Pasadena’s nordic ski community rises to the cause to purchase new groomer

Dave Kearsey
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Sometimes it doesn’t take long to raise some cash if everyone’s on the same page.

It appears the nordic ski enthuisasts in Pasadena know what it takes.

The club executive at the Pasadena Ski and Nature Park decided before Christmas that it was time to take on a fundraising project to purchase a new goomer.

The club has reached its goal of raising $22,000 to buy a super-wide Skandic and a Ginzu groomer for next season.

“You can’t expect much more than that,” vice-president Jim Taylor said Tuesday of the club reaching its goal.

“It was the members who raised the money and I think everybody has to be commended for it. You don’t often raise that kind of cash in a small area that quick.”

Taylor said the executive decided that the Centaur, used to groom the trail network for the past eight years, had seen its day and would cost too much to fix.

A new one was put on the priority list.

The club used its backup machine, a VK 540 Yamaha, as well as a second-hand VK 540 Yamaha purchased this year, to handle the grooming expectations of those who frequented the nordic ski facility this past winter.

“They’re getting old and long of the tooth so we thought we better invest in a new machine,” Taylor said.

He expects the new grooming equipment to be in place for November.

Geographic location: Pasadena, Nature Park

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  • Glenn Stowe
    April 09, 2014 - 08:33

    Jeez, they've come a long way since I used to groom the trails with a $150 sled pulled behind dad's skidoo back in the 80's :) Looking good!