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Grooming January 21, 2014

Greetings NTN Members; January 21, 2014   Today’s grooming report is brought to you by the Juntilas. As you can see from the photo, they sponsors the “5K” mark.   The NTN is supported by contributions and receive zero government funding.  Without the support such as provided by Kirby we would not have the excellent skiing we enjoy.  If you see the Juntilas,  say thank you. Skiers are reminded that parking in Forestville is best done at the trail head.  The road up to the power lines is a seasonal road and privately plowed by one of our neighbors.  He has asked us to

Grooming January 19, 2014

Greetings NTN Members; January 19, 2014 Today’s grooming report is brought to you by Tom and Cathy Leone.  The Leones  sponsors the “8 K” mark.   The NTN is supported by contributions and receive zero government funding.  Without generous contributors such as Tom and Cathy’s  we would not have the excellent skiing we enjoy.  If you see Tom or Cathy,  say thank you. Skiers are reminded that parking in Forestville is best done at the trail head.  The road up to the power lines is a seasonal road and privately plowed by one of our neighbors.  He has asked us to try

Grooming Report December 19, 2013

Greetings NTN Members; December 19, 2013Groomers rolled all the way to Co Rd 510 yesterday. Skiers will find the last two k soft and there are no classic tracks at the end. The “Mead Hills Bypass” is also rolled (see trail name decoder ring below). All trails to the pine plantation are freshly groomed and track set. Weather looks great. Enjoy the mid-season skiing before Christmas. Skiers are reminded that the NTN is privately funded. We receive zero government funding. All equipment and expenses are paid for through the contributions of individuals like yourself. We are skiers, hikers, bikers, horse

Fat Tire Bike Guidelines

Winter 2013-2014 What is a Snow Bike or Fat Bike? • A bike specially designed with tires that are 3.7-4.8 inches wide to float on snow or soft sand. Rims start at 65 mm wide and tires than run on 10 psi or less • To ride on the NTN trails front and rear tires need to be at a 3.5 width or more • No mountain bikes will be allowed on trails. They create deep ruts in the groomed surface. • Ride only when temperatures are cold enough to sustain the groomed trail • Riders need to be aware

Grooming Report November 24, 2014

Greetings NTN Members Forestville: All trails inside 14k rolled yesterday except Bagwagi and the hills on Chiwagi. 5” of dense cold snow packed down to a 3” base. Far too thin to call skiing (except maybe to win a bet). We will be running the Gator with the wide Ginzu this morning on some of the trails to see if the side paddles pull in enough snow to make a difference. We would like to hear from anyone that tries to ski to see if it is in fact skiing or just winning a bet. Saux Head: No report. Valley

Take a Kid Moutin Biking Day rained out. Tomorrow…Stay tuned

Take a Kid Mountain Biking day cancelled for today due to weather.  Rain date tomorrow, Sunday October 6, 2013, same time, same place.

NTN Grooming Report, 2.25.13

Forestville: Last night all trails from FV to 18k were groomed and tracked with the bombi. Skiing is excellent and the weather is phenominal! Celebrate, Socialize and Relax Friday March 1st at the Forestville Trailhead. An informal ski and social hour for adults will begin at 4 pm and end when it’s over. Gather –up a few friends or ski alone but get out for a refreshing end-of –the-work-week reward. Bring your adult beverage and a “heavy “ hors d’oeuvres to share and we’ll celebrate the Trailhead building’s facelift and the great skis we’ve enjoyed this season. Non-members will be

Grooming Report 12/29/2012

Forestville: Light snow overnight and today will make for an ideal cover to a hard groomed surface. It has been several days since any snow has fallen and the snow was beginning to show its age and grooming is leaving less of an ideal corduroy surface and some slight “balling”. This new ½” will ski in well today and grooming tonight will mix the surfaces for a good corduroy tomorrow. All trails were groomed last night or early this morning and skiing will be excellent again. TRAIL – First Priority Noque to 14k 12/28 8 P.M. Lower Animoosh Groomed &

Grooming Report 12/26/2012

Forest ville: General Grooming Comments: Happy Boxing day. I trust everyone enjoyed the white corduroy Christmas. Groomers were out last night and skiing will be excellent again today. The base has settled into a hard surface for good pole plants and skate pushes. Cold temperatures have kept the “blue wax” conditions intact. Grooming Goals and Philosophy: The majority of grooming at Forestville is performed by volunteers and there is a critical shortage of volunteers. So, if you are interested, we have a grooming clinic tomorrow the 27th at the trailhead, 4:00 P.M. The Forestville system has over 40k or trails.

Grooming Report 12/25/2012

Forest ville: Merry Christmas. Great mid-season skiing continues. Since the major snow event last Thursday, high temperatures have been in the low twenties and lows in the low teens. This makes for continued “blue wax” skiing. Another 1/2’” of fluffy snow fell at Forestville overnight keeping the surface smooth. Last night we groomed the Noque’ to Co Cd. 510 including Animoosh. Also groomed was the Mead Hills by-pass. This new section of trail runs from just west of the first Bismarck bridge near 19k and parallels the Noque’ on the south avoiding the three major hills before re-joining the Noque