So in one short month we have experienced the lows of -30 all the way up to plus 2 today! Hard to believe this is January in Saskatchewan. Harder still to believe that many people are still huddling in their houses and not out in the sunshine!
We have tons of snow at The Duck! Duck Mountain has always received more snow than the surrounding area. So much so that even when the pavement is showing in town we still have plenty to play in at the Hill! This weekend we are going to have snow and sunshine! Fantastic.
Let’s remember that there is more to do at the duck than just Skiing and Boarding. We also have a great tube run! The tube run has certainly got it’s share of attention so far this winter. Some days it seems like it is the busiest place on the hill. With the temperature up the snow should be fast adding to the thrills!
This Sunday we are hosting a group of local snowshoers! Taking advantage of our great temps and trails in and around the ski area. What a great way to explore the hills of Duck Mountain!
Great News From The Duck!
The temperatures have come up and we have even had a bit of snow this week! Grooming is progressing nicely and things should be just perfect for the weekend!
Recently we have made a Stay and Ski package available in co-operation with Duck Mountain 4 Seasons Resort. Check it out under the Rates menu!
Also remember that it is not too late to purchase a Season’s Pass! It only takes 8 visits to cover the cost of the pass! After that you are skiing for free!
News for those of you who prefer their thrills sitting rather than standing. We have been working on the big curve in the Tube Run and it just keeps getting better. Special thanks to Gary Hominiuk from Benito area who brought us a load of bales to help with the construction!
I just realized that it has been ten days since I posted an update. Wow time flies!
Of course everyone is feeling the crunch these last few days before Christmas. So many things to do and so many places to get to. Presents to buy and wrap, parties to attend, family to visit. School is out and the house always seems so full.
So we had our Staff training / soft opening day this last weekend and it was great. I have had more than a few details causing me stress these last few weeks. You start to feel the weight of the project and the time running out.
But Saturday came and with it I gained a Staff. What a great bunch they turned out to be. It is a perfect mix of new and returning staff. There are a few old hands from the good old days and a good pile of younger members with extra energy and spirit. In a single day we got a lot of my details ironed out. Big thanks to all of them. It’s gonna be a great season with this crew.
And amidst all the shoveling and decorating and cleaning we actually had a few people come to check the place out! A group looking to go tubing came to see what we had to offer. We were happy to have them to help smooth out the rough edges on the tube run. They became an essential part of product testing and development! And I think they had a little fun along the way too.
So things are looking good for opening. Still praying for more snow but gonna play as hard as we can with what we have. And you should too. See you on Boxing Day!