Grooming Reports

Grooming reports for the Vasa Pathway and Leelanau Trail are emailed to badge holders. They are also made available within 24 hours on this page. Get your Grooming Badge to have reports emailed directly to you. Grooming updates for the new Winter Sport Single Track can be found on the Northern Michigan Mountain Biking Association website.

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2018-2019 Grooming Reports

’18-’19 Vasa Grooming Team

Vasa Grooming Report Report #2
12/07/18

Jim and Dave are out rolling the entire Vasa system this morning. The 5k has been rolled and they are currently headed out on the 10k and then out to the 25k. It was 19° at the trailhead with 1 to 3 additional inches of fresh snow since yesterdays roll.

With little to no new snow in the near forecast, the next few days would be a good time to give the Vasa a whirl. The base is thin, but should offer decent early season skiing. Watch out for dirt and gravel patches. We will not roll/groom again until the trail receives additional snow. Keep dancing:).

Vasa Grooming Report #1
12/06/18

Jim and I rolled the 3k, 5k, 10k, 25k loops this morning. There was about 2″ of snow when we started and the trail received another 2-3′ while we were out rolling. The soft base is thin and there will be dirt and gravel in some areas so use caution if you choose to ski today. Most of the trail should offer good skiing. Enjoy!

When we receive more snow and have enough depth we will start setting classic tracks. Until then get out on the trail and while your skiing do a little snow jig :).

FYI. The Leelanau Trail has not received enough snow to groom yet. Stay tuned however, the groomers will be out as soon as conditions allow. And we all know that can change quickly.

12/01/2018  12:15 pm
Vasa Grooming Report

Welcome to the 2018-19 season of winter fun on the VASA.  It’s off to a bit of a slow start with warmish temps and melty snow, but rest assured that the groomers are watching the weather and will hit the trail as soon as that white magic falls turning our leafless gray forest into a wonderland.

Our grooming team this year consists of 7 guys which include Jim Dombrowski, Roger Raehl, Mark Spence, James Hart and myself, Glen Rauth.  Completing the team are two new welcome additions to our group this season John Stevenson and Dave Hunter.  You will have an opportunity to meet the groomers during TART’s trailhead Open Houses.  They will be announced the week before as part of a grooming report and are held on Saturday mornings.  Stay tuned.

Thank you all for purchasing a 2018-19 grooming badge and for your ongoing support of this awesome TART program.  You make it possible.

So its time to dust off all that winter stuff and get ready to enjoy Snow!

Yup! Its time to do the dance.

Peace,
Glen