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.
We apologize for the lift line….we do our best and our lifties are great but yes we do occasionally have lift lines. 4 to 5 inches of new snow this week. Very strong possibility that the Blue T Bar will be running opening up some great terrain. 20% discount on lift tickets to local skiers from Oneida,Vilas,Lincoln,Forest, Langlade, and Marathon Counties this Sunday. 2018-19 Season Passes on Sale which includes many special discounts in our Pass Perks program.
Gone skiing with your kids lately ? Come join us this weekend for some FUN times. Season Passes for next winter at the lowest prices….own a second home or cottage or cabin in one of our local counties? We have season pass holders from Illinois, Michigan, and Indianna . A permanent resident in the Northwoods ? Enjoy Fun times as often as you like for a couple of hours or a full day….. its a win win as your support helps keep a facility such as ours available.
Allie and Lorenz wearing happy faces after successfully completing their National Ski Patrol Toboggan Rescue & Transport test. Kudos also goes to Guy Kryshak who, as an Alumni National Ski Patroller – Toboggan Instructor, conducted a very good Toboggan and Skiablity Course for the Camp 10 Patrol. Ever thought about becoming a member of the National Ski Patrol ?….there are almost 30,000 of us through out Americas skiing/snowboarding world. Pretty dedicated and caring people who are there to help if needed . We’re currently putting together a new member roster for next ski seasons programs.
We’re on a roll! Today was another great day with stupendous conditions. We welcomed skiers and snowboarders from Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota. Come ski or board with us on Sunday. Waxing and bottom prep available, Jr Racing program, Lessons or complimentary ski with the pro sessions for season pass holders. Camp 10 Season Passes now on Sale for the 2018-19 Ski Season….a great pass deal plus the 6th year of our “Pass Perks” Program
2 inches new snow this morning, base is holding very well…..April is a possibility. Take a lesson or get tips from a pro this weekend (Season Pass Holders get complimentary tip sessions). Got your skis ready for spring skiing ? Our Junior Racing Coach will be doing bottom preps and waxing at very reasonable costs (Season Pass Holders get an additional discount). Jr Race Program Sunday.
We have lots of Snow…..plan your skiing adventure for this weekend. Come take a lesson or get some tips from our ski school 10 am or 1 pm your chance to meet George who is a PSIA Level 2 certified instructor and has just joined the Camp 10 Ski Area team.
Though the Southern half of the state got soaked with rain we lucked out and picked up 9 inches of new snow…..picture taken on Friday….had even more snow by Sunday.
New Faces, Tons of Smiles. lots of fresh snow….plus another 4 inches by Sunday morning
Wow 4 to 5 inches fell on Friday night and the grooming is underway. Another 4 to 7 inches predicted for between now and Sunday. Sunday you will have an opportunity for a professional wax and sharpen for $20 with purchase of a lift ticket (season pass holders do not need to buy a ticket ) Juniors get a deal with a $15 tune up. Sunday Jr Race Program, Sunday we have a local skiers 20% lift ticket discount…local area includes Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Vilas,Langlade, and Forest Counties
Snow last night Snow on Friday Snow predicted for Saturday. Lets go skiing at Camp 10 Ski Area this weekend. We’ve got the snow bring your smiles and lets have a blast.
The Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce has been helping promote Camp 10 Ski Area for some time. Now we are getting a bit more support from the Wisconsin Division of Tourism and the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Yea team!
Special “Stuff” for this week: Season Pass Sales for the 2018-19 Ski Season Start this weekend….lowest price of the year…pay by check which we hold until mid July so you have time to budget. Applications available in the ski lodge. Junior Race Program resumes this Sunday 1-3 pm Info for our new ski tuning service will be available this weekend. Local Skiers special on Sunday…20% lift ticket discount with proof of permanent residence in Lincoln, Marathon,Oneida, Vilas, Forest, and Langlade Counties. Snow conditions are holding up very well with a predicted additional 5 inches of new snow over the next three days. Wear a smile and go skiing/snowboarding this weekend.
