2018-19 Junior Race Program: Team Concept-Team Competition. Special preseason training for volunteers becoming assistant coaches. Estimated that 90% of the race program will be actual timed races in GS and S format and incorporating USSA Jr Race guidelines.
OMG! Just realized its ONLY 240 days till we start making snow!
yeah, we know theres still lotsa snow around and everyone is chomping on the bit for that warm weather fun stuff BUT listen up we've got a couple of things we should be thinking about for next winter. Kids Get Started in Skiing Program- Dec 8 - Dec 23: We are putting together a program for grade school kids to get introduced to skiing (and become life time enthusiasts ). This will be 3 week program (three afternoons ) designed to take kids who have never ever skied before and get them started right and having fun on snow. In order to do it we need a flock of volunteer instructors. We'll have a meeting of volunteers before the program starts where our volunteers will be coached on how to teach the basics by a top notch PSIA Instructor. This will be a fun thing and it will include a free lunch. These kids will be into very basic things so no you dont have to be an expert skier in order to help teach....it will be a fun learning session for our volunteer instructors and lunch will be on Camp 10...we are going to start building the list now so let us know if you are interested....we estimate that we will need 5 or 6 volunteers. E mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter is still hanging on and here we are talking about stuff for next winter...one of the big "stuff" items is the National Ski Patrol....and some "stuff" you might not be aware of. Did you know that the operating days (and nights?) at our ski area is dependent on the availability of Ski Patrollers ? We have very few accidents but the area always has to be prepared. Did you know that Ski Patrollers are volunteers and are considered key components of the Camp 10 staff ? Did you know that we start looking for new potential candidates now for our fall/winter qualification classes ? Did you know that you will be trained in emergency first aid skills that will serve you well in your family or circle of friends besides when you are out skiing or snowboarding. We currently have four people who have expressed an interest....we would like to add a few more....what about you ? No, you dont have to have any prior medical background thats right not any prior medical background.....we train you using very good training programs developed by the National Ski Patrol . Our instructors are certified as instructors by the National Ski Patrol. Our instructors are volunteers. But you are busy- arnt we all ? The National Ski Patrol has developed the course so that 60% may be taken over the internet at your own pace. But you are worried that you may not be a good enough skier or snowboarder ..if you are an intermediate level skier or snowboarder you will become a stronger skier or snowboarder as you participate in our winter ski/toboggan handing training. We will be setting up a fun informational meeting later this summer...you should check it out....saying no is easy but this may open up a lifetime of new friends, fun, and the good feeling of helping others when needed. contact us via email@example.com
And this is the little puppy that threw our groomers steering for a loop....that shinny looking thing on the right is a very badly worn and grooved brake drum. Theres another one to the left but its hidden by a brake band. A $1200 package of new parts will be arriving from Utah next week. Driveable Performance will do the rebuild and then we will have, basically, a completely rebuilt large groomer from the front blade to the rear compactor bar. We saw a glimpse of what this machine is capable of doing with handicapped brake steering...cant wait for next winter where our expectations are very high.
Camp 10 Ski Area started a "Pass Perks" program for season pass holders about 6 or 7 years ago....the pass holders who dont use the perks still seem to appreciate the fact that it was developed for them. The pass holders who do use the perks pretty quickly realize the value it adds to their season pass. A season pass holder can very quickly realize a savings of 50% off their original pass purchase price. Example...use your perk at Granite Peak and Powderhorn and get your ski or board waxed at Mels and your true cost of a Camp 10 Season Pass now drops down from $149 about $65. Then of course visit one of our participating fitness centers and save some more . The 2018-19 list wont be available till later but to give you an idea this is the current list of Pass Holder Perks that provide perks for our season passholders. Granite Peak 50% one time discount Big Powderhorn 50% discount as often as you go Porcupine Mnt Ski Area 50% discount as often as you go Mt. LaCross,Tyrol Basin, Sunburst, and Snowstar 50% discount as often as you go, Mels Tradeing Post-free bottom grind and wax, And if you go to Wisconsin Dells- 20% discount at the Moosejaw and Buffalo Phils Restaurants (except alcohol) , corp discount at Noahs Arc. Then if you want to get in shape/stay in shape visit one of our participating Fitness Centers:: Tomahawk Fit Factory, or any of the Tone Zone Fitness Centers in Rhinelander, Minoqua, or Eagle River . Early Bird Sale ends this weekend...go to our web page and download a pass application you've still got time. camp10skiandsnowboard.com
SPRING EARLY BIRD SEASON PASS SALE VERY DEFINITELY ENDS APRIL 15...YEP WE KNOW WE SAID THAT ABOUT MARCH 31ST BUT THEN WE ADDED A TIME WINDOW FOR WOOPSIES AND LATE NOTIFICATIONS. THIS SALE DOES END THIS SATURDAY. YEA TEAM FOR ALL OF YOU THAT HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED !
