Grooming Report 1/29/2012

Trail Report
Forestville: 1.29.12: Congratulations to all of the skiers in yesterday’s Marquette General Health System Noquemanon Ski Marathon and the M-Bank Half Noque. Skiers experienced “bonus” weather and excellent conditions. Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors for a wonderful event.

Today the Skijor and Snow Bike World Championship Race will take place at the Forestville Trail Head. Please come out and cheer on these competitors. Follow Wright Street to Forestville Road. After crossing the Dead River Bridge at the top of the hill turn right and follow the signs.

Noquemanon Trail Network and “Friends of the Big Bay Pathway” will host the annual Honey Bear Ski Race on the NTN – Forestville location on Saturday, February 18th. Participants of any age can ski classic or skate over an approximate 12-K or 24-K course. All race events will start at 10:00 a.m. from the NTN Trailhead. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. (in the pole barn) until 9:45 a.m. Entry fee is $25 per person with all proceeds going to maintain the Big Bay Pathway, which is temporarily closed due to logging activity.
An awards ceremony with door prizes and refreshments will be held immediately after the race on site. Non-skiers are welcome to attend the event to learn more about the Big Bay Pathway and programs offered by the Noquemanon Trail Network. Be on the lookout for that sweet Honey Bear – he just might emerge from hibernation for this event!
Entry forms are available online at and at local sport shops.
For more information call NTN at 235-6861.
Ski Cats Sundays
Monday Night Skate Ski Lessons from DWS Mondays at 6:30 at FV

Blueberry Ridge: 1.29.12 All trails are being groomed and track set this morning

Valley Spur 1.29.12 Swanny groomed yesterday and will be out by 7:30 a.m. today. The weatherman says 2-4″ of new snow during the day. Conditions will be excellent. The temps. should stay around 22F. You may follow the link to current VS grooming conditions:

Kids Program: From 1-3pm we have kids lessons. We have some equipment to provide free of charge, however we are getting a lot of kids and we usually run out, so get there early.

Noque Skiers: Stop by on your way home. The home made soup and home made bread will be ready.

Saux Head 1.29.12: Trails will be groomed today

Fit Strip 1.24.12: Fit Strip has been groomed and tracks set on all trails. The Fit Strip is groomed weekly by friends of the Fit Strip NTN volunteers.

Al Quaal 1/26
School Trail and Noque start to Deer Lake – will be groomed and tracked by noon on the 26th.
Olympic Trail and Deer Lake Trail – groomed and tracked.

Baby Lake Trail and School Trail – packed.
Teal Lake Trail – all three loops groomed and tracked.

The Big Bay Pathway is closed until further notice due to extensive road plowing, logging and trucking along the trail system. Saux Head Trails are packed and groomed. Stay tuned for alternate plans to the annual Honey Bear event. For more information about the NTN and the Big Bay Pathway, call Nikki, 235-6861.

Volunteer Opportunities: It is that time of year again the MGHS Noquemanon Ski Marathon is looking for volunteers. Friday night Expo, Saturday race day and now Sunday morning opportunities are available.

9:45-12:30 Road Crossings
Road Crossings, River Park
Road Crossings, Powdermill
Road Crossings, Forestville/NMU

Call the office 235.6861 or return email at