Ely Nordic Ski Club (ENSC)
Spring? No, winter!
Snow and cold to stay.
Ely Nordic Updates: March 21st.
Skiing still excellent in the area! Enjoy spring--er, winter at its best!
Lakes have become very slushy with the recent snowfall. We're not ready for lake skiing just yet, but get ready. It promises to be good.
Hidden Valley is perfect. Cold nights and warmer days make for perfect skiing, classic in the morning and skate...anytime of the day. Otters are playing in the creek on Hannah's Trail. Pine Park is a perfect roller coaster for the advanced classic skier. The new Birch Highlands Trail has had rave reviews, and now is a perfect time to check it out if you haven't. It's as perfect as it gets out at Hidden Valley.
Trezona Trail promises to be in good shape for a while yet, right in town, so don't put away those skis just yet. Get the body movin' and get a head start on that summer tan.
The North Arm trails off of the Echo Trail should be in prime condition with the amount of snow we've had. Mix a Boundary Waters feel with some adventurous ups and downs and all-arounds that keep you engaged from the start.
To really rack up some kilometers, Giants Ridge is open and has plenty to offer in the way of groomed trails for skate and classic. Split it: Nordic in the morning, downhill in the afternoon. There are worse days than that, certainly!
Take advantage of the opportunity we have. These conditions won't last. Ski, ski, ski, because when it's done, we don't get it for a while.
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. Get the info coming straight to you!
The chalet will be open most Saturdays this winter from 1-4pm.
MembershipPlease remember that that membership in the club is one of the best deals around in cross country skiing. Individual memberships ar $25. Families can join for $50. You don't need to be a member to ski at Hidden Valley or the Trezona trail, but membership has it's advantages!
Grant in Aid Trail passes can be purchased at gas stations, much like fishing licenses. Technically, everyone skiing at Hidden Valley should have a trail pass as much of Hidden Valley is part of this system of trails. We receive reimbursement every year from the state based on our costs for grooming/trail maintenance AND the money in the pot, so to speak. If more people buy trail passes, the club will be better off financially for better grooming and trail development.
Last Updated (Friday, 22 March 2013 05:48)