• Phone: 715-362-0506
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Made snow till 1pm Monday and then it got just a wee bit too warm. What you see is one of our SMI320's operating near the base area....we have both carriage mounted (in picture) and tower mounted SMI320's in the area plus a PoleCat ....end result ....opening Saturday Dec 15. Lift Tickets opening weekend $20. ... See MoreSee Less

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Made snow till 1pm Monday and then it got just a wee bit too warm. What you see is one of our SMI320s operating near the base area....we have both carriage mounted (in picture) and tower mounted SMI320s in the area plus a PoleCat  ....end result ....opening Saturday Dec 15.  Lift Tickets opening weekend $20.

 

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Jean Petrick

congrats!!

504,000 gallons of water already pumped to our snowmaking guns....we will continue making snow this weekend. Its getting closer. ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

504,000 gallons of water already  pumped to our snowmaking guns....we will continue making snow this weekend. Its getting closer.

 

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How many gallons can u pump per hour?

Tom and his new hip are excited

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Snowmaking starts this week...Planned ski area opening Saturday December 15

 

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Tom Nowicki it will be ready by New Years!

We all like a good strong economy...more jobs...better pay...more security etc. But it also means finding good employees for a seasonal part time business can really get challenging. After 19 straight days of 12 hour days and only having about 18 hours of available part time help I had to take a break.. But its been a good 19 days. Been able to pull off good improvements in almost all categories: lifts, groomers, snow making systems, rental shop, and lodge interior -what? Lodge interior, well ok only baby steps with the lodge otherwise the "nostalgic atmosphere" would be influenced (gazooks, now I'm sounding more like a marketer than an engineer).

Target opening is Saturday December 15th.

Still looking for additional employee candidates and also interested parties for our ski patrol training plus we would be happy to find a coupe more great people people for our ski and snowboard instructors group. 715-362-0506

Oh yes, buying a season pass for someone special on your Christmas list is always a good thing...form can be found at camp10skiandsnowboard.com our web page.
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Ashley Grill-Bramm - know anyone in area looking for work?

The Hunt is on (now that the Deer season is over)- we are looking for ski lift operator trainees and additional candidates for our upcoming ski patrol first aid class. Call 715 362 0506 fr more info. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

 

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If you throw in food I may ship 3 up to youπŸ˜‚

Another step closer...every chair on the chair lift gets subjected to a special "Grip Slip" test where we use a special calibrated hydraulic tester that puts side pressure on the chair cable grip device. The chair grip has to be able to take a minimum side force of 880 pounds per square inch .

We still need more "Ski Lift Operators" no experience necessary as we will train. Flexibility in scheduling to cover our normal operating days of weekends and daily Dec 26-Jan 1st then back on a weekend schedule. Pay is $9 + per hour with bonus incentives and good perks.

Ski Patrol Candidates...we've had three people express some level of interest....we need two more and we can then actually get the program rolling. Ski Patrollers are volunteers and we provide the training for winter emergency first aid...this is a great background to have even when you arnt around a ski area-at home-at work- or while traveling.

More info on jobs and ski patrol program call Gren at 715 362-0506
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Another step closer...every chair on the chair lift gets subjected to a special Grip Slip test where we use a special calibrated hydraulic tester that puts side pressure on the chair cable grip device. The chair grip has to be able to take a minimum side force of 880 pounds per square inch . 

We still need more Ski Lift Operators  no experience necessary as we will train. Flexibility in scheduling to cover our normal operating days of weekends and daily Dec 26-Jan 1st then back on a weekend schedule. Pay is $9 + per hour with bonus incentives and good perks.

Ski Patrol Candidates...weve had three people express some level of interest....we need two more and we can then actually get the program rolling. Ski Patrollers are volunteers and we provide the training for winter emergency first aid...this is a great background to have even when you arnt around a ski area-at home-at work- or while traveling.

More info on jobs and ski patrol program call Gren at 715 362-0506

Our little band of ski patrolers has been diminished by retirements, unexpected family medical situations, and transfers...time to replenish the cadre with some fresh new candidates . We have three options (1) if you are currently certified as an EMT (or working on certification) NSP has developed an almost seemless plan to pick up NSP OEC certification...contact us for details (2) The "normal" NSP certification plan typically 100 hours training with a first year cost of about $240 (book, course registration and NSP membership cost) this drops to about $90 per year after that. (3) stepped training basic wilderness emergency care paralleling the NSP OEC but the scope only includes winter trauma/medical emergencies course length approx 35 hours first year cost about $50 . This course is designed to provide the ski area first aid requirements under National ANSI B77 code and also enables extension into the NSP OEC curriculum for those who later decide to go for the full NSP OEC program.