An Extreamly cold Dec-January period had Camp 10 Ski Area in desperate need of rescue by the cavalry. The cavalry arrived of February 17th and 18th…they came from Rhinelander, West Allis, Green Bay, Tomahawk, Crandon, Eagle River, Antigo, Minoqua, Three Lakes from all over southern Wisconsin, from all over Illinois and many places in between…..the cavalry came and from what we could see and what we hear they had a super time. Our biggest weekend in three years …on behalf of our entire staff and ski patrol THANK YOU
Local Skiers/Snowboarders 20% Lift Ticket Discount Sunday Feb 18th.Proof of permanent residence in Lincoln,Oneida,Marathon,Vilas, Langlade, or Forest Counties required. Next Jr Racing Fun Day Sunday Feb 25 Professional Ski Tuning becomes available Feb 25, more details next week.
Tried a T Bar Lift lately ?….six new ones were installed at US Ski Areas this year. They are especially great (warmer) on windy cold days, gets you access to some runs that may not be reachable with the chair lift, appreciated by folks who may be a bit nervous about heights. Can also make for a neat selfie. Come have some FUN with us this weekend.
Red T Bar is up and running….it was an adventure for those challenging the 2 foot of powder in Clarys Run back bowl.
Junior Race Program this Sunday 1- 3 pm. Local Skiers/Snowboarders Special Sunday Feb 11th. Permanent residents of Lincoln,Marathon,Oneida,Vilas, Forest, Langlade Counties…..two programs (1) show us your attached lift ticket from any of the prior three Sundays and you will get a 50% discount on lift tickets and rental ski packages if needed (2) other local skiers/snowboarders making a first time visit to Camp 10 Ski Area 20% lift ticket discount ….proof of permanent residence required. Share this post and lets have a good turnout.
January 30 2015
West Side Blue T Bar Opens This Weekend.
The Blue T Bar will resume alternate operations to open up 4 additional runs and trails. The addition of the West side runs to the Chair Lift runs, beginner area tow, and East Side T Bar provides a wide variety of great runs.
January 05 2015
Saturday was a boomer as everyone was anticipating a cold day on Sunday. Well, Sunday was cold
(it would have been ok but the wind made it a bit tough)
Even at that we had a number of season pass holders out and some new visitors.
So it eas still a good close out of Christmas Week.
Temperature Monday morning at 7 am was minus 23 with a minus 45 wind chill.
We now go to our weekend operation where we will be open weekends (Sat & Sun) from 9:30- 4:00 pm.
January 02 2015
A family group that has been part of the Camp 10 fabric since 1979. They represent part of what I really love about owning the place… watching families grow up and being a small part of their lives. Every year they come out from Washington DC and share some laughs and good times.
January 01 2015
Jan 1st started off the year for us with a good turnout and some really good ski conditions.
December 31 2014
At Camp 10 Ski Area our customers come first in everything we do yet as this year winds down I’d also like to acknowledge another very important group that helps make this whole thing possible….our employees. Each year I’ve been blessed with a good crew and its happened once again this year. We all enjoy helping all of you have a great day.
Happy New Year and come ski (or snowboard ) with us again in 2015.
Wishing you the best in 2015
December 29 2014
December 29 2014
This means that you want to add an extra layer (several thin layers are better than one extra thick one) ditto on the socks….sometimes folks try to wear two layers of extra thick socks and that can actually make you colder by restricting circulation in your feet when stuffed into a ski boot. How’s that for a bunch of pleasant info? We should be seeing a tad more sunshine and minimal winds today which always makes the day a bit more special. Hay Packer fans….we won a bye…lets hope the extra time helps Rogers leg and the rest of the Packers crew gets all rested and ready
December 27 2014
Wow, we’re two days into holiday week and really having fun greeting old friends and making new ones! We’ve had families in from as far south as Naples FL, as far east as Washington DC, and scads of places in between. We are seeing Pass Perks families from some of our “sister” ski areas. Plus we are meeting a number of locals for the first time at Camp 10. The snow conditions received a nice boost with about 7 inches of snow in the past 18 hours (this was on top of our 9 to 30 inch base). Brad, Jason and Gren teamed up for some patrol stuff when needed (all ended well) and in general its been a great way to start holiday week
December 24 2014
Wishing you and yours a very joyful Merry Christmas and happy holidays. I hope all of you are able to relax and just enjoy this special time.
