Snow Day *Perk* Attention: Parents, students, Mayor Ness and everyone else. Thom Storm is awesome!

I propose the City of Duluth creates a Thom Storm Day!

This man has done so much for the youth of our city through his works at Chester Park/Chester Bowl over the years and he continues to do so.

He just sent out an email this afternoon regarding the winter storm. How is this for fore-thinking and helping parents out if the kids are out of school, and who need to go to work for a few hours tomorrow, if they can get there:

If schools are closed tomorrow due to snow, I intend to open the chairlift from 11-4:30, so parents can go to work, & kids can have something fun to do.  I already have early morning grooming of the hill, and snowplowing of the road arranged.  The final piece to the puzzle would be to get some parents to operate the concession stand.  Volunteers would be needed from 10-45am to 2pm and 1:45-4:45pm.  If you would be available to help out, please email me back by 5pm today if possible.  This would only take place if schools are closed.  If schools remain open, the lift will be open it’s regular hours of 4:30-8:30, and volunteers for the concession are already signed up for those shifts.

Thanks for your consideration.

Thom Storm
Executive Director
Chester Bowl Improvement Club
1801 E. Skyline Dr.
Duluth, MN.  55812-1154
(218) 724-9832
[email protected]

You’re the best Thom!

P.S. I think the Concession Stand still has openings for other days too, if you’re off/available and so inclined to help out for a few hours.

From A Jan 28th Email:

We have a dilemma at Chester Bowl.

For whatever reason, not enough people are not signing up to volunteer in the concession stand this winter. This has never happened to this extent before.  Several days in February have no one signed up.

Without concession volunteers, we can’t really run the ski hill.  There will be no food for skiers or ski cadets.  Plus, no adults to monitor the chalet activities.

I know many of you have already done your volunteer commitments, but please consider doing a little more.  Over February’s winter break, we have a period of 12 days in a row when the chairlift is open, and many days need volunteers. In addition, the end of the month has several days with no volunteers.

Please open up the Jooners link below, and sign up now.

February Concession Schedule

March Concession Schedule

Thanks for supporting Chester Bowl!

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about 11 years ago

The official word this morning from Thom:

Since Duluth schools are closed today due to snow, the Chester Bowl Chairlift will open early, from 11-4:30. The ski hill will be groomed and the road plowed prior to 11am. The chairlift will not be open this evening from 4:30-8:30, so there will be no evening snowboard or telemark skiing lessons. The Chester Bowl Improvement Club meeting will take place at 6pm, as scheduled. Come and enjoy the fresh snow! Thom

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