Its not all work and no play candidates completing the program under (a) and (b) receive comp season passes for themselves and two other family members after completion of certification and participation in coverage schedules . They receive a comp lift ticket on days at the ski area when they are participating in ski patrol activities.

the third option - the trainee receives comp skiing/snowboarding when they are at the ski area for either the first aid training or the on snow training. Upon completion of the first aid training program they will receive a comp season pass and will be eligible for a comp lift ticket for a friend or relative on the days they are scheduled to patrol. All new first aid personnel whether (a), (b), or (c) is paired up with an experienced patroller.

We have to get more people into this program this winter or we may have to reduce operations in the following winter if we have insufficient coverage. Sorry about that but we have noticed, as have almost all Midwest Ski Areas a drop off in volunteers comming into the National Ski Patrol program. This is our attempt to provide a program that requires less upfront time and cost yet still provideds the level of training that addresses winter first aid and leaves the door open for additional training should the candidate decide that he or she wants to proceed to full NSP involvement. Minimum age for any of these options is 17 unless you have direct sponsorship of a Camp 10 NSP member then the minimum age drops to 15. Interested in any of these three options contact us via camp10skiarea@yahoo.com.
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4 weeks ago

 

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Jennifer- know anyone?

Dave Grospitz

Nick McQuade

Good luck!

The phone has been ringing,,,,got snow when ya gonna open ? Not yet gang...this snow is good for getting everyone primed but it would compress down to about an inch and thats just perfect for wrecking skiis and snowboards. We need more natural and the snowmaking kicks in in abouut a week and a half. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Our recent shipment of ski bindings, snowboard bindings and helmets from Head Tyrolia for our rental department.

This equipment enables us to increase the number of ski and snowboard rental units and increase the stock of rental helmets. We will be trying more of a modularized approach to our rental shop inventory this year. If it works as planned we will be able to process our ski and snowboard rentals to our customers faster than in the past which will decrease wait times and win more smiles. The additional helmets will also help with supply/demand on busy days. We had one customer (family of three) who was upset over delays and then when we were able to take care of them we were out of the helmet size for their child. Needless to say we failed in our mission to provide them with a great day. Though we couldnt do anything about it at the time other than apologize for the situation it did prompt us to look at and rethink some of our rental operations and take action that will, hopefully, prevent a reoccurence. These actions were done to improve the experience for customers and staff but it was prompted by a need made evident last year..Lets see if and how much it speeds things up this year.
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Our recent shipment of ski bindings, snowboard bindings and helmets from Head Tyrolia for our rental department. 

This equipment enables us to increase the number of ski and snowboard rental units and increase the stock of rental helmets. We will be trying more of a modularized approach to our rental shop inventory this year. If it works as planned  we will be able to process our ski and snowboard rentals to our customers faster than in the past which will decrease wait times and win more smiles. The additional helmets will also help with supply/demand on busy days. We had one customer (family of three) who was upset over delays and then when we were able to take care of them we were out of the helmet size for their child.  Needless to say we failed in our mission to provide them with a great day.  Though we couldnt do anything about it at the time other than apologize for  the situation  it did prompt us to look at and rethink  some of our rental operations and take action that will, hopefully, prevent a reoccurence. These actions were done to improve the experience for customers and staff but it was prompted by a need made evident last year..Lets see if and how much it speeds things up this year.

 

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Thanks for the comment Katy. Even though staff does enjoy our customers ,who we think are the greatest, we still are looking for continuous improvement. This particular incident caused us to relook at how we could change the system to make it even better for our (rental) customers and perhaps a bit easier for our staff. We wont know how much of an improvement it is till we can actually try it in real time....this type of thinking/planning is part of who we are. Along with the additional stuff purchased from Head we are also anxious to see how the new modularized racking system system works out. The modularized system was copied, with their permission, from another ski area with some minor improvements of our own.

It can be difficult (although enjoyable) dealing with he public. Somedays things just do not go as planned. I can only hope that this family sees this post and will return to your ski hill on a regular basis.

This little jem is a new front wheel hub for our LMC1200 groomer..it was found at Spryte Implement in Wallace Idaho- the last part that we were waiting for to wrap up the work on. the small groomer. Its amazing how Camp 10 Ski Area located between Tomahawk and Rhinelander WI touches so many distant places....the chairlift, high pressure snowmaking pump, and lights came from the Wintergreen Ski Area in Spring Green Wisconsin, parts for the chairlift came from Canada, New York, and Colorado, the large groomer came from a ski area in New York, snowmaking machines came from Michigan, low pressure snowmaking pump came from Minnesota, the large groomer Compactor bar was in Wyoming, rental equipment comes from Indiana-Wisconsin-New York, rope for the rope tow Minnesota, T Bar Parts-New York-Canada-Colorado and thats just the stuff that pops up in a few minutes thought ... See MoreSee Less

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This little jem is a new front wheel hub for our LMC1200 groomer..it was found at Spryte Implement in Wallace Idaho- the last part that we were waiting for to wrap up the work on. the small groomer.  Its amazing how Camp 10 Ski Area located between Tomahawk and Rhinelander WI touches so many distant places....the chairlift, high pressure snowmaking pump, and lights came from the Wintergreen Ski Area in Spring Green Wisconsin, parts for the chairlift came from Canada, New York, and Colorado, the large groomer came from a ski area in New York, snowmaking machines came from Michigan, low pressure snowmaking pump came from Minnesota, the large groomer Compactor bar was in Wyoming, rental equipment comes from Indiana-Wisconsin-New York, rope for the rope tow Minnesota, T Bar Parts-New York-Canada-Colorado and thats just the stuff that pops up in a few minutes thought

 

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Good luck this season. Hope it's Camp 10"s best-ever!

