Grooming Report January 15, 2012

Forestville: Yesterday 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 roomed. All other trails were packed, rolled and Ginzu groomed yesterday. Skiing was excellent Saturday. Last night and this morning we Ginzu groomed all trails including the Noque to Co Rd 510. Classic tracks were re-set where needed including on the Noque from 15k to Co. Rd. 510. Skiing is excellent.

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 Saturday. All trails open. Heavy snow will cause trails to be on the soft side.

Valley Spur: From Weds. night through Thursday Munising had about 5″ of snow. More fell Friday night and strong snow Saturday afternoon. Full system groomed Saturday a.m. by 11:00. Swanny went back out at 1:30pm to touch up trails given the amount of snow falling in the afternoon. Expect great skiing all weekend.

Saux Head: All trails have been rolled multiple times to harden up the snow. All trails groomed and track set Saturday 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 Saturday morning.

TUBE SLIDE OPENS THIS WEEKEND! Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 5 pm.

Bring the kids, ski the trails and enjoy the t ube 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