Ely Nordic Update: March 15th, 2014
Sadly, the Trezona Trail will no longer be groomed this year. Due to the recent snow removal and plowing, the Ely Nordic Ski Club can no longer groom. We hope you've enjoyed the Trezona this winter. Excellent skiing will continue at Hidden Valley.
New Trails and Maps.
This fall the Ely Nordic Ski Club board of directors decided to invest $15,000 in more trail improvements and additions. Most of the work was done on the Birch Highlands, Voyageur's Highway, Pine Valley and connectors inside the Bambas loop. A new trail was added, a mostly uphill march up the old road to the very top of the j-bar, which coincides with Hidden Valley's longest downhill onto the stadium loops. It's going to be great!
With all of the work done in the past two years, we have redesigned the map, made it larger and color coded it to help guide you through Hidden Valley. Now there is a downloadable and printable version on the website under the Trails
The new maps will indicate the proper direction of travel for our trails. Some skiers, ski team included, may opt to ski against the grain. This is fine on most of the trails, but those skiers must
yield to oncoming traffic skiing in the intended direction. A few trails are marked to be skied in both directions.
Check out the Facebook page of the Ely Nordic Ski club. It will have the latest in news and trail reports for the local area.
Candlelight (Moonlight) Ski at Hidden Valley
Second Time's Even Charmier
The first time was such a success with perfect conditions, moon, snow and company, that we decided to do it again. There will be a second candlelight ski evening at Hidden Valley.
When: March 15th, 7pm. It will go all evening.
Who: Hang out with other club members, ski on pretty candlelit trail! Ledoux says “It looks like Who-ville!”
Where: From the chalet to the Manlove Loop to Pine Valley to the Bambas, around back to the chalet.
What: Bring refreshments for hanging around in the chalet or at the bonfire. Extra points if you bring snacks to share.
Latest trail reports and updates will often be on Facebook. Have the ENSC news come straight to you.
Both Hidden Valley, including Pine Park, and the Trezona Trail are groomed by the Ely Nordic Ski Club. The Trezona is groomed at least twice a week or as conditions dictate. Hidden Valley is groomed as conditions dictate, usually before the weekend and after it. Watch for updates to find out what's fresh that day.