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1 week ago

Ok, ok we know some of you are getting anxious with all of the heat and humidity but ya just have to wait a bit longer. We've got a great snowmaking system but it still needs cold temps. 😎

2 weeks ago

I've decided its actually nicer working on outside equipment when the temps are -20F instead of 105F heat index...last Saturday was a doozie...no mosquito bites cause they were all drowning in sweat BUT the rear steering gear auxillary hydraulic circulating pump of the big groomer was installed. Have a safe and fun 4th of July!

4 weeks ago

Camp 10 Ski Patrol was recently recognized for having the highest percentage of patrollers registered for the North Central Spring Continuing Education and Awards Banquet.

1 month ago

Over the next 150 days plus or minus one or two we will be scurrying about getting ready for next ski season. One of our projects involves some upgrades to our lighting system to give us the option for night skiing. So there you have it...about 150 days till the snow guns get turned on...no we arn't trying to be the first to open .....we just want to be the best to open first.

1 month ago

About this time a year ago upper North Central Wisconsin got hit with sever winds and a few tornadoes resulting in a very large swath of damaged properties. Sometimes good things come out of bad situations. Now, fast forward till today and we are pleased to report that Landmark Homes is working on a roof replacement on our lodge. Just as though we have diligently working on a multi year quality improvement program to improve our snowmaking and grooming operations we will use this as the start of an improvement program for our base lodge. This first step will eliminate the the necessity for guests to use an umbrella while walking through the lodge on rainy days or spring thaw days. Admittedly we all may miss the indoor waterfalls but alas thats the price for progress. Now, after 38 years, we can actually start thinking about some other interior niceties....hmmm, maybe so thoughts to redoing some other interior stuff.

1 month ago

Summer fun is underway but our planning for next winter continues...the much improved economy has presented a bit of dilemma for many small businesses such as ours....finding enough good people to keep all of the wheels turning. Ski areas are a bit unique in that , for the most part, it involves a fun atmosphere with lots of customers having fun and being genuinely appreciative on how we all work to provide them with a super fun day. Their fun is contagious and our volunteers and employees get caught up in the fun...one of the really neat things about being part of the ski area team. Part time employment will be available in very customizable schedules that can very from once a week 4 hour shifts to working one weekend day per week to working all of our operating hours. These employment schedules are typically "light duty" and a number of them can be handled by all age groups. Our volunteers range from our ski patrollers (specialized training required as part of the ski patrol skill set requirement) to those that can help for relatively short time periods assisting us with a number of our special youth programs. Volunteers have a lot of fun plus enjoy some of the perks that ski areas can provide (and Moms or Dads those perks could be transferred to your kids or grandkids). If you think - t h i n k- that you might have an interest let us know via e mail at camp10skiarea@yahoo.com so we can give you more information and answer your questions as we get closer to fall.

1 month ago

Eighteen months ago we started a progressive rebuild program on our big groomer...engine, transmission, foam filled high density wheels/tires, added the hydraulic compactor bar, and now rebuilding the special geared rear drive unit and hydraulic steering brakes. Drivevable Performance will be doing the work this June.

2 months ago
Buffalo Phil's Pizza & Grille

Camp 10 Season Pass holders get a 20% discount at Buffalo Phils in Wisconsin Dells.

Stop for Train Delivered Food at Buffalo Phil's after Automotion! Out lunch buffet runs from 11am-3pm.

2 months ago

Camp 10 Ski Area has operated traditionally on weekends and the Christmas Holiday Period . We are in the preliminary stages of a feasibility study to add additional operating periods. The first challenge is whether or not we can staff to provide the additional services: we would need more part time employees, more volunteer ski patrollers, and more volunteer instructors.

In the past three months we have been fortunate in obtaining the help of a PSI Certified ski instructor to lead our ski school instructor program, we have obtained the help of a well qualified youth program racing coach, we have several people that have approached us about the potential of becoming ski patrollers-plus several of our patrollers are taking the next step to become NSP Instructors-and a social media friend and ski patroller from Pennsylvania is transferring to our patrol ,and we have a great candidate who will start working with us as a marketing coordinator.

All of these things are being worked on now so we can hit the road running in the fall. In this light we are sending out the initial call for more part time employees and more volunteers. For potential employees we have flexible schedules, great perks, and a fun working environment. For our volunteers we need additional ski and snowboard instructors (no prior experience needed), we need some volnteers to help with our various youth programs, and we need some volunteers to become members of our ski patrol (NSP).

2 months ago

Big smiles and warm feelings going out to all of the Camp 10 Ski Area Moms....your ongoing support in helping us keep our family oriented ski area alive and well is very much appreciated by all. We hope your special day is truly special,

Gren

2 months ago

Spent most of Wed in a meeting with GM's and owners from Nordic Mnt, Sunburst, Tyrol Basin, Cascade Mnt, Granite Peak, Mnt LaCross, Little Switzerland, Christie Mnt, Alpine Valley, and representatives of the Wisconsin Division of Tourism. We covered a lot of ground as the group redirected an emphasis to marketing for the 2018-19 Ski Season with a lot of emphasis of bringing new people into the sport....some exciting things planned for next winter! We also had discussions on the effects of all of the snow, especially the late snow. We are pleased to report that Camp 10 Ski Area stayed open longer than 80% of Wisconsin ski areas. Those that were open into April saw quite a drop off in skiers even though the snow conditions were good. Granite Peak won the battle of being last to close by operating into May. Our involvement in these industry activities is in the interest of developing the best practices in all aspects of the business to bring our customers the best experiences possible. It was also very important to note that the Wisconsin Division of Tourism , and by extension the legislature, now considers the winter skiing/snowboarding industry a very significant contributor to winter tourism. There are only 30 ski areas in Wisconsin which means that out of 3500+ cities and towns only about 30-40 of those cities and towns have a ski area in their back yard...we thank the Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce and the Oneida County Chamber of Commerce for their ongoing recognition and support.

2 months ago
Helly Hansen

Young Ski Patrollers in the making!

This winter we collaborated with Vail Ski Resort on their Junior Ski Patrol program. Over 4 weeks they learned the day to day responsibilities of ski patrol, from CPR, to lift evacuations, skiing with toboggans, and more.

2 months ago

Priority for 2018-19.....Grooming! First project completed was the replacement of the front axle and wheel bearings on our Large Grooming Machine. The bearings are much heavier duty- we didnt want to just fix it we wanted to cure it. Project completed 4/30/18.

2 months ago

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.

3 months ago

OMG! Just realized its ONLY 240 days till we start making snow!

3 months ago

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 camp10skiarea@yahoo.com

3 months ago

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 camp10skiarea@yahoo.com

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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 !

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

Season Pass Sale 60% of Goal....early bird sale ends soon.

3 months ago

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.

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