Grooming March 3, 2018

March 3, 2018;  

Thank you Trail Builders: Today’s report is brought to you by Jim and Betty Steward. Jim and Betty sponsor the 18k mark on the Noque’.  Without the contribution from folks like the Sewards we would not be able to enjoy the great skiing we have come to expect.  So, if you see Jim or Betty, please say thanks.

Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Bombi grooming on all trails west of Forestville to co rd 510!  Expect race ready skiing on all trails.  Classic tracks will be set and the skate lane will be wide and flat.  Enjoy.


SPECIAL NOTE TO SKIERS; Gookookoo, Papasay and the connector from Hemlock Junction to the point where Migizi and Bagwaji meet will be closed for the season effective today:  The majority of our trail system is on commercial forest land.  The land owners allow NTN to use them for ski trails but every 10 to 15 years they harvest some trees.  This year they are logging west of the trail head beginning at the power lines.  As the logging operation moves west, other trails will be effected.  The loggers are working with NTN to keep trails open as long as possible.


Now for some nitty gritty details for skiers like me that dearly love to ski Bagwagi and Chiwagi.  They are still open via Migizi!  So, you get an extra two hills in your ski! Go out the Noque 1k past the power lines. Take the first right onto Migizi after the hill at 11k. At the bottom of the hill turn left onto Bagwagi and enjoy for now.


Please give the loggers a wide berth.  They are doing difficult and dangerous work.  Your help will be appreciated by all.


We should all know, without commercial forest operations we would have no ski trails.  So, if you see a logger or forester, say “thanks”.


Saux Head: Was groomed and track set Thursday.  All trails are in excellent shape.  Saux Head trails are groomed for classic and skate skiing. The trails are spectacular with great hills as well as rolling terrain.  The views are beautiful and overlook Superior and Saux Head.  Today and the weekend look to be great days for Saux Head.  If you have not skied them you don’t know what you are missing.  Please go today, tomorrow or Sunday. The trail head is located 15 miles west of Marquette just off Co Rd 550; follow the signs.

Fit Strip: The Fit Strip is groomed as time permits.

Big Bay Pathway: Wednesday Big Bay Pathway was groomed and in excellent condition.  Ridge Line is groomed and in excellent condition as well.

Meditation, Hidden Grin, Bear Mountain and Ridge Line are groomed and in excellent condition.



Way Too Long Grooming Report:    I was thinking of sending this report out last night to alert everyone to get a good night sleep and plan on a long ski today. Even if you don’t ski you should ski today. The weather looks beautiful and the trails will match.  See you out there.