Trail Maintenance and Projects

Pincushion Trail Center Renovation Project
We plan to give the Pincushion Trail Center a much-needed facelift, creating a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere where trail users can gather and relax.  Here is our renovation wish list:
•             new ski rack,
•             exterior Pincushion Trail Center sign,
•             entry way NSSRC logo and sign with info,
•             new benches that are comfortable, with padding
•             curtains on windows,
•             fabric hung from ceiling to reduce sound,
•             new wall cabinet and counter top,
•             stain and grit the floor,
•             10 comfortable and stackable chairs,
•             4 long foldable tables and 2 sturdy card tables,
•             create changing area,
•             install automatic door closer and automatic lights.
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. 
Come to a work day this summer to work on projects. Better yet, consider tackling a project yourself or with a few friends.  Funds are thin, so we will do the work ourselves, find NICE, second hand items and seek donations. You can donate to the renovation project here (link to donation page)
If you would like to be involved or have suggestions, contact us at pincushiontrails@gmail.com.
Pincushion Trails and Trail Center wouldn’t exist without volunteers having fun, working together! 
Hope to see you soon!
 

Trail Conditions

Greetings skiers;
 
Following is a preliminary grooming report that will actually be in effect tomorrow evening.  We are holding off grooming until Friday evening so that we have good conditions for the weekend.  However, I wanted to get this grooming report out now so that it is clear to interested parties that we are groomed and ready to go.  I have seen a great deal of interest in the fact that only Northeastern Minnesota has good ski and snowmobile conditions.  I expect to see quite a few skiers here this weekend (and hikers too).
 
In addition, the Pisten Bully is again up and running with thanks to Greg Olsen for the quick turnaround and excellent welding job.  As usual Charlie Curry made himself available for the job of pulling the broken stinger off of the PB and working to reassemble the unit.  Final tests today show that hydraulics are working and Charlie will be out tomorrow evening for the groom.
 
Here is the report:
 
Current Base:  15 inches
 
New Snow:  None
 
Spring skiing at Pincushion is very good right now.  Trail conditions can be variable based on exposure to the sun and temperature, but all trails are classic tracked and the skate deck has been tilled, compacted and combed.  This weekend will be some of the best spring skiing in a while with temperatures staying on the cooler side.
 
See you on the trails,
 
Jim S
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Greetings skiers;
 
Following is a preliminary grooming report that will actually be in effect tomorrow evening.  We are holding off grooming until Friday evening so that we have good conditions for the weekend.  However, I wanted to get this grooming report out now so that it is clear to interested parties that we are groomed and ready to go.  I have seen a great deal of interest in the fact that only Northeastern Minnesota has good ski and snowmobile conditions.  I expect to see quite a few skiers here this weekend (and hikers too).
 
In addition, the Pisten Bully is again up and running with thanks to Greg Olsen for the quick turnaround and excellent welding job.  As usual Charlie Curry made himself available for the job of pulling the broken stinger off of the PB and working to reassemble the unit.  Final tests today show that hydraulics are working and Charlie will be out tomorrow evening for the groom.
 
Here is the report:
 
Current Base:  15 inches
 
New Snow:  None
 
Spring skiing at Pincushion is very good right now.  Trail conditions can be variable based on exposure to the sun and temperature, but all trails are classic tracked and the skate deck has been tilled, compacted and combed.  This weekend will be some of the best spring skiing in a while with temperatures staying on the cooler side.
 
See you on the trails,
 
Jim S