Candle Lit Ski and Volks Ski 400Happy Valentine’s Day from all the Cascade Staff! We had a huge dinner crowd over at the restaurant with lots of sweethearts enjoying some great Valentine Specials such as Surf and Turf, Fresh Steelhead, Lasagna, Seafood Newberg and of course wine and champagne!
Just this past weekend Cascade Lodge hosted a variety of fun activities for the annual Winter Tracks Festival. On Friday night we lit up 3 KM of our ski trail with luminaries for our third annual Candle Lit Ski. It was a beautiful evening with light snow falling, no wind and temps in the mid-20’s. Lots of people showed up and were very happy to enjoy a rare night ski and warm up by the campfire with some hot chocolate and cookies! Special thanks to Michael, Adam, Matt, Maureen and Amanda for their work and hospitality.
The following day was the Volks Ski 400 event. This event tries to get as many people out skiing on as many of the 400km of Cook Counties’ world class cross country ski trails as possible. Cascade Lodge formed a team of 10 skiers and got 2nd place while skiing every section of our 57km system. Owner Michael O’Phelan placed 3rd for individual part of the event. After the long day on the trails, all the participants gathered at our new Pub for an Apres Ski Reception where t-shirts were given out and good times and trail stories were shared! To wrap up the fun weekend Marco took out three large groups on his sleigh ride through the woods on a beautiful starry night!