Grooming January 3, 2018

January 3, 2018;  Grooming Report

Forestville Real Grooming Report:  A dusting of snow was reported at 6:30 AM but snow is forecast to continue all day and through Friday.  Groomers are cleaning the skate lanes on all trails inside 17k.  Expect very good conditions.

Way Too Long Grooming Report:    Weather forecasting has gotten so good it almost takes the thrill out of awaking to a new blanket.  We are in high season now; the lake effect snow machine is in full swing and skiers are counting the days until the death march on the 27th.  Happily, the human brain blocks out pain memory or returning skiers would be the exception rather than the rule. Of course, intellectually we all know what is in store.  That is what drives at least some of us to the trail head on cold and blustery days (and nights with head lamps).  Some of still have fanciful ideas that January training will do some good come the 27th.  Anyway, enjoy(?).


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


Fit Strip: The Fit Strip was groomed Monday.  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. “