Grooming February 25, 2017

February 25, 2017; grooming report

Today’s report is brought to you by the Big Bay Pathway, home of the Honey Bear Classic happening in Big Bay today! With all the fresh snow that has fallen in the last 24 hours, the trail crew in Big Bay is working to set some great classic tracks for this fun-for-everyone event that starts at 1pm today.

The Organizers at the Honey Bear Classic want to express that this event is all about fun!  You pick how many laps you would like to do, and you predict how long it will take you to complete the distance. The person with the closest estimate is the Grand Champion.  In addition, there will be a fire at the trailhead to cook hotdogs, and eat with friends.  Bring your own beverage for refreshment.  Let’s have fun and celebrate our glorious UP lifestyle together!!!!  …all while supporting The Big Bay Pathway!

Powell Township students and parents ski free and for visitors, a special 2-for-1, $8 ski pass will be available at the trailhead for this day only! If you frequent the Pathway, the NTN “Powell Pass” is available through, which also includes the Saux Head trails.

For more information, call Marcia at 906-345-0149


Real Grooming Report Forestville:  Groomers report 8 to 10 inches of new snow throughout the Forestville area. They are out rolling and plan to get to Noque and Animoosh first, then will work to set track after that.


Saux Head: Trail was either rolled or groomed this morning, depending on the amount of snow that fell in that area.


Fit Strip Trails: Fit strip groomed and tracked as needed but at least weekly.


Big Bay Trails: Grooming is done weekly at Big Bay for Classic only.


Snow Bike Trails: Snow bike enthusiast are encouraged to visit the Face Book page dedicated to snow bike trails. Conditions vary from day to day and grooming is not a daily event. Each day bikers will comment on conditions and post pictures.


Way Too Long Grooming Report: None today. Watch for it on Monday!



NOQUEMANON SKIJOR CLUB – Have you wanted to try skijoring with your dog? You can now rent a complete setup including a belt, line and harness at the Forestville trailhead for $5.

For more information or to get involved with the skijor club visit us on our facebook page, Noquemanon Skijor Club or contact Brent Skaw at

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