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What’s with the weather?. I am a winter person. From a “Winter Family”…. My father was a speed skater My brothers were all state skiers My children are all skiers/snowboarders My daughter was on the US Snowboard Tea

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What’s with the weather?


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I am a winter person

  • From a “Winter Family”….

  • My father was a speed skater

  • My brothers were all state skiers

  • My children are all skiers/snowboarders

  • My daughter was on the US Snowboard Tea

  • One brother was technical director for the ski and snowboard events at the SLC Olympics








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We have the horses!


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We go into each winter as if it was going to snow every night and the sun will shine every day.


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Lake Effect Snow night and the sun will shine every day.My favorite words


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Let it Snow! night and the sun will shine every day.

  • The marketing plan is set

  • The advertising is in place

  • The website is ready

  • The e-blast lists are set up

  • The 800 phone line is updated

  • The events are ready to go


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And we wait for the snow! night and the sun will shine every day.

When it snows the hotels are full

The restaurants are busy

There are lines at the gas stations are party stores …..everyone is happy….


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October 26, 2001 night and the sun will shine every day.

Nice early start to the season…


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March 21, 2002 night and the sun will shine every day.

Nice late season blizzard…


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And very little in between night and the sun will shine every day.

No pictures

Too depressing


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So what are we going to do? night and the sun will shine every day.

  • Blame the weatherman!

  • Move to a different state?

  • Encourage non snow dependant activities, events and attractions.


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Do the WTCM Snowdance night and the sun will shine every day.


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First Night Cadillac night and the sun will shine every day.

A 12 Hour Family Oriented Alcohol Free New Years Eve Celebration held in Downtown Cadillac, along the lakefront at the school campus.


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When it snows everyone goes to First Night! night and the sun will shine every day.


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Encourage the Festivals night and the sun will shine every day.

  • North American Snowmobile Festival attracts visitors even if there isn’t snow

  • Back up plans are always in place


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Encourage alternative events night and the sun will shine every day.

Oldsmobile Outdoor Club

900 GM-UAW Families

Visit Cadillac in late February for an ice fishing winter carnival.


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Motorcycle Ice Racing night and the sun will shine every day.


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Hockey Tournaments night and the sun will shine every day.


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Snow Cross Racing night and the sun will shine every day.

City and County

co-operation hauling snow to the fairgrounds for the Snowcross Racing


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Encourage new connecting trails night and the sun will shine every day.

New Yuma to Mesick to Copemish Trail will be in place by 2004

This will connect Cadillac to the Benzie Trail System

If there is more snow in Benzie than Cadillac we can still house the snowmobilers


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New US 131 Bypass Trail night and the sun will shine every day.

Will link the White Pine Trail to this new trail and connect with Miss-Kal Trail, Grayling, Gaylord, Cheboygan and the Bridge.

Someone is bound to have snow

Continue to be involvement in trail development in the State of Michigan


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Finally night and the sun will shine every day.

You can’t buy snow!


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