^Overhead view of Coffee Mill Ski Area
Hey there friends and readers of Unofficial Networks. I’m writing this quick article in hopes that one of you out there might be able to help a small ski area in Minnesota out.
Maybe you know something about the incident, or have a contact with power cords for snow guns? Anything you can do would help. I have a soft spot in my heart for small ski area, especially in the Midwest, and seeing one suffer from theft just kills me.
Here’s what happened-
Coffee Mill Ski Area in Wabasha, MN posted to Facebook earlier today that 6 of the power cords for their snow making guns were stolen overnight.
They’ve reported the incident to police, and are asking for any help relating to the matter.
I have no idea how much power cords for snow guns cost, but I’m assuming that it isn’t cheap. From my experience, everything relating to making snow at a ski resort is obnoxiously expensive.
I haven’t been up to Coffee Mill yet, but it’s on my list of small Midwestern ski areas I want to check out next season.
I hope they get those damn cords back!
^Coffee Mill Ski Area Trail Map
Here’s a little bit about this awesome hill:
“Coffee Mill, named after a historic navigational point along the mighty Mississippi, offers the best of coulee skiing with a unique “bowl” arrangement for convenient lift accessibility and protection from cold winter winds. Extra long slopes combined with high capacity chairs provide a skiing experience second to none. From the gentle slopes of Chippewa to the radical pitch of O’Chute, each run is obscured from the next by an abundant growth of birch, oaks, and pines. Modern snowmaking and daily grooming insure great snow throughout the season. The majestic area offers fantastic views of river valleys and two states with unparalleled beauty.”