Grooming November 22, 2014

Written by admin on November 22, 2014

Greetings NTN Members; November 22, 2014

Mark your calendars for this year’s Gala “Snow Ball” December 5th. See details below.
Also, mark your calendar for Club Days and Demo Days. See details below.

Forestville:
We groomed Noque to 14k, Animoosh and Mukwa last night for skate and re-set the classic tracks. I must apologize to skiers looking for more variety of groomed trails. We have had a series of equipment failures and hope to have the cleared up in the

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Grooming Report November 22, 2014

Written by admin on November 22, 2014

Greetings NTN Members; November 22, 2014

Mark your calendars for this year’s Gala “Snow Ball” December 5th. See details below.

Also, mark your calendar for Club Days and Demo Days. See details below.

Forestville:

We groomed Noque to 14k, Animoosh and Mukwa last night for skate and re-set the classic tracks. I must apologize to skiers looking for more variety of groomed trails. We have had a series of equipment failures and hope to have the cleared up in the near future. Today

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Grooming November 21, 2014

Written by admin on November 21, 2014

Greetings NTN Members; November 21, 2014

Mark your calendars for this year’s Gala “Snow Ball” December 5th. See details below.

Forestville:

We groomed Noque to 14k, Animoosh and Mukwa last night for skate and re-set the classic tracks. Although not likely to be “race ready” hard, trails must be firming up by now after the heavy snow. Very cold temperatures last night will have aided that process. Today looks to spectacular weather so I trust some of us will play hooky. Tonight

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Grooming November 20, 2014

Written by admin on November 20, 2014

Greetings NTN Members; November 20, 2014 Forestville:

Light snow overnight will be nature’s grooming for skiers today. It is always hard to know what is the perfect plan for the evening’s grooming. With snow in the forecast one hates to waste fuel and manpower when it will go for naught. An ideal world would have about 1.5” of snow every night to fill in the skate marks, freshen the classic surface and yet not so much as to ruin either.

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Grooming November 18, 2014

Written by admin on November 18, 2014

Greetings NTN Members; November 18, 2014

Forestville:
Sorry for the radio silence yesterday. This morning we awoke to 3” of very fluffy snow on the trails. We will groom it tonight so skiers will have some additional work today as grooming is not permitted during the daylight hours during fire arm deer season.

Skiers are reminded that Michigan’s fire arm Deer Hunting season began on the 15th and runs through the 30th. If you do choose to ski you must wear blaze orange. Please

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Grooming November 16, 2016

Written by admin on November 16, 2014

Greetings NTN Members; November 16, 2014

Forestville:
We gave the groomers the day off today. The fresh corduroy from yesterday morning is likely gone in most areas but continued cold temperatures have kept the snow from getting “old”.

Skiers are reminded that Michigan’s fire arm Deer Hunting season begins today 15 and runs through the 30th. No grooming is permitted between 7 AM and 5 PM per DNR rules. If you do choose to ski you

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Grooming November 15, 2014

Written by admin on November 15, 2014

Greetings NTN Members; November 15, 2014

Forestville:
Groomers were out enjoying a beautiful evening last night. Today skiers will find fresh Ginzu grooming on Animoosh, Chiwagi (via hill bypass only), Mukwa and the Noque to 14k. Although all the above trails were Bombi groomed Wednesday they remain a little soft. Temperatures in the low teens last night may have firmed things up 2’ of fresh snow will take some time to get “race ready” firm. Still, these are

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Grooming November 14, 2014

Written by admin on November 14, 2014

Greetings NTN Members; November 14, 2014

Forestville Grooming:
First of all, I must apologize for failing to comment on the difficult road conditions. The County Road Commission concentrates more populated areas before getting the Forestville road. When I was out there last night there were two County trucks plowing and sanding heavily. Still, it will be some time before the road is easy for all passenger vehicles. Rear wheel drive vans will find the going particularly difficult.

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Grooming November 13, 2014

Written by admin on November 13, 2014

Greetings NTN Members; November 13, 2014

Forestville Grooming: For skiers that had their schedules, ski equipment, proper clothing and headlight technology in proper order you enjoyed Bombi groomed trails on all areas inside the 14k mark (except for the 2 steep hill sections on Chiwagi). (see link below for details on what a “Bombi is and other equipment, grooming philosophy and trail name jargon) I should add, the section from 14k to the pine plantation loop was Bombi groomed

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Grooming November 12, 2014

Written by admin on November 12, 2014

Greetings NTN Members; November 12, 2014 Forestville Grooming:  More snow and more Bombi grooming! So, with all due respect to Saint Josaphat of Polotsk, this storm will always be remembered as the Veteran’s Day Storm. Expect mid-season if not race ready conditions on many trails today. Doug went out with the Bombardier (see the “grooming equipment decoder ring” link below if not familiar with our equipment) for a second straight day and will try to get all trails inside the

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