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PO Box 2101
South Hamilton, MA 01982
USA

Help us bring groomed cross-country skiing to the Hamilton area.

The North Shore Nordic Association, a 501C3 tax exempt non-profit charitable organization formed by local residents with the goal of acquiring and operating ski grooming equipment on some of our local trails. The NSNA will work with local land stewards to groom a classical and skate ski lane on several existing trails including Patton Park, portions of the Discover Hamilton Trail, Appleton Farms and Grassrides, Bradley Palmer State Park and hopefully Sagamore Hill.

 

The NSNA is seeking funding from multiple sources to acquire an 84” Groomer and a special utility snowmobile to tow the groomer. Additionally we seek to acquire a trailer, operating insurance, fuel, signage, trail maps and signs. Please consider making a donation in any amount on our website www.nsnordic.org. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. WE need to raise a total of approximately $25,000 to get the operation up and running for the winter of 2015-2016. Subsequent years will only require funds to operate and maintain our equipment and pay for fuel and insurance. The NSNA will be an entirely volunteer run operation and we are seeking anyone interested in helping out in any way.

 

Once we are operational all ski trail use will be free of charge and supported by donations. NSNA will issue donor cards, as a token of appreciation to those making a donation of at least $100.

 

NSNA is also seeking to partner with corporate sponsors to fund a portion of our capital campaign.

 

 

Monday Jan 7

Trail & Grooming Updates

Monday Jan 7

Carol Catalano

A big thanks to our volunteer groomers and everyone that came out to ski this weekend! It was great to be out on the trails with you and see so many of you enjoying a beautiful day outside yesterday.

During the day Sunday we saw vast improvements to our snow surface. Early in the morning, Pingree was resurfaced, now providing the firmest skating surface in our trail network. Later in the morning, the Grassrides trails at Appleton were groomed with the Ginzu for the first time after this storm, recieving multiple passes of skate grooming as well as some classic tracks. 

This morning, grooming commences in Bradley Palmer, beyond just the Asbury Loop Trail. These trails will only be rolled first, so anticipate soft conditions until the snow properly sets up.  

Here's the basic overview of groomed terrain for Monday:

  • Appleton Farms- Grassrides Trails: skate groomed with classic tracks
  • Appleton Farms- Plains Loop: Skate Groomed
  • Pingree School: Skate groomed with classic tracks
  • Pingree Woodland- Harvard Forest: Skate groomed
  • Bradley Palmer: Grooming in progress (please avoid skiing behind groomer to allow snow to set up)

We hope you can find some time in your work week to get out and do some skiing!

 Appleton Grassrides groomed nice and wide with classic tracks on both sides

Appleton Grassrides groomed nice and wide with classic tracks on both sides

 Aidan MacDonald and Ernest Ashely finishing their grooming shift at Appleton. The parking lot was packed mid afternoon on Sunday.

Aidan MacDonald and Ernest Ashely finishing their grooming shift at Appleton. The parking lot was packed mid afternoon on Sunday.

 Board members Greg Horner and Carol Catalano out on the trails Sunday afternoon.

Board members Greg Horner and Carol Catalano out on the trails Sunday afternoon.