Monday, March 24, 2008
Thanks to all of you who enjoyed Seven Oaks this winter. We are excited about the chair lift installation that will take place this summer and be ready for next season. As stated earlier, we will keep some posting on the web showing the progress of the installation.
Remember, there are NO motocross or quad races scheduled for the summer of 2008 at Seven Oaks. We would recommend you check out the schedule at Fun Valley in Montezuma.
A big thanks to Ken, Shrek, Steve and Joel for the many hours and hard work this past winter and to all our team of lift operators, snow making, snow tubing crew, ski and snowboard instructors, the rental shop staff, the food and beverage staff and the NSPS volunteers. What a great group to work with. For everyone's information, several of the winter seasonal staff will be helping some with river floats and paintball groups this summer.
Our Friday after Five's will be on the first friday of each month this spring and summer.
Be safe and we hope to see you this summer.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
It's time to tell Seven Oaks which weekend you want your group to:
canoe and camp
kayak and camp
river tube and camp
paintball and camp
Get your group, your friends, your work mates or your family together for a little bit and pick the date.........then call Seven Oaks with your request to book your reservation.......and remember we really do sell out.......... so the early bird gets the worm.........wow - that old saying dates me.......but seriously, the earlier the better for your reservation. We have been booking river floats and paintball groups for several weeks now. I think we lost the on line reservation piece when we rolled out the new site but we will get it back as soon as possible, but until then just give a call.
......and the Mountain Bike trails will be open just as soon as weather permits, as in when the trails dry out after the snow has melted.
keep it white.......for one more weekend............
Monday, March 10, 2008
Snow conditions were surprisingly good for all the ups and downs we have endured over the past couple weeks. Good crowds both days as well.
And then there was the Spring Splash on Sunday afternoon. Grilled burgers and brats were yummy, big music playing all afternoon, and the POND SKIM was unbelievable. Temps were probably ...oh, I would say around 33 degrees. The pond was built almost twice as long as last year (built Saturday night after we closed...thanks Dan for all the help Saturday night). The skimmers were probably around 50 in number.........well the skimmers were about 15 and the swimmers were about 35 totaling around 50! Had so many splash that the tarp was cut multiple times which allowed the water to drain. Had to take a break in the action so we could get another tarp in place, refill the pond and go for ROUND TWO!........with results much like ROUND ONE! Another big thanks to Steve, Shrek and our ski patrol for fishing everyone out of the pond so quickly.......geez it was cold). Is it really supposed to be snowing when you do the spring splash????**!! Thanks to Norm, the entire skim was filmed. We think it will be on you tube within a couple weeks or so. (by the way, I hear Norm is thinking of getting a mohawk......how cool is that for the 30 something father of three!) Even Izzy and Jas took a dip in the pond.....
Keep looking at the web and we will announce the link to you tube when it is ready.
I got to finish my day yesterday skiing with my oldest son, two granddaughters (ages six and five) and my three year old grandson. It was great........but they didn't wait for this old man to ski down......they just left me to fend for myself! What a great way to end my ski season.... snowing pretty heavy and skiing with family.
Well, two schools coming Wednesday of this week........and we are sure going to try to make it work for Friday night and Saturday this coming weekend. Watch the web for a confirmation on whether we will be open again.
If we don't ......it was a really interesting season. Lots of favorable temps and several (I lost track) snowfalls. I know I met a lot of new folks, made a lot of new friends, had a lot of laughs and in my world...as important as anything.....ended with a lot of wonderful memories.
I will do a couple more posts and then wrap up the winter comments til next season....but either on the blog or the web we will keep some progress comments and pics of the chair lift installation this summer........ And remember.........keep it white!
Friday, March 7, 2008
Open today at 4, Saturday at 10, Sunday at 11 (remember daylight savings time Sat night)
This may be the last time, this may be the last time.........we are watching the temps and rain forecast for next week.......and will only know after mid week whether this coming weekend is the last weekend for the season. Stay tuned!
Keep it White
Thursday, March 6, 2008
got a couple schools today and a couple more tomorrow here to learn the sport of skiing.
remember we are now NOT open on Wednesday and Thursday nights........but we will be open Friday night at 4 pm. Friday after Five tomorrow but when we are no longer open for skiing on Friday nights, we switch to having Friday after Five on the first Friday of the month ONLY.
Saturday and Sunday are shaping up per the forecast for decent temps. Are we going to get a little snow tonight to freshen up the trails for tomorrow night and the weekend......looks like we might. If you don't want to try the pond skimming, you might still want to come out and watch those that do. It was pretty interesting last March.
We have some more groups on the books for this weekend and I know I have heard several say they were coming to get one more weekend of skiing or riding before it is all gone for a while. I am just like you......we'll have to wait and see if we will be open for any of the March 14, 15, 16 weekend!
Keep it White!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
here is the link to last year's skim.........but remember the pond will be longer.
And here is the winning couple from last years pond skim.......
Oh, no, wait that's not right.......these folks were in Jamaica last week. Different pond!
keep it white
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Pond Skimming with Prizes (and the pond is going to be longer than last year's!)
(No rental equipment in pond - lift ticket required to skim)
Monday, March 3, 2008
Groomed last night during the night as the cold set in. Only got half to three quarters of an inch of new snow.
Remember Seven Oaks is now closed Monday thru Thursday.
This week- - Open friday night, saturday and saturday night and sunday with the spring splash starting at 3 pm.
keep it white