George Hovland is pleased to announce that the pre-season rates for membership has been extended to December 10, 2012. Now is the time to send in your membership application to Snowflake for what promises to be a great season of skiing! You can find the membership form at this page:
For Children age 5-12
Photo Set from the 2012 Camp
The 10th Marshall Holiday Ski Camp is for children ages 5-12. The 2012 Camp will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 26-28, 2012 at Snowflake Nordic Ski Center. The camp is supervised by the Marshall Nordic Ski Team Coaching Staff. Instruction is provided by the members of Marshall Nordic. On the first day, students are placed in small groups based on age and ability, and are assigned instructors who will work with them the entire camp. The instruction is thorough and nurturing – taking skiing students to the ‘next level’ no matter where they start out. Sledding, bonfires with marshmallows, hay rides, hot chocolate and snacks are all included in the fun! If you have any questions please email Dave Johnson the Marshall Holiday Ski Camp Coordinator or call him at 218-348-1338 cell
On line Registration can be found at: www.marshallschool.org/skicamp
Saturday, November 10, 2012 is the date of the 22 Annual Snowflake Cross Country Ski Swap. The swap is the place to buy and sell used and new cross country ski equipment. Knowledgeable skiers and local ski shop personnel will be on hand to help guide buyers in finding equipment suited to their needs. Here are the details:
Location: Snowflake Nordic Ski Center, 4348 Rice Lake Road, Duluth, MN 55811 218-726-1550
Check In of Equipment to Sell: Friday, November 9 from 5-8 pm
Swap: Saturday, November 10 from 9am-12:00 noon……numbers for entry handed out starting at 8:00 am
LuLu, the Snowflake Dog, is no longer of this earth. If there is a celestial ski area, she is rooting through back-packs and purses for treats and eats and then heading out for a romp on a good trail system. We were very very sad to see her go. She and her predecessor Fergie were our inspirations for many dog friendly things at Snowflake. We thank all of her friends at Snowflake for the attention they gave our wonderful dog — she lived 13 years and 7 months, in part because she had so much to do at Snowflake.
George and Jane
“We have quite good conditions on our trails — mainly with natural snow. Our trees have protected us from the ‘burn off’ open spaces experience, and what we have lost, we have augmented with human-made snow.” George plans to continue designating Ben and LeAnne as chief trail assistants. He encourages skiers to leave feedback and course information with them. “We are all hoping for the Birkie,” says George. “Snowflake is the best venue for training in most of Minnesota.”
Many of you know that Snowflake has snowmaking, but you might not know that we have recently upgraded our equipment. On nights when it is cold enough, Ben has been making snow for our members and guests. Is it perfect? What is? But it makes skiing possible and fun. Our trails are in very good shape, thanks to the continued snow-farming of George and crew. Kidski Kids really know! Whahooo!