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SkiBrule Minnesota

Serious about snow!

If you follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat you may have seen pictures and videos of our Mountain Crew making snow and those are no joke! Guns are out in full force and our amazing Mountain Crew is working around the clock to make snow and strengthen our already solid snow base. During the week we have been closing down a few runs a day to make snow but then the next day we open them back up with perfect conditions for skiing/snowboarding! Ski Brule takes snow very serious, while most resorts put their snow guns away shortly after their resorts open we keep ours out and ready at anytime. Our Mountain Crew is so knowledgeable that even if “Mother Nature” isn’t on our side, they have it covered. Ski Brules Mountain Crew is the best in the region so come on out and enjoy the fruits of their labor, fabulous snow conditions!

The BEST is yet to come!

Ski Brule winter isn’t over yet!  We still have a lot of snow and colder temps in the forecast!  You may even see a snow gun or two making even more, weather permitting! The “spring” months bring so many fun events!  This weekend is the CMSC Carnival, 2 days packed with contests, games, racing and endless laughter.  March 18 & 19 is the Brule Finale, a ski race for Junior Racers who are looking to send off their season with a bang.  With racing, petting zoo, bounce houses, games and prizes the entire family is sure to have a good time. March 20-26 is College Week, giving you the best on snow & lodging deals if you are a current student with an ID. March 25 & 26 is one of our biggest weekends of the seasons with many families making this an annual event, the Brule Bash!  Wear a costume to ski and you will get a half price ticket!  Have the best costume on the snow and enter our contest to win a FREE 2017/18 Seasons Pass!  March 27-April 2 is our Spring Break Lodging Special, $25 OFF per night, per person! April 1-2 is our Friends and Neighbors weekend, besides all the games we will also be our taking photos for next years brochure so come on out and see if you make the cut! April 2nd is also Carload Day, everyone in the car skis for just $60! April 8th, Lifes a Beach Party! Easter weekend, April 15/16, go on the hunt for the Golden Egg!  As you can see, Ski Brule is far from ending the season so come on out and enjoy the snow, the sunshine and great company!

Ski Boots Should Not Hurt!

Ski boots should not hurt.  I can’t keep track of the number of times I say that within a day.  So many guests come into Bear’s Den with great boots … they are great but they are not the right ones for their feet.  So often I hear “I got a great deal on them but they hurt so bad”.  Not all boots are created equal.  Some are wider in the toes, stiffer in the shin area, wide in the heel, extra padding, extended buckles … it’s really quite technical.  It’s more than they look pretty.  Before you buy those boots because they are on sale, be sure they fit so you don’t waste your money.  I had three guests in the Bear’s Den over the weekend that purchased ski boots last spring on closeout.  The boots are great boots but not great for their ability and feet.  They ended up purchasing another pair of boots from me because they just could not deal with the pain of their boots.  I believe they called the new boots a ‘miracle’.  Not a miracle, we just know feet, boots and what works.  And at a great price.  New boots for $189!  Make the most of your day, stop in at Bear’s Den and let us make your feet happy!

~ Thinking Snow
Jess

Ski Brule Finale Race!

Ski Brule is so excited to host the USSA Brule Finale.  It has become a race that is near and dear to us.  Young ski racers from the Midwest join us for a weekend of racing, prizes, pizza party and games. The race is only weeks away, March 18th and 19th and there is still time to sign up your little racer!  Although it is an event that is ran by USSA you do not need to be a USSA Member to participate.  You can get the USSA experience with out committing to the membership.  Although this is an event for children 14 and under there are events for all ages going on during the week. Love animals, we have a petting zoo!  How about bounce houses? Yep, we have those too!  Tubing, BBQ’s, live music and so much more.  With all the activities everyone in the family is sure to have a good time! Stay in the Brule Village and you can park your car and enjoy our Shuttle Bus.  We have everything you need right here onsite! Give our Lodging Specialists a call at 1-800-362-7853 and book your stay today!  Registration for the race is available at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5zQQn9QwPplelRxUUNuanRUeEU/view 

SNOW BABY!

2/24/17

Oh how I love seeing snow falling from above!  About 4″ overnight and 4″ the prior evening and 8″ expected today.  The conditions are going to be great this weekend!  Ski ya on the slopes!

~Jess & Colt

Warm weather? Fear not!

Recently, I have spoken with quite a few people that are concerned about the warm weather the UP is experiencing every now and then. I am here to tell you, don’t worry! I’ll give you an example. Lets say it’s a beautiful sunny day and it is about 45 degrees out, warmer than normal and you would think, this must not be good for the snow. In all honesty, it does not effect the snow as much as you would think. Our snow base is 48-56 inches and a couple days of warm weather is going to do minimal damage to a hard, compacted snow base of that depth. Now that we have that covered, let’s talk about the conditions of the slopes after a warm day. At night, when the temperature begins to drop, our mountain crew starts to work their magic. They will make sure that the conditions are perfect before the chairs start at 9am. Every run is groomed, and the terrain park is fixed every single day! So, when you here the weather talk about warm weather on the way, fear not! The snow conditions are going to be better than you are expecting. Enjoy the rest of your day and we hope to see you out on the slopes this weekend!

Thinking of Snow,

Ali

We aren’t worried!

