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Initial Grooming in Prep for Season Opening on Saturday Dec 7th....First 100 Lift Tickets $10 each. Conditions should be very good with grooming to packed powder conditions. Weekend hours 9:30 am-4:00 pm. It's here!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Incidentally, our original plan was to make snow this week but with the back to back snowfalls and the warmer temperatures we decided to see how the grooming would go on 100% natural snow....Ben Brunell, owner Rhinelanders very own Hodag Store, climbed into the drivers seat and groomed all of the ski runs....first time we've been able to do that this early in the season in a long time. Great job Ben! The snow groomed out very well with a minimal number of thin spots. The temperatures drop next week and then we'll start the snowmaking. Opening Day Sat Dec 7th.πŸ‘Œ

I wish I were there!

Wohoo!

I can’t wait🀘🏻

Laura Brubach Lange

Justin Smith

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We are looking to hire some really great people to help take care of our really great guests....plus have a lot of fun being part of a great team: Our operating hours will be 9:30-4 pm Saturdays and Sundays plus from Dec 26 through Jan 3rd, then its back on a weekend operation. We can offer very flexible schedules. Openings in guest service and lift operations and for ski instructors. No prior experience required as we will train. Contact us via messenger or e mail camp10skiarea@yahoo.com ... See MoreSee Less

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14 inches of wet heavy snow Wednesday morning lays the foundation that our snowmaking will build on. Snowmaking starts next week with opening planned for Saturday December 14th. Getting home for Thanksgiving first required sending our tractor and a chain saw up Camp 10 Rd to clear two downed trees. Then taking the large groomer and blasting a trail through the 3/4 mile entry road......that concluded a three day work period where the chair lift tower lubrication's and sheave wear measurements were completed, testing some snowmaking machine motors, positing the final snow guns, and a bunch of interior work.......the seasons almost here but on Thanksgiving Day have a wonderful relaxing great day and take a moment or two to reflect on some of those things that were special to you this past year. ... See MoreSee Less

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14 inches of wet heavy snow Wednesday morning lays the foundation that our snowmaking will build on. Snowmaking starts next week with opening planned for Saturday December 14th.  Getting home for Thanksgiving first required sending our tractor and a chain saw up Camp 10 Rd to clear two downed trees. Then taking the large groomer and blasting a trail through the 3/4 mile entry road......that concluded a three day work period where the chair lift tower lubrications and sheave wear measurements were completed,  testing some snowmaking machine motors, positing the final snow guns, and a bunch of interior work.......the seasons almost here but on Thanksgiving Day have a wonderful relaxing great day and take a moment or two to reflect on some of those things that were special to you this past year.Image attachment

 

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Getting the skis ready.....

Lift Operators and some inside positions......high school through retirees....flexible schedules....great perks....be part of something FUN ! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ever wonder how we lubricate all of those little wheels (sheaves) that the cable rides on ? We use a specially designed "work chair" that can carry two lift mechanics and a variety of tools....before we had the work chair Gren would have to climb the towers and crawl out on top of the sheave train to reach all of the grease fittings....eventually the decision was made to either get a work chair or find another crazy person with longer arms....much longer.πŸ˜ƒ ... See MoreSee Less

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Ever wonder how we lubricate all of those little wheels  (sheaves) that the cable rides on ?  We use a specially designed work chair  that  can carry two lift mechanics and a variety of tools....before we had the work chair Gren would have to climb the towers and crawl out on top of the sheave train to reach all of the grease fittings....eventually the decision was made to either get a work chair or find  another crazy person with longer arms....much longer.πŸ˜ƒ

 

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I have heard rhem call sheaves and when together in a group Sheave trains. Is this correct terminology

Always wondered how they did that !!!

Much safer

Open next weekend if we get the snow being forecast?

I would post a picture from my work day but the the immage function is not working Whe were checking our biggest tower with 72 wheels in total ^^ a big work chair and it was a funny day with an epic view ^^ keep up the good work and have fun :D

