Sunday, October 12, 2008

Quick update but no pics

On the lodge..............carpet is almost all installed, trim is all on and sealed, doors are installed, ceiling is done. Just a little bit left and we will be done with this project. Ceiling fans were installed today. Staff should move into the new offices this week.....just in time to show you around on Sunday during the season pass sale and swap. The new bridge leading to the new entrance for tickets was 95% completed Saturday, October 11. We will do the landscaping and the cultured stone next spring.

On the chair...........met with the gentleman last weekend that will oversee the installation. Appears that the installation will begin on the 21st. All the tower locations have been engineered, steel is ordered, parts are being made now to replace those that were modified during the removal of the chair. I think in about 4 to 5 weeks the project will be finished or almost finished. May have "cold fingers" when it is 100% completed! All the earth that was moved this summer was seeded last weekend so with the showers and the warm days we will see some green yet this fall before we cover everything with snow.

Summer activities are winding down....but still going as we enter almost mid October. Still have canoes and kayaks going out every week..........fall colors are great right now and the paintball groups just keep coming. Snow tubes were all cleaned and made ready for winter yesterday. The existing chair lift has had it's fall maintenance completed. Beginner rope lift is serviced too. All the snow guns have been checked and cleaned so they are ready to blow snow.Skis in the rental shop are getting ready to have all the bindings checked and adjusted as you can see that our days are still a little bit summer and a little bit winter.

The lodge has still been very busy with ISU house parties, lots of class reunions, corporate outings and of course our monthly Friday after Five.

Hope to see everyone at the swap and season pass sale.

Keep it safe everybody ---------and I'll add some photos of lift installation once we dig a couple holes and start filling them with lots of concrete.


Anonymous said...

so are you going to have both chairlifts operational this winter?

Seven Oaks said...

yep we will. may not be day one but it will be close. the wet spring with floods created a two month set back but installation is in process.....I'll try to get a couple pics this weekend to post. thanks for asking.

Anonymous said...

still waiting for those photos.... :0)

Seven Oaks said...

patience my friend. you were waiting on thursday, today is friday and this weekend, when we will try to remember to get the pics is tomorrow. what i have to remind myself ALL the time!