December 15th. We only have a few inches of snow on the ground. In the 14 YEARS of burying Beer Cases, the rule of thumb is that 2 Cases of snow are needed for the groomers to groom our Rocky Terrain. (Many trails are not on roads.) To veiw the map of OPEN trails in Ontario, you must visit The OFSC WEBSITE.
December 14th – Some Trails are opening north of us – in the Northern Corridor
December 13 – Still working on the first case of Blue
How did the Canadian Snow Gauge in Wawa Start?
When we first bought the Motel in 1999, we were open year round, and Snowmobilers did not have information on the Internet.
Snowmobilers had to PHONE Hotels to get information on Snow, Weather and Trail Conditions.
Over the years, many guests complained to me about incorrect information they would receive from both, American and Canadian Hotel Staff. Those stories inspired me to draw this cartoon. LOL!
This would never happen in Ontario anymore – all the open/closed Trail info is on https://trails.evouala.com/ofsc/
Even though it was the Internet Dark Ages, I knew how to run a website, and started a “Snow Cam” so the Snowmobilers could go to my website and watch the snow pile up. We showed snow depth by stacking the Canadian Snow Gauge in Wawa – 4 Beer Cases High. 😝
I photographed snow depths daily, reported trail conditions, designed Trail Maps, listed trail closures/openings, photographed the snowmobilers & put them on the Snow Cam. (Remember, way back then, before the age of Facebook, Instagram, etc., it was rare to have your photo on the internet.)
I took thousands of photos – We had so much fun!! (Most have been uploaded to our Facebook Page)
Even though we went seasonal in 2005, I continued to run the Snow Cam for the dedicated Snow Watchers.
The 4 Cases are usually buried by the end of February.
Chica was a great Bartender!
She was very concerned about our property damage after the 2012 disaster, and had to check it out.
Oh Oh – 2014 was the first time we buried FIVE CASES!! Then this guy showed up!
Last year, a Beer Drinking Snowman showed up to polish off the snow gauge in April!
Hah!! Canadian Snow Gauge Shenanigans! 🤣