Not a grooming report May 1, 2018

May 1, 2018;  

We are now in the “To Win a Bet” ski season.  The grooming equipment is put away for the season and the trail head building is closed.

Please send in pictures:  Today’s picture shows the spring break up on a north facing beach.  Pictures and comments (nasty or otherwise) may be delivered by a reply to the (not a )grooming report.

This is not a Grooming Report:  From no bare spot excellent skiing last weekend to “win a bet” skiing in the matter of a few days.  I expect there is still good snow cover on many sections but the six day forecast calls for 60s and 70s all week so don’t blink or you will miss it.  Normally “to win a bet” skiers looks for a morning below freezing or at least in the 30 but they are nowhere in sight.  I may take a look today.

 

See you out there.

Sondo

 

SPECIAL NOTE TO SKIERS; Gookookoo, Papasay and the connector from Hemlock Junction to the point where Migizi and Bagwaji meet will be closed for the season effective today:  The majority of our trail system is on commercial forest land.  The land owners allow NTN to use them for ski trails but every 10 to 15 years they harvest some trees.  This year they are logging west of the trail head beginning at the power lines.  As the logging operation moves west, other trails will be effected.  The loggers are working with NTN to keep trails open as long as possible.

 

Please give the loggers a wide berth.  They are doing difficult and dangerous work. If you come upon any logging equipment in the woods, please stay away.  It is both expensive and dangerous.  One of the reasons our land owners allow ski trails is the help we can provide by making their job easier.  Please help us in that mission.   Your help is greatly appreciated.

 

We should all know, without commercial forest operations we would have no ski trails.  So, if you see a logger or forester, say “thanks”.