We’re starting to think about gardening, biking, golf, or whatever other warm weather activity strikes your fancy. If you’re still keen on doing some end of season skiing, check the Reports tab to see if there are any current March/April grooming updates. With the daffodils blooming and trees budding, it’s time for Nooksack Nordic Ski Club to go into hibernation. Check back by September 1 to find out when the Salmon Ridge work parties and other events are scheduled. We look forward to seeing you, eager to start another ski and snow shoe season.
Welcome back everyone to the 2013 – 2014 ski season. Planning for the activities of the season is underway. The events page has been updated for this season and more events will be added in the coming weeks.
A large number of volunteers have been making the trails better this fall, with heavy emphasis on the snow shoe trails. In addition, a sign committee is working on bringing you more consistent and informative signage.
While the snow is not here yet, continue to check back at the grooming and conditions page. This is a volunteer run organization, and your submissions to email@example.com about Nordic ski and snowshoe conditions are encouraged.
Membership is seasonal, September to September. If you have not paid annual dues, we’d love to have you as a member this season. The membership information page has more information about why you should join. Why not fill out a membership application today, while you’re thinking about it, and put it in the mail? If you’re new to the club and want to looks us over, come join us at one of our monthly meetings, first Thursday of the month. See the events page for time and location.
Please explore the tabs across the top of the web site to find out more about us and the Salmon Ridge trail system.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
We need your help!! Grooming parties scheduled for Sunday, October 6th and Sunday, October 13.
Brush grows in the Pacific Northwest, so we need to keep cutting. We maintain the ski and snow shoe trails with a combination of large equipment and hand work. This is the time of year for the manual labor. Salmon Ridge is funded from NRTP grants, Sno-Park grants, and funds from the club treasury. The NRTP grant requires NNSC to provide matching “funds”, which can be in the form of manual labor. So, in addition to actually doing trail maintenance, we’re also provides matching funds in the form of labor hours for the next round of NRTP grant applications.
Work party at Salmon Ridge. The work entails a variety of road and trail maintenance activities that can be modified to fit the interests and abilities of those participating. On the ski trails, there is typically a need to cut and haul limbs and logs off the road and deposit them downhill. Usually there is some brush cutting work to be done with the club’s brush cutters. A couple people often walk the roads with shovels to make sure culverts are flowing freely under the roads. The snow shoe trails can always stand trimming and possibly installation of more signs, especially above Razor Hone Rd. If you don’t think you can work a full day, you can do a few hours. If you don’t consider yourself very strong, there will be smaller branches for you to move. It will be a good chance for camaraderie and friendship, even if it’s 34 degrees and raining snow.
Please visit the Events Page for additional details.
The Nooksack Nordic Ski Club is starting to gear up for the new season. The Club Kick Off Potluck is on September 19th at 6 PM at Bloedel Donovan, Multi Purpose Room, 2114 Electric Ave. Bring a dish to share and your own place setting. The club will provide coffee and tea. Then will start to talk about the upcoming skiing season. Come meet the members of the club, learn about the ski trails up at Mount Baker and planned overnight and day ski trips. We will have two waxing stations setup, and for a small donation you can have your skis ready for the upcoming season!
Everyone is welcome!
Though the snow levels were recently back down to 500′, they have returned to 3500′ so the trails are getting lots of rain. Therefore the grooming coordinators have decided there will be no more trail grooming this winter. We hope you will come back to join us next fall to help us get the trails ready for next season. Thank you.