Roy Josephy

It slices; it dices: it grooms the trails

The Cariboo Ski-Touring Club has purchased a “Ginzu Groomer” with the generous financial assistance of the Quesnel Community Foundation.

The Cariboo Ski-Touring Club has purchased a “Ginzu Groomer” with the generous financial assistance of the Quesnel Community Foundation. The Ginzu is a light weight groomer which is pulled behind one of the ski club’s snowmobiles. It conditions the snow and sets tracks for skiing without the use of the much larger snow cat. The new equipment will be used as an alternate means of preparing snow, particularly for the Youth Ski Program. The Youth Program has grown phenomenally since it began a few years ago. This winter eight elementary schools are involved bringing 388 students, each for three lessons. This totals 24 days of instruction.

The increased use of the snow in the instruction and play areas requires an alternate to the large snow cat groomer to prepare the snow. The large groomer used daily would cause the snow to deteriorate from overuse. Also, with the huge commitment to teach all of these kids, the club needs a backup in the case of mechanical problems with the large machine. Hallis Lake has become very popular and the public expects quality groomed trails at all times. The Cariboo Ski Touring Club, operator of the very popular public recreation facility at Hallis lake, will deliver on its promise of the best possible ski conditions.

Thank you Quesnel Community Foundation for your outstanding support!

 

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