Snow is Here!
Stokely's first skiers of the season are enjoying the snow covered trails. The trails have a very solid base, and the temperatures are staying below freezing to keep that base. It does not take much snow with this base to get the trails groomed and free of bare spots -- and it looks like we've got a good chance of more snow over the next few days.
Keep checking our website
and Facebook page
for further weather updates. Happy Holidays and best wishes for a New Year from the Stokely staff!
Fond Family Memories
Our family first visited Stokely in 1979, the second year it was open -- and we've been coming back ever since! Many times we would leave our home in Michigan with no snow and enjoy our first ski of the year at Stokely. We skied from the Stokely parking lot into the lodge and were surrounded by a forested winter wonderland. Relaxing in the hot Sauna and rolling in the snow after a long day on the trails is something we only do at Stokely. And, of course, what is better than beginning and ending each day with delicious homemade meals, surrounded by a great group of friends. Our family has grown to include two married daughters and three grandchildren, and they all enjoy Stokely as much as we do!
We have snow now, and a few rooms are still available over the holidays; if you're new to Stokely, or you're a loyal guest bringing new friends, we are offering a third night at half price (space permitting; not combinable with other discount offers.)
Super Bowl Weekend Hut to Hut: February 3, 4, 5
With two beautiful new huts on the Stokely trails, our trail designer Bob Yankus has come up with a great way to use them both in one day. First, you'll ski with Bob to the Stokely Lake hut on the Peterson trail, where you'll enjoy a snack and hot chocolate. Your snowshoes will be delivered to the hut while you are skiing. You'll then snowshoe to the new Hakon Lein hut, where a great lunch (and your skis) will be waiting. The snowshoe portion from Stokely Lake cabin to the new Hakon Lein Cabin will explore some of the most spectacular features of King Mountain. The Peregrine Pass trail follows a geological fault which passes through the center of what was once a much larger King Mountain. That fault has created numerous waterfalls, ice cliffs, and mountaintop views, many of which are accessible from the snowshoe trail. Skiing back to Stokely Lodge will be lots of downhill. The entire loop will take approximately 2 1/2 hours, and we'll set an easy pace to allow plenty of time for photos -- be sure to bring a camera! This will be a rewarding day of scenery, exercise, food, and friends. The hut-to-hut is free for overnight weekend guests or $35 a person for the day. We're excited about this event, and we hope you'll want to join us; you still have lots of time to get your ski and snowshoe legs in shape for the challenge!