Then later, returning from Bemidji after dark, I swung into BV to snap these photos. The best view of all was rounding the curve on Co.Rd 15 by the Dickinson Ranch. From that angle the entire hill was visible and draped in clouds of snow. I didn't want to pull over on the side of the road, though. These are photos taken from the parking lot.
The drone of the guns was a constant, gentle roar...and the plumes of snow drifted away like smoke. It was all so mesmerizing and beautiful in the black and white of night.
The forecast looks good. The frustration of waiting seems to be over. It's a beautiful, snowy relief.
Unfortunately, the humidity was, again, too high last night to make snow. But the crew is poised to turn on the guns the moment the temperature and humidity are balanced enough to create snow and not rain.
It is doubtful we will be open for this weekend. Not such exciting news...but since there is nothing that can be done about the weather, improvements to the Rental Shop and machinery maintenance are getting accomplished. We do plan to be open December 12 & 13.
Student 16-18 years old $180 + 12.38tax = $192.38
College: Photo ID & Fee Statement showing12 or more credits required $180 + 12.38tax = $192.38
Senior 62+ years $160 + 11.00tax = $171.00
Adult 18+ years $220 + 15.13tax = $235.13
Family of 2 $410 + 28.19tax = $438.19
Family of 3 $520 + 35.75tax = $555.75
Family of 4 $560 + 38.50tax = $598.50
Family of 5 $595 + 40.91tax = $635.91
Family of 6 $630 + 43.31tax = $673.31
Family of 7 or more add 37.41(tax included) per person
Season Pass Sales are final – No refunds
First Timer Rental
Ski / Board pkg Rental. For new pass holders and members returning after 3 or more years
Ski Rental Full ski package
All Rental Full ski & board package
10% off items in the Buena Vista Ski Shop
10% off selected accessories at The Home Place in Bemidji
10% off snowboards at Play-It-Again Sports in Bemidji
Skiing and Boarding Discounts
All pass holders will be entitled to skiing discounts at the following resorts
Andes Tower, Alexandria, MN - $5.00 off a lift ticket
Powder Ridge Ski Area, Kimball, MN - $5.00 off a lift ticket
Red Lodge Mountain Resort, Red Lodge, MT – ½ day rate on all day lift ticket
Spirit Mountain, Duluth, MN - $10.00 off adult extended ticket (full day) $7.00 off child extended ticket (full day)
No Minimum number required!
Check-in on 3rd Floor
$12 Lift Ticket (any age)
$10 Ski Package
$20 Board/Ski Combo Package
This day is for all 4H and SCOUT Members and their Families
Children 5 & under receive free lift ticket with paying adult
Kirby, BV's Rental Shop manager, is excited about our new equipment, the new stations-type floor plan, and the degree to which these changes will help us serve our guests better. Stop by the Rental Shop on our Open House Day (Saturday, November 14, 2009) to see the new equipment and the renovation-in-progress. A huge Thank You! to Kirby and all the Friends of Buena Vista that have committed themselves to making these upgrades possible.