Monday, March 22, 2010

Mt. Ashwabay has moved their blog.

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Saturday, March 04, 2006

Moving and grooming snow.

Most of the grooming of the runs takes place before the ski hill is open for the day.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Sunday Racing. And the winner is............. everyone.

Racer approaching the finish line. Photos 2-5 racers at the finish line. Photo 6 support team. Photos 7 and 8 racer Bob S. still runs a mean race. Notice the deflection of the gate in the last photo. Young to old (older) race every Sunday. I'm not sure how many years they have been racing but I know I watched my kids race starting in 1989.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Mt. Ashwabay history. The Bodin family photos.

Mt. Ashwabay has a long history. In these two photos [(l) Dick and Rosie Bodin with (r) Jeff Bodin and Bonnie Bodin Moskowitz] the familiar terrain of the hill(s) can be seen in the background. If anyone else has old photos of Mt. Ashwabay email them to and I will post them.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

A busy day at the T-Bar.

Saturday, January 14, 2006


Another new 'feature' at the hill. A great new sign to greet skiers.

Racing anyone? Someone set a course!

Snow guns.

Snow guns in wait. The guns are stored off of the major runs during active skiing times. Snow making has given Mt. Ashwabay the ability to extend it's season. For many years the hill had to depend solely on nature for it's snow. Now all they need is cold weather.

A high school ski racer practicing. Running gates!

A current view from the top.

This is a the view from the top of Mt. Ashwabay. Actually it's the view from one of the starting gates of the new starting house on the top of the hill. The new starting house has four gates, two starter positions and a large heated room for the skiers to warm in before a race. Mt. Ashwabay has a long history of encouraging skiing and ski racing. Notice the open water. This photo was taken on January 14, 2006. Click on the photo (any photo) for a larger version. Look close for the Madeline Island Ferry crossing toward Madeline Island from Bayfield WI.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Fun for everyone at Mt. Ashwabay

Opening weekend at Mt. Ashwabay.

Although the numbers were small on Sunday, Saturday was the largest opening day numbers since 1967 according to Jerry. Sunday is football day. Nice to see Tim O.