January 30, 2012
Looking a lot more like winter up here. We have had another 6-8 inches of snow over the past 2 weeks. The skiing has vastly improved. We now have about a foot of snow in the woods, more at some of the cabins. Skiing is still good on the lakes………still no slush.
This week is the beginning of Ely’s Winter Festival………….we got lucky with the snow and we now have adequate snow for the snow carving competition. There is a lot going on besides the snow carving. There are dances, snowshoe, ski, beer triathlon, ice fishing contest, free sled dog rides, guided snowshoe trip to the Hegman Lake pictographs and the Art Walk (artists displaying their work in every store in Ely) If you get a chance, this would be a great weekend to drive up to Ely, it could be your only taste of winter?!