Just finished putting together our order with Head-Tyrolia for more rental shop equipment...we've got some very large groups coming next winter and want to make sure all of the bases are covered, also bringing in more helmets for the little tykes as well as teens and adults, ditto with more snowboard bindings so we can have more flexibility in snowboard rentals...these are the good kinds of problems and fit right in with our adding additional snowmaking capability, more improvements with the grooming equipment, laying out the plans for our next step with the junior racing program, and later on we'll be looking for inputs from the community on a potential teen night program.
A flashback....the rebirth of Camp 10 Ski Area started with the purchase of two chairlifts from the now closed Wintergreen Ski Area in Spring Green Wisconsin. Gren made weekend trips to Spring Green over a 12 month period to disassemble and take down the two chair lifts. Sometimes assisted by his wife and sometimes helped by his son. Getting it all up to the Camp 10 Ski Area site south of Rhinelander took 9 semi trucks loaded to the max. A lot of people said it was impossible but sometimes the impossible becomes possible if your willing to sweat enough.The picture was taken after the cable was removed and the process of removing the wheel trains begun.
Season Pass Sale 60% of Goal....early bird sale ends soon.
A foot and a half off snow but most Wisconsin Ski areas are done...GP is still open and Trollehagen (sp?) reopens on the 7th. Some of our pass holders have visited Pine Mnt in Michigan and received complimentary lift tickets....we're busy getting major projects underway for next winter.
Anyone interested in a summer business of mountain biking, canoeing/kayaking, zip line or whatever???? This would have to be a totally separate stand alone business. We would also consider a separate stand alone cross country ski operation -the property has beautiful trails that could be further developed into a first class cross country skiing operation. We've got our hands full in our pursuit of the best family oriented ski area in Wisconsin and do not have the time to develop these other venues.
Last Ski Run of the Season: Our last runs are always done by Ski Patrollers performing their "sweep" or check of runs at the end of a days operation. This years sweep and last run was conducted by Patrollers Allie, Jason, and Alex. The smiling chap in the middle is Ben who runs the Rhinelanders newest Hodag Shop in the warm weather months and is one of our key personnel in the winter . We are always looking for great people to join our volunteer ski patrol (all members of the National Ski Patrol). We have a super emergency first aid training program and a renowned ski and toboggan training program . Contact us if you would like more info and to attend an intro meeting later this summer.
Season Pass Sales dollars are currently 30% higher than this time last year but the number of passes sold today or renewed is slightly lower. We're watching this closely because this year we had to raise the pass price in our March Sale due to the doubling of our insurance premium (an industry thing-nothing caused by Camp 10). Some may be scratching heads as to why we arnt still open when theres a prediction of 9 inches of snow over the next 5 day: (1) we were open last weekend and we were just able to cover costs (2) the spring conditions were deteriorating (surface ice) (3) based on the predictions available last weekend a decision was made to begin this years grooming equipment rebuild plan - we removed the front axle and prepared the rear drive axle for brake system rebuild...bottom line is we wont have a groomer available till after this spring. A bad decision to start the project this early ? Maybe, but we preferred to have the assurance that these critical projects be completed very far in advance of next ski season . In addition we have already started on the next phase of our snowmaking expansion and we are getting our ducks lined up to reroof the ski lodge. (5) another, though lesser problem - we need a couple more ski patrollers to give us more flexibility in covering operating days. We will be having an informational meeting later this summer so contact us if you would like to learn more. Now go color some eggs and get ready to have some Easter fun with your kids and/or grankids plus a little reflection on what Easter is all about.
Season Pass Sale is 49% of Goal...get those apps and renewals in ...if you need an application they can be downloaded from our web site camp10skiandsnowboard.com or e mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you an application
We are closed for the season ...we were among the last 6 of Wisconsins ski areas , out of 30, to be open this late into the season. Our season pass holders are still able to get more skiing in - with their Camp 10 Season Pass 50% discount at Big Powderhorn Mnt and Porcupine Mnt Ski Areas in Michigan and a one time 50% discount at Granite Peak. And for those thinking spring-summer a Camp 10 Season Pass saves you big bucks when you visit Wisconsin Dells: Camp 10 Season Pass Holders receive a 20% discount on your table bill at a couple of the Dells greatest eaterys- Moosejaw and Buffalo Phils- that not only have great food but they also have some of the neatest ambiance around. Moosejaw has a complete craft brewery and Buffalo Phils has a super running train layout that kids love. You can work ujp that appetite by having a Fun day at Noah's Ark where our Camp 10 Season Pass will also save you money. Then when you are back home you can work off some of those calories fron you feasts at Moosejaw or Buffalo Phils by visiting the Fitness Factory in Tomahawk or Tone Zone in Rhinelander, Minoqua , or Eagle River - yep your Camp 10 Season Pass also gets you a discount in these fine fitness establishments. Dont have a Camp 10 Ski Area Season Pass ? They are on sale now for the 2018-19 ski season. You can download an application from our web site camp10skiandsnowboard.com or e mail us for an application at email@example.com.Please share with your friends.
