Nordic Skiers Making Due With Lack of Snowfall
ST. CLOUD -- The lack of snow this season hasn't stopped skiers from hitting the trails and having fun.
Even without the expected snowfall yesterday (Monday) many residents have been snow shoeing, fat biking and some skiing.
Nordic Ski Club of Central Minnesota President Justin Quinn says there is only a handful of trails groomed enough for a base to ski.
"We have been skiing at Riverside Park, there is a little bit of a base there because they have been making snow for the high school and college racers, but even there it's a little patchy," says Quinn.
The Nordic Ski Club has several events scheduled for next month including Moonlight Ski on January 8th at Quarry Park and the Torger Tokle Ski Tour January 17th at St. John's.
Quinn says even if they don't have a lot of snow the events will still be a great time for everyone.
"We've done these event with a lack of snow and we've done them with a lot of snow and either way it's been a lot of fun," says Quinn.
Quinn says it's still early in the season and knows more snow will arrive in time for skiers to take full advantage of the trails.
Nordic Skiing has grown in popularity over the last several years in Central Minnesota.