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By Andi Bourne

Grooming for success on the Seeley Creek Nordic Trails


January 13, 2022

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Pictured (L-R) Seeley Lake Nordic Club Vice President Lynn Carey and Club President Mike McGrew with groomer volunteer Doug Edgerton and his PistenBully 100 Thursday, Jan. 6. Edgerton had already spent over two hours grooming that morning to keep up with the snow. At 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 the Seeley Lake Ranger District reported six inches of snow in 24 hours. By 2 p.m. Friday, the District had another seven inches with a total of 25 inches of snow on the ground.

SEELEY LAKE – Seasoned skiers of the area are calling the skiing in Seeley Lake "the best starts in recent memory." Since early December, the trails have received regular, moderate amounts of snow that the dedicated group of volunteers has been able to keep packed and groomed. The Nordic Club has also added a PistenBully 100 to the trail grooming management thanks to owner/operator Doug Edgerton who has more than four decades of grooming experience.

The Nordic Club currently has three ginzus, two rollers and a couple of drags for keeping the 18-kilometer (10.8 miles) of skate and classic...

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