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


Please come join fellow Pincushion enthusiasts for a work day on the afternoon of Sunday, October 22, getting the trails ready for another great ski season. 

When:  Sunday, October 22.   Work Day will begin at 1PM, following the Annual Meeting for the North Superior Ski and Run Club.

Where to meet: Pincushion warming hut, located near the overlook parking area

Work Description: Trail work will focus on clearing away underbrush and overhanging branches that are encroaching on the edges of the trails.  This will make it much easier for the grooming team to set good tracks this winter for both classic and skate skiing.  Work teams will be led by Section Captains who have signed up to lead trail-clearing on specific sections of the trail system (see below).  We’ll assign volunteers to Section Captains at the beginning of the work day, and then head out to the trails.  Typically, some team members will be trimming and lopping, others will haul or “swamp” the debris off the trail and into the woods. 

What to Bring: Loppers, hand-saws, work gloves, waterproof boots, lots of energy, enthusiasm and good weather.

 

Trail Conditions

Grooming Report for Tuesday, Jan 16:

All trails were Piston Bully groomed last night, following 6-8" of new snow.  Conditions should be excellent, and in particular classic should be very good.  Skate will probably be a little soft, but not a bad problem to have!  Looks like a little warmup for most of the week so skiing should be fantastic.

Tim Lederle
 
 
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Grooming Report for Tuesday, Jan 16:

All trails were Piston Bully groomed last night, following 6-8" of new snow.  Conditions should be excellent, and in particular classic should be very good.  Skate will probably be a little soft, but not a bad problem to have!  Looks like a little warmup for most of the week so skiing should be fantastic.

Tim Lederle