Monday, October 26, 2009
on the snow.com is one of the sites
ski report.com is the other
think snow and hope to see you on the slopes soon........
Friday, October 23, 2009
Season passes still available at today's prices for seven more days...
Have an ISU house party in the lodge tonight and the Boone Hospital fundraiser in the lodge Saturday night....so we're still busy....
winter feels good
Monday, October 19, 2009
If you haven't purchased your season pass sale yet, you still can til November 1.....so you have the month of October to get er done. ..... in person, by mail, phone call or on line....but gotta get it done in the month of October. Don't have any of the swap equipment on hand for you to look at after yesterday but you can still get your passes.
I am down at the Lake of the Ozarks right now getting ready to take in some of the seventy five degree temps while it lasts.....so until later.
winter feels good
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Geez, another twenty to thirty minutes in the groomer every day........but we think it will be worth it and offer up some more variety in runs. It'll probably be classified as a blue run due to the drop at the beginning.
Also going to make the unload from this chair a little less steep than last year. Should help the beginners and deter stopping the chair as much.
.....and you thought we were just goofing off when we walk around the trails during the winter.....nope, watching the patrons to see what we can do to improve the flow.
Then we also plan to increase the water holding capacity of the snowmaking pond.......more water........more snow! Bring it on!
See you Sunday.......
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Note the Blackout Dates of December 26th to Jan.2nd and MLK & Presidents 3- day weekends.
Receive a complimentary ticket, up to 3 visits, to:
- Powder Ridge in Kimball, MN
- Buck Hill in Brunsville, MN
- Deer Mountain in Lead, SD
- Great Bear in Sioux Falls, SD
Receive 1/2 off lift tickets, up to 3 visits, to:
- Snowstar in Andalusia, IL
- Devil's Head in Merrimac, WI
- Sundown Mountain in Dubuque, IA (offer begins Dec. 14)
- Andes Tower Hills in Kensington, MN
Receive $10 off lift tickets, up to 3 visits, to:
- Wild Mountain in Taylors Falls, MN
And we are working on one or two that might also get added to the sister program for this winter season.
Hey, we take winter recreation seriously. We will keep on making our programs affordable, exciting and something that will fit everyone's budget. Winter recreation - It's fun, it's a sport for life, it's a great stress reliever, it's close to you, it's something you can do WITH your family instead of setting in the bleachers or on the sidelines watching.........and it's a pretty good calorie burner too.
Come see us at our season pass sale and equipment swap Sunday October 18 from 10 am to 5 pm to get our best rates...........and come hungry so you can support the local NSPS volunteers that will be ready to serve you ...........in a different way......
Monday, October 12, 2009
December 19, 2009
January 16, 2010
January 30, 2010
February 13, 2010
Maybe more.......we'll see. Details will be on the web. Kinda wierd typing the year 2010.
gotta run for now but will try to put some more info regarding sister ski area program on tomorrow or Wednesday.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
The team has been putting a fresh coat of paint on a lot of things the past week.......rental building interior, rails, original lodge walls, bathrooms ........and new ceiling tile too. Had another wedding reception in the lodge Saturday night and the set up .......decorations looked great.........as did the lodge.
Did you see some in south eastern Iowa got about 3 inches of snow Saturday.......unreal........it's like a record from what I read.
Had a long talk Saturday about getting more equipment for the rental shop - boards, boots and longer skis........we'll see what develops. Also had a long talk about hoodies and shirts for retail this winter too. Got some neat ideas.
Remember - cover your cough and wash your hands.......don't need H1N1 or R2D2 messing with your availability to come to the swap and sale Sunday.......or the opening day for the season. Stay Healthy!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
One week from tomorrow is the season pass sale and swap starting at 10 AM........that's Sunday October 18. Remember all you last year season pass holders.......bring a friend so you both get bigger discounts.
......and remember to check out our web site for the details of the sister ski area program. This program opens up the opportunity for ALL Seven Oaks season pass holders to try out some other areas in neighboring states for a very decent discount at those sister areas. I think ONE more is going to be added to the list but it's a little too early to reveal yet. If it happens a lot of you are going to LIKE it.....
We are looking for pictures from Seven Oaks........I don't care how long ago. If you have some cool shots of yourself or family or friends, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org We want more on our web site.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
....The one day season pass sale and swap is less than two weeks away. Sunday October 18 from 9 am to 5 pm.........and more new equipment than ever is being brought in for the day.
....Kris tells me the groomer is 100% ready to roll
....Kris tells me the snow guns are 100% ready
....Kris tells me the chairlifts are completely maintenanced and ready.
....You can see your breath in the morning air......and it's not from what you ate the night before.
....People are starting to send in applications to work at Seven Oaks this winter.
These are all signs that winter is not far away. Paintball is still going strong, river tubing is done and the tubes placed in storage, canoe and kayak is still available for four more weeks weather permitting, the leaves are beginning to get some noticeable color. Makes me wonder just how soon we will get our first snow.......and when we will make the first snow.
Last Friday after Five was another good one. Met some new friends from Nevada that came over to hear Larry Myer perform in the lodge.......just cause one of them had heard him before. Food from Grand Times, as usual was grand!
Oh yeah, the geese are flying south too.
see you at the sale and swap day.