Grooming March 4, 2018

March 4, 2018;  

Thank you Trail Builders: Sorry, the photographer is a bad dog and ate my pictures.

Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Bob is cleaning up the skate lanes on the Noque to the pine plantation as well as Animoosh, Mukwa, Chiwagi by pass and Migizi.  Yesterday’s classic tracks from the Bombi run are still excellent.


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:    Ok ok ok ok, I know, I likely missed the best skiing of the year.  I do hope to hear from one of you.  If I could lie better I would have gone into sales and would be gassing on about how great it was.  Winter is so short and there are so many activities.  Rest assured, I was not on the couch with aerosol cheese.  It was a spectacular day just to be outside.  I was on snow shoes checking out the anchor ice.  The new ice beyond was so smooth and clear we had to get right up to it to be sure it was ice.  Whatever you were doing I hope it was outside yesterday.