Grooming Report January 14, 2012


Forestville: BOMBI GROOMING FOR TODAY’S SKIING: Following our major snow event Thursday and Friday our groomers have been very busy. All trails have been rolled a number of times to keep them open but have been soft. This morning the Bombardier was used to groom the Noque up to and past County Road 510. In addition, the Bombi groomed the advanced trails including Bagwagi, Chiwagi, Mukwa and Waban. The inner loops including the Sprint loop, Gookookoo and Papasay are also Bombi groomed. All other trails are packed, rolled and Ginzu groomed. Skiing will be excellent today.

Heavy train traffic has caused the Rail Road to hold off on grooming into the Tourist Park trail head. We are working on alternate plans to keep this section of trail open and will keep you posted.

Blueberry Ridge: All trails groomed and track set on Friday and again early this morning. All trails open. Heavy snow will cause trails to be on the soft side.

Valley Spur: All trails Skiing will be excellent today.

Saux Head: All trails have been rolled multiple times to harden up the snow. All trails groomed and track set this morning. Heavy snow will cause trails to be on the soft side.

Fit Strip: Fit Strip has been groomed and tracks set on all trails.

Al Quaal Teal Lake Trail – all three loops groomed and tracked.
All other trails will be groomed and tracked first thing Saturday morning!
TUBE SLIDE OPENS THIS WEEKEND! Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 5 pm.

Bring the kids, ski the trails and enjoy the tube slide.

Effective January 1, 2012
The Big Bay Pathway is closed until further notice due to extensive road plowing, logging and trucking along the trail system. Saux Head Trails are packed and groomed. Stay tuned for alternate plans to the annual Honey Bear event. For more information about the NTN and the Big Bay Pathway, call Nikki, 235-6861.

Volunteer Opportunities: It is that time of year again the MGHS Noquemanon Ski Marathon is looking for volunteers. Friday night Expo, Saturday race day and now Sunday morning opportunities are available. We are also looking for Trail Hosts at the pole barn during the week. Shifts range from a couple hours to four. Help sell day passes and keep the fire cozy. Call the office or return email at noquenetwork@gmail.com.

SISU Ski Fest!
January 14, 2012. “Finnish” in downtown Ironwood. Ski through historic mining areas, scenic bluffs, along the Montreal River and by the World’s Tallest Native American Statue. Commemorative SISU souvenirs for the first 500 races to sign up! Locally crafted age group awards. Traditional “Yooper” fare.
Online & Phone Registration Deadline is Midnight this Thursday, Jan 12, 2012