Grooming February 22, 2016

Grooming February 22, 2016
Forestville:  All trails west of Forestville all the way to Co Rd 510 are groomed. The classic tracks have not been re-set. Expect fast skiing. Take care on the down hills.

Saux Head: All trails were groomed and track set yesterday, the 21st. The classic tracks were re-set but are thin in many areas due the hard snow. There is a fair amount of debris on the Hemlock Trail, on the Race Loop and, also, down the Plunge. The trail is in fine shape for a fast ski.

Big Bay Pathway: Big Bay Pathway trails are for classic skiing only. Groomers get out several times per week.  Given the remoteness of the trail, always ski with a partner. Cell phone service is not available in all parts of the trail.

Fit Strip: The Fit Strip (located at the Park Cemetery) in the city of Marquette is groomed regularly. New heavy snow will make this loop excellent for lunch hour outings.

Single Track Snow Bike Trails: The South Trails are groomed for snowbike riding. Snowbike grooming at the South Trails is at the cutting edge of the sport. NTN is continually evolving grooming technology. If you have never seen these trails in the winter you need to get out there. You have to ride a snowbike on a groomed trail to appreciate what is being invented right in our back yard. You need to get out there. For up to the minute grooming information see Single track facebook post .

The Way Too Long Version:  I didn’t get out skiing yesterday and have a salt mine to attend today. Please tell me how you rate the skiing. I expect conditions are very good. The thaw was short lived and skies were overcast. I expect the snow didn’t fully transform. Skiing may be excellent and I am doing a dis-service by saying it is only very good.

I find skiing on partially transformed snow particularly enjoyable when it is groomed all the way to Co Rd 510. Covering the 28k round trip can be accomplished in record time. Then you don’t have to lie to impressing the pretty girls in the bar with casual comments about completing the route in “x” minutes.