There are many components of the GMNC operations, beginning with trail maintenance (clearing trees and brush, installing signs, blue diamonds and poles) to keeping the machines running.
In some ways, grooming is the easy part. During early season trails are packed and rolled to establish the base, followed by extensive grading (and shoveling) to level the trails. When the snow has set up, we can then set the tracks with our snowmobiles pulling a Ginzu tracksetter.
Typically, we will put the PistenBully 400 on snow when we have a 24” base. A few of our trails need at least this much to cover the rocks and stumps, such as the Overlook trail at CL. Repairs are very expensive, so we need to be wait for an adequate base.