More March Snow and Tons of Wildlife!As we write to you we have received 10+ inches of snow in the last two days and it’s still coming down! More snow is in the forecast right through the end of the workweek so needless to say we certainly will have an extended winter sports season this year. That is a welcoming fact considering last year’s ski season ended in early March because of the rapid warm-up and very little snow in February. We should be skiing at least through the end of March this season!
The wildlife viewing around the resort and the area has been fantastic this winter. The deer can normally be seen in abundance late winter as they congregate along the shoreline with readily available food sources and that is the case again this year. However, the deer are also the main food source of the Wolves which are being spotted in record numbers. We have several nice, healthy looking wolves right here in the State Park as witnessed by many guests and employees and can be heard “howling at the moon” on many nights! Our ski trail groomers have also seen them over on the west end of the trail system and have found lots of evidence of four course meals enjoyed by the canines along their route. Matt saw a huge Silver Fox the other night coming back from the restaurant right next to the lodge. It scurried up on a snow bank and stared at him for a few minutes before wandering off into the woods. We had a few previous guests come and rent snowshoes to hike up on the Gunflint Trail over the weekend. Upon returning them Monday afternoon they told stories of seeing a Moose, two Wolves and allegedly a Cougar too, but with most Cougar sightings it was unconfirmed. Wow talk about living amongst some furry friends on the Wild North Shore!