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Volunteer Ski Instructors & Ski Instructor Helpers Needed for the Camp 10 Ski Area 5th Grade Class Ski Outings. This is a great way to help 5th graders from the local communities get a great start in the fun winter activity of skiing. If you have had prior experience as a ski instructor thats great but if you havent thats fine too. You'll have an opportunity to learn what you'll need to know in a special session presented by our very own George Klingbail, a PSIA Certified Level II Instructor. You'll get some nice perks as an appreciation for your help...of course you ski free on the day of a class outing..plus you'll get a comp day so you can have fun on a day of your choice. We've got a lot of 5th grade kids that have limited opportunity to really get going in our fun sport but this is the year we really want to give them a super introduction. and you can play a very important part. This year each 5th grade class that participates in a school field trip outing to Camp 10 Ski Area will receive free ski lift tickets for the rest of the ski season. We want to make this program such a special thing that every 5th grade child within our region will have this skiing opportunity regardless of family budgetary concerns (and we all have them from time to time). So if you think you might ber able to volunteer to help with one or two (or more) of these ski extravaganzas for our 5th graders please contact us...it takes a village and this is our step to be part of the village and we certainly could use the help of any and all of you who could lend a hand in getting these 5th graders started. Please contact us soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Can 5th grade home school kids participate in this? I would be able to help too, experienced skier with a 5th Grade HS child

Sometimes neat things happen...a few weeks ago the combined weekly commutes and physical exertions with hand mixing cement etc etc for the drive terminal rebuild project on our T Bar lift had really started to wear me down. The idea of getting a lot of sheets of plywood up our scaffolding and to the top of our T Bar building was having a psychological toll....never mind the question of related to whether or not I could even physically do it. When voila !! We get a message from one of our customers who said he would donate a couple of hours and give us a hand. Well dear friends, followers, customers, and fans I have to tell you That Mathew Roberts from M.J.C Home Improvements arrived and it was like the cavalry coming to town. Mathew flew into the project and in less than 6 hours had torn off the old roofing, carried numerous sheets of 4x8 foot plywood up the scaffolding and anchored it all in place, then hauled up some good rubber roofing material we had on hand to get it all sealed up. Last winter we couldnt run the blue T bar as a result of ice build up in some of the drive mechanism from roof leaks...this project was designed to fix that roof and eliminate the freeze up potential. Very Special thanks to Matt from M.J.C. Home Improvements!!!! Incidentally during lunch break I had the opportunity to view a number of projects that Matts Home Improvement company had completed for clients....beautiful work. So any of you out there contemplating any kind of home improvement work from minor to very major give Matt a call 920-306-3112....thanks again Matt ! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sometimes neat things happen...a few weeks ago the combined weekly commutes and physical exertions with hand mixing cement etc etc for the drive terminal rebuild project on our T Bar lift  had really started to wear me down. The idea of getting a lot of sheets of plywood up our scaffolding and to the top of our T Bar building was having a psychological toll....never mind the question of related to whether or not I could even physically do it.   When voila !! We get a message from one of our customers who said he would donate a couple of hours and give us a hand. Well dear friends, followers, customers, and fans I have to tell you That Mathew Roberts from M.J.C Home Improvements arrived and it was like the cavalry coming to town. Mathew flew into the project and in less than 6 hours had torn off the old roofing, carried numerous sheets of 4x8 foot plywood up the scaffolding and anchored it all in place, then hauled up some good rubber roofing material we had on hand to get it all sealed up.   Last winter we couldnt run the blue T bar as a result of ice build up in some of the drive mechanism from roof leaks...this project was designed to fix that roof and eliminate the freeze up potential. Very Special thanks to Matt from M.J.C. Home Improvements!!!! Incidentally during lunch break I had the opportunity to view a number of projects that Matts Home Improvement company had completed for clients....beautiful work. So any of you out there contemplating any kind of home improvement work from minor to very major give Matt a call 920-306-3112....thanks again Matt !

 

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WAY TO GO, Matt! Thank you β›·πŸ‚πŸŽΏ

Thank you Matt!!

Well done Matt.

& done!!! Good lead

It was my pleasure to lend a helping hand and I get to snowboard this winter much more with my son! So looks like everybody wins! Here is a link to my fb page for MJC home improvements. Facebook.com/mjcnorthwoods Thanks Camp 10!

