Grooming February 23, 2016

Grooming February 23, 2016 Today’s report is brought to you by a cute haired trail enthusiast and associate Kevin Masich. As you can see, they sponsor Doe Meadow on behalf of Excel Fire Protection. It is through these generous contributions that we can enjoy excellent skiing. So, if you see Kevin with the attractive red head, say thanks and consider Excel Fire Protection if in need of fire protection services.

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Forestville:  We groomed Animoosh and the Noque to 17k plus Chiwagi by pass and Mukwa. Later today Andy will be checking the ice on the ponds later today. We will keep you posted on the trail to the Tourist Park. In any case, expect fast skiing. Take care on the down hills.


Saux Head: All trails were groomed and track set 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 still hope one of our readers (I use plural “readers” because I think there are at least two because I read it and my mom tells me she reads it). tells me about skiing conditions. With mild temperatures and light air, skiing this week should be very enjoyable. After a few days of skiing and grooming I expect the post thaw surface has been worked into a nice texture. Please help your fellow skiers by giving some first hand accounts.