Current Conditions at Stokely: -1°C & mostly cloudy
New Snow: 0 inches /0 cm Snow Base: 18 inches / 45 cm Snow Depth: 46 inches / 115 cm
2014 FAT BIKE SNOW TRAIL WEEKEND AT STOKELY CREEK CROSS COUNTRY SKI RESORT
Saturday and Sunday March 15 and 16, 2014
Stokely Creek Lodge will host its first Fat Bike Snow Trail weekend, in cooperation with Velorution of Sault Ste Marie, on Saturday and Sunday, March 15th and 16th. Stokely has over 80 km of trails available, and 30 km will be specially groomed for Fat Biking. (See the map of the Stokely trail system on the Lodge website at stokelycreek.com)
Special packages available for the weekend. Prices per person, including tax and gratuity.
1 night lodging, 3 meals, 2 days riding pass-$120
2 nights lodging, 5 meals, 2 days riding pass-$224
2 days riding pass $32
Breakfast $10 Lunch $13 Dinner $24
Call Stokely to make a deposit for a room reservation. Meal reservations also required. For more information contact Jan Roubal at Velorution (705-253-9388, .) or Stokely at (866-786-5359, .)
March 10, 2014
Once upon a time someone had too much time on their hands and came up with the brilliant idea of moving the time back by one hour. That way you magically gain an hour and have 25 hours for that day. To justify this move it was dubbed with the title “Daylight Saving Time”. We all know that it is smoke and mirrors, because there is no way of banking time, whether it is daylight time or nightdark time. It is actually one of those pay now or pay later things, because sooner or later the hour has to be paid back, which is what we did yesterday. I call it “payback day.” I suppose it could also be called “daylight losing day”, but I suspect that it is not politically correct. So what happens twice a year is an unnecessary manipulation of time to disrupt the people who actually have something to do with their time. At the lodge it means that skiers have to remember to set their clocks to make sure that they don’t miss breakfast. It also means that they get less down time before hitting the ski trails, therefore leaving them a little drowsy all day. For what I ask? Wouldn’t it be nice if they just left well enough alone?
March 8, 2014
Every evening at 5:30 appetizers are served, usually in the Clubhouse. It is a great time to meet one another and nibble on a nice selection of cheeses, vegetables, fruits, and the odd kitchen surprise. This evening is a special occasion in that Vin Greco will be hosting a wine tasting to complement our appetizer hour. Vin is well known for his in depth knowledge of wines and will have a variety of wines on hand that have made his “favorite list.” If you want to join in you need to give us a call as soon as possible. Cost is only $20.
March 7, 2014
Last spring 3 gentlemen showed up here after the lodge was closed and wanted to take a look around. I gave them the usual tour along with a bit of charm and they decided in the fall to make a reservation for this season. Four of them showed up, all from the Bay City area. They were a great bunch of guys - down to earth and looking to make the most of their time here. I had many interesting discussions with them and I even had a chance to gloat a little bit over the 2 gold medals in olympic hockey. Just a bit. Sadly, they left this morning, but not before they made a reservation for next year. I told them that if they come 3 years in a row they will be numbered with the Faithful of the Good Ship Stokely. Welcome aboard Roger, Mike, John, and Wayne.
March 6, 2014
It’s March folks, and quite frankly I have never seen so much snow for this time of year. We would love to extend our season past March 16, and we are offering some very attractive prices for accommodation and skiing. It would be an absolute shame to see these great cross country ski conditions go to waste. Give us a call and take advantage of the sunny days, warmer temperatures, and beautiful skiing conditions. Toll free 1 866 786 5359.