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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.



Friday Jan 5th

Trail & Grooming Updates

Friday Jan 5th

Carol Catalano

Good Morning Skiers,

After "bombogenesis" winter storm Grayson left us with a over a foot of fresh snow, we are looking forward to some excellent skiing in the days to come.  Facing challenging grooming conditions (check yesterday's report for more details) our volunteer groomers have laid down a preliminary surface on much of our trail network. Grooming deep fresh snow is challenging and optimal conditions cannot be achieved right off the bat, requiring multiple passes and adequate time to let the snow 'set up'. Over the day today, our team will continue to work on resurfacing existing groomed terrain, as well as set classic tracks on wooded trails.

The following trail areas have been skate groomed with roller, and with some surfaced with corduroy or have a set tracks this morning ; there is lots of fresh snow and good skiing to be had.

  • Appleton Farms: Lamson Field
  • Appleton Farms: Grassrides Trails
  • Pingree School Loop
  • Harvard Forest- Pingree Woodlands
  • Bradley Palmer- Asbury Loop

Be sure to check back for additional updates as more grooming takes place throughout the day.

Hope to see you out on the trails and remember to support North Shore Nordic with a donation!