April 28, 2018;   Late season schedule in effect.  The trail head building is now closed for the season.  Today is the last groom of the season.   Please stay off the trails late in the day if they are too soft to support your skis. Please send in pictures:  Amy and Mary and enjoyed(?) a white-knuckle ski yesterday morning. They were on the cold side of the elusive Goldilocks zone. Anyway, here is Mary, just returned from Jamaica sporting her beachy braids and beads. Grooming Report:  This is the last groom of the season.  Doug and Andy are putting the

Grooming April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018;   Late season schedule in effect.  The trail head building is now closed for the season.  Grooming will now be on an as needed basis (and that may be in November or even later).   Please stay off the trails late in the day if they are too soft to support your skis. Please send in pictures:  Today’s pictures show the DOs and DON’Ts of spring skiing.  In the first picture you can see the deep ruts left by skiing when the trails are very soft late in the day.  The second picture shows a section of trail

Not a grooming report

April 25, 2018;   Late season schedule in effect.  The trail head building is now closed for the season.  Grooming will now be on an as needed basis (and that may be in November or even later).   Please stay off the trails late in the day if they are too soft to support your skis. Please send in pictures:  Here is my entry in the “last ski of the season” contest.  If you can’t tell at a glance, look more closely and you will be able to see why the one on the left is the last ski.  More below

Grooming April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018;   Late season schedule in effect.  The trail head building is now closed for the season.  Grooming will now be on an as needed basis (and that may be in November or even later).   Please stay off the trails late in the day if they are too soft to support your skis. Please send in pictures:  Marilyn mistimed her trip south and has little chance to win the “Last Ski of the Season” contest with this entry but all (reasonable) entries get their day. Not a Grooming Report:  Well, we have slipped into silly season here at

Grooming April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018;   Late season schedule in effect.  The trail head building is now closed for the season.  Grooming will now be on an every-other-day schedule, weather permitting.   Please stay off the trails late in the day if they are too soft to support your skis. Please send in pictures:  Natasha and Nichole were happy to find water at the trail head after over shooting the Goldie Locks Zone Saturday. Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Overnight forecast of warm temperatures kept groomers parked last night.  However, near lake level the temperatures did fall below freezing and I expect so too

Grooming April 22, 2018

April 22, 2018;    SEASON ENDING PARTY TODAY APRIL 22!   See details below. Late season schedule in effect.  The trail head building is now closed for the season.  Grooming will now be on an every-other-day schedule, weather permitting. Please send in pictures:  Today’s picture is of Kelly on the Basin. Forestville Real Grooming Report:  We are still in a freeze/thaw cycle with last night’s freeze. No grooming today but trails will be quite nice between about 10AM and 1PM.  Every other day grooming is only as weather permits and no grooming today. Please stay off the trails late in the day

Grooming April 21, 2018

April 21, 2018;    Late season schedule in effect.  The trail head building is now closed for the season.  Grooming will now be on an every-other-day schedule, weather permitting. SEASON ENDING PARTY RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 22!   See details below. Please send in pictures:  Today’s picture is of the anchor ice off the north facing shore. Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Bob cleaned up the skate lanes to the pine plantation. The Noque’ and Animoosh to the pine plantation will still be quite nice but early morning will likely be too hard to enjoy.  Please stay off the trails late in the day

Grooming April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018;    Late season schedule in effect.  The trail head building is now closed for the season.  Grooming will now be on an every-other-day schedule, weather permitting. SEASON ENDING PARTY RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 22!   See details below. Please send in pictures:  I went to camp yesterday but couldn’t get to the shed (roof in the upper left) or garage. The caption writing department had several suggestions for the attached picture but the winner has to be the truth; I’m glad I didn’t store my car there again this year. (I made that mistake a life time ago and couldn’t

Grooming April 19, 2018

April 19, 2018;    Late season schedule in effect.  The trail head building is now closed for the season.  Grooming will now be on an every-other-day schedule, weather permitting. SEASON ENDING PARTY RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 22!   See details below. Please send in pictures:  Today’s picture is still in the camera.  Please send in your spring skiing photos. Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Today Andy groomed the skate lanes on the Noque’ and Animoosh to and around the pine plantation.  The classic tracks from Tuesday’s Bombi run are still in great shape.  Skiers will find mid season conditions on the Noque’ and Animoosh.

Grooming April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018;    Late season schedule in effect.  The trail head building is now closed for the season.  Grooming will now be on an every-other-day schedule, weather permitting. SEASON ENDING PARTY RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 22!   See details below. Please send in pictures:  Today’s picture was submitted by Justin and shows scenes from his back country outing in the new powder.  Following the long standing tradition of morel hunters, trout fishermen, surfers and powder hounds everywhere, the location is a secret but suffice it to say, it is in the beautiful back country of Marquette County. Forestville Real Grooming Report:  After