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Official Grooming Report
Report Date: 23-03-2019
Packed Trail Base (cm): 20
New Snow (72 hrs): 0
Grooming: Atna, Beaver, Clearwater, Jackrabbit Kitlope, Moose, Rainbow, Snowbound Dog_Run
Recommended Wax:
Comments: Its getting pretty thin on all runs listed except the Dog which is still holding up pretty good...there is puddles and some dirt in places but not bad overall...it was starting to freeze when I left.

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Hi everyone…. Umm… you know how I always end my newsletters by saying “think snow”? Well, you can stop doing that now. I was hoping for an early season but this is ridiculous!

We’ve had well over a meter of snow at the trails, the plow guy has been 3 times this week to clear the parking lot and the snow is still coming down. What this means for grooming is lots and lots of work!

Dean has been out packing the trails with the Snow Kitty as often as he can and still run his business. I have put in 4 hours learning to track pack and have realized that I have a huge learning curve ahead of me (not being a machine operator) so I’m fairly useless in terms of giving Dean time off. The snow mobiles are not really effective for packing this recent deep snow although they do a good job coming behind the Snow Kitty with the beater bar to smooth the trail out. What this all boils down to is that we are trying to keep up with the trail grooming; once it stops snowing Dean and his team will have a chance to catch up.

Everyone wants to know about the Dog Trail. Right now it is being used for logging. We will get it back in a few weeks though so don’t get discouraged.

Rentals will be available from 1 – 4 pm. on Sat. Dec. 2, and then on the 9/10th; and 16/17th. The Christmas Schedule will be posted when we have one. Rabbits only rentals will happen on Dec. 3 starting at 1:30 to 4:00 pm. Please don’t come early, we won’t be ready and there are plenty of skis to go around.

The electric stove in the lodge kitchen is kaput—the burners still work but the oven is out of commission. If anyone has a used electric range in good working condition that could be donated to the club, let us know.

And last, early bird memberships: Dec. 1st is the cut off day. After that, the rates go up and you won’t get the two free passes that early birds get with their memberships. Sign up online or use the mail-in form. The draw that will include every Early Bird membership will happen on Dec. 2. Thanks to the 200+ people who have signed up already!

So come on out and have a blast on the snow, just don’t expect grooming miracles. Check our website and our Onion Lake face book page for grooming and conditions updates. FB is the most up to date as it can be done from the trails, the website gets updated regularly too.

Cheers everyone! Think sunshine!

Liz Thorne (da Prez – SVNSC)       contact Liz