Grooming Report 1.21.13

Greetings NTN Members,
Forestville:. New snow during this event range from 6” at the trail head to 8”+ at Co Rd 510. All trails have been groomed and tracked as of yesterday. The Bombie made the first voyage out for the year and is currently grooming race day sections. The Lower Noque near Tourist park to the Dome will be receiving some extra work to make is absolutely perfect. The snow has returned and our race will commence in full force from the Al Quaal start all the way to Dome. Happy Days!

Work Bees: The race will be holding some shoveling work bees starting tomorrow night at 6:30 pm. Please call 235.6861 if you are interested in helping. Thanks so much.

Note to skiers: Please remember, trails at Forestville are groomed by the Noquemanon Trail Network, a 501 c 3 non-profit organization. We receive no government funding what so ever. Your membership, day passes and contributions are our only funds for grooming. Please wear you pass proudly. If asked if you have a pass, please understand we are volunteers trying to pay the bills to have good skiing. Showing your pass is good advertising and encourages others to support our efforts.

South Trails Snow Bike Route: Conditions remain solid below the new fluff. Enjoy!

Saux Head: We rolled again this early afternoon Saturday the 19th after receiving another 4 inches of Lake effect. The Hemlock locations are better now and skiable. Will groom tomorrow Sunday morning, unless we get more snow tonight that would require rolling again. Not sure on setting track yet do to base thinning issues.

Valley Spur; New snow at Valley Spur. See web site for details. http://trailconditions.valleyspur.org/

Al Quaal: Detailed report and news follow this link.
http://ishpemingcity.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/al-quaal-recreation-area/

Fit Strip: Groomed this past weekend

Blueberry Ridge: The DNR has elected to groom Blueberry Ridge this year. DNR equipment is not ready yet but. In the meantime Friends of Blueberry Ridge have groomed some of the trails. As of this report, Wildcat is not yet open. More info on the website.
http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?id=88&type=SFPW