February 26, 2017

February 26, 2017; grooming report

Today’s report is brought to you by J.J. Ferrington, Trail Host Supreme at the Forestville Trailhead. J.J. has been coordinating volunteers and taking care of guests at the Trailhead this winter. Stop in today to say Hi!

Real Grooming Report Forestville: After the 8 to 10 inches of new snow in the last 48 hours, it looks like today is the day! With the exception of the Chiwaji Hills and the Mead Bypass, everything will be groomed from Co. Rd. 510 to the Forestville Trailhead. The groomer reports beautiful conditions!

Saux Head: Saux Head trails tallied 7+ inches of new snow in the last 48 hours. Trail was rolled yesterday and grooming and track setting has been going on this morning.

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 enthusiasts 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. https://www.facebook.com/NTN-Singletrack-147765491905204/?fref=ts

Way Too Long Grooming Report: Unfortunately for you, the technology bereft substitute is doing the trail report today. Andy, head trail groomer at Forestville sent a beautiful photo from somewhere on the trail today for me to share with you… and I don’t know how to do it. It is a lovely shot of impeccably manicured trail with both classic and skating lanes carved in the new snow. The track winds through a grove of snow flocked evergreens, embodying the definition of “winter wonderland”. I wish you could see this photo, but witnessing it in person will be many, many times better. Get your skis and get out there! At some point on the trail stop for a moment and look around at the beautiful place we are lucky enough to share.

Trail Host Volunteers Needed: I expect you have enjoyed the company and service of our trail head hosts over the years. You too can be a host volunteer. It is fun and warm work. You get to play with fire, meet interesting people and perform a valuable service to the community. The ideal volunteer provides services for a 3 hour shift once a week M-F. Our trail head coordinator is JJ Farrington. Please



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

715-651-1202 / beskaw@gmail.com