Banadad Needs a Building

From the Trail Association-

Help the Banadad Trail Association Build a Much Needed Storage Building for the Banadad Ski Trail’s Grooming Equipment

For years all the Banadad Trail Association’s snowmobile groomers and “tracksetters” have been stored under tarps outside and exposed to the weather. Maintenance of this equipment has also been done outside.  Initially our equipment was pretty inexpensive and fairly easy to repair.  However, over the years this equipment has become much more expensive and repairing it outside, particularly in the winter, has become very difficult.

The Banadad Trail Association has decided to take on this problem by constructing an equipment storage/maintenance building.  $12,000 must be raised to accomplish this goal. The building we are proposing to build would enable us to keep our grooming equipment in much better shape- good equipment means good, if not a better, maintained Banadad Ski Trail.

Please contribute toward building this equipment storage building.

To date $7510 of the needed $12,000 has been raise toward the construction of the Banadad equipment building.  Please help raise the remaining $4490

We are on our way! Help us reach this goal.

Included in this $7510 is a $5000 matching grant from the North Star Ski Touring Club

Help bring our two snowmobile groomers plus another snowmobile we have received a grant for but have not purchased yet and our other grooming equipment inside and out of the weather.  Boundary Country Trekking is donating an “easement” on the land and providing electrical power to the building. Many people are volunteering their labor and talent. We need funds for site preparation, a concrete slap, building materials and some labor.

Make check payable to:  Banadad Trail Association- Building Fund
PO Box 437
Grand Marais, MN 55604
For more information call 218-388-4487

Donations to the Banadad Trail Association are tax deductible.

The Banadad Trail Association maintains and tracks the 29 kilometer Banadad, the BWCA’s longest tracked ski trail and another 8 Kilometer of trails east of the Banadad’s eastern trailhead. The Association is an entirely volunteer run non-profit organization.  All the trails maintained by the Association are single tracked classical trails most of which travel through a remote wilderness area. These trails are located in far northeastern Minnesota and part of the 180 kilometer Gunflint Trail’s Nordic Ski System.

The Gunflint’s trail’s consistently gets some of the largest snow fall totals in the state and has consistently good snow throughout the winter.  Skiing is fantastic!

Banadad Trail Work Day and
Annual Meeting/Pot Luck Dinner

The Banadad Trail Association (BTA) eighth  Annual  Meeting will be held- Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Schaap Community Center on the Gunflint Trail – next to the Fire Hall and just off the Lima Grade intersection. The meeting will be at 6:00 and will be followed with a Potluck Dinner; all are welcome to attend this fun evening.

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