2019 April 14, Grooming Report;

2019 April 14, Grooming Report;  


Forestville: (Remember; grooming is being done from Co Rd 501 due to logging.  See map and details below)


No grooming today but Goldie Locks skiing will begin by late morning and should be good all day.  Please let us know what you see.  Of course, pictures too.  Fun spring skiing; see pics from


Saux Head:  Tim plans to groom the skate lanes on all trails this morning.


Fun Pictures below:

With silly pictures arriving daily, we may need a “What is the Caption to this Picture” contest.

For example, Tom and Mary Kay could be, “They get extra style points for a telemark landing.”

Doug and Laurie could be, “Guess who has the better tuck?”.

Anyway, I looks like a great day to be on the trails; light air, bright sun and temperatures near 40f.  It is a good thing everyone did their taxes early.

Please do send in pictures,




See map below for trail closures due to logging.



Over 99% of the trails we ski, bike, run and walk are owned by private land owners.  Most of the trails are on commercial forest land.  These land owners wish to see their land used by skiers, bikers, runners and walkers for 99+% of the time.  All they ask is that we understand they need to use the land for a few months per decade.

I really want both of you to understand how important our commercial forests are to life in the U.P.  In much of the country where commercial forestry has fallen behind other uses as the highest and best use, trails like the entire NTN are not possible.  Land in such areas is owned in small private blocks and the public is locked out.

Effective March 25th, parts of our trail system were closed for logging.  One of the keys to the NTN’s success is the fact our users understand this symbiosis.  Our part in this process is to stay out of the way of the loggers and thank them for their support.  Logging is a dangerous and capital intensive operation.  We need to help them be safe and look out for their equipment.  Trails will be marked as closed and we trust you will stay away from the logging operations.

The land owners always wait until late in the year to allow as long a ski season as possible.  In addition, they attempt to keep as much of the trail open as possible.  Beginning next Monday, several sections of trail near the power lines will be blocked and logging trucks will be driving on them.

The NTN is committed to providing top quality skiing if at all possible.  You have come to expect nothing less and we are used to providing nothing but.  We will continue to groom trails between Co Rd 510 and the logging areas.  Most skiers (especially the spring time skiers) know the best skiing is near Co Rd 510 anyway.