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Since the Norpine Trail Association was organized in the spring of 2009 the trails have been improved, trails maps and signs have been renewed, and Trailhead Parking areas have been developed.
This winter Norpine will officially take over responsibility for maintaining and grooming the 57K of trails in the system. The organization has contracted again with Mark D Consulting, LLC to groom the trails in the west half of the system from the Cascade River State Park Snowmobile Parking lot to the Ski Hill Road in Lutsen, including the Hall/Massie loops and the trails between Jonvick Creek and the Highway across from Solbakken Resort. Norpine has contracted with Cascade Lodge, LLC to groom the trails north of the lodge including the historic Pioneer loop and the popular Deer Yard loops.
In the past few years Norpine has, with the help of grants and Norpine matching funds, been able to acquire equipment for trail maintenance and grooming. Also, this year Michael and Maureen O’Phelan, owners of Cascade Lodge have made a very generous and significant donation of their Pisten Bully to Norpine.
Next summer Norpine will build a 36’ wide x 30’ deep building on land leased from Cascade Lodge, LLC to house the equipment that Norpine owns.
We hope to have a great season if the snow gods smile at us. See you on the trails, and please become a member and support our efforts to make your experience skiing on the Norpine Trail system a memorable one. Be sure to thank the Business Sponsors for their support.