Bluebird Day

Good Morning, Woke up to a blue bird and frosty morning, The air is still and this is my favorite kind of winter weather. Usually I like a little more of the white stuff on the ground, but what is the point in complaining? The center is still on hiatus unfortunately due to the lack of snow. It has been good to get the wood pile buffed out for next year and take care of some of the odds and ends that there never seems to be enough time for. I am ready though to get back to grooming and sliding! Due to my superstitious nature about snow, which has formed from growing up here, I will not speculate on the upcoming snow events we may or may not have. I have been hurt too many times. I will bel

Ski Shop open this weekend 10 am - 3 pm

Good morning I wanted to let everyone know that the ski shop will be open today and tomorrow 10 am - 3 pm. I hope everyone will find something fun to do on this beautiful but not so snowy day. Snow in the forecast and more seasonable temps next week. Stay in touch.

HALF WHITE HALF GREY

GOOD MORNING, YET ANOTHER HAMMER DOWN ON US YESTERDAY. TRAILS ARE BASICALLY A SHEET OF ICE. THAT BEING SAID THERE IS A SOLD CRUST ON EVERYTHING AND A VERY LITTLE BIT OF FRESH AND WE WILL BE IN ACTION AGAIN. JUST GO TO GET THROUGH JANUARY.. SHOP IS CLOSED THIS WEEK AND WILL BE OPEN THIS WEEKEND. CAREFUL IN THE PARKING LOT AS EVEN WITH SANDING IT IS A SHEET OF ICE AND DANGEROUS AT BEST. GIVE A CALL WITH QUESTIONS OR ANY IMMEDIATE NEEDS. THANKS! WE WILL SEE YOU SOON!

Happy Monday?

Good morning, We had a great weekend here at the center. Despite the skiing be a little on the thin side we had a lot happy folks and families skiing around and making the best of it! The trails are succumbing to these above freezing temps and it looks like we are going to be dealing with at least another week of less then ideal conditions for our skiing needs. Tomorrows forecast calls for a good shot of rain and then another one over the weekend Hopefully we will have a return to winter after that. Thanks for all the support from everyone. When it snows I will groom it for you. You have my word !

The skiing is hanging on and the skiing is FUN!

Good Morning, We still have some skiing up here at the center. We have about 5 KM of packed out skiing including the airport field and trail # 11. It is definitely thin in some places but it is great in others! Some of the outer trails including# 5 through the woods, # 4, # 7 and trails # 8/12 have not been groomed but I had several groups explore out there yesterday and they said it was beautiful! Of course there are some thin spots to negotiate but It is going to be a nice day with comfortable temps. Call with questioins or stop in for details. Put away the stop watch, don't worry about your work out and come up and have a nice peaceful ski or snowshoe tour with us today. See you soon!

SUNNY AND A BIT BREEEZY THIS MORNING

Good morning, Currently at the center it is 35 degrees. Mother nature has turned on the natural snowmaking (the wind) and it is blowing the powder around helping in some places with the cover. We have about 5 KM trail packed out and it is skiing A grade in some places a little bit D grade in some places. The trails packed are Trail # 2 around the Airport and Trail # 11 Rock n' Rollin. Overall it has been fun to ski around on these last few days. The outer trails still have cover on them but are too thin to groom. Advanced skiers are welcome to explore but check in for the scoop on what is going on out there. Definately some places you will want to avoid. Come sooner then later folks. It wo

Skiing here today!

Good Morning Still skiing on around 5KM of groomed trail today. Coverage overall is great in places however there are a few thin spots here and there. Conditions are great practice for ze' balance! We have groomed trail # 2 around the airport field and Trail # 11 Rock n' Rollin'. I took a ride out to the some of the outer trails this morning. Trail # 5 through the woods, # 8 and # 12 through the woods actually have some great cover. Venturing further out to the # 4 loops you'll find some great sections interspersed with some thinner sections. It offers some nice slalom style nordic skiing curtosey of the corn stalks poking out here and there.. All of the latter mentioned are too thin for gr

Almost...

Good Morning, We received a dusting of snow overnight. I did a few roller passes around the Airport just to keep the powder where it is incase the wind picks up. The conditions have not changed a whole lot since yesterday, may softened a little. It is supposed to snow right through the day so an inch or two and we will be in business. Will update with any new news today. Nice temp out and very pretty.

A dusting of snow here this AM.

Good Morning, We have received about 1/2" of powda' this AM. Not enough to groom but we hope to pick up a few inches of snow over the next 24 hrs or so. The field is encrusted in about 1/2" of eggshell like ice. It now has a 1/2" of powder on top of that so if you turn your head real fast it looks nice and covered. The grass blades are just barely visible and I was skating around yesterday. It was skiable. There is still coverage in some spots so if anybody has there own gear they are welcome to come on up and schwack around as we will not be letting rental skis go out on these thin conditions. With any luck we will be skiing soon. Call with questions. Shop will be open 10AM- 4PM today. Wit

DOWN BUT NOT OUT

Well yesterday mother nature pulled a George Bush JR. and delivered a Shock and Awe campaign. It took a beautiful snow pack with base depths of up to 18" and reduced it down to a brown sea of nothingness. Unfortunately, we are currently closed with no snow for skiing or snow shoeing. The shop will be running abbreviated hours until we get some snow for skiing. We will be open 10 AM-3 PM for the weekend and then reassess for the upcoming week. It is currently snowing fairly well at the center. After listening to the weather guys and after a glance at the radar maps it does not look like we will get the 3"-10" of snow they teased us with. Maybe we will get luck though. Good news? It rained so

Ouch.

