Grooming February 28, 2017

February 28, 2017; grooming report

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Today’s report is being brought to you by the nice folks at Excel Fire Protection. Excel Fire Protection  contributes at the Trail Builder level and hare feted with a sign at the Doe Meadow. If you see anyone at Excel Fire Protection please say, “thanks” and consider their services when in need of fire protection.

Real Grooming Report Forestville:  All trails inside 17k have been groomed and tracked (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: In the olden days skiers would dust off their klister spatulas and prep a pair of skis for late winter thaw periods with the full knowledge they could be using défarter un skis on Wednesday. The preponderance of skier inconvenience would often force the snow gods to skip the thaw all together. Now, with the advent of efficient no-wax technology, skier inconvenience has shrunk to a point where thaws are becoming difficult to control. In any case, it is our job at the grooming report headquarters to  optimize skier enjoyment. Our thaw looks to be short lived with snow and freezing temperatures tomorrow. So, enjoy the excellent skiing today. Light air and excellent snow look to make for an enjoyable day on the trails. A little drizzle is just part of the experience and there is no bad weather, only bad clothing.

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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