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

A Message From Pincushion Trail Manager Jim Shinners on our 2019 fall work day  
                                           

A very sincere and heartfelt thank you to each of you for your hard work on Saturday afternoon.  We picked the perfect day to be out on the Pincushion Trails.  All of the trails were cleared of downed trees and we accomplished a great deal of brushing and swamping.  As a group we worked over 60 hours to get the work done.


Take just a moment this winter when you're enjoying the trails to congratulate yourself on a job well done.

Marlys, Mona and Craig, thank you for finishing Canyon Curves this week, that will be a great help.

Enjoy the remainder of the fall, and see you out on the trails.

best,

Jim Shinners

 

Trail Conditions

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Above freezing nighttime temperatures and intermittent rain forecasted for Wednesday and Thursday will produce soft and sticky surface conditions.  Colder weather will return later in the week and we will be out grooming again after the snow refreezes.  Ski with caution.

Charlie
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NSSRC Annual Meeting and Holiday Party Monday December 16, 2019 05:00pm-09:00pm

Join us for the NSSRC Annual Meeting/Holiday Party on Monday December 16:
5PM - lighted ski
6PM - Pot luck dinner
7PM - Annual Meeting

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

Please stay tuned for information regarding this years ski race/winter festival.  Online registration for the races will be available in January of 2020
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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
Wednesday March 13, 2019

Above freezing nighttime temperatures and intermittent rain forecasted for Wednesday and Thursday will produce soft and sticky surface conditions.  Colder weather will return later in the week and we will be out grooming again after the snow refreezes.  Ski with caution.

Charlie