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Thursday, January 12, 2017

The trail system received new snow of a few inches on Wednesday night, and the trails were groomed for both classic and skate skiing on Thursday. The snow base is solid, and skiing conditions are currently top notch. The forecast through the weekend is for cloudy days with highs in the twenties. This should keep the trails in optimal groomed conditions through the weekend, for probably the best skiing of the season so far. New donation envelopes to help support the Black Mountain Nordic Ski Club's volunteer efforts to groom and maintain these trails throughout the season are at each of the four parking lot trailheads. If you are a user of the trail system and have not yet donated, please consider doing so to help continue the excellent trail maintenance and grooming efforts. Maps and newsletter information are included at the trailheads, with information about this year's March Into Madness cross country race the first weekend in March.

Jim Soubly

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Update, Thursday, January 5, 2017

The volunteer groomers of the Black Mountain Nordic Ski Club have once again expertly groomed the trail system for classic and skate skiing throughout the course. With a solid base and a few inches of fresh snow, the conditions are excellent. Temperatures are supposed to be in the teens through the weekend, and warm up next week into the thirties. Skiing this weekend should be great. Grooming was done today, Thursday, January 5. Most all loops are freshly groomed, from novice to expert loops. Parking lots have been plowed, and maps are at the trailheads of County Line and P Isle parking lots.

Enjoy the ski season now!

Friday, December 30, 2016

 Black Mountain Ski Trails update for New Year's...the entire outer loop on the Presque Isle side, excluding the swamp area ( no 1-5-4 ), has been leveled and scraped. Also the short cut 11-12. On the Cheboygan side, good trails from Twin Lakes lot to Cheboygan shelter to County Line Rd, and, Bluffs to Cheboygan shelter. All black level turn-outs have been included on both sides. No tracks have been set anywhere due to levels of snow. Skiers will experience some wind twig residue on the trails. Some grooming on other loops has been completed, mostly icy snow mix for now. Forecast for the next few days is for 20s to 30s for highs and some light snow potential.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Saturday evening, December 17, update

There is now a lot more snow after a solid Saturday of snow. There is a solid base. Two of the BMNSC volunteers spent the day rolling the course so there is opportunity for classic and skate skiing. Much of the course has been rolled, on both sides of County Line Road.  Jim Soubly

Friday, December 16, 2016

We have snow at Black Mountain, and more expected Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17. The trails are partially groomed for classic, but only a few inches of snow in some spots, just enough for a base. It is pretty easy to ski even in ungroomed areas currently with not a lot of deep snow. Grooming may take place in more widespread fashion if there is significant snow. With the holiday weekend approaching, all are busy, but we hope for some early skiing this year! Keep watching for updates! Jim S

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Meeting 6pm October 5, 2016

Meeting to give feedback to the DNR on timber harvesting in Black Mountain Recreation Area, by members of the Black Mountain Nordic Ski Club, at the Cheboygan DNR Field Office (located behind Animal Medical Clinic). Possible planning meeting of BMNSC following the DNR meeting. October 5, 2016, 6pm.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

A short but great ski season may have concluded with the recent rains, although new posts will occur if any spring snows resume. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers of the Black Mountain Nordic Ski Club as well as all the participants to the trails, especially those who donated to the BMNSC efforts. Posts will occur if spring snow conditions resume or meetings are organized. Other than that, see you next ski season!