Some of you that have seen him disappearing into Glebe Park, pushing a wheelbarrow full of tools, may wonder what Mike Darlington does everyday in the summer. He works on the ski trails so that we can open them with the smallest amount of snow possible!
If you were one of the smiling skiers that got out for the first few days of skiing in Glebe, you know that the 3.5 Km loop (the main trail up to Peter Rabbit, across the Peter Rabbit and back down the main trail) is much smoother than the rest of the trails, which means we can groom them earlier. This is the result of many hours of ditching, filling, and grading.
Mike is not alone in this endeavor. Several other volunteers have chipped in with time and effort. The good folks at Dysart et al have also begun to pitch in. Over the past 2 summers, the municipality has donated many loads of gravel, as well as several days of machine and staff time to move large amounts of fill onto the trails.
When you have been itching to get on the boards, it’s easy to forget the amount of time and effort that makes early-season skiing possible. Thanks to all the folks that make it possible!