All Lifts Running Every Weekend
Norway will be operating the triple chair, both double chairs and the 3 handles tows every Saturday and Sunday. On weekdays 2 lifts and 1 handle tow are in operating. Give a call ifyou have questions.
20th Annual Yooper Day Feb 11
Don your kromer, layer up with flannel and head up to Norway, Saturday Feb 11, for the 20th annual Yooper Day featuring the Yooper Games of Winter. Dress up in full Yooper attire and get a lift ticket for just half price. Join in the Yooper games like the chainsaw throw, pasty eating contest, hose race and the famous Frozen T-Shirt contest in Toasty’s Bar. Make your plans to head on up to da UP, eh?
February 5–Pick Your Special
On Sunday February 5 you can pick the special that best fits you.
The Return Trip Bonus. Buy a regular priced lift ticket ($39 adult/$33 Junior) and get a voucher for another lift ticket good for a return trip back to Norway. (Cannot be used the same day. Good only to the end of the 2011-2012 season).
The $99 Family Special. Lift tickets for 2 adults and 2 juniors (10-18, 9 & under ski free). Add an additional junior for just $10 each. Good for immediate family members only. Need rentals? Add a ski/board rental for just $15 each.
Expanded Mid-Week Special!
We expanded our Wednesday Special to now include Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Mid-Week Special is $25 lift tickets (all ages, no half days), $5 ski or board rentals and $5 group lessons.
Why is Snow White?
One of the reasons that so many people love snow is that it coats everything in a clean, “pure” white blanket. We even talk about snow in these terms — weatherman say that we’ll be getting “some of the white stuff” and every December you’re likely to hear the song “White Christmas” over and over again. Snow wouldn’t be snow if it wasn’t white. But if you think about it, it seems weird that snow is white at all, since it’s just a bunch of ice crystals stuck together. So where does it get its distinctive color?
To understand where the whiteness comes from, we need to back up and look at why different things have different colors in the first place. Visible light is made up of many different frequencies of light. Our eyes detect different frequencies as different colors. Different objects have different colors because the particular particles (atoms and molecules) that make up the object have different vibration frequencies. Basically, the electrons of the particle will vibrate a certain amount in response to energy, depending on the frequency of the energy. In the case of light energy, the molecules and atoms absorb a certain amount of light energy depending on the frequency of the light, and then emit this absorbed energy as heat. This means that objects absorb certain frequencies of light more than others.
A couple of different things can happen to the light frequencies that are not absorbed. In some material, when a particle re-emits the photons, they continue to pass through to the next particle. In this case, light travels all the way through the material, so the material is clear. In most solid material, the particles re-emit most of the unabsorbed photons out of the material, so no light, or very little light, passes through and the object is opaque. The color of an opaque object is just the combination of the light energy that the object’s particles did not absorb.
So, since snow is frozen water, and we all know that frozen water is clear, why does snow have a distinctive color? To understand this, we need to back up and look at an individual piece of ice. Ice is not transparent; it’s actually translucent. This means that the light photons don’t pass right through the material in a direct path — the material’s particles change the light’s direction. This happens because the distances between some atoms in the ice’s molecular structure are close to the height of light wavelengths, which means the light photons will interact with the structures. The result is that the light photon’s path is altered and it exits the ice in a different direction than it entered the ice.
Snow is a whole bunch of individual ice crystals arranged together. When a light photon enters a layer of snow, it goes through an ice crystal on the top, which changes its direction slightly and sends it on to a new ice crystal, which does the same thing. Basically, all the crystals bounce the light all around so that it comes right back out of the snow pile. It does the same thing to all the different light frequencies, so all colors of light are bounced back out. The “color” of all the frequencies in the visible spectrum combined in equal measure is white, so this is the color we see in snow, while it’s not the color we see in the individual ice crystals that form snow.
Courtesy of the website How Stuff Works.com http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/atmospheric/question524.htm
Norway Mountain Lots & Acreage For Sale
Buy a part of Norway Mountain at the base of the ski area. Lots rnaging from 1 to over 4 acres each. For info go toThe Meadows web site. Want a larger piece of the pie? Located along Brier Mountain Road on the way up to the lodge are 7 huge lots ranging from over 17 acres to over 30 acres. Go to Brier Mtn Rd Lots for more information.
How to Get to Norway Mountain
From Green Bay and the Valley. Take US 41/141 north of Green Bay. At Abrams, go left on US 141. Follow 141 north through Crivitz, Wausaukee, Pembine. Continue to US 8 east and follow to Norway. Turn right on US 2 for 1 mile to the Norway Mountain sign. Turn left and drive 1 mile to the top of the hill to the lodge. Approximately 1 hr and 45 minutes from Green Bay.
From Escanaba follow US 2 to the Norway Mountain sign. Approximately 45 miles.
From Iron Mountain follow US 2 to the Norway Mountian sign. Approximately 8 miles.
GPS — Use the Cross Streets of Hwy 2 & Curry Road in Vulcan Michigan 49892