And you thought we just took a long nap when the season ends ? On Friday March 23rd Larry was already at work hooking up the last snowmaking electrical plug in station at the top of Snowdallion Ski Run. This nearing the completion of our snowmaking expansion project to get a full system set up on Snowdallion. This run is an upper intermediate run equipped with electronic timing systems and will be used for our race programs next winter. Three permanent snowmaking machines are already installed and more will be installed this summer. Our Junior Racing Program will be ready for competition and training with timing systems next winter. The FUN goes on.
As of Friday at 6 pm we have very good snow cover. Come skiing or snowboarding this weekend as we will be closing for the season after this weekend.
Had a good turnout of skiers and snowboarders both days last weekend and the snow was holding up ....harder in the mornings ....softer in the afternoons but lots of smiles and whoops all day...our skiers from Key West Fl were elated with their ski lesson from George...new season pass holders from Madison for next winter...a great lunch meeting from parents regarding our JR Racing program including lots of good ideas for next year. We expect another good weekend,,,,first 40 skiers on both Saturday and Sunday can get a lift ticket for $17 otherwise 20% discount for those after the first 40. Need rental equipment ? Yep we'll be doing something special on that too.
Well with a little bit of luck and some good snowmaking we" re one of the six ski areas in Wisconsin that is still open. And we are already set to expand our snowmaking by 50% for next year....have you purchased your 2018-19 Season Pass yet ? Hurry up the spring sale ends March 31st.
About 6 years ago we started a Pass Perks Program for our Season Pass Holders.....What is our Pass Perks Program ? A Camp 10 Ski Area season Pass Holder enjoys 50% lift ticket discounts all season long at a number of pretty good ski areas like Big Powderhorn, The Porkies, Mnt LaCross, Tyrol Basin, Sunburst,Snowstar. Granite Peak (one time) and they get great discounts at Moosejaw and Buffalo Phils in the Dells plus a discount at Noahs Arc in the Dells. And then your season pass can save you money while your getting in shape for skiing or snowboarding by getting you special discounts at Fitness Centers such as Tomahawk Fitness Factory, and the Tone Zone Centers in Rhinelander-Minoqua-Eagle River. And then Mels Trading Post has provided a super deal on bottom prep and bottom waxing, spend a complimentary 20 minutes with our PSIA Leve 2 instructor and pick up some great pointers to improve your skiing.....take advantage of some of these savings and the bonus value added to your season pass makes a great deal a super deal. Every year we reestablish our pass perks list (and those who work with us receive reciprocal discounts for their pass holders who happen to be in the Northwoods and want to stop in).....the Pass Perks program is good for all pass holders as its our way of trying to really show some appreciation for the great support they have given us. Each summer we reestablish the perks relationships plus we are always on the look out to add other good "Perks" to the program. Besides a good thing for Pass Holders its also a very good thing for your Northwoods ski area: Proceeds from Season Pass Sales are the key to keeping us open every year. "Profits" from operations fund our maintenance and continuous improvement programs but its the season pass sales that are critical to covering the cost of the required insurance policies. Our passes are now on sale for the lowest price of the year...take that step and help us keep the journey going
The ski slopes are in fine shape...lets go skiing/snowboarding this weekend. We've still got a bunch of season passes to sell by March 31st to put us on track for reopening next winter.
We dont have a Blarney Stone but its the luck of the Irish St Pats Weekend March 17 and 18th. Show up wearing some noticeable Green and you'll get a 20% discount on your lift ticket. We have lots of snow but spring is coming fast so grab this weekend wearing some green to save some green.( Ps Green undies dont count). Also March Season Pass Sale Underway for next winter...lowest price of the year and this sale is the big decider.
Blue T Bar was in operation this weekend (along with the chair lift and bunny tow)...ran flawlessly. Season Pass Sale is underway- we are now at 23% of goal and only 19 more days to go. The March Season Pass Sale is the building block for each years operation: it generates the funds for the next ski seasons required insurance overages. We have funding for our off season maintenance and completion improvements on grooming equipment and additional expansion of snowmaking. But meeting the Season Pass goal is the actual determination for future operation - as it has been for the past six years . Current season pass holders have been sent renewal applications. Applications are also available at the ski area or you can contact us via e mail and we'll send you an application.
Found a Hodag on top on the T bar last weekend!!!