Saturday, January 20, 2018

This nice ski cap was found on the new river trail extension (trail 4) on Thursday morning.   Just get in touch if you'd like it back.  370-2911 or arlyn.aronson @
We plan to restart grooming on Monday morning, when fresh snow is predicted.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Excellent again and again

This morning, all trails were drug so as to smooth up the drifts we got yesterday.  After that, all tracks were made new again.  Of course they are excellent.  In looking at our current forecast, we may stay off them until Sunday.   Stay tuned here for updates!
Very, very nice out there this morning.  Dragging them does such a nice job.

The sun ever made a short appearance. This is on Sidewinder hill.

Sun came out again while on the Tower loop in Churning Rapids.  Nice to see it!

The grade-school PE class in Hancock will soon be starting up there skiing program again.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Grooming schedule

Since NOAA predicts that the wind will be blowing today, we'll not be grooming our system.   It is likely we'll will be out to refresh things on Thursday morning.   Today we'll be in the shop doing maintenance and repairs.   We've had two days off of work, since it started to snow in early December.  No need to thank your grooming team, but you could make an donation to the club. 
Our Capital Campaign could use your support!
In Churning Rapids, Tuesday the 16th

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Excellent, excellent and more excellent!

Yes folks, you got that right.  This light snow was rolled down early this morning and as usual, all tracks redone.   It was so, so darn pretty out there this morning, I couldn't resist taking many photos of it.  A few will be posted here.

Yes, it is pretty out there in the wee hours.

It just doen't get any better than this.


Sun raise on St Urho's


At the top of Dam hill, on the Vista trail.

This post marks a large rock on mud lake loop. Where is it now?

Hope you get out there and enjoy them.

Along our favorite it creek, Swedetown.  Please support trails and purchase a pass.

Monday, January 15, 2018

more Excellent today

Early this morning, all trails were dragged and tracks reset.   The tower loop in Churning rapids was much improved on with the dragging and now less bowl shaped.  Sorry for no photos, but I forgot my camera in the snowmobile today.   Let me know if you'd like photos, to be posted here on a regular bases.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Excellent continues.

Colin was out early this morning and refreshed all trails.  Excellent conditions remain for all of them.
They should be firm from the dragging done Saturday, for excellent phat biking as well.

Picture-perfect everywhere.

As seen at sunup, at the chalet.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Better than excellent conditions?

This morning all trails were dragged with the snow we received overnight.  For our phat biking members, doing this will stiffen the surface up very nicely for you.  These photos will say more than my simple words.  It's above and beyond, excellent conditions out there.
Early morning light here.

Please support the trails, and purchase a season pass.

In the Swedetown Creek gorge.

Our pedestrian bridge.  It's as pretty as can be here.

At the chalet.

Headed to Sisu on Trail 3

The sun peeked over the trees, as I came down the Dam hill decent.


Hope we see you out there to enjoy them.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Freezing rain? No problem for getting back to excellent!

The warm temps and freezing rain we had yesterday was no problem for getting our system back to excellent this morning.  The snow we rolled in last night and this morning did the trick.   Photos say it all.
The wind is blowing so exposed area's, may get filled in.

As excellent as can be.

With this new snow, the gorge is back to its normal gorgeous.

This is on the reopened Outback trail.  You should get out there and see it, if you've not yet

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Few new tracks made, late today

With the fresh snow received over the day, right at dust, new tracks were made on City side, Gorge, Vista and the River trail north of Tomasi RD.  Over night and in the wee hours, everything will be rolled and new tracks made.
Despite the wind, it was still beautiful out there.

And our favorite little creek, remains the prettiest one in the Keweenaw!!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Day off from grooming fun!

With the snow engine shut down, we're taking the "day off" the trails and repairing machines.  These snow implements live a hard live and require much maintenance.   Our goal is to have them in top shape to keep them working their best when the snow kicks back on.
Colin is doing repairs to the main roller.  We have two.

New skags, to keep the Skandic going in the right direction.

School yard drag was brought in for an update.

Hope this give you an idea of what goes on behind the scenes.