I would like to say that this is the first time I ever locked the door at Ole's in the evening with a healthy snowpack and came in the next day to a moon like landscape mix of green, white and opaque colored ice but it is not. Wow is always my first reaction followed by a series of choice words. So needless to say we are on hold with operations until some of the white stuff falls. Which with any luck will happen overnight into tomorrow morning. There is some snow forecasted for tonight as well as a potential coastal system on Wednesday We have had an amazing December and the season is still early. We will get it back and be skiing before we know it. At least the cows are happy. This is j

Spring skiing in January.

Good Morning Currently it is 43 degrees outside and the we have some spring conditions in January. The temps are supposed to climb through out the day and by tomorrow we will have rain and very warm temps. We are hopeful that the snow can take a beating but only time will tell. Today will be very nice and you can come up and pretend it is March for a day. We may have some snow on Saturday on the back side of this system. Hopefully we make a net gain in snow pack. We anticipate closing trails tomorrow and maybe Saturday if the snow is saturated with water. Even with fresh snow on top if we groom too soon the water will go to the top of the snow pack and the whole trail system will be iced out

Another 1" of great snow last night

Good morning, We received another inch of fantastic snow here at Ole's overnight. The skiing is fantastic and we will groom out all open trails for a total of around 35 KM of amazing skiing. Come get it while it is here folks this weekend looks ominous

Another great day, come ski while it is here!

Good morning, It is another fantastic day with the warmest temps that we have had in a few weeks. The skiing is fantastic. We received a light dusting of snow overnight and the skiing is great. There is more snow forecasted today with 1"-3" by tomorrow morning. The loops around the center got groomed this morning and the outer loops were groomed to perfection yesterday. See you soon,

A cold day to start but Temps will rebound and the skiing is fantastic.

Another cold one here this morning. 16 Degrees below zero as of 7 AM. The temperatures are forecasted to be in the upper single digits above zero and with bluebird skies and very little wind forecasted it is going to be a spectacular day here at Ole's. We will be grooming all open trails fresh for your skiing pleasure. Come up and have a ski!.

It is Wintry

Good Morning and happy Saturday, We received about 4 inches of snow on Thursday afternoon and another 1" of the driest powder you ever did see last night. It is currently 10 degrees below zero and the thermometer is supposed to hold steady all day today. The bad news ? It is not gonna get ANY warmer today... at all. The good news ? If you DO decide to ski or snowshoe it won't matter what time of day you go because it is going to be cold as heck all day long. The wind as of 9 AM is pretty light. Any sort of wind increase at all or even the breeze created through skiing will increase wind chill factors greatly. If you do venture out please check in with the shop and remember to cover all expo

3-7 inches of snow today with maybe more

Good Morning, We have about 3-7 inches of snow coming in this afternoon. It will only improve the already fantastic skiing that we have had here at the ski center. It has been a fantastic start to the season. All of the 30 plus KM of trails open are skiing great and today is going to be the last day before some serious cold weather comes in for Friday and Saturday. If you want to ski ub the next few days I would come up today. Saturday's temps are a high of 15 below zero. Yikes! Saturday will most likely be too cold for skiing. Sunday the temps are supposed to rebound with a high of around 8 degrees ABOVE zero. We have a shop full of great gear for your nordic pursuits. Come up and check i

A HEAT WAVE TODAY

GOOD MORNING, A heat wave is in store for today and the temperatures are forecasted to get to near 20 degrees above! That is going to feel very warm with the cold temps we have been experiencing. We received about 1/2" of snow overnight and it will go far in refreshing the snowpack. All open trails will be getting groomed this morning. We are supposed to have abundant sunshine today with very little wind. It is a classic Ole's day and it won't get much better than this. Come up and have a ski or snowshoe you won't be disappointed. We even have some fresh snow coming in tomorrow afternoon and evening. The 3-8 inches forecasted will put a nice layer of icing on our cake of great skiing. We ar

-24.2 this AM

Super cold start to the day today. I had 24.2 degrees below zero at my house and I heard it dropped to 26 below after I left for the ski center this morning. Yousers. We have not had a stretch of cold weather like this in a while. The temps are supposed to rebound to 10 degrees above by around mid day. That should feel pretty warm considering the past few days. The next coupld of days we should see a reprieve from the cold and even some snow on Thursday. 3-6 inches is the last i saw. That will put a nice icing on the cake for our trails. We are skiing on about 30 KM of fantastic skiing. The shop is open everyday 9 AM - 5 PM. See you at the center soon.

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