Well mother nature has surprised us again. After last weekend the consensuses was becoming that it was still ride able but getting time to call it quits. Yesterday and through last night we received somewhere in the neighborhood of 14"-16" inches of fresh heavy wet snow. After a day of snow removal including clearing our the park and ride next door, Dr Dave headed out in the groomer. All trails last night were groomed with the exception of the Wind Farm trail which will being accomplished this evening. ITS 87 north out of town is in much better shape but is still thin and somewhat rough according to Dave as we had pretty much lost it before the storm. That being said the best way in and out of town is still by accessing ITS 84 from the railbed just south of us 3mi. Once at the Wind Farm intersection either option should be great through the weekend, whether traveling north via the Wind Farm trail, or crossing over Rt 16 to the Town Line Rd and run ITS 87 north from 8mi outside of town. The snow is very soft due to warm temperatures and folks have already been sliding off the trails. Use caution and have a safe ride! Make sure to stop in and see us this weekend for our st Annual Rider Appreciation Weekend! We will be raffling off the following items for $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5! -1 Sunset Cruise for 4ppl from 201 PowerSports -1 Whitewater Rafting trip for 2ppl from North Country Rivers -1 night lodging up to 3ppl from Gateway Recreation & Lodging -$25 Gift Certificate to Thompson's Restaurant -$50 Gift Certificate to Valley Auto Parts -1 Pair of decorative Maine Guide Snowshoe from Pine Grove Lodge -1 cord of Firewood from Top to bottom tree removal
We will also be auctioning off a Medium red Keweenaw Parka a $439.99 value, proceeds to benefit the Valley Riders Snowmobile Club as well as Bake Sale and 50/50 raffle! Sunday afternoon at 3pm we will do a live Facebook feed to announce the winners, and allow live bids on the Klim Coat auction. Silent bids may be made on Saturday and updated during the live auction! We want to thank all other business member and community members who have helped make this possible with cash donations towards snacks and supplies, food from Jimmy's Market, baked goods and your time!