Winter Event



Grooming February 28, 2016

Grooming February 28, 2016 Forestville:  Warm overnight temperatures kept groomers in bed this morning. Falling temperatures and snow are forecast for later in the day so skiers may find nature doing what the groomers could not. I’ll try to get on the trails after 1.45” of new snow has fallen. See you out there.   Saux Head: All trails were groomed and track set the 21st. The classic tracks were re-set but are thin in many areas due the hard snow. There is a fair amount of debris on the Hemlock Trail, on the Race Loop and, also, down the

Grooming February 27, 2016

Grooming February 27, 2016 Forestville:  All trails inside 16k (except Bagwagi) were groomed and track set with the Bombi! What a great thing. Warm temperatures are forecast so the smart skiers will get out around mid day before things get too soft. Saux Head: All trails were groomed and track set the 21st. The classic tracks were re-set but are thin in many areas due the hard snow. There is a fair amount of debris on the Hemlock Trail, on the Race Loop and, also, down the Plunge. The trail is in fine shape for a fast ski. Big Bay

Grooming February 26, 2016

Grooming February 26, 2016 Forestville:  Groomers went all the way to Co Rd 510 this morning. Carlson is attempting to reset the classic track where possible. Expect fast skiing. Saux Head: All trails were groomed and track set the 21st. The classic tracks were re-set but are thin in many areas due the hard snow. There is a fair amount of debris on the Hemlock Trail, on the Race Loop and, also, down the Plunge. The trail is in fine shape for a fast ski. Big Bay Pathway: Big Bay Pathway trails are for classic skiing only. Groomers get out

Grooming February 25, 2016

Grooming February 25, 2016 Forestville:  Groomers worked on some problem areas on Animoosh as well as grooming the skate lanes of the Noque to 16k. Please see the WTL version below for comments on feedback and up to the minute conditions.   Saux Head: All trails were groomed and track set the 21st. The classic tracks were re-set but are thin in many areas due the hard snow. There is a fair amount of debris on the Hemlock Trail, on the Race Loop and, also, down the Plunge. The trail is in fine shape for a fast ski.    

Grooming February 24, 2016

Grooming February 24, 2016 Today’s report is brought to you by the Groos family in honor of Burt Michigan. As you can see, they sponsor the 19k marker. It is through these generous contributions that we can enjoy excellent skiing. So, if you see the Groos family thanks. Forestville:  We worked on Bagwagi and were able to reset classic tracks. In addition, we did work on the trail down to the tourist park. We had good success down to the rail road tracks at 5. Between the tracks and the tourist park at 3k the foot traffic during the thaw

Grooming February 9, 2016

Grooming February 9, 2016 Normal People’s Grooming Report:    Please Join us in Big Bay for the annual Honey Bear Classic ski event on February 18. See details below in the WTL section. Forestville:  Carlson groomed Animoosh and Noque to the bridge at 17k this morning. Then the clouds opened up. Heavy snow at 6:30 dictated we park the grooming equipment. Ski early or plan on using back country equipment. We will get back out and groom after this major snow event. Saux Head: All trails were groomed Saturday. Big Bay Pathway: Big Bay Pathway trails are for classic skiing

Grooming Report November 29, 2015

November 29, 2015; This is a grooming report! Reporting Notes: First of all, let me apologize for failing to post ski conditions Friday and Saturday. It was not for want of trying. The technology gods conspired against me. Then, in a success of persistence over skill, I solved the Gordian knot. So, although you may have missed some great skiing you won’t miss out on great insights I would have shared Friday morning: like; football is a stupid game; or, isn’t Honolulu Blue an awful color. See below for important notes on the Snow Ball and get your Membership information.

Sports Rack Club Day and What CPA Stands For

Skip to the real press release below if you want to avoid wasting time: You know, I will tend to make light of almost any situation. For example, my hair and girth are frequent fodder for light hearted ribbing. I should add, when I pop that aneurism I do hope I have time to crack wise with something like, “I told you so” or some such thing to take the edge off the kind souls that look after the remains. However, I will never make light of things related to money. As my son reminds me, CPA stands for Cheapest

Almost a Grooming Report; Come to the Snowball

One would think I could provide useful information without the annoying preamble just once. Well, although hope springs eternal, if it is ever going to happen, today is not the day. So, although poor prose and trite tomes are free, grooming is not. With that in mind, until a wealthy benefactor underwrites our operation you will continue to be forced to wade through the chaff to get a few grains of rice. The Snowball is not only fun, it is a major fund raiser for our real work of building trails and grooming snow. Please join us for fun and

Big Bay Pathway Trail Fundraisers Set

Big Bay Pathway Trail Fundraiser Day I  Honey Bear! Saturday, February 14, 2015 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Check in at the trailhead, (at the end of the ‘dump’ road),  enjoy hot cider and treats and get your picture taken with the sweet and wild Honey Bear. Explore our groomed wilderness on skis or snowshoes and for the more adventurous, trek up to Ridgeline for fantastic views. This is a non race event but we will have timers on hand if you are up for the challenge. Prize packages for those who donate $25 or more to the trail fundraiser. Funds help maintain over 20 miles of