The excellent Feb. 17 Empire article on the Juneau Nordic Ski Club’s grooming of Mendenhall Valley ski trails reminded me that I had not yet paid my 2011-2012 dues. I found a convenient membership form on the club’s web site http://jnski.org . The individual adult membership is only $25 per winter ($10 for folks 17 years and younger and free for age 6 and under).
Trail groomers volunteer their time, and membership fees are used to pay for fueling, maintaining, and replacing grooming equipment (including the recent purchase of a new snow machine ). The modest membership fee is a bargain for those of us who enjoy skate skiing or classic cross-country skiing at the Mendenhall Lake campground, on the Dredge Lake trail system, or out on Mendenhall Lake.