Special Recognition for
The NSSTC is the premier promoter of social XC skiing in Twin Cities area. They lead many trips to many lodges and resorts around the Minnesota area and also a number of international XC skiing trips. They are an active group with which we are proud to be associated. If you enjoy XC skiing with others please consider joining their association, www.north-stars.org.
The recognition is for a $5000 grant they bestowed upon Norpine Trail Association to help finance a storage garage for all our grooming equipment. Since beginning, the North Stars have been vital supporters of Norpine. Each fall dedicated volunteer crews have traveled to Cook County to help with our fall trail maintenance activities and this past summer they helped with construction of the garage.
New Equipment Storage Building for Norpine
If you’ve got big expensive equipment, then you need a place to store it! This past year, Norpine initiated construction for a new garage in which to store all of our trail equipment in one sturdy and safe place. This was a huge undertaking for our small Norpine Trail Association, both financially and physically!
Financially, the project was made possible by a $15,000 8-year loan from Cook County, by a $5,000 grant from the North Star Ski Touring Club (NSSTC), from state funds generated through DNR ski pass sales, contributions by the Lutsen-Tofte Tourist Association (LTTA), Norpine members, and Norpine business sponsors. Site preparation and construction work has been done by volunteers. Thanks to everyone that has made this building possible, especially Bob Pranis and Pete Harris, who took the lead role for planning and directing this huge project.
Please show your support by making an additional financial contribution to Norpine. We now have capability to take online donations through Paypal (see DONATE button at top of page) or an old-fashioned check or money order would also light up our life! Send contributions to Norpine Trail Association, 1628 Croftville Rd., Grand Marais MN 55604