December 13 2014
Picked up replacement kitchen deep fryer, ordered a ring and pinion gear for the Spryte Groomer from California, the oil leak in the LMC2100 required a bit of gymnastics and about 8 hrs. work but its done, and we did get some more snow so keep up the snow base. Oh yeah, also ordered a new intercom for one of the ski lifts. All in all, it was a good day!
December 22 2014
Lets see, we need to get a new kitchen deep fryer, a ring and pinion gear for the Spryte Groomer, fix an oil leak on the LMC2100, get a new intercome set for one of the lifts, and of course we need to continue the snow dances. We ran training sessions for the new lift operators Sunday afternoon where they rotated through all the lift stations which will be a big help for the busy Christmas week.
We are going to be open daily Dec 26 through Jan 4th.
The refurbished wood burning furnace is working great (thanks Chris) and does a good job of supplementing our high efficiency LP furnace.
All in all a wonderful start to what looks like a fun season for all of us.
December 16 2014
December 13 2014
December 11 2014
Sunday the 14th is looking very questionable.
The forecast for Sunday is 38-40 degrees with rain throughout the day.
Skiing in those conditions would result in quite a bit of iceing as the Sunday night temps dropped below freezing.
December 10 2014
We will be wrapping up some of the smaller things this week like the final tweeks on the rope tow, chair lift brake tests, another grooming session, and clearing up the last of the things to make the lodge look more like a ski lodge than a maintenance building (it will happen!).
Thanks to members of the King family the wood burning furnace will be back in use to supplement our high efficiency LP Furnace for a bit more lodge comfort. Corry and Keiths work on the small groomer has made a major improvement (this is stuff above and beyond the major transmission rebuild) so all is looking well. We’ve got some new employees this year and they had the first phase of training last Friday with another training session planned for Friday the 12th.
The overwhelming reason that we are here is to provide you, our guests, a fun enjoyable day whether your out at the area on your own, with friends, or with family, we want you to have a great time.
Our mission statement has always been quite simple ” We take care of our customers and they will take care of us.” we have certainly seen this demonstrated more than ever over the past year where we have had our biggest growth in season pass holders and an unbelievable amount of project help from many passholders and community members.
Kudos to all- we’ll do our best to help make you proud of Wisconsins biggest little ski area.
December 5 2014
After much weeping and wailing and pacing the floor we have decided to stay with the original plan of opening on Saturday Dec 13.
With the snowmaking of the past two days and what’s happening tonight it would be a very difficult time crunch to have every thing as it should be by Dec 6th.
We tried hard but close only counts in horseshoes and we want all of our loyal customers to have the best experience possible, so start planning for Dec 13th.
December 4 2014
Our new snowmaking crew did very well and the system ran without a hitch.
Couple more things to do and we’ll be able to kick off the season.
Still shooting for Saturday.
November 2014- Season Pass Holder Update
Each Camp 10 Season Pass Holder may use a 50% discount coupon for Granite Peak.
The coupon may be used anytime after Jan 1st and must be presented with the Camp 10 current season laminated photo id pass. The Granite Peak ticket personnel will also punch a designated area on your season pass. This perk is a one time perk whereas all of the other perks are multiple usage.
The current season pass sale price is now $160 . The regular season pass price of $185 goes into effect on December 1st
We’ve discovered that using Facebook is a very quick way of getting information out to our skiers and snowboarders.
Find us by going to Facebook/camp10skiarea. Once you’ve found us click on a “Like” button and that automatically gets you the updates and news as we post them.
Thanks again to the wonderful help and support from our Season Pass Holders!
