This Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Nub’s Nob will host the 6th annual Rail Jam to benefit the Manna Food Project. This is a hike-up event on lower Scarface with multiple features set. Entry is a donation of 10 canned goods or $10. If rails are not your thing we are also open for skiing and riding on two runs with two lifts running.
Make your first turns of the year today! Smooth Sailing and Big Time are open today, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are at a special rate of $25 for a lift ticket and $25 for rentals all weekend. Tomorrow is a Rail Jam to benefit the Manna Food Project. This is a hike-up event on lower Scarface. A ticket is not required to participate just a $10 donation or 10 canned items for Manna. The event begins at noon and runs until 4 p.m.
The 2015-16 season opener is this Friday! Smooth Sailing and Big Time will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lift tickets and rentals will be at a special $25 rate. Children 8 and under ski free any day with a skiing guardian. The Nub’s Cafeteria, Tune Center, General Store and Bar will all be open. Pat the world-class Nub’s Nob Snow Crew on the back for putting in a great effort in marginal conditions to make this day possible. Nub’s Nob will be closed on Thanksgiving Day due to forecasted warm weather and rain. We will look forward to the season opener the following day. We plan to close on Monday to get back to snowmaking and reopen the following weekend.
The holidays are right around the corner. Check-out our latest webcast featuring the awesome selection at our General Store. The Nub’s Nob General Store is open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Thanksgiving). This is the place to get outfitted for the ski season. Cool Cash cards and Nub’s Nob logo wear can also be purchased online and sent right to your door.
Saturday night at 7p.m. our award-winning Snow Crew fired up the snow guns again after the daytime warm up. Temperatures were slightly cooler than predicted and the Crew took full advantage of the temperatures. We will continue to make snow as mother nature allows. Give us a hand and THINK SNOW!
The photo below was taken at 6a.m. on Sunday morning
Last night at midnight the most award-winning snow Crew in the Midwest fired up the Nub’s Nob snow guns for the first time this season. YAHOO! We were able to run till 6am when we discovered a leak in the main water line forcing us to shut down. Temp’s were warming up anyway so little time was lost as high’s today are forecast to be in the mid 30’s. It sure felt good to see the system up and running and snow in front of each gun!
We are already repairing the pipe and hope to be back on sometime this evening when temperatures fall below freezing for another night run. You know we’ll take every opportunity we have to make snow as weather allows. Stay tuned and THINK SNOW!
Despite a very warm November it does look like there is snowmaking weather on the horizon. The current forecast is for night time temperatures to dip below freezing this weekend. Rest assured that we are ready to turn on the guns and take advantage of every opportunity to make snow. Typically we need about 72 hours of running our snow guns to be able to open. Give the Nub’s Crew a hand and THINK SNOW!
Check-out this new webcast featuring the famous Nub’s Nob World Cup Tune. Pat Dueweke our professional ski tuner is offering a stone grind, edge sharpen, wax and binding check all for $30! This tune is accomplished using our Wintersteiger Mercury shuttle, an incredibly precise tuning machine that will bring your gear back to life. This offer is good until opening day, so now is the time to get your skis and snowboards ready for our favorite season. Drop off your skis and boards between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. If you would like your bindings tested bring in one ski boot.
At 83 years old Larry Tomie of Sault Ste. Marie, ON is still buckling his race boots and competing at the highest level available to his age group. This summer Larry flew to Chile to compete along side of 180 athletes from 17 nations. Larry had 18 others skiing in his age group. The international competition featured a 62 gate slalom course, a Super G and two GS courses. Larry was first place in every discipline earning the overall Gold Medal. Larry will continue competition this winter traveling to Aspen and France for the World Championships.
Off the slopes Larry experienced an earthquake measuring 8.3 on the richter scale while in Chile. He admitted this is not something he hopes to do again. The quake shook the hotel and caused massive destruction in the area where he was staying.
Larry can be spotted at Nub’s Nob on a weekly basis in the winter and is a regular on the Blue Lift. When asked about why he considers Nub’s Nob his home ski area his answer was simple, “the people”. All of us at Nub’s Nob wish Larry the best in all of his racing endeavors this winter. If you see him on the hill this season tell him congratulations, that is if you can catch him.
The Nub’s Crew just completed load testing all of our chairlifts. In a load test buckets of water are placed on the chairs to simulate a fully loaded lift. With the lift loaded we test the brakes, safety circuits, and auxiliary power. The State of Michigan requires a load test once every five years, but at Nub’s Nob we test every lift every year. Chairlift safety is taken very seriously here, and you can rest assured that we are doing everything possible to make your trip uphill as safe and enjoyable as possible.
We now have expanded office hours. Stop by the Front Desk from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday to purchase your season pass and ski locker renewal or with any other questions regarding the ski season.