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PO Box 2101
South Hamilton, MA 01982

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 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.



Thursday Jan 4

Trail & Grooming Updates

Thursday Jan 4

Carol Catalano

At 8:00pm we measured the snowfall from Storm Grayson at 12", and it is still coming down. 

We are going to call today’s battle between North Shore Nordic’s valiant grooming crews and Mother Nature’s blizzard a tie!

She had us on the ropes in the open fields, with white out conditions challenging navigation and deep 3’ drifts swallowing the sled and stalling the roller. More than once, teams had to dig the sled out or unhitch the roller and “pre-pack” with the snowmobile alone. Rolled trails quickly filled in with blowing snow.

Crews recovered in the sheltered, wooded areas, establishing base trails in preparation for finish grooming tomorrow.

The Scorecard:

Pingree Woodland/Harvard Forest, Appleton Grassrides, and the Asbury Trail in Bradley Palmer are the most skiable surfaces. These trails have been rolled, but do not have set tracks or fine corduroy.

The open fields at Appleton Farms and Pingree do not have established trails that are not covered by drifting snow.

With a full roster of volunteers we will be out early tomorrow grooming the fields as much as the forecast and wind allows. We also plan to set tracks on the wooded trails.


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