ANSA president's message

ANSA chums,

I'd like to periodically keep you posted on ANSA items and progress both to keep you informed as board members, but also to get your opinions as well. I'll lump things together periodically so that I'm not bombarding you with emails. Please send me your opinions on things - I really do value them, and it helps us run this organization by committee.

Grooming report December 19, 2016

All trails are rolled.  Tracks set wherever possible.  No tracks on Pond Loop.  It is still too rough on the segment behind the pond.  The entrance at Lost Valley on Squirrel Run is temporarily closed due to construction of the tubing park.  Skating lane is firm and fast and should be very good on Tuesday.



 

Grooming and conditions (December 15, 2016)

All trails are packed and rolled.  Not enough snow for tracks to be set.  Pond Loop very rough behind pond.  Best skiing today would be woods on lower trails.  Due to high winds today Ricker's Field will be a tough ski.  Snowshoe trails are in great shape.  



 

Grooming report December 14, 2016

Skied in track in Ricker's field still in good shape.  Skating possible but very soft.  We will start grooming on a daily basis when we get more snow.  Rest of the trails will be rolled today or tomorrow.



 

Grooming report December 13, 2016

Game on!

 

Yesterday's snow was enough to drag the field and the Perkins Ridge Trail.  Not deep enough to set tracks, but coverage is quite good and the snow delicious for classic, still a little soft for skate skis.

 

Snowshoe trails also have remarkably good coverage and are well marked.

 

Tonight is the full moon, perfect for a loop or two around the field.

 

Come on out for a little exercise and enjoyment.

 

Grooming and conditions (December 12, 2016)

About 7-8 inches of snow.  Field loops and Perkins Ridge Trail  have been rolled.  No tracks set.  Great early season skiing. 



 

Message from Bruce

Now's the time - stomp, chant, exhort and exalt!!  Maybe if we all face south and inhale deeply at the same time we can draw the storm our way  - whatever it takes!!  The grooming gear is in place ready to go.  Remember that even a little snow covers the grass in the field enough to make for decent skiing - I've seen tracks already this week.

 

Storm coming - wax your skis

Wnter is knocking on the door. Get your skis ready. 

Snow alert!

It appears there may be some snow in our near future! See the NOAA report:

 

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR MAINE...SOUTH CENTRAL
MAINE...SOUTHWEST MAINE...WEST CENTRAL MAINE...WESTERN MAINE...NEW
HAMPSHIRE...CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE...NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

A PLOWABLE SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.

 

ANSA update

A couple timely pre-season updates:

  • Our grooming equipment is on site and ready to go, including a second roller to help prep the trails faster after a storm.
  • Other buisness details are done: we have insurance (for a bit less than we had originally been told) and a tax ID number (so we can begin the IRS paperwork to not pay sales tax).

 

All we need now is SNOW.

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