Grooming March 28, 2017

March 28, 2017; grooming report: Today’s report is brought to you by Last Ski of the Season contestant, xcwithme. I think there is something wrong with this picture but I can’t put my finger on it.

2017 March 27 lsots

Please Join Us As We Honor our Winter Staff and Volunteers

  • Sunday April 2rd from 1:30-4:00 PM. Forestville Trailhead
  • NTN will provide hamburgers, brats and hotdogs grilled by a famous local chef ( Geno Angeli). Soft drinks, buns and condiments will also be provided.
  • Bring a dish to pass and adult beverage (if desired)
  • Get to know the dedicated people who groom the trails, repair equipment, entertain us with clever grooming reports, greet skiers, snowshoers and bikers, rent equipment, keep the building clean, feed the birds, stoke the fire and embody the friendly face of the NTN.
  • Honor our Volunteer of the Year at 4 pm!!
  • RSVP by March 29th by calling Kellie at 906-235-6861

Real Grooming Report Forestville:  Grooming is done for the season but skiing is not. Skiers will find bare spots in open areas but many kilometers of good cover remains. Look for the proper time of day when snow is not too hard and not too soft.

Saux Head:

Grooming is done for the year at Saux Head

Fit Strip Trails: Grooming is done for the year at Fit strip

Big Bay Trails: Grooming is done for the year at Big Bay.

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. https://www.facebook.com/NTN-Singletrack-147765491905204/?fref=ts

Way Too Long Grooming Report: The six day forecast looks like a spring dream. Grooming report writer’s recommendation is to look for crust skiing opportunities. For the uninitiated, crust skiing is as close to flying as one can come without a wing suit. Look for open areas with complete cover. Some of the best crust skiing is in old growth timber where you can slalom through the trees. Snow is fully consolidated and ungroomed snow allows just the proper amount of penetration.

For trail skiing, freezing overnight temperatures and warm sunny calm days mean a long “just right” zone.  Goldie Locks should begin at 10:07 this morning and will run past the dinner hour. One model shows the surface holding up past dark.

We are well into this year’s “last ski of the season” contest. Remember, being last is not nearly as important as being last with style. Our current leader in the club house is xcwithme. Forgive me because I am still under caffeinated but, is there something wrong with this picture?