are in. Staying busy helps a bit and I've spent a good deal of the past two weeks working my way through tons of stuff in the Camp 10 business office. It was sorta fun skimming through 40 file folders of IRS Corporate tax files and then throwing away 40 years worth of IRS Instruction booklets and 40 years worth of State Corp Instruction booklets.....yeah yeah I know I didnt have to keep them but out of site out of mind. Anyway the files are now much slimmer and I've got a whole bunch more filing space. Even though movement is very restricted some things are underway...we had communications with our groomer mechanic and will be sending him a list of groomer work....Roman made great projects on things last off season and it paid off in our grooming this past winter...stll got a way to go but we actually were getting some good remarks about our grooming last winter...we want even better grooming next winter and Romans work will help that. I was able to complete the new water pump/new electric radiator fan motor installation on the small groomer last weekend of the season but Roman will be attacking some of the more technical groomer projects. Brad managed to start his study of some of the chairlift electrical sensors and stop circuitry in preparation for his working with Dave our new electrical guru. Objective is to improve the overall circuitry and get our our new switch monitoring panel installed.
We are also using this restricted stay at home thing to get our ducks lined up for our planned NSP Mountain Host and Ski Patrol courses mapped out for later in the year.....if you really love skiing/snowboarding and would like to be part of a 36,000 member National Organization who's main purpose is to be available to help skiers/snowboarders who may be in need of help or assistance we invite you to reach out and contact us.(firstname.lastname@example.org) When normal travel is restored we'll set up a meet and greet where you'll have the opportunity to get your questions answered and meet others who share the interest.
In the meantime think smart, stay safe, and be kind
Gren ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
$99 Season Pass Sale Sold Out...we will honor any additional pass applications received through end of day on 3/31 and that will conclude our spring early sale discount offering. Thanks to all who participated ! ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
Well here we all are with many of us at home and muddleing through a gloomy day....but hay a cheery fire in the fireplace is good for everyone so we thought we'd share ours......but lets take the cooped up day and think ahead to the next white season....we're working on some plans but it occurred to us that why not ask our friends and followers what they might like to see us add/change/consider to enhance or improve on what we are trying to do....you're constructive comments are appreciated either here or via e mail to email@example.com ⛷ ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
I love you guys. Please be safe!!!
Adult size hot cocoa and coffee. Bigger cups charge for the extra. People will pay.