You guys ROCK!!!πŸ‘

This month 40 years ago my wife and I started the process of purchasing the Camp 10 Ski Area....what a journey! Though my wife and I knew a lot about the normal working world, my wife in a career as a registered nurse and myself as a metallurgical engineer on a good career track, we had very little idea of the actual workings of the business of a ski area. We were young in our careers, doing fine, and had the usual trappings of home mortgage, car payments, four kids to feed etc. We had no idea what under-capitalized meant until we signed on the dotted line. Though familiar with small towns (which we favored) we were in for a bit of a shock ....40 years ago if you were an "outsider" you were really an outsider. The ski area was very very run down and did not meet any of the safety standards...but if it would have been in great shape we probably wouldnt have been able to meet the purchase requirements. The previous owners log books showed lift breakdowns happening all day long and condition rates of "excellent" with only a 2 inch base and 2 inches of new snow....just like the wild west but people loved it as 400+ skiers a day would show up. Still they were losing money to the point it had to be sold.

Its been quite the journey but Camp 10 Ski Area today is a totally different ski area: all lifts operate under the most current ANSI B77 national lift operations code, The addition of a Chairlift, snowmaking system, conversion of all of the preexisting lifts to 3 phase electric power and a million other things has improved efficiency, safety, and reliability. Our weakest links were snowgrooming and marketing. After a considerable rebuild program we think we are turning the corner with our grooming equipment...lets see how they do this winter.

I've loved the engineering challenges and what we've been able to do in bringing about the transformation. I've loved watching kids grow up at our ski area and then seeing those "kids" now bringing their children. But, alas, time marches on.

Snowmaking starts around November 23 and job interviews will start around November 16th Get your skiis,boots, mitts, and goggles ready the white world is almost upon us! Think SNOW.
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Congratulations Gren keep up the hard work and dedication! I can’t wait to come out again this year

You may be the only metallurgical engineer to ever make “undercapitalized” sound romantic...

Awesomeness!

I enjoyed learning a bit more of Camp 10's history. May this season be one of the best!πŸ‚πŸŽΏπŸ‘

Thank you for all you've done and happy anniversary!

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The extended fall season pass sale ends 10/31 at midnight. Go to our web page at camp10skiandsnowboard.com to download and application and while you are there take a look at our Pass Perks page to get an idea at all of the super additional deals that your season pass will provide for you. ... See MoreSee Less

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The 90 day forecast is indicating "good" snowmaking conditions will be starting a bit later this year around the 24th or 25th of November. We consider "good" to include sufficient frost driven into the ground and temperature periods below 26 F for at least 6 hours . The forcast also shows us the possibility of much better December and January conditions as compared to last year when we had extremely cold conditions...things are looking up! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Twenty minutes on the ladder fixing a broken switch wire and I get to ham for a picture....the real work took place with Ben and John lubricating all of the wheels on all of the T bar towers. Started hiring new team members for this ski season plus we've got a number of applicants still to interview. Couple of more parts on order for the grooming machines and they will be all set. Pre season lubrication for the chair lift up next and that gets followed by snowmaking system tune up. And then this years order for additional ski rental equipment arrives. Looking at the extended forecast it looks like we'll start making snow around November 22. Extended season pass Fall Sale ends October 31st...and the Pass Perks partcipating ski areas, fitness centers, etc has gotten even bigger. ... See MoreSee Less

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Twenty minutes on the ladder fixing a broken switch wire and I get to ham for a picture....the real work took place with Ben and John lubricating all of the wheels on all of the T bar towers.  Started hiring new team members for this ski season plus weve got a number of applicants still to interview. Couple of more parts on order for the grooming machines and they will be all set.  Pre season lubrication for the chair lift up next and that gets followed by snowmaking system tune up.  And then this years order for additional ski rental equipment arrives.  Looking at the extended forecast it looks like well start making snow around November 22. Extended season pass Fall Sale ends October 31st...and the Pass Perks partcipating ski areas, fitness centers, etc has gotten even bigger.

 

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Hope for lots of snow too!!!!

I was gonna tell ya that this was filmed at Camp 10 Ski Area but decided I probably couldnt get away with it....a bit crazy.....definitely very risky....but enjoy!

Sebastian Hiersche
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