The good news is we had a great general membership meeting last night at the Chalet. We enjoyed a tasty pot luck meal together and discussed our accomplishments of the last year and the outlook for this year. Lots of trail improvements were completed and the new landscaped garden in front of the chalet looks great. Membership in MYSL for this season stands at 112, which is great. Ski team membersip stands at 55 which is also great.
The bad news is that the weather is warm and there has been little snow. The first ski race of the year at Mt Itasca has just been postponed We are going to need a major snow dance.
All are welcome! Hopefully we will be able to ski prior to the meeting. Fine snow is expected!
Potluck at 5pm
Meeting starts at 5:45pm
Bring the family and your friends.
If you take a peek at the Ely Nordic Ski Club website, you'll notice something new on the right side of the page. We've added a donation button so you can more easily give to the club you love.
We do have a Facebook page. You are encouraged to check it regularly. That is where the most up-to-date announcements will be posted. This includes anything from lost and found to events to trail reports once the snow flies.
Heads up, summer trail users. Both the upper and lower Screamer should be considered "Closed" until Memorial Day. We have spread grass seed to help prevent erosion and would like the seed to set down some good roots. Thanks for your cooperation
The ski season is over and the trails are open for summer useage, but care is required. Many low lying trail sections are soft and muddy yet. The frost is still coming out of the ground. Snow drifts still exist. This means that careless bike travel and even hikers can leave ruts and footprints that eventually dry in place and are hard to grade out. So please stay on the high ground and help us keep the trail system pristine. Thanks.
Just got done shoveling this stuff. What started out as roughly two inches of snow is settled to about one inch of standing slush with a water content of about 75% This is not skiing snow, it is old man shoveling heart attack snow. Send flowers.
Now maybe our head groomer Mr Passmick can do miracles with the groomer but that would be surprising. Stay tuned.