Archive for August 2012

To Friends of the Banadad Trail,

bta_logo_bigBarely a month ago, I wrote to you and asked for your help to support the reroute of the west end of the Banadad Ski Trail.  I’m happy to report that the response from our friends and fellow skiers like you has been fantastic!  We are over three-quarters of the way toward our goal!!

This is so gratifying.  On behalf of the Banadad Trail Association and everyone who enjoys the trail, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has donated.  Our goal is in site—we are almost there!  We are confident that we will reach goal and are starting the appraisal of the new trail section in the coming weeks.

While we are close, we still need help. Maybe you set aside my message a month ago, or just haven’t followed through on donating—if so, please do so now, to ensure we will be able to access the matching grant funds.  Now is a critical time to ensure we maintain our momentum and make our goal.

So, for those who have donated—thank you! And if you haven’t yet, please consider making a donation now.  Any amount, small or large, helps to ensure that we can successfully complete the reroute project and retain access to the west end of the Banadad.

Can you donate $25, $50, $100, or $250 to support the reroute?  To donate, go to our page at or send a check directly to the Banadad Trail Association, P.O. Box 436, Grand Marais, MN  55604.

With “a little help from our friends” we can complete this project in time for the upcoming ski season!


Linda M. Bosma, President, Banadad Trail Association

P.S. Also, please keep in mind our fall maintenance weekend and annual meeting the weekend of October 20th & 21st.  We’d love to have you join us for either or both and a celebration of the new section of trail!

Banadad Fund Raiser Interview online

Tuesdays WTIP’s interview with Linda Bosma, BTA President  is now available online at –

y2y with bta 1.11 018Linda along the Banadad