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ABR Trails Cross Country Ski Report – 03/24

Sunday March 24th 9 PM

Thank you skiers for another great season! After 126 days of being open for skiing and 121 days of grooming ABR is closing as scheduled tonight. We had our Annual ABR Membership party, potluck and meeting tonight and closed the official ABR Ski Season.

We do plan on grooming the dog friendly trails (across the road) and maybe Memory Lane (5+ K) for another week or 2 on a casual basis; you can watch the website for details. However the Ski Shop, Rental shop, wax room, indoor rest rooms, and ABR main parking area are closed for the season. The Dog Trails parking lot will be open for parking until they are closed and there will be a porta potty available there. Daylight skiing or snowshoeing only, no walking on the trails, no ski patrol or rescue available, and no chalet. Please don’t use the ABR Drive way or Parking lot for any purpose. I am having a hard time selling the extension of grooming past closing (the North) to Angela….so the South side of Pioneer Road is closed until “Winter Returns.” North end is open until posted and will be groomed by Volunteers with a donation box for fuel.

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Thursday March 28th, 2019 - 11:10 am

ABR Ski Trails

ABR Ski Trails improved its first responder skills and tools this winter with the help of several local groups.

The SISU Ski Fest helped fund the purchase of an Orion Rescue sled. This rescue sled is fully suspended and designed for rescue. It has a cover to protect the patient from the elements and give them a smooth ride to the ambulance.

Joel Bach, a local paramedic, taught a Heartsaver CPR class to 13 of the ABR Ski Trails team of employees, volunteers and friends. We have plans to have a First Aid and Stop the Bleed program for the team this spring/summer.

A Michigan Rural Health Grant provided several AED units for the local school systems, law enforcement and ABR Trails.

Alicia Zazeski, a paramedic and groomer for ABR, set up a trauma bag and first responder kit that was mounted and labeled on the wall in the trailhead cabin of ABR.

Additionally, Eric Anderson and Angela Santini, owners of ABR, purchased a snowmobile dedicated to pull the rescue sled and we will be erecting a small dedicated shelter for housing the snowmobile and sled.
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ABR Ski Trails improved its first responder skills and tools this winter with the help of several local groups.

The SISU Ski Fest helped fund the purchase of an Orion Rescue sled. This rescue sled is fully suspended and designed for rescue. It has a cover to protect the patient from the elements and give them a smooth ride to the ambulance.

Joel Bach, a local paramedic, taught a Heartsaver CPR class to 13 of the ABR Ski Trails team of employees, volunteers and friends. We have plans to have a First Aid and Stop the Bleed program for the team this spring/summer.

A Michigan Rural Health Grant provided several AED units for the local school systems, law enforcement and ABR Trails.

Alicia Zazeski, a paramedic and groomer for ABR, set up a trauma bag and first responder kit that was mounted and labeled on the wall in the trailhead cabin of ABR.

Additionally, Eric Anderson and Angela Santini, owners of ABR, purchased a snowmobile dedicated to pull the rescue sled and we will be erecting a small dedicated shelter for housing the snowmobile and sled.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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You guys did a fantastic job rescuing me without all this gear - thank you again for all you do. I will try very hard not to need another rescue, even though that sled looks pretty awesome. :)

Fabulous news and so smart!

Great news...Thank you all !!!:^)

I am glad we can pay it forward and Play it forward. Kudos to all involved.

AMEN, BROTHER

Awesome 👏

Thank you, Eric, Angela and the entire ABR staff!

Thank you ABR! Thanks for caring about your skiers!

You ALL Rock!!!! 💜💜

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Monday March 25th, 2019 - 10:01 pm

ABR Ski Trails

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Sunday March 24th, 2019 - 7:11 pm

ABR Ski Trails

Wrapping up a great season. We want to say a BIG thank you to all our skiing friends for a wonderful season. Have a great summer and we'll see you next winter!!

PS.....We do plan on grooming the dog friendly trails (across the road) and maybe Memory Lane (5+ K) for another week or 2 on a casual basis; you can watch the website for details. However the Ski Shop, Rental shop, wax room, indoor rest rooms, and ABR main parking area are closed for the season. The Dog Trails parking lot will be open for parking until they are closed and there will be a porta potty available there. Daylight skiing or snowshoeing only, no walking on the trails, no ski patrol or rescue available, and no chalet. Please don’t use the ABR Drive way or Parking lot for any purpose. I am having a hard time selling the extension of grooming past closing (the North) to Angela….so the South side of Pioneer Road is closed until “Winter Returns.” North end is open until posted and will be groomed by Volunteers with a donation box for fuel.
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Wrapping up a great season. We want to say a BIG thank you to all our skiing friends for a wonderful season. Have a great summer and well see you next winter!!

PS.....We do plan on grooming the dog friendly trails (across the road) and maybe Memory Lane (5+ K) for another week or 2 on a casual basis; you can watch the website for details. However the Ski Shop, Rental shop, wax room, indoor rest rooms, and ABR main parking area are closed for the season.  The Dog Trails parking lot will be open for parking until they are closed and there will be a porta potty available there. Daylight skiing or snowshoeing only, no walking on the trails, no ski patrol or rescue available, and no chalet. Please don’t use the ABR Drive way or Parking lot for any purpose. I am having a hard time selling the extension of grooming  past closing (the North)  to Angela….so  the  South side of Pioneer Road is closed until “Winter Returns.” North end is open until posted and will be groomed by Volunteers with a donation box for fuel.

 

Comment on Facebook

Had a ton of great days skiing.....TY TY Ty !!!:^)

Thank you for all you do and have done to create this paradise—we locals are the fortunate ones—ABR is a key factor in our high quality of life.

We enjoyed our annual visit, thanks for all the great grooming!! We'll see you next year, no doubt!

See you in November! Looking forward to tons of snow and tons of new HATS --- RIGHT ANGELA?!? 😁😁😁

Had a great time again this year on multiple visits! Thanks Angela, Eric, and the grooming crew for showing PWER nordic skiers a good time once again!!

Thanks for all you do to make our ski experiences great! See you next year!

Thanks for the great skiing!

Spring skiing was fabulous yesterday! Thank you for always having stellar grooming.

Thank you!

A wonderful warm hearted crew! Thank YOU for making xc skiing at ABR fantastic!

Thank you for a great winter!! Can’t wait for next year already!

Great season, sorry to see it end.

Thank-YOU for great skiing. Enjoy your vacation!!

Great season, thanks for everything! Grooming as always was fantastic!

It was an amazing year and like always, you did an amazing job! Can’t wait to return in the fall and buy my season pass!

Way to go! Time to rest a bit.

Thanks for all your hard work and smiling faces Eric and Angela and staff!

Thank you, BOLD had an awesome weekend this year as we always do. You are the best!

Where’s Waldo (aka Eric)?

Thank you Team ABR! We enjoyed your trails and your hospitality this year!

Sending love to our fellow snow-lovers!

Best trails in the USA!!!

Skied ABR with my daughter this morning. Love going there when in town. Look forward to coming back!

Congratulations on another successful season!

Thanks for a great winter!

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