December 4, 2016 by: Ted
Awaiting Colder Weather and More Snow to Open Ski Trail
Maintenance Crews have cleared most of the Banadad Trail System with only about 1/2 mile remaining to be cleared on the east end near the site of the Ham Lake Fire. The Minnesota Conservation Corp camped four nights on the west end of the trail clearing some 14 kilometer during their stay. Meanwhile thanks to the Northstar Ski Tour Club, the Minneahaha Academy Ski Team,
Volunteers at Weekend Trail Clearing in October
and other volunteers who thus far have contributed 351 volunteer hours of labor clearing the trails other 26 kilometers. When a bit more snow fall we should be able to get onto the trail with out trail groomer for a final packing and clearing run before we set trails.
Currently there is about four or five inches of snow. Unfortunately the ground has not frozen yet and there is lots of water on the trail. There is colder weather on the way which should freeze up the water. Then we need snow.
Photo of Minnehaha Academy Ski Team- the Banadad Beavers who worked on the Banadad December 3.