Prepares for its 31st Season
are preparing for another season of Cross Country Skiing and
snowshoeing at Pineridge. We look forward to another colorful fall
with changing climates and challenges ahead.
trail has received attention this summer. American Beech, a classic
invasive, and a tree of disease, presents the largest trail
maintenance problems. One root system can send up hundreds of shoots
and contain several large trees and lots of saplings. Cut one and it
regrows stronger and more vigorous. To control it, we have been
forced to use chemical treatment. Then the 2013 - 2014 season held
a large mast crop of beech nuts unable to be cleaned up by the
animals and have germinated into a whole new crop of 1 year old
saplings! Those will need to be addressed in future years.
large storms have forced us to begin replacing culverts, with larger
culverts and more permanent bridges. Two culverts were replaced: one
on the North Trail and the other at the bottom of Heather's Hill.
forests are maturing and provide constantly changing views and
beauty. The management of these woods provide many challenges and we
hope you are able to enjoy them as much as we do. The outdoors is a
world of its own and skiing and snowshoeing is a great way to be part
of our forests.
winter arrives, check our conditions page for all updates - snow
depths and events.
preparation for 2014 - 2015 Ski Season, we are looking for
volunteers to work with a Pineridge staff member to form a team of 3
on October 11, 12, 24, 25, 26 from 9 am til noon or 1 - 4 pm. Your
reward for helping will arrive with the snow - with an evening of
skiing with refreshments. Please send an email with your interest and
contact information. We will confirm your time slot ASAP.
you in advance to our helpers, skiers, snowshoers and staff who help
make Pineridge such a great area now and over the past 30 years.
and the Pineridge Staff