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
4 days ago
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?
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?
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
1 week 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
1 week 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 weeks ago
I love you guys. Please be safe!!!
Adult size hot cocoa and coffee. Bigger cups charge for the extra. People will pay.
Now we know and we understand...a season pass sale or a pass purchase is not on the high priority list for a lot of skiers/snowboarders during this thing we are all going through and thats totally understandable. Yet we dont want to ignore the thought that in the consideration of some sort of normalcy we did offer a sale and people are making purchases so an update is in order. The sale has been very successful and we are genuinely appreciative of all of you who have participated. As of today we have only one more pass available under the $99 sale ....but, in light of everything thats been happening over the past week we will continue to honor applications that are sent in between now and March 31st. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Its Sunday and I'm not doing the things I normally do and this staying indoors away from people is definitely different.....geeze and last year this time I was griping about the extreme cold. All the while doing this I sort of lose track of the bigger picture that we've got a lot of people in the health care world that are dealing with a much much bigger and more important level of concern. As a ski patroller who's dealt with some injuries and illnesses of guests over the years it pales to the invisible threat that those on todays front lines of people care are dealing with. So many many people are doing what they can to follow the guidelines of our leaders on local, state , and federal level to give us all a chance to get through these very anxious times. Stay healthy, be patient, be kind, we really are all in this together. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Eleven more days or three more passes till the $99 season pass sale ends.....yep only three more left. Need an application ? E mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Well it came to an end on March 15....but it was a good run. This season was a considerable improvement over the previous winter where we all learned what really cold weather was...week after week. This year we saw one of the earliest openings in the past 15 years plus an abundance of snow. And new faces from a lot of new places. We were fortunate in having a pretty great group of employees-Sebastion,Jason,Bill,Joe,Jordan,Emilee,Kaylee, and Miah plus some pinch hitters on some really short handed days-Ben A, Ben B, and John and our volunteers in the ski patrol Brad,Pat, Jason, Lin,Barb, Mary, and Jim and our blossoming ski school with instructors George, Judy, Steve,Kaylee, and our snowboard instructor Sebastian. A very special thanks to this great group of people that enabled us to provide a winter of fun to a really great group of customers.
And looking ahead to next winter we can already give a shout out thanks to all of you who have participated in our early bird season pass sales...these are so crucial to the future operation. We are pleased to announce that season to date our pass sales are double what they were this time last year. Knowing that the funds are in place for what we have to do with insurance in the fall puts us in good position get ready for our off season maintenance and improvements.. The improvement plans are just starting to be roughed out and we'll be talking more about that in a future post.
What is a bit of a challenge in expanding operations is the availability of ski patrollers and mountain host personnel. These good folks are volunteers who have put in time and energy to get qualified plus they put in a number of volunteer days in order to be available in the event someone has an unexpected injury or illness. If you would be interested in learning more about how you could become a ski patroller or mountain host within the National Ski Patrol System please contact us via email@example.com.
Thanks again to all of you for participating with us as part of the organization or part of our customer base...you're all part of the Camp 10 Ski Area family. Be safe, be kind, and be careful during the virus situation
Gren ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Great Job Gren
I heard many great compliments during this years Ski Season.
Enjoy the rest of your time off and I know you are always upgrading your equipment which always provides for a excellent season.
So great that you can keep this operation going in our neighborhood! Thank you!
I feel so bad. ..next season for sure!
Thanks Gren! We had a fun season of snowboarding and are excited for next year 🙂
Thanks Gren for everything you do for us!!! It was a fun year!
Sunday March 15th....the planned last day of our ski season....and a good thing...we should have had a hint Saturday night when picking up a 5lb bag of fries at Wal Mart....the shelves were empty....then Saturday night we hear that all the schools were closing this week....then we hear that Colorado ski areas were closing down....on our last day of the ski season we had four ski patrollers, two ski instructors, and four customers. We've got enough snow where we could have gotten a few more weeks but shutting down was the prudent thing to do...at least we did it on a beautiful day. Everyone be watchful over the next 4-6 weeks as hopefully this thing starts to slow down and hopefully go away. We'll be doing a season wrap up post soon. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
It was fun to make some turns that day!
Saturday March 14....How neat...met a family and friends group today that spands the region from Milwaukee to Stillwater Minn and Camp 10 Ski Area was discovered because Mom and Dad recently purchased a home in the Tomahawk area.....The $99 season pass sale has 5 passes remaining for sale buy one at the ski area on Sunday March 15th (our last day of the season) or e mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you a pass application. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
March Early Bird Season Pass Sale buy one now at $99 or Next December at $185......we have 12 left ....sale ends when they are gone or March 31st whichever occurs first. Get your pass this weekend at the ski area or request a pass application via e mail to email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
March 14 & 15 will be Camp 10 Ski Areas last weekend of this ski season....we've got lots of snow but spring is coming fast. Lift tickets this weekend age 13 and older $19 under 13 is $15 Ski Rental Package $8. The Season Pass $99 sale is still in progress but only sixteen are still available. ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
What time are you guys open this weekend?
Sunday was another beautiful day with temps hitting the low 50's....and a lot of families decided it was a great day to visit our slopes. The Camp 10 Ski Instructors were busy doing their thing getting another bunch of little tykes (and a few much bigger tykes) underway in this new fun on the white stuff. The instructor team has been busy through this entire ski season getting newbies started in the sport and enhancing the skills of some who just wanted to improve their skills. The snow held up very well and we are definitely on track for next weekend. This past weekend we had $19 tickets (normally $38) and we will be doing something special for next weekend (check back later in the week). March 14 and 15 may be the closing weekend for the 2019-20 season ...our spring season pass sale is underway with $99 season passes (20 more left and when they are gone they are gone) ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
It was great to meet you last Friday, Gren. Thanks for sharing the Camp 10 story with us. You have a nice operation there.
Season pass sale is underway with $99 season passes (less than 20 left for purchase at this price)
Love me Camp 10
and my fiancé & I bought passes two years already.
But there are no friends on powder day.
Absolutely beautiful day...snow conditions were very good...lots of guests wearing smiles and whooping it up....more season passes being snapped up and then of course the dynamic threesome hamming it up while providing ski patrol coverage at Camp 10 Ski Area. Skiing and snowboarding this Sunday 9:30 am till 4pm $19 adult/High School Lift Tickets $15 grade school....season passes on sale $99 till they run out. ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
The boys had a blast today!!! Thanks camp 10. 😁👍
See you next weekend
When you say being snapped up do you mean bought or can they be picked up? 🙂
Crazy good times at Camp10 folks.
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3 inches of snow Wed night-Thursday morning, light snow around 4pm with another couple of inches predicted for Thursday night...........lets go skiing/snowboarding this weekend ....lift tickets Age 13 through Adult $19, Under Age 13 $15.....and dont overlook the $99 season pass sale now in progress ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Hope it lasts a couple weeks! I'm going up to Mt Bohemia with some friends in two weeks, and I'd love to take them to my favorite ski location of all time that Sunday. Camp 10 is a treasure for guys my age to visit, since it reminds us of those glory days of skiing there, and inspires us to work to get it back to that simple fun!