Ely Nordic Update: January 28th, 2014
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.
February 14th, 2014. Wine tasting and candlelight ski at Hidden Valley.
In conjunction with the Winter Festival, the Ely Nordic Ski Club is planning a candlelight ski out at Hidden Valley on the 14th of February. It will begin around sunset. The moon should also be just about full at that time, so it could be a beeeautiful night. There will also be wine tasting at the chalet and a bonfire. We need some help making luminaries. See the event calendar for details.
Ely Nordic Wolves, Section Ski Meet: February 6th, Giants Ridge.
The section meet determines who goes to the state meet, yes, but also it's also a great time to experience the spirit of the Nordic Wolves. Many athletes have dedicated much of the year to train for this single moment, when they can try to determine who will be section champ, who will ski the best race of their season, who will be proud at the end of the day. come and support them.
Adult Ski Lessons
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.