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Montreal group volunteers to maintain ski trails


December 18, 2019

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Volunteers Ciara Relyea and Brian Maxinoski clear a snowbank at the trailhead entrance to the Historic Montreal Ski Trails system on Saturday, as members of the Penokee Rangers Inc., wait their turn.


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MONTREAL, Wis. - A gentle, scenic snowshoeing and cross country ski trail system doesn't maintain itself and a group of local volunteers say they do it because the trails are special to the community.

The nonprofit Penokee Rangers Inc. have sought members and volunteers to help maintain the non-motorized trails following snow events since 1975, said Charlie Zinsmaster, chief of trails. The group maintains the 10 miles of the Historic Montreal Ski Trails system along with assisting Iron County with another 20 miles on the Uller Ski Trails in Pen...

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