Biskey Ponds Ski Trail Update February 5, 2018

It sounds like conditions are getting pretty good. Please park so that log hauling equipment can get in and out through the open gate.

Groomer John’s report from February 5….

“I was able to do a double track around Wolf Run (a few dirty spots remain from trucks) and I double tracked the hill also, but the logger still has some wood at the bottom of the hill. White Pine, Birch Ridge and Eagle View seem to be in nice shape.”

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Biskey Ponds Ski Trail Update January 16, 2018

Groomer John’s report from January 16 ….

“I groomed today. The outer loops are pretty good. The loggers are still using the road but looks like they will be finished soon. I was able to track the center of the road where there was snow, so 60-70% of Wolf Run has a skiable track.”

Biskey Ponds Ski Trail Update January 13, 2018

Logging is still underway beyond our main trail which means Wolf Run is an active logging road that is accessed through the parking lot. If you come out, parking on the roadside or down at the dam is recommended. While it is less than ideal conditions getting yourself down the first hill at the trailhead you will find the other loops have been groomed. While we do not have any firsthand skier reports yet, here is groomer John’s report from January 12 ….

“I groomed White Pine, Birch and Eagle this midday. I think they are pretty skiable. With this little snow it is hard to get a really straight track but coverage is pretty good. I ran into the loggers while grooming and they have their equipment moved out to the trailhead and have 5 or so loads of wood to haul yet. I was able to get a pseudo track down the space between the tire tracks on Wolf, maybe 30% of the road.”

Biskey Ponds Ski Trail Update Dec 16 2017

Logging is underway beyond our main trail, Wolf Run. Wolf Run is a road for the logger. The last update from the County is that the logging should be done in early January.

Aside from that, we need more snow before any trails are ready for skiing.

If you want to get out you might find lake skiing to be good. For conditions at other ski trails, take a look at http://skinnyski.com/trails/reports.asp

We will let you know when we are skiing. Do your snow dance! https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Do+your+snow+dance!&t=ffnt&atb=v70-1_z&ia=videos&iax=videos&iai=aLELsl9CKXk

Biskey Ponds Ski Trail Fall Fundraiser and Trail Maintenance

“Many hands make light work”

Annual fundraiser and ski trail maintenance recruitment

Bud Capping Fundraiser

We need volunteers to bud cap pine trees on St Louis County Land. New site this year is off of Taft / Munger Shaw road, very close to Bergen Lake

Sat Sept 30 …….10 am – 2 pm

Sun Oct 1………..10 am – 2 pm

Sat Oct 7…………10 am – 2 pm

Sun Oct 8…………10 am – 2 pm

Sat Oct 14………..10 am – 2 pm

Sun Oct 15……….10 am – 2 pm

Additional Times…if you prefer working during the week we can get you set up for that.

If you are a new participant to this activity, it is easy and a really enjoyable autumn activity.

Sign up with Joan

Ski Trail Maintenance

We need to get Biskey Pond Loop cleared and back to a skiable trail. This is the section next to the trailhead that was logged last year.

Contact Joan about your ability to do manual labor on this trail this month or in October as well as additional trail work that may be needed.

Contact Details

Joan Sutliff voice or text 348-3905 / email sutliff

Thank you for participating!

Help support the best trails in the area!

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