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Getting ready for the Weekend!

Me with ears

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!

Santa’s Almost Here!

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!

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

So here we are with only 18 days until The Duck opens the gates and lets everybody in for the season. That means too that there are only 17 days until Christmas. Also there are only 16 shopping days left! DON’T PANIC! There is still lots of time to get everyone on your list what it is they have wished for.

Of course you are expecting me to include the shameless self promotion that is always obligatory here. Season’s Pass to the Duck? Absolutely you should get one! So hustle out to Sas Kam Sportsman or the Town of Kamsack Office for the application forms. Get them now and be sure not to miss a moment of our season. Gift certificates are also available.

But as fantastic as those are going to be in the coming weeks and months it is tricky to gift wrap and personalize. So let me give you a personal recommendation.

Buy a helmet. It is the best present you can get the skiers and boarders in the family. Snowsports can be tricky. It’s tons of fun to spend the winter sliding over the ice and snow but sometimes it can turn out a little unexpected.

Buy a helmet. When I first started skiing only racers and babies wore helmets. Not anymore. Now everybody is wearing a helmet. Wearing a helmet used to be heavy and awkward and they came in only two colors. Now helmets are light, comfortable, stylish, and colorful. As varied as the many types of skier and boarder.

Buy a helmet. I have no idea how many times mine has saved my noggin bouncing over the scenery during a misstep. And the added security that you gain with knowing you will finish the day in the same state you started translates into more confidant riding. Seriously.

Buy a helmet. Best of all Helmets are not just for your kids anymore! You want the wee ones to protect their melon. Good. Protect yours. Better.

So after putting many miles and years on my last helmet I am testing out a new one this season. I hope you will too.12182013403