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Lapham Lodge Approved for Fund Raising

By John Hillmer / October 6, 2021 / Comments Off on Lapham Lodge Approved for Fund Raising

Oct 6, 2021 – The DNR supports the Friends of Lapham Peak’s proposal to build a new Lodge at Lapham Peak! Lapham Lodge will be built in Evergreen Grove, to the east of the Evergreen Shelter, between the parking lot and the ski/hiking trails.  Please see our Lapham Lodge Informational and Fund Raising Page In […]

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2020 Snowmaking Update

By John Hillmer / November 21, 2020 / Comments Off on 2020 Snowmaking Update

If you missed the Friends of Lapham Peak’s Annual Business Meeting on Nov 11, 2020, we now have a video of the very informative Snow Making Update that John McCarthy shared at the meeting, as our special speaker and presentation for the evening. A copy of John’s slides in PDF format are here. And a video […]

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New PistenBully 100 Arrived 11/4/20

By John Hillmer / November 5, 2020 / Comments Off on New PistenBully 100 Arrived 11/4/20

Our new PistenBully 100 arrived today.  Members of the Snowmaking Committee posed with the new machine in front of the nearly complete new Winter Recreation Storage Building  (WRSB) that will house it and other equipment. Now more than ever, we have bills to pay for the machine, and the building materials, so your help is […]

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Ben Popp, Executive Director of the Birkie, Talks about our Project!

By John Hillmer / October 25, 2020 / Comments Off on Ben Popp, Executive Director of the Birkie, Talks about our Project!

We are in our Home Stretch of raising $310,000 for our new Pisten Bully and a home for it. Our Pisten Bully will be here in 2 weeks and we will need to write a check for $200,000 at that time. We were short $72,000, and then $60,000. Last week we were short $52,000 and […]

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Winter Recreation Storage Building – Mid-October Progress

By John Hillmer / October 21, 2020 / Comments Off on Winter Recreation Storage Building – Mid-October Progress

Many volunteer hours have gone into the project so far.  This picture was taken about mid-October. Invoices for the building materials are coming in, and with delivery of the new Pisten Bully 100 expected in early November, we could really use donations to enable us to complete this project. Donate Today

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Winter Recreation Storage Building is Taking Shape!

By John Hillmer / October 4, 2020 / Comments Off on Winter Recreation Storage Building is Taking Shape!

The foundation is done!  On a wet Saturday, Oct 2nd, a volunteer crew got the walls up!  Roof trusses are being shipped to us, and should be here soon!  Most of the other building materials have arrived.  At this time, we have most of the volunteer help that we need, but donations to pay for […]

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Winter Recreation Storage Building Foundation is Complete!

By John Hillmer / September 26, 2020 / Comments Off on Winter Recreation Storage Building Foundation is Complete!

The foundation has been poured and area preparation continues.  Construction is planned to begin during the weekends and on various weekdays in early October.  At this time, we have most of the volunteer help that we need, but donations to pay for the materials are still needed. Donate Today

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Winter Recreation Storage Building Foundation is in Progress

By John Hillmer / September 21, 2020 / Comments Off on Winter Recreation Storage Building Foundation is in Progress

Forms for the concrete foundation of our new Winter Recreation Storage Building were set in place on Monday, Sept 21.  Signs announcing the project have been posted. Donations to complete the funding of this building, and to complete the purchase of the new snowcat are still needed. Donate Today

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Site Prep for New Winter Recreation Storage Building

By John Hillmer / August 4, 2020 / Comments Off on Site Prep for New Winter Recreation Storage Building

Work is beginning on site preparation for access to, and the location of, the new Winter Recreation Storage Building at Lapham Peak!  The new building will house the new Snowcat (Pisten Bully 100) and other winter related equipment.  We are waiting for final State Approvals before construction can begin. Please help us with the final […]

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Construction Equipment is beginning to be Staged

By John Hillmer / August 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Construction Equipment is beginning to be Staged

While we wait for final approvals for the new Winter Equipment Storage Building’s plan and site, equipment is beginning to show up at the Park for what will eventually be needed to help with some of that work.  We could still really use some financial help to enable us to pay for the Building and […]

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