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Valley Spur Trail System Cross Country Ski Report – 04/04

Weather? It determines everything we do at Valley Spur. Things were looking good for a long Spring Season of skiing then we get hit with over 18 inches of snow. This much snow we need our Jeeps to groom the trails and unfortunately both are down and John Cromell is working on them. Not easy fixes for either Jeep. John Geirke did his best to give us a little skiing after the big storm. Now Mother Nature is sending us freezing rain and high winds and then warm temperatures. As the old saying goes, "You can’t fight Mother Nature". What needs to happen at Valley Spur to improve our trails? New equipment and someone wanting to be our 2nd Groomer to help out John Cromell all season long. We have asked a few possible candidates and have had no takers. Being a Groomer is a big commitment. The Friends of VS does pay the groomers, so that is not the issue. The second thing that needs to happen is purchasing new grooming equipment. The committee is working on that but, boy are we going to need everyone’s help with that. We are going to need money to achieve this goal. Donations will be needed. The third thing we need from all of you is for you to ask yourself, "What can I do to volunteer at Valley Spur?". Instead of you asking why wasn’t this done or that, say what could I do to help out. People giving suggestions to the already over loaded volunteers is not the answer. It’s April 4th I am pretty sure grooming season is all done at Valley Spur. We will be updating you on many of the things that need to be accomplished at Valley Spur to continue our mission of providing Silent Sports for our community of outdoor enthusiast. Thanks for reading and continue to enjoy the outdoors.

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Sunday February 25th, 2024 - 12:06 pm

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FROM Friends of Valley Spur >> 2/25 no new grooming today. We have a chance of new snow maybe Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. John is hoping to groom them. As usual John is working on broke down equipment. Please share any pictures you take today in the comments. The Hills will be fast, please be cautious. Good choice would be to head up to the Upper Parking Lot to access Y&W. Ski you soon. #valleyspur #SkiMichigan ... See MoreSee Less

FROM Friends of Valley Spur >> 2/25 no new grooming today. We have a chance of new snow maybe Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.  John is hoping to groom them.  As usual John is working on broke down equipment.  Please share any pictures you take today in the comments.  The Hills will be fast, please be cautious.  Good choice would be to head up to the Upper Parking Lot to access Y&W.  Ski you soon. #valleyspur #SkiMichiganImage attachment

Saturday February 24th, 2024 - 12:20 pm

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FROM Friends of Valley Spur >> 2/25. Lots of sun and skiing going on today. Just got word from. John Cromell the Blue Jeap caught on fire this morning on H trail. The exhaust burned through some carpeting in the Jeep. John was able to put out the fire and get the Jeep back to the storage shed. Another adventure in grooming with brike, busted and can't be trusted equipment. #valleyspur #crosscountry #snowphotos #SkiMichigan ... See MoreSee Less

FROM Friends of Valley Spur >> 2/25. Lots of sun and skiing going on today.  Just got word from. John Cromell the Blue Jeap caught on fire this morning on H trail.  The exhaust burned through some carpeting in the Jeep.  John was able to put out the fire and get the Jeep back to the storage shed.  Another adventure in grooming with brike, busted and cant be trusted equipment. #valleyspur #crosscountry #snowphotos #SkiMichiganImage attachment

Saturday February 24th, 2024 - 10:42 am

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FROM Friends of Valley Spur >> groomed up y w x and v worked on b while on h. Jeep caught fire exhaust leak shot up through rust hole in floor caught carpet and wiring that goes to rear hydraulics on fire. got fire out will work on exhaust and patch holes on Monday. the system is in good shape lots of snow use caution on hill very fast. #valleyspur #SkiMichigan ... See MoreSee Less

Friday February 23rd, 2024 - 11:59 am

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FROM Friends of Valley Spur >> 2/23 and John is scratching up the Skate Lanes since the temps have dropped. No new snow. John is also repairing Y Trail from damages made by inconsiderate snowmobiler. Will post pictures later. #valleyspur #SkiMichigan ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday February 22nd, 2024 - 10:04 am

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FROM Friends of Valley Spur >> A lot of base left so weekend will be good skiing. #valleyspur #crosscountry #snowphotos #SkiMichiganA lot of base left so weekend will be good skiing. ... See MoreSee Less

FROM Friends of Valley Spur >> A lot of base left so weekend will be good skiing. #valleyspur #crosscountry #snowphotos #SkiMichigan
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