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Still Playing In The Snow!

4/5/19

No photo description available.I woke up twice this week to morning snow!  Today was about 3″ and it was light and fluffy!  Almost zero snow loss this spring at Ski Brule.  When I asked Mountain Crew the weekend snow report, their response was a laugh and “We are going to be 100% open for a long time.  Will run out of guests before snow.”  Ski Brule will continue being open on weekends and Good Friday 9-4:00 so long as Ski Brule can provide a positive snow sports experience.  Skiwee, childcare, lessons, Homestead Lodge & BBQ are closed for the season as of April 8.

If you have Advanced Lift Tickets, you can still use them anytime now through when we close for the 18/19 snow season.  So make plans and enjoy the best snow we’ve had in a long time in April.  Check the snow report before heading to Ski Brule so you know what the trail report is for that day.  A little bird told me that we are supposed to have a big snowstorm this coming week!

Bring on winter .. becuase it’s UGLY mud season here once winter is gone.

~Thinking Snow
Jess & #coltgeorge

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April Snow!

I wish more people would be skiing in April!  Unfortunately the reality is that very few guests visit in April, even if the snow is great so we are compelled to reduce operational schedule.  The snow is the best I’ve ever seen.  REALLY REALLY GREAT!  Following is the schedule for skiing & snowboarding in April.

April Skiing/ Snowboarding Schedule:

Ski Brule will continue operations through April, with the following schedule:

Open for Skiing & Snowboarding: April 5, 6, 7. Homestead Lodge will be open April 6-7 and then close for the season as of April 8.  Rental Center will be open 8-4:00.  Children’s Program: SKIWee & Child care available by reservation April 5, 6, 7 and closing for the season as of April 8.  No nightly activities.

Open for skiing & snowboarding: April 13 & 14, Rental equipment will be available through the Bears Den Pro Shop. No nightly activities.

Open for snowboarding & skiing: April 20 & 21.  Rental equipment will be available through the Bears Den Pro Shop. No nightly activities.

Open for snowboarding & Skiing: April 27 & 28.  Rental equipment will be available through the Bears Den Pro Shop.  No nightly activities.

Cross Country, Snowshoe, Fat Bike Trails closed as of 3/26.

Lodging Office hours 8:30-4:00 Sunday-Thursday & 8am-6pm Friday & Saturday.

Lifts & Runs will be open/closed based on weather, guest numbers.

March is THE BEST time of the year!

March is the best time of the year!  By far the best March conditions I’ve seen in 20+ years!  The snow is incredible.  I was on snow all weekend during the Brule Finale Championships and let me tell you … WOW!  Doesn’t get much better!  No worries about what it looks like where  you live. You can always count on Ski Brule for snow and fun!  This weekend is Brule Bash!  Carnival weekend filled with activities for the entire family and 1/2 price lift tickets when you are in costume!  Costume contest Saturday and Sunday for a 19/20 Ski Brule season pass!

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It’s NOT Raining! Tons Of Snow!

3/13/19
We’ve received so many calls today from guests asking if it’s raining or if we have to close because of the temperatures?  NO is the answer!  Temps are only 40 and freezing overnight which equals almost no snow loss and with over 210″ of natural snow this season PLUS the monster snowbase that the snowmaking crew laid down this fall … there is tons of snow.  Don’t let the weatherman ruin your fun.  Get your gear and head to Ski Brule.  Folks that were here today had an amazing day on their private ski resort, without rain.

~thinking snow
Jess

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Making Memories at Ski Brule

Making memories at Ski Brule is sooooo very easy to do.  There is always fun activities suited for the entire family and the best snow anywhere.  In fact, this season’s snow is out of this world!  Over 210″ of snow has fallen this season.  Hmmmmm I wonder if we are going to break our record season?

This past weekend we had the honor of meeting a very fun group.  Saw them throughout the weekend, always smiling ear to ear!  That is what life is about .. making memories!  Sure you can go to the movies, but will that really be an activity you are likely to talk about in years to come?  I’m thinking not.   Lots of memories with this group … Thank you for visiting!

~Thinking Snow
Jess

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Out of this world!

The snow is out of this world!  Best I’ve ever seen. YES I am soooooo very tired of shoveling but lots of shoveling = soooooooo much awesome snow.  OVer 200″ so far this season!  We haven’t seen that much snow since 95-96′ season.  It is a winter wonderland.

