Northwoods Nordic Ski still maintaining trailsSubmitted: 04/16/2018
Northwoods Nordic Ski still maintaining trails
Dakota Sherek
Dakota Sherek

RHINELANDER - Many people want to see some spring-like weather in the Northwoods. But, as long as the snow falls, the Northwoods Nordic ski group plans to maintain their trails. 

"Mixed emotions," said Robin Stafford, a Northwoods Nordic member.

Stafford didn't imagine he'd be grooming trails in mid-April.

"We had most things put away already," said Stafford. 

But after this weekend…

"It was hard to ignore this storm," said Stafford. 

Northwoods Nordic decided to go ahead and groom some of it's trails.

"You either shovel snow or you enjoy the snow," said Stafford. 

Stafford says as a non-profit group, they like to keep their supporters happy.

"Our goal is to promote Nordic skiing in the Northwoods," said Stafford. "And we got a lot good club members and donors, a lot of sponsors that really help our organization so we like to keep the trails groomed for all of them.

He hopes people get out to enjoy the spring snow.

"It is a lot of fun to get out and ski after you get a freshly groomed trail," said Stafford.

A lot of fun, that Stafford thinks will be short-lived under the April sun.

"But we'll keep grooming as long as the trails are holding in there and we're not interfering with the golf course operation," said Stafford. "So hopefully we'll get through the weekend anyway."

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