Trail Maintenance and Projects

Maintenance


NSSRC owns and maintains a Pisten Bully trail groomer, snowmoblie ski trail grooming equipment, maintenance garage and warming chalet, as well as a waxing building at the Pincushion Trailhead.  The 25 kilometers of trails include 2km of lighted trails and scenic overlooks of Lake Superior.  In addition to grooming the trails for winter ski use, the club mows and maintains the trails for summer use.
 

Projects


WE HAVE THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS LINED UP FOR THE FALL AND WE'RE LOOKING FOR ASSISTANCE

1. BRUSHING AND SWAMPING TRAILS
2. BRIDGE REPAIRS
3. CULVERT AND BRIDGE APPROACHES GRAVELED
4. REPAIRS TO THE LEAN-TO SHELTER ON PINCUSHION MOUNTAIN LOOP
5. SIGN POST RESETTING
 

Trail Conditions

Tuesday morning, March 21, 2017

Happy Spring, we’re still skiing,
 
Discussion:  About 4 inches of new snow a couple of days ago gave us new life on the trails, considerably attenuated by the warm day yesterday.  Our base is still pretty good, so we can extend things for just a bit.
 
Grooming Report:  All classic tracks are still generally in place from the last snow.  They are beginning to break down, especially after yesterday, and they are very glazed and fast.  Classic ski with caution.  The skating lanes were scarified early this morning, removing the deep ruts from warm temps skating yesterday.  North Advanced, Canyon Curves and Pincushion Mountain skate lanes are in good shape.  Icy but very skiable with just a few seeps.  Snowmen can be skied, but Upper Snowman bore the brunt of the melting yesterday with many seeps, some with running water.  Again, use caution on steep downhills and turns.
 
Enjoy what very well may be our last few days of skiing.
 
Jim S.
 
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Trail Maintenance and Projects
Tuesday morning, March 21, 2017

Happy Spring, we’re still skiing,
 
Discussion:  About 4 inches of new snow a couple of days ago gave us new life on the trails, considerably attenuated by the warm day yesterday.  Our base is still pretty good, so we can extend things for just a bit.
 
Grooming Report:  All classic tracks are still generally in place from the last snow.  They are beginning to break down, especially after yesterday, and they are very glazed and fast.  Classic ski with caution.  The skating lanes were scarified early this morning, removing the deep ruts from warm temps skating yesterday.  North Advanced, Canyon Curves and Pincushion Mountain skate lanes are in good shape.  Icy but very skiable with just a few seeps.  Snowmen can be skied, but Upper Snowman bore the brunt of the melting yesterday with many seeps, some with running water.  Again, use caution on steep downhills and turns.
 
Enjoy what very well may be our last few days of skiing.
 
Jim S.