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Sometimes neat things happen ...we received a phone call from Jason at CHS Snowmaking and Industry used equipment sales/consulting ...they were delivering a snowgrooming machine from North Carolina to Green Bay...the North Carolina tubeing operation had also installed newer snowmaking machines for their tubing operation....the call came in- Hay Gren, we heard about your expansion plan to get more electric power for your snowmaking system. That plus bringing more of your boom mounted SMI snowmakers on line would be a major shot to snowmaking for Camp 10 Ski Area. We are bringing a load of seven snowmaking machines to your area for your program. Works out great cause we had room on our truck...glad to help out see you Sunday. Jason arrived Sunday night and Monday morning we unloaded the equipment. Later that day we replaced one of our existing snowmakers with a burned out motor with one of the ones CHS/Scaley Mnt had gotten to us. We will be testing other units/components for the possible use in the expansion phase. About two months ago we received another donation of all of the necessary class 5 poles needed to install the SMI 320 elevated gun booms for the expansion . You first heard of our hope/intent of doubling snowmaking capacity about 10 weeks ago. We have to reply on support and help from our friends in industry and financial donations from customers and enthusiasts of the Camp 10 Ski Area...the biggest challenge is being able to capitalize the actual doubling of available power which will cost roughly $5000 to Wisconsin Public Service and $5000 for switchgear equipment/installation to handle the doubling of power capacity. We are hoping to meet this goal through contributions and from sales generated by our extremely generous and lowest cost program for the local , Rhinelander, school district and others to utilize the Camp 10 Ski Area rather than spend their dollars in Michigan. We will be sending details of our 5th grade program to the involved 5th grade teachers very soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sometimes neat things happen ...we received a phone call from Jason at CHS Snowmaking and Industry used equipment sales/consulting ...they were delivering a snowgrooming machine from North Carolina to Green Bay...the North Carolina tubeing operation had also installed newer snowmaking machines for  their tubing operation....the call came in- Hay Gren, we heard about your expansion plan to get more electric power  for your snowmaking system. That plus bringing more of your boom mounted SMI snowmakers on line would be a major shot to snowmaking for Camp 10 Ski Area. We are bringing a load of seven snowmaking machines to your area for your program. Works out great cause we had room on our truck...glad to help out see you Sunday. Jason arrived Sunday night and Monday morning we unloaded the equipment. Later that day we replaced one of our existing snowmakers with a burned out motor with one of the ones CHS/Scaley Mnt had gotten to us. We will be testing other units/components for the possible use in the expansion phase. About two months ago we received another donation of all of the necessary class 5 poles needed to install the SMI 320 elevated gun booms for the expansion . You first heard of our hope/intent of doubling snowmaking capacity  about 10  weeks ago.  We have to reply on support and help from our friends in industry and financial donations from customers and enthusiasts of the Camp 10 Ski Area...the biggest challenge is being able to capitalize the actual doubling of available power which will cost roughly $5000 to Wisconsin Public Service and $5000 for switchgear equipment/installation to handle the doubling of power capacity. We are hoping to meet this goal through contributions and from sales generated by our extremely generous and lowest cost program for the local , Rhinelander, school district and others to utilize the Camp 10 Ski Area  rather than spend their dollars in Michigan. We will be sending details of our 5th grade program to the involved 5th grade teachers very soon.Image attachment

 

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Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center in North Carolina is happy to help.

Lets not forget to appreciate good things when they smack us in the face. πŸ™Œ Very good news!

I love Camp 10! It's where I learned to ski!

Sweet!!!

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The adventure began 40 years ago this week and its been quite the adventure and journey...very quickly we determined we'd better keep our day jobs as that first winter was the first and only time in Wisconsins history that the Federal Government declared Wisconsin Winter Tourism a disaster industry. The extremely bad weather (there was no snowmaking at the ski area when we first purchased it) plus finding out the hard way that many things were not working or worse yet not to acceptable codes . No industrial grade electric power, all lifts running off gasoline engines except for a one of a kind T Bar with a mess of an household type electric power....the prior owners ran it as a none profit and were in a lot of debt which forced the sale. There were over 200 complementary season passes used by prior Board of Directors and their family members and the ski patrol and their family members....how could so much be given away when they were so far in debt? The free season passes were stopped immediately and of course this alienated us and added fuel to the "outsiders" mantra We barely survived the first three years as we struggled just to get everything up to some semblance of safety and reliability. We were "outsiders" to many of the local residents . We also came with a streak of stubborn determination and a pretty decent engineering background. Over time with an infusion of owners funds and utilizing all business cash flow (40 years without taking a paycheck or payment-hows that for insanity) the ski area was slowly but surely transformed. All electric power was upgraded and modernized, all ski lifts converted to 480 volt three phase electric power, all safety circuits brought up to national codes, the septic system was completely replaced, a chair lift was purchased-disassembled- then reinstalled at Camp 10 Ski Area, a small snowmaking system was started-the expanded-and expanded some more, the National Ski Patrol presence had to be completely redone, a Ski School began to take shape and then went to a whole nuther level under our current instructors....its been an adventure. Over the years we also provided a number of free season passes but aside from our ski patrollers those passes usually went to individuals and families who were dealing with some pretty tough unexpected family medical issues. Through it all we have seen the change in the local communities as newer families moved in and became part of the "new" Camp 10 community. Our emphasis has been and will continue to be in the direction of providing a fun sport/activity for youth and families. Our big objective now is seeing that more kids in the communities can become involved in this wonderful life time sport. Over 50% of local youth need some type of financial assistance in school meal programs and similar so an in an attempt to make it more affordable for our local youth we initiated a program where any 5th grade class that comes to Camp 10 Ski Area (,instead of being bussed to Michigan as the Rhinelander School District currently does) will receive a much more cost effective field trip plus each of the participating 5th graders will receive free lift tickets for the rest of this ski season. And we are looking ahead to how to continue/expand the program in following years. Its been an adventure and we have and continue to enjoy the friendship and support of many. Will there be another 40 years ? We hope so even though that torch will probably have to be carried by others as alas age does eventually begin to talk with a louder voice. ... See MoreSee Less

