Traverse Area Recreation & Transportation (TART) Trails Inc. grooms and maintains the VASA Pathway as part of the TART network of recreation trails.
Updated grooming reports are available on the TART website: www.traversetrails.org
Any questions about skiing conditions on the Vasa Trail should be directed to TART Trails Inc.
TART Trails, Inc.
PO Box 252
Traverse City, MI 49685
The following link will take you to the TART website where they post updated Grooming Reports:
While the North American VASA race organization doesn't groom or maintain the Vasa Trail it supports TART Trails Inc. in their effort to maintain high quality skiing conditions on the Vasa Pathway.
Skiers can also get "FIRST-HAND TRAIL REPORTS" posted by skiers who have recently skied on the Vasa Trail on the Nordic Ski Racer website. www.nordicskiracer.com/cgi-bin/Trails/TrailReportView.asp?range=1
The North American VASA has decided to use this webpage to post information and updates regarding conditions that affect the VASA race course and discontinue posting daily updates on skiing conditions.
Fatbike Friday on the Vasa Pathway.
Below are some tips to help preserve the trail for all to enjoy:
Tire Pressure: 4psi or less. Tires should give easily when you squeeze them. A pocket-sized electronic gauge is very helpful.
Temperature: Below 30 degrees. Tomorrow the temperature will not be a factor, but in the future if it is above 30 degrees you should not be riding on the Vasa Pathway.
Dont ride if leaving a rut greater than 1 inch.
Stay out of the classic tracks.
No walking on or damaging the groomed trail. If you must walk, walk off the side of the trail while pushing your bike on the trail (not in the classic tracks).
Visit the Fatbike Fridays page www.traversetrails.org/fatbikefridays/ for etiquette and other fatbike trails in the area.
Any questions or comments about Fatbike Friday and skiing conditions on the Vasa Trail should be directed to TART Trails Inc.