Snow conditions continue to be good at Stokely. We experienced a few warm days but our base held and we never had to stop using the trails. It's snowing like crazy now with more in the forecast. Remember Stokely if you are searching for snow!
Stokely Praised by The Master Skier JournalBob and Nancy Gregg, editors and publishers of The Master Skier, visited Stokely in January and this is what they had to say:
"Stokely Creek Lodge is, without a doubt, one of North America's finest cross-country ski destinations. Stokely provides some of the most beautiful and well-groomed Nordic trail systems seen anywhere. Stokely offers superb skate and classic trails along with the best snowshoeing trail systems we have ever experienced. And the dining is so good that it's worth a trip to the lodge just for the food alone."Read the full article by clicking here.
Paintball Biathlon Gives Students a Chance to ShineOn Saturday, Stokely held its first annual paintball biathlon. It was a huge success, with 14 teams participating. All levels of skiers and shooters had a great time -- but of course the fastest skiers and best shooters won! As it happened, the top two teams were the youngest skiers of all the groups, with the winning group made up of high school students. This makes us excited about the next generation of cross-country skiers!
Photo: the winners of the Biathlon, along with Peter Gray. The Reinke Brothers took first place, and the Anchorman came in second.
The Annual Wabos Loppet: Saturday, March 5The Wabos Loppet begins with a scenic hour-long train ride from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to the lumbering village of Wabos. At Wabos, skiers begin an uninterrupted 27 km (16 mile) cross-country course that runs through the woods and around lakes to Norm's cabin at the edge of Bone Lake. There skiers will enjoy refreshments of tea and cookies. The last part of the trip takes participants to Stokely Creek Lodge for a festive celebratory barbecue.
Ski and Snowshoe the Frozen Lakes: March 11 to 13Take advantage of one of Stokely's greatest features: its lakes. Arrive Friday night in time for dinner and spend Saturday skiing on Evans, Stokely, Walker, Bone, Sayer, and Belleau Lake. After skiing or snowshoeing the lakes, you will be treated to lakeside refreshments. Join us for this great end-of-season celebration, when the days are longer and the weather is milder! You can experience it all for $95 to $120 (depending on the room) from March 11-13. There will be a 10% group rate available for a couple of our larger rooms.
To see what last year's Ski The Lakes weekend was like, check out some photos from the event on our Facebook page!