Grooming February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017; grooming report

Today’s grooming report is brought to you by the nice guy from Aura that pulled us out of the ditch after our skijor outing. I should add, he advised next time we have to get out of a ditch that we align the pushers in a different configuration.

truck stuck

Real Grooming Report Forestville:  Groomers found equipment issues this morning so trails are still as you left them Sunday evening. However, Kirby looked at the trails and they still looked very good. All trails were groomed Sunday morning (except the Chiwagi hills).

Saux Head: Trails were rolled and then track set over the weekend. Expect excellent skiing. Grooming is done weekly at Saux Head


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 enthusiast 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.

Way Too Long Grooming Report: Kellie is my hero. Kudos for giving me the weekend off. The brain trust of the grooming report writing guild had a retreat in the fortress of solitude. Fifteen of the finest minds in the business solved world hunger, middle east peace, the finer points of articulating the quality of snow crystals’ suitability for human powered transportation and how to skijor three people behind a truck using only one 50’ piece of surgical tubing. I could tell you where the best roads are on Abbaye Peninsula. Sadly, the notes were lost and the recording scribe is still working on creating a duplicate. So, in the mean time, the world and the grooming report have fallen back to the status quo ante.

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 stop and say hi. If you would like to help out, call JJ Farrington for details. 248-242-2723.



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

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