Archive for January, 2011

Upcoming Winter Events (near TLL)

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Longville will be hosting the first of two Ice Golf Tournaments this weekend at the Anchorage Inn on Lake Inguadona.  The tournament will be held this Saturday, January 29th.  If you have questions about the events or would like to register, please Larry Gavin at the Anchorage Inn for details at 218-363-2236.

The following weekend, on February 5th, Longville will be hosting its annual Ice Bocce tournament on Girl Lake at Patrick’s Fine Dining.  A record 40 co-ed teams participated in last year’s tournament and the weather was beautiful.  This year, a record-breaking 62 teams are registered as of January 25th according to event organizer Craig Johnson.  Please contact Craig for any questions and details at 218-363-2410.  The event also has it’s own Facebook Page.

On February 12th, Remer will host The Mid-Minnesota 150 Dog Sled Races at the Festival of Falling Snow Flakes.  It will feature a bon fire, coin hunt, snow ball toss, snowball eating contest, sled dog rides and watching the Dog Sled race finish at the finish line.  There will also be a chili cook-off and feed from 2-5 pm.  At the conclusion of the afternoon, a Centennial Ball will be held in the evening at The Pub in Remer.  Everyone is encouraged to dress in clothing from their favorite decade and door prizes will be awarded.

Whatever the event, please remember we are here and open in the winter to host you for your lodging needs on Thunder Lake in our condos that have Dish TV and gas fireplaces.  Only 15 minutes east of Longville and 15 minutes south of Remer!

“See You At The Lake”


Snowmobile Trail Report (1-20-11)

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Reported By:  Larry Gavin – Longville Snowmobile Club
Date of Report:  January 20th, 2011
Trail Conditions:  Excellent
Snow Cover:  25-30 inches

AREA REPORT: We received 6-8 inches of new snow last weeked which just adds to the snow we already had. I don’t recall having this much snow on the ground this time of year since the mid 90’s.

TRAIL REPORT: Trails continue to be in excellent condition. They’re being groomed on a regular schedule of Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday. I was told by the groomers they will be out early Saturday if necessary to get the more heavily traveled areas of the trails. Haven’t been a lot of riders this week due to the cold weather, so the trails should be in good condition this weekend. The few brave souls I have talked to this week say the trails are great.

“See You At The Lake”

Snowmobile Trail Report (1-3-11)

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Reported By:  Larry Gavin – Longville Snowmobile Club
Date of Report:  January 3rd, 2011
Trail Conditions:  Excellent
Snow Cover:  20-25 inches

AREA REPORT: Snow Conditions – I’ve got great news. We had 10-12 inches of new snow fall late last week.
Snow was sticky which should provide the trails with a great base.

TRAIL REPORT: We had a lot of riders over the past holiday week. Trails are being groomed on a schedule of Monday/Tuesday and again Thursday/Friday. With the new snow, the trails will be as good as they’ve been for some time over the next few weeks. There’s logging on the Chippewa West, South and Triville trails, but only for very small stretches. Nows the time to come up and enjoy the trails!!

“See You At The Lake”

Remembering Jay Legvold

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

We are saddened to learn that one of TLL’s greatest guests has passed away at the young age of 97.

Despite his age, Jay Legvold led a very youthful lifestyle as he was more active than most people half his age.  He was known for taking his mile walk every day here at the resort down the gravel road.  Jay was also an avid fisherman and loved to fish for smallmouth bass with hopes of always catching “the big one”.  He also always made it a point to watch his great grandchildren in the kids fishing contest from the bench next to the lakeside of the lodge.

Every year during their vacation over the 4th of July week, the Legvold’s and Marotz’s would celebrate Jay’s birthday with a party on the deck of Cottage Deluxe and we were always invited over to celebrate with some cake and ice cream.

Jay had been coming up with his family for many years and we had the fortunate opportunity to meet and know him during our 3 seasons here at the resort so far.  He was simply an amazing man.  We will miss him at TLL.

Justus “Jay” Legvold (1913-2010) at Thunder Lake.


A Snowy Start to 2011

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

A winter storm rolled through central Minnesota yesterday and dumped about 7 inches of snow in the area.  An additional 3 more inches fell last night and this morning and it is still snowing lightly as we speak.  By the time it’s all said and done, we should have over a foot of fresh new snow.  While travel by car wasn’t advised, it certainly didn’t stop the snowmobilers who made the trip up north for their New Year’s vacation.  Many snowmobile riders were seen throughout the day between Longville and Remer.  When the groomers get out, the trails should be in great shape.  We will update you when we get the next trail report from Larry at the Anchorage Inn.

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2011!  Happy New Year!

“See You At The Lake”