Grooming January 2, 2018

January 2, 2018;  Grooming Report

Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Groomers are cleaning the skate lanes on all trails inside 17k.  Then they will groom and set track to Co Rd 510.  Later in the day groomers will roll pack down to the tourist park.

Way Too Long Grooming Report:    There must have been a run on aerosol cheese at the grocery story. At 1:00 PM there were no skate tracks and only one or two other classic skiers beyond the pine plantation. I felt guilty for all this great grooming just for me. For those of you that got off the couch you were greeted by wonderful skiing.  The sun was blinding when gusts of wind filled the air with tree top snow. The classic tracks still looked like they were carved in chalk. Today I expect everyone is satiated and aerosol cheese cans are laying around the couch as you wax your skis for today’s outing.   Enjoy.  I’ll be in the salt pit.


Saux Head: Tim groomed and track set Sunday.  Skiing is reported to be very good.


Fit Strip: The Fit Strip was groomed yesterday.  The upper half is very good but the lower half and especially under the hemlocks is still thin.  The Fit Strip located in the Marquette Park Cemetery is open for skiing.  It is a beautiful trail through mature mixed forest.  There are rolling hills on two loops with a total of 3k of very nice skiing right in the heart of Marquette.  Snow is a little thin so here are only classic tracks on part of the trail.  I would add, there are some people that actually walk on the ski trail.  I don’t understand why one would walk on a ski trail.  I do politely ask walkers to keep to the edge of the groomed trail.  I also encourage all users to put some money in the pay pipe so Tom doesn’t have to by all the gas himself.  Enjoy.

Big Bay Pathway: This snow event has our Big Bay crew assessing the situation.  We may now have enough snow to groom.  More information to follow soon.

Volunteer Opportunity!: Want to meet interesting people, solve world problems, earn fabulous prizes and see the world?  You too can volunteer as a host at the Forestville Trail head.  Help is needed to help at the trail head from 10AM-1PM and 1PM-4PM on weekdays or weekends.  Please visit or call 906.235.6861 for details.  (editor’s note; our fact checking has indicated some of the above promises related to world problems, prizes and seeing the world may have been exaggerated).



PS: If you have not renewed your Trail Builder membership, now is the time.  Please don’t make me track you down. “