Wednesday, January 15, 2014
New Years Eve Torchlight Parade

This years torchlight parade was one for the memory books!  
Our Winter Sports School instructors and Ski Patrol crews formed a line at the bottom of the Green Chairlift at 7p.m on New Years Eve, made their way up the lift and proceeded to make 2 full runs down Smokey and Valley.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from everyone here at Nub's to all of you!

S5.EP.2.5 from Nub's Nob Webcasts on Vimeo.
Gearing up for the Holidays!

The holiday season at Nub's is fast approaching and conditions couldn't be better!
We've been receiving large amounts of natural snow over the past weeks and it looks like it's not going to stop any time soon :)
 Above: a couple cross country enthusiasts enjoy a day on the trails!
 A look down at the base
 Sawyer Blevins tail pressing the flat down rail!  Our parks are now 100% open.
 Tight turns on Smooth Sailing!
General Manager Jim Bartlett finishes up a few runs on a beautiful day.  When this guy is all smiles you know the skiing is good!
Off and Running
The 2013/2014 Season Is Underway!

Check out the 2nd installment of this years Nub's Nob Webcasts!

S5.EP.2 - Opening Day, Cussa, Powder and Park! from Nub's Nob Webcasts on Vimeo.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
4th Annual Manna Jam
The Manna Jam is one of our most  unique yearly events.  Held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the Manna Jam was created as a way to get kids on SHRED a little bit early, and of course, to give back to the community!  Each year hundreds of people flock to Nub's to take part in this event, donating cash, non perishable food items and to have a great time !
For a full review of this years event, head to this link!
The Manna Jam is often impacted by early season weather, one year its 50 degrees, the next it's raining, the next it's 20 degrees with no natural snow fall.   
This season we found ourselves smack dab in the middle of the best early season conditions Nub's has EVER experienced.  With an abundance of natural and man made snow, G.M Jim Bartlett made the decision to hold the event at the base of one of our iconic runs, Scarface; stating "we'll probably never get this chance again!".

Our Park Crew set out the day before the event, working well in to the night to craft one of the best early season rail jam set ups that Michigan has ever seen.

The morning of the event our lodge was flooded with young shredders, eager to to get on hill and spend the day riding with friends!
The 4th Annual Rail Jam to Benefit The Manna Food Project was a huge success!  We want to thank everyone involved for making this community event such a fun one to host!

We'll see you all next year :)
Saturday, December 14, 2013
A Look At Making the Mid-West's Best Snow!
Check out the first webcast of the 2013/2014 season.
Coverage includes a look at what it takes to get our slopes filled with snow!

S5.EP.1- The guns are running, Turkey Day Opening! from Nub's Nob Webcasts on Vimeo.
Kicking Off the 2013/2014 Season!
We are off and running, Yahoo!  Fantastic snow making conditions have allowed us to meet our goal of a Thanksgiving day opener.  Our crew has been working hard over the past 3 weeks to fill our slopes with best snow the Mid-West has to offer.  

 Snow making begins! 11.11.13

 Warm weather moved back in to the area later that week, forcing our crew to turn the guns off.  Take a look at this overview to see how much coverage the boys laid down in just under 2 days!
After only a few days cold temps returned to Northern Michigan, allowing our crew to fire the snow making system up.  This cold weather system marked the beginning of what has become 'one of our best snow making years to date'!
 With our guns running around the clock, General Manager Jim Bartlett makes the call on our Thanksgiving day opener!
As with every year, a small group of patrons show up early in the morning on opening day to catch the 'first chair' lift up the hill :)
 (below) our grooming crew works hard to get the slopes ready for opening day!
 Mr.Eric Hafner was super excited for opening day.
 The 2013/2014 season is off to an amazing start, we can't wait to see you and yours out on the hill!