Some ask if we are getting ready for the end of the season…. SNOW WAY!  We are just getting started.  March is jammed packed with weekend fun and March bring MORE SNOW and LOTS of SUNSHINE!  Sounds like a perfect combination!

Ski Ya Soon!
~Jess & Colt

26″ Snow!

Powder day!What an amazing week!   26″ Fresh, fluffy snow fell Tuesday/Wednesday.  The conditions are incredible and I was lucky enough to get out yesterday.  Someone else enjoyed the fresh snow on Otterslide.  The mountain crew left fresh stashes of snow on Otterslide, Whitewater and Big Bear.  Needless to say those that rode yesterday were smiling ear to ear.  The conditions are out of this world!  This is the weekend to cancel your plans and pack your bags to head to Ski Brule.  Weather is calling for high of 25 too!

This weekend is filled with fun!  Whitewater snow tubing, karaoke, live music, BBQ, tubing, sleigh ride and night skiing!  It’s time to play!

~Thinking Snow
Jess

SNOW .. SNOW .. SNOW!

I don’t know what we did to deserve all this fresh fluffy snow but we will take it!  Thank you Mother Nature for the new 8″ of snow and another 24″ expected in next 36 hours.  This weekend is going to be AMAZING!  I can’t wait to get my work done today and take some turns…. wait .. better idea, skip the work … I’m going skiing!

We are already half way through February!  Wow this month whipping by. Before you know it, March will arrive and so will the sunshine and the best snow of the year!  I love skiing in March.  Absolutely the best snow of the year is found in March.   Plus lots of fun activities.

~Headed for the lift
Jess (Colt is in school so it’s just Momma today)

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It’s Not Cold … It’s Winter! Enjoy it!

It’s Not Cold … It’s Winter! Enjoy it!
I’ve been amazed at the number of phone calls asking if we are going to be open this weekend with the cold temperatures or if the Boy Scout Day will be cancelled…… Ski Brule will be open! And the temperature Saturday is NOT frigid. Weather Channel was showing high of 14 Saturday. That’s Winter isn’t it? Much better than January 5 years ago when it was a month of -25 degrees! Even at -25 degrees you can have a great day on snow … IF you are dressed right. Today’s technology is fantastic and there truly is no reason to be cold on the snow. Sure, you may have to take a few more breaks on colder days but so what. My guess is that there will be no lift lines and you will get so many runs in that your legs turn to jello.

Ski Ya this weekend! It’s going to be great! No such thing as a bad day on snow, only bad gear!

~ Thinking Snow
Jess & #coltgeorge

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100% Open!

It’s officially the weekend and we are OFFICIALLY 100% OPEN!

17 out of 17 hills are ready for you to ride. Our mountain men succeeded once again. We’re all so thankful for them.

If you’ve never spent the Holidays here at Ski Brule you might want to reconsider your traditions and start some new ones! We have a jam packed full of fun schedule with a ton of activities for all ages.  Or of course there is always the option to lay low and just enjoy one another. This is my favorite time of year here and I love seeing each of you enjoy it in your own ways. My go to way to enjoy the holidays is to eat my weight in cookies and ski the calories off. HAHA

Sincerely, “The Other Blonde”

Check out our Holiday Activity list!

 Dec. 24:  Lift operation 9-4:00, Kid’s Programs 9-4:00, Lessons 9:30 / 10:45 / 12:00 /1:15 / 2:30, Bear’s Den Pro Shop &  Rental Center 8-5:00, Hillside Dining 5-8:00, Tree Decorating & Social* 5-7:00 (Free nightly activity for Lodging Guests with activity pass.) 

Dec. 25: Lift Operation 9-4:00, Kid’s Programs 9-4:00,  Lessons 9:30 / 10:45 / 12:00 /1:15 / 2:30, Bear’s Den Pro Shop & Rental Center 8-5:00, Hillside Dining 5-8:00,  Marshmallow Roast by reservation* 5:00 (FREE nightly activity for Lodging Guests with activity pass).

Dec. 26:  Lift operation 9-4:00, Kid’s Programs 9-4:00,  Lessons 9:30 / 10:45 / 12:00 /1:15 / 2:30, Bear’s Den Pro Shop 8-8:00 &  Rental Center 8-8:00, Night Skiing 4:30-7:30, Whitewater Snow Tubing $4/person* 5-7:00 (Free nightly activity for Lodging Guests with activity pass), Hillside Dining 5-8:00,  Groomer Rides 5:30 pm (reservations at Bear’s Den), Acrobag & Whitewater Snow Tubing 1-3:00.