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The adventure began 40 years ago this week and its been quite the adventure and journey...very quickly we determined wed better keep our day jobs as that first winter was the first and only time in Wisconsins history that the Federal Government declared Wisconsin Winter Tourism a disaster industry. The extremely bad weather (there was no snowmaking at the ski area when we first purchased it) plus finding out the hard way that many things were not working or worse yet not to acceptable codes . No industrial grade electric power, all lifts running off gasoline engines except for a one of a kind T Bar with a mess of an household type electric power....the prior owners ran it as a none profit and were in a lot of debt which forced the sale. There were over 200 complementary season passes used by prior Board of Directors and their family members and the ski patrol and their family members....how could so much be given away when they were so far in debt? The free season passes were stopped immediately and of course this alienated us and added fuel to the outsiders mantra  We barely survived the first three years as we struggled just to get everything up to some semblance of safety and reliability. We were outsiders to many of the local residents . We also came with a streak of stubborn determination and a pretty decent engineering background. Over time with an infusion of owners funds and utilizing all business cash flow (40 years without taking a paycheck or payment-hows that for insanity) the ski area was slowly but surely transformed. All electric power was upgraded and modernized, all ski lifts converted to 480 volt three phase electric power, all safety circuits brought up to national codes,  the septic system was completely replaced, a chair lift was purchased-disassembled- then reinstalled at Camp 10 Ski Area, a small snowmaking system was started-the expanded-and expanded some more, the National Ski Patrol presence had to be completely redone, a Ski School began to take shape and then went to a whole nuther level under our current instructors....its been an adventure. Over the years we also provided a number of free season passes but aside from our ski patrollers those passes usually went to individuals and families who were dealing with some pretty tough  unexpected family medical issues. Through it all we have seen the change in the local communities as newer families moved in and became part of the new Camp 10 community. Our emphasis has been and will continue to be in the direction of providing a fun sport/activity for youth and families. Our big objective now is seeing that more kids in the communities can become involved in this wonderful life time sport. Over 50% of local youth need some type of financial assistance in school meal programs and similar so an in an attempt  to make it more affordable for our local youth we initiated a program where any 5th grade class that comes to Camp 10 Ski Area (,instead of being bussed to Michigan as the Rhinelander School District currently does)  will receive a much more cost effective field trip plus each of the participating 5th graders will receive free lift tickets for the rest of this ski season. And we are looking ahead to how to continue/expand the program in following years. Its been an adventure and we have and continue to enjoy the friendship and support of many. Will there be another 40 years ?   We hope so even though that torch will probably have to be carried by others as alas age does eventually begin to talk with a louder voice.

 

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In the winter of 2006 or 2007 I was out there every Friday night. That was by far the best snowboarding season I've had in my 30 years of riding.

I’m impressed! You’ve done an incredible job updating Camp 10. I have nothing but great memories of Camp 10 from the 50’s and 60’s. I think I’ll be back in 2020.

Wow! Can't believe it has been 40 years! Thank you both for doing all you can to preserve and improve this great local treasure!

We enjoyed our trip there last winter and were glad we discovered the place. We're planning on going back!

Cool that you managed Swiss Valley & dabble in nordic too ✌️

Thank you for your commitment Gren

Love the 5th grade program! Great job!!

Keep up the good work!!!!

And I was there from the beginning!!!!! Congrats

Fascinating.

