BTLT will not be grooming Crystal Spring Farm this winter because our former groomer is no longer able to provide the service and we have not been able to find someone else to groom for us. We hope to be able to provide grooming services in years to come, and if you know of someone who might be willing to groom, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town of Brunswick will be grooming both Furbish east and west. Updates on trail status and grooming can be found here: https://www.brunswickme.
org/463/Winter-Activities. As of December, the new Furbish west parking is not open, and skiers should use the clubhouse parking, following all signage and being respectful of that landowner.
FOXCS needs your help opening up more cross-country skiing trails to the public; please consider donating to the group to make this goal a reality!
About Friends of Cross Country Skiing
As the summer of 2019 drew to a close, a group of Nordic ski coaches and cross-country skiing enthusiasts gathered to discuss how they might improve the skiing opportunities in the Brunswick-Topsham area. It became clear that more timely and more frequent trail grooming and tracking was a high priority for all the members and thus formed what became known as the Friends of X-Country Skiing (FOXCS).
While the Town of Brunswick’s Parks and Recreation Department has a grooming sled and snowmobile they have limited staff who are faced with plowing parking lots and sidewalks that understandably must have a higher priority than trail grooming.
With the shared interest in promoting outdoor recreation throughout the year, the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust has adopted FOXCS as a Community Advisory Group to make the group’s goal of more extensive grooming of winter trails a reality.
FOXCS three primary functions are to:
- Raise funds;
- To provide a pool of volunteers for trail maintenance;
- Consult with BTLT on decisions regarding grooming and trail development priorities;
- Maintain a Facebook Page that will provide current snow and trail conditions of the local trail networks reported by skiers who actually ski the trails.