Dec. 27:  Lift operation 9-4:00, Kid’s Programs 9-4:00,  Lessons 9:30 / 10:45 / 12:00 /1:15 / 2:30, Bear’s Den Pro Shop 8-8:00 &  Rental Center 8-8:00,  Night Skiing 4:30-7:30,  Homestead BBQ Dinner 5-8:00 (dinner tickets available at Bear’s Den Pro Shop & Guest Services), Homestead Tubing $4/person* (Free nightly activity for Lodging Guests with activity pass.) unlimited rides, traditional hike up the hill style tubing & Sleigh 5-8:00,  Hillside Dining 5-8:00,  Groomer Rides 5:30 pm (reservations at Bear’s Den), Acrobag & Whitewater Snow Tubing 1-3:00.

Dec. 28:  Lift operation 9-4:00, Kid’s Programs 9-4:00,  Lessons 9:30 / 10:45 / 12:00 /1:15 / 2:30, Bear’s Den Pro Shop 8-8:00 &  Rental Center 8-8:00,  Hillside Dining & Friday Fish Fry 5-8:00,  Groomer Rides 5:30 pm (reservations at Bear’s Den), Acrobag & Whitewater Snow Tubing 1-3:00 & 5-7:00, Night Skiing 4:30-7:30* ( FREE night activity for Lodging Guests with activity pass).

Dec. 29:  Lift operation 9-4:00, Kid’s Programs 9-4:00,  Lessons 9:30 / 10:45 / 12:00 /1:15 / 2:30, Bear’s Den Pro Shop 8-8:00 &  Rental Center 8-8:00,  Night Skiing 4:30-7:30* ( FREE nightly activity for Lodging Guests with activity pass),  Hillside Dining 5-8:00,  Groomer Rides 5:30 pm (reservations at Bear’s Den), Acrobag & Whitewater Snow Tubing 1-3:00, Homestead BBQ Dinner 5-8:00 (dinner tickets available at Bear’s Den Pro Shop & Guest Services), Homestead Tubing $4/personunlimited rides (traditional hike up the hill style tubing) & Sleigh 5-8:00.
Dec. 30:  Lift operation 9-4:00, Kid’s Programs 9-4:00,  Lessons 9:30 / 10:45 / 12:00 /1:15 / 2:30, Bear’s Den Pro Shop 8-8:00 &  Rental Center 8-8:00,  Night Skiing 4:30-7:30,  Hillside Dining 5-8:00,  Groomer Rides 5:30pm (reservations at Bear’s Den), Acrobag 1-3:00 & Whitewater Snow Tubing 1-3:00 & 5-7:00 *(FREE nightly activity for Lodging Guests with activity pass).
Dec. 31:  Lift operation 9-4:00, Kid’s Programs   9-4:00, Lessons  9:30 / 10:45 / 12:00 /1:15 / 2:30, Bear’s Den Pro Shop 8-8:00 & Rental Center 8-8:00, Night Skiing 4:30-7:30* (FREE nightly activity for Lodging Guests with activity pass),  Whitewater Snow Tubing 1-3:00 & 5-7:00,  New Year’s Buffet Dinner 6-8:00 (dinner tickets available at Bear’s Den Pro Shop & Guest Services), Torchlight Parade & Fireworks  9:00.

Jan 1:  Lift operation 9-4:00, Kid’s Programs 9-4:00, Lessons 9:30 / 10:45 / 12:00 /1:15 / 2:30, Bear’s Den Pro Shop 8-7:00, Rental Center 8-5:00,  Hillside Dining 5-8:00, Acrobag 1-3:00, Whitewater Snow Tubing 1-3:00 & 5-7:00 Marshmallow Roast 5pm by reservation* (FREE nightly activity for Lodging Guests with activity pass),

Jan 2:   Lift operation 9-4:00, Kid’s Programs 9-4:00, Lessons 9:30 / 10:45 / 12:00 /1:15 / 2:30, Bear’s Den Pro Shop & Rental Center 8-5:00,  Hillside Dining 5-8:00, Whitewater Snow Tubing 5-7 *(FREE nightly activity for Lodging Guests with activity pass).


Activities Bold/Italic * are complimentary to guests of Brule Village with Nightly Activity Pass.  All events/activities are subject to change due to weather.  Updated 8/25/18

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