All of our customers are important to us but the season pass holders are that extra special group that makes much of what we do possible.
July 2014 Season Pass Holder Newsletter
Wow, the year of strange weather continues- was up at the ski area a week or so back and it almost got cold enough (38F Tomahawk) one night to make snow.
We’ve started depositing all of your wonderful season pass checks and that reminds me to once again thank all of you for your fine support. You don’t know how much of a stress relief it is to know that we have enough funds in July to cover those big insurance bills that come due in November/December. It puts me in the position to concentrate on making things better instead of worrying about can we or how will we. Can’t thank all of you enough and we’ll certainly do our best to show it with actions.
And as for actions- we did have a surplus of about $5000 from last winter- and that was a very pleasant surprise considering the extreme cold. Those monies plus an additional $2000 from a tax refund all went back into the operation: About $2500 into a completely refurbished Ford 391 engine for our heavy duty Packmaster Groomer, $1500 into a snowmaking machine motor rebuild by L&S Electric, $1000 into a transmission rebuild for our smaller Spryte Groomer, and $1500 for new wiring/new main motor shaft bearing/new rollback detector Morse clutch/, new e brake hydraulic cylinder/new service brake pads/new emergency brake pads, and $500 for concrete repairs on our red T Bar. All of the monies spent went for the purchase of parts and materials…my labor was donated and the labor from our mechanic & electrician gets paid out of cash flow this winter.
We feel that the work on the groomers was particularly important: the grooming technique continued to improve but then in mid February we lost both grooming machines so the actions/expenditures now are to correct those problems and give us better equipment than we had to begin with. Most of the work in the Chair Lift drive terminal was to improve reliability (which has been good) and complete some key maintenance items. The chair lift work also allowed us to eliminate some idiosyncrasies and get our new maintenance (Matt) really up to snuff on the fairly complex safety circuit system.
We are also doing selective logging with Packaging Corporation of America. (Dean and his crew are paying particular attention to the aesthetics of the ski area). The funds from this work is going towards paying off some heavy credit card funding we had to use in the two winters before this one (not losses on operations but expenditures for upgrades and improvements that couldn’t be funded from operations). All of this puts us in a stronger position going forward.
The ski patrol has been busy with some fund raising stuff and as a result we hope to be in the position of having four fully equipped rescue toboggan strategically located by each lift and in their own weatherized containers. The toboggans were donated by the Olympia Patrol last fall but we have to provide backboards and trauma kits plus build the shelters.
A few of our season pass holders suggested setting up a volunteer day where volunteers could lend a hand with some things like painting and lodge prep. We will pick a date in September and let everyone know for those that might want to help.
Speaking of help…we will be looking for some ski instructors. Ski Instructors actually get paid of all things! I’m thinking that if we could have a half dozen instructors we could have a fairly loose informal schedule that gives us coverage and isn’t burdensome for anyone. We currently have three of our high school gals who are going to be doing a tiny tots program, plus one employee who also pinch hits as an instructor. When there is a lesson the pay ranges from $9 to $20 for the lesson. Qualifications – should be a good intermediate level skier with good communication skills. We’ve got some teaching videos, we’ll have an on snow teaching clinic or two, plus this year we have a Level 3 PSIA instructor who has volunteered to meet with the instructor group for some instructor coaching.
National Ski Patrol: If anyone has an interest- will be running a course this winter at Camp 10 most likely from 3-4:30 each Saturday during ski season, plus there would be some at home studying and some over the internet assignments. Costs (to NSP are about $150 for the course fee (NSP), books and materials. Contact Gren if interested/need more info etc. This year Patrick Cork has transferred to our patrol from Bruel, and Barb Young should have completed her summer course and received qualifications bringing our patrol up to eleven patrollers. We can take up to four more.
Employees: We will be needing approximately 10 ski lift operators – so if you know of anyone have them contact Gren(they need to be 17+ years of age).
Hope you are all having a G r e a t summer!
Pres/GM Camp 10 Ski Area