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JUNIOR RACE PROGRAM UPDATE: This plus another 140 trench was a successful race against frost. We needed to do this so that we end up with a second location for the electronic starting gates used in our Junior Race Program. We wanted to have two different race course starting locations. Both of the start gates tie into other underground wiring so that the finish gate at the base of Snowdallion can give instant race results on the large illuminated time displays. Program participants will need to wear a helmet and must be capable of riding a ski lift unassisted. More details of the program will be announced soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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JUNIOR RACE PROGRAM UPDATE: This plus another 140 trench was a successful race against frost. We needed to do this so that we end up with a second location for the electronic starting gates used in our Junior Race Program.    We wanted to have two different race course starting locations. Both of the start gates tie into other underground wiring so that the finish gate at the base of Snowdallion can give instant race results on the large illuminated time displays. Program participants will need to wear a helmet and must be capable of riding a ski lift unassisted.  More details of the program will be announced soon.

Pass Perks....pleased to announce that Mont duLac Ski Area , Superior WI, has just joined the Camp 10 Ski Area Pass Perks program...our season pass holders receive a 50% discount when presenting the Camp 10 Ski Area photo id pass (and their pass holders receive a similar perk from us). This now provides our photo id pass season pass holders a selection of 12 great ski areas including: Mont du Lac, Powderhorn, Buck Hill, Marquette Mountain, Mt Lacrosse, Pine Mountain, Porcupine Mountain, Seven Oaks, Snowstar, Sunburst, Tyrol Basin, Whitecap Mountain. Also have special discounts with Anytime Fitness, Riverside Athletic Club, Tomahawk Fitness Factory, Tone Zone Fitness (3 locations), plus grab a meal at the Moosejaw or Buffalo Phil"s in Wisconsin Dells next summer (or this winter) and get a special discount. Have you purchased your Camp 10 Ski Area season pass for the 2019-20 Season ? Our passes come with different options this year ...full details on the season pass application that can be found at the Camp 10 Ski Area web site camp10skiandsnowboard.com.....prices go up on December 1st. ... See MoreSee Less

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Just have to tell you that the closet ski resort to us here in Asheville, NC opened a few runs last weekend!! The temps. At their elevation was great for making snow, so the snow guns were busy! They plan to be open again next weekend, too! Back in the day I skied at Camp 10!! Too old to ski now - darn!!

Awww that’s awesome! I grew up skiing at Mont du Lac.

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If your 5th grade class has a ski trip to Camp 10 Ski Area this winter you will get free skiing for the rest of the winter.....and we are pretty close to quite a few schools with 5th grade classes. ... See MoreSee Less

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Send this to the schools! Such a great idea

Wow, what a great deal!

Brandon Sharpe

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1 month ago

So who wants to work at the ski area this winter ? We are primarily open on weekends starting mid December then open daily Dec 26 through Jan 3 and then back on a weekend schedule. Lift operators, ski instructors (and good skiers who would like to become instructors), inside staff, snowmakers, etc. We provide training for all new employees. Fun working atmosphere and flexible schedules...great perks with free skiing or snowboarding, employee cafeteria discounts. Biggest job requirements are reliability, team approach, and a commitment for placing top priority on care of our customers.
contact us via e mail at camp10skiarea@yahoo.com. We will be setting up interviews soon.
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Are you managing this now

Sunday was a great day to start positioning snowmaking machines....scaffolding equipment relocated as we get ready to reroof the Blue T Bar drive terminal, replacing a couple of electrical switches in the small groomer and its ready to go, Large groomer is getting a new windshield wiper motor (no more Gren hanging out the cab door) getting some of the troops lined up for preseason lubrication of all ski lifts, added another slack adjustment to our rope tow....everybodies going to start really thinking ski/snowboard time when we get the 4+ inches of snow this week......how about you? Been working on those quads and hamstring muscles ? A bit of effort now pays off with more ski fun this winter....and if this "elder statesman" can do it so can you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday was a great day to start positioning snowmaking machines....scaffolding equipment relocated as we get ready to reroof the Blue T Bar drive terminal, replacing a couple of electrical switches in the small groomer and its ready to go, Large groomer is getting a new windshield wiper motor (no more Gren hanging out the cab door) getting some of the troops lined up for preseason lubrication of all ski lifts, added another slack adjustment to our rope tow....everybodies going to start really thinking ski/snowboard time when we get the 4+ inches of snow this week......how about you? Been working on those quads and hamstring muscles ?  A bit of effort now pays off with more ski fun this winter....and if this elder statesman can do it so can you!
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