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CURRENT EVENTS, NEWS, and NOTICES:
Grooming Continues! Our club continues to groom despite there not being a lot of snow. Board member and volunteer ski coach, Kent Montgomery, is shown below grooming the Arboretum trails over Thanksgiving break. The recent two inches of snow helped ski conditions though it is still not deep enough to set classic tracks. Kent is using the club's new 2014 Artic Cat Bear Cat Utility Snowmobile that is designed specifically for grooming ski trails. This kind of workhorse is a club first and comes equipped with an engine and transmission built for heavy pulling at slow speeds, front-end winch, a rear light bar with flood lamp for night grooming, and several other accessories. A 4-stroke engine sports better gas mileage, is quieter, and has less emissions.
BNSC's Annual Trail Clean Up Day was another success! Dozens of volunteers showed up to prepare the French Rapids Trail System and partake in a chili feed in what some said may be the most beautiful setting in Brainerd.
The trails (French, the Arboretum, and Forestview) have been mowed. It took 23 hours of operating time to mow all three. A BIG thanks to new club member (and his wife Sue) Jim Natwick who helped club president, Mark Stadem, with the mowing. If you hike the trails please feel free to remove the small branches and debris that may have been scattered on the trails while mowing. If you should feel so inclined, bring a long handled pruner with you on the hike and cut back any overhanging branches, brush, etc. Think "snow load" when looking at branches. Watch for those "hat catchers"!!! Some of the mowing action:
The club is dealing with plenty of trail and lights damage from summer storms. Some photos from our repair crews:
More trail-clearing action below:
Photos of the big storm damage to Forestview taken by Committee Member James O'Hearn:
Our Biathletes have been hard at working training this past summer:
Last winter's Youth Ski League was another huge success! Check out the action below. More information on this great family activity under "Youth Skiing" heading.
- 2014 was also another great biathlon season! See photos below but please also check out our Biathlon page under "Youth Skiing".