Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area - Popular Minnesota Ski Resort

Daniel Reardon earned his BA in economics at the University of Minnesota and operates as a co-CEO of the Otto Bremer Trust. As such, his duties include managing the Otto Bremer Trust’s investments. Daniel Reardon enjoys skiing in his free time.

Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area, a popular Minnesota destination for winter sports enthusiasts, consists of nine runs, including two difficult, three medium, and four easy ones. It typically opens in mid-November and doesn’t close until mid-March. Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area also has the snowmaking equipment that is essential to ensuring a good experience on the slopes and that permits it to remain open for a longer period of time.

For beginners, this location offers skiing and snowboarding lessons, but requires reservations in advance, unlike many other ski areas. While Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area is small, it is still a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders alike, ensured in part by its proximity to the Twin Cities.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Trout Fishing Basics for Beginners in Minnesota

With a BA in economics from the University of Minnesota, Daniel Reardon serves as a co-CEO of the Otto Bremer Trust and member of the Board of Directors of the Bremer Financial Corporation, a financial services entity owned by Bremer employees and the Otto Bremer Trust. In his spare time, Daniel Reardon enjoys fishing.

For a trout fishing beginner, some basic tactics can yield a more successful fishing trip. There is no need for expensive tackle, boat and motor, pH meter, or depth locator. A spin-casting outfit, night crawlers, boots, and a box of hooks are sufficient for trout fishing in Minnesota.

Three species of trout can be found in the southeast Minnesota trout streams, including rainbow, brown, and brook trout. Nightcrawlers are the most efficient type of bait for trout. After hooking half of your nightcrawler on either end, approach the water quietly and cast upstream, allowing the nightcrawler to drift back downstream naturally. If the water is somehow disturbed, move on to another pool of water.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Afton Alps Ski Area


The co-CEO and a trustee of the Otto Bremer Trust, Daniel Reardon resides in Minnesota. Outside of his professional work at the Otto Bremer Trust, Daniel Reardon is an outdoorsman and likes to ski. One of his favorite resorts is the Afton Alps Ski Area.

Minnesota offers several skiing options for beginners as well as steeper slopes for more experienced skiers. One of the more challenging spots is the Afton Alps Ski Area, which features over 300 acres and is located in Hastings, Minnesota, in the Saint Croix River Valley.

In addition to 48 trails and four terrain parks, including one featuring X-Games-inspired events, Afton Alps has a state-of-the-art snow-making system that creates greater depth to the snow base. Guests are able to reach the trails through the use of 18 ski lifts, and nearly all the 300 acres are skiable. Afton Alps also offers a ski and snowboard school that teaches beginners proper techniques.

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