Freeze/thaw cycles will create a hard frozen trail to start the day. Time your skiing to take advantage of rising temps, solar radiation, and a softening trail surface.
It was 37 degrees F at noon today (Thursday), there had been a hard overnight freeze, and the skate lane didn't start to soften until 10-10:30. The glaze in the classic track became more skier friendly very late in the morning. The trails are withstanding this early March warmup.
Bring your good skis, the base is adequate.
IMPORTANT: Click here to view East Side trail precautions.
Our snowshoe trails are an option for hikers - PLEASE DON'T WALK/HIKE ON THE SKI TRAILS!
February 28, 2021: 6+ inches heavy sticky snow
We most likely will groom the skate lane some time Friday night, hoping to set the stage for good skiing on Saturday. Check back.
March 2, Tuesday evening: touched up the skate lane on Excelsior Road (West Side), and the most heavily traveled loop on the East Side.
March 1, Monday evening: groomed and set track on the West Side trails, plus the most important East Side trails.
March 1, Monday morning: packed (rolled) the West Side trails, plus a large portion of the East Side trails.
Meeting called to order
by Jan Paulsen, president, at 7:10 p.m. at the Warming Hut
Officers: Lori Mikunda, Dave Olsen, Jan Paulsen.
Members: Dave Borman, Dick Brockbank, Chris Buslee, Carolyn Chatterton, Howard Chatterton, Frank Lowry, Kirk Paulsen, Tom Paulsen, Jackie Pederson, Jerry Schneider, Bob Witkiewicz, and Debbie Ziemer.
Non-members: Justin Bucher.
Motion by Buslee, second by Brockbank, to dispense with reading of the prior minutes. Unanimously carried.
Presented by Lori Mikunda. Discussion held. Motion by Buslee, seconded by Lowry, to approve the Treasurer's report as presented. Unanimously carried.
Jan Paulsen updated the status of the 501C3 application. This is still in the hands of Carolyn Stephens, Precision Accounting.
Buslee expressed an interest in continuing the Full Moon Ski events.
Discussed establishment of snow shoeing trails on the new logging trails.
A waxing clinic will again be held prior to the start of the ski season. Tom & Lori Mikunda have again expressed a willingness to host the clinic.
Discussed organizing events to attract young children. In the past, Jerry Schneider has offered to teach skate skiing and is willing to continue.
To be carried over with additions as highlighted in bold
Reorganization of the Rusk County Trail Association
Lengthy discussion held regarding the reorganization of the Club and its assets.
Election of Officers
President: Chris Buslee nominated Dave Olsen. Motion by Buslee, second by Tom Paulsen, to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Olsen. Unanimously carried.
Vice President: Carolyn Chatterton nominated Frank Lowry. Motion by Buslee, second by Tom Paulsen, to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Lowry. Unanimously carried.
Secretary: Howard Chatterton nominated Jan Paulsen as Secretary. Motion by Buslee to close the nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Paulsen. Second by Tom Paulsen. Unanimously carried.
Treasurer: Frank Lowry nominated Carolyn Chatterton as Treasurer. Motion by Buslee, second by Mikunda, to close the nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Chatterton. Unanimously carried.
Motion to adjourn by Buslee, second by Witkiewicz. Unanimously carried.
Taken by Lori Larsen Mikunda, Secretary-Treasurer.
A Listing of Active Committees