Grooming Report April 27, 2013

Grooming Report April 27, 2013

Greetings NTN Members,

Conditions
Forestville: Skiing was excellent yesterday. Expect great skiing again early today. freezing temperatures over night will have set the trails up yet again. If you ski, be sure to get out before it gets too warm and soft. Groomers are parked for the Trout Season Opener. I will be skiing into fish camp today. In fact, grooming may be over for the season. We will have to evaluate next weekend.
Temperatures must fall into the 20s to harden the snow for grooming. Regardless that, skiing can be excellent if your timing is right. Too early, and trails remain hard and icy if temps are cold enough. Too late in the day you will find slush. However, in the sweet spot, skiing is as good as it gets. Be sure to check out the un-groomed areas for crust skiing. Seasons with deep late season snow make for excellent crust skiing. We still have almost 2’ of snow in the woods so enjoy it while you can.
Remember, we are planning on ending regular grooming following the Mother’s day snow storm.
Saux Head: Deep snow. No grooming but there may be good crust skiing.

Valley Spur; See web site for details www.valleyspur.org and on FB at Valley Spur Trails – National Forest Service

Al Quaal: Detailed report and news follow this link. http://ishpemingcity.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/al-quaal-recreation-area/

Fit Strip: Groomed and Tracked Sunday night, 3.17.13

Big Bay Pathway: Groomed Friday

Snow Bike Route, South Trails: Groomed 3.19.13.