Owner Rick Schmitz purchased the mountain in 2005 at only twenty-two years old. Let’s just say that some of the old-timers were a bit skeptical. Luckily Rick’s dedication won over the staff and he’s been part of the success at keeping the soul of Nordic Mountain well fed and alive. The TGR crew was lucky enough to link up with three generations of the same family who had all been born and raised skiing at Nordic. From pizza turns as a wee one to logging in a lifetime of ski patrol, this family had Nordic Mountain running through their veins. When everyone had enough of skiing? The family welcomed us into the patrol room for some lunch.
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