2019 Annual Work Day Was a Huge Success!!!
2019 Annual Work Day Was a Huge Success!!!
Pincushion Chalet
Pincushion Chalet
Come Ski the Annual Winter Festival Race
Come Ski the Annual Winter Festival Race
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
Example of the Wonderful Grooming at Pincushion
Example of the Wonderful Grooming at Pincushion
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
Beautifully Groomed Trails
Beautifully Groomed Trails
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald

Online registration for this years Pincushion Ski Festival races is now available

schedule is as follows:
Date: Saturday February 15 at Pincushion Ski Trails

10:00 AM:  Start of 30km classic ski race
10:50AM:  10km classic and woody ski races
11:00AM:  10km skate race
11:15AM:  3km competitive kids race
12:30PM:  Awards
1:00PM:   Family Ski
2:00PM:   Start of Skijor Race

Trail Conditions

Pincushion Ski Trails Grooming Report
January 19,  2020

Base 24+ inches.  18 to 20 inches of new snow.  All trails groomed with variable results due to Bunyanesque  snowfall.  Expect soft and lumpy skate lanes, poorly defined or nonexistent classic tracks, ridges and clods strewn about the system.  Conditions will improve as the snow firms up and additional grooming occurs.  Ski with caution.

 
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Pincushion Winter Festival Saturday February 15, 2020 08:00am-05:00pm

Online Registration for the Pincushion Ski Festival is now available
Schedule is as follows:
Date: Saturday February 15 at Pincushion Ski Trails
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2019 Pincushion Trails Workday    
                                           

Introduction     
The Annual Pincushion Trails Workday is coming up next Saturday.  This workday is a key part of keeping the trails cleared in preparation for the upcoming ski season, and we need your help. 

Work Description           
The goal is to clear the trails of encroaching undergrowth and tree limbs, enabling a clear path roughly from outside ditch to outside ditch and 12 feet tall for the ski trail grooming equipment to ensure we are well set up for great ski trails.  Volunteer trail section “captains” have already been at work on different sections of the trail system and in many areas,  brush has been cut but still needs to be cleared from the trail into the woods. 

When  
Saturday, October 26, from 1-5PM

Where 
Meet and sign in at Pincushion chalet.    Volunteers will be organized into teams to head out to high-priority sections of the trail. 

What to Bring   
Work gloves, work boots, hand tools (saws, loppers).

To complement trail improvements made in the last few years, we would like to give the Pincushion Trail Center a much-needed facelift, creating a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere where trail users can gather and relax.  A complete description of the project and our wish list is at  THE TOP OF THIS PAGE UNDER THE TRAIL MAINTENANCE AND PROJECTS TAB
Just as Pincushion Trails and the Trail Center were built by community, we hope that the community will continue to come together to upkeep this treasure we share.  If you would like to be involved or have suggestions, contact us at pincushiontrails@gmail.com

Pincushion Trails Webcam
Pincushion Trails Webcam
Pincushion Ski Trails Grooming Report
January 19,  2020

Base 24+ inches.  18 to 20 inches of new snow.  All trails groomed with variable results due to Bunyanesque  snowfall.  Expect soft and lumpy skate lanes, poorly defined or nonexistent classic tracks, ridges and clods strewn about the system.  Conditions will improve as the snow firms up and additional grooming occurs.  Ski with caution.