The Weathermen may be calling for warm temperatures for the weekend but that won’t stop us here at Ski Brule. With a snow base of 48-56 inches we have more than enough snow to withstand a couple warm days. Temperatures drop cold enough at night and with the groomers running nightly the trails will be set up perfectly for skiing during the day! Ski Brule isn’t concerned and you shouldn’t be either! This weekend is going to be one for the memory book, tons of great activities and with the sunshine coming our way grab your sun glasses and join us for a great weekend filled with sunshine, friends and amazing skiing conditions!

Mid-Week Savings!

Mid-Week at Ski Brule is relaxed with shorter lift lines and endless laps of perfectly groomed trails, it also happens to be when you can catch the best deals! With our FREE Friends & Neighbors Card you can snag $5 OFF your Lift Ticket on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays! Wednesday, you can get a lift ticket for half price with your Friends & Neighbors Card! That’s up to $24.50 in savings! Even without a Friends & Neighbors card you can participate in our Wednesday Special, which is a $53 Ski Special that includes your lift ticket, ski rental and even a lesson. That’s a $52 savings! The $53 Wednesday Ski Special is for ages 10 & up and available Wednesday at the Rental Center. Reservations are not necessary, simply ask for the $53 Wednesday Ski Special. Beginner lesson is at 10:45 and advanced lesson 1:15 (lesson is not required) and participants are to meet at the Lesson Meeting Place at the top of Bambi Rope Tow at the appropriate lesson time. If you are renting and need a ticket, this is the best value package. Deals don’t stop at the on snow fun though, you can also get a room right here in our village for as little as $80 per night! Give our Lodging Specialists a call at 1-800-362-7853 and plan your Mid-Week getaway today and enjoy the savings that come with all the fun!

See you out there!

Snow = Happiness!

Image may contain: 1 person, smilingFebruary 9, 2017

The conditions are AMAZING!  Lots of snow fell this week and the temperatures are ideal for a weekend of fun at Ski Brule. Homestead BBQ, tubing and sleigh ride on Saturday 5-8:00, Acrobag on Sunday 1-3:00, Whitewater Snow Tubing Saturday and Sunday 1-3:00 and a favorite at Ski Brule .. Karaoke at Brule Saloon Saturday night at 8pm.  Lots of fun, tons of snow … all we need is you!

I’m fairly certain I’m ‘too well’ to be in the office today … I’m taking a snow day! Ski ya soon!

~Thinking snow
Jess

 

Can’t argue good research!

If you need an excuse to hit the slopes this season, look no further than your health. Strapping on the snow skis, even once a year, may enhance overall happiness, health, and well-being, according to a recent study.The mere engagement of sports or any form of physical activity is known to boost mood and well-being. When people are using their body in activities, such as exercise, they typically feel happy and calm. The Mayo Clinic says moderate to vigorous physical activity generates the brain to release endorphins, adrenaline, serotonin, and dopamine, which are chemicals that make you feel good. Moreover, the completion of the physical activity will allow the body’s muscles to feel more relaxed — reducing tension and strain. Participation in outdoor winter sports such as skiing may provide a fun, priceless way to feel happier and healthier this season or year-round.Published in the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life, a team of Korean researchers, conducted a cross-sectional survey of 279 visitors in three major ski resorts in South Korea to measure their levels of happiness and satisfaction. The survey respondents either participated in skiing, snowboarding, or in both. On average, the skiers and snowboarders spent four and a half days at a resort, while more than 90 percent visited ski resorts fewer than five times a year. In the study, happiness and satisfaction levels were determined by assessing the participants’ sense of pleasure, their level of flow or engagement in the activity, and the sense of involvement and satisfaction they subjectively reported after hitting the slopes. Out of the sample size, 126 (45.2 percent) participants skied, 112 (40.1 percent) were snowboarders and 41 (14.7 percent) participated in both activities. All of the respondents were experienced skiers or snowboarders prior to the study. Findings revealed the manner in which the participants engaged in activity, also known as “flow,” had the greatest direct impact on satisfaction, followed by involvement. The researchers identified involvement as being deeply involved in an enjoyable physical activity that can enhance a person’s positive outlook on life.Skiers who became the most involved in the skiing and who forgot everything else in their lives while they were on the slope were found to reap the most benefits from the activity. The researchers were surprised to find skiers reported greater levels of pleasure and involvement than snowboarders. However, a reassuring finding revealed skiers who do even one-off or fewer skiing outings can still experience the positive effects of the sport.”Adult playfulness can influence people’s happiness, while activities and socially convening around a sporting activity, such as skiing, have positive psychological outcomes and contribute to overall well-being,” said Hyun-Woo Lee, lead researcher of the study from Yonsei University in the Republic of Korea in the news release. “This is also true for people who only casually participate in sports.”Skiing not only boosts overall happiness and well-being, but it is beneficial to an individual’s physical and mental health, despite the frequency or duration of the activity. Bethony Garner of the Ski Club of Great Britain, told the Daily Mail, skiing can help an individual shed up to 5 lbs. in a span of seven if they spend six hours every day going up and down the slope burning 3,000 calories. If the slope is steeper, the skier is more likely to burn a greater number of calories. “Experienced skiers are also more likely to negotiate moguls, which use up even more muscle power and so burn even more calories,” Garner told the Daily Mail.

Source:

Bunds KS, Cho KM, Lee HW et al. Rediscovering the Positive Psychology of Sport Participation: Happiness in a Ski Resort Context. Applied Research in Quality of Life. 2013.

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