PistenBully (PB) Grooming the Future
Anderson Bluff & River Trail Foundation Launches PB Fundraising Campaign
PistenBully Paving our Way to Next 100 Years
ABR has been successful over the years by delivering premier trail grooming every day in a beautiful natural setting with plentiful snow. This core value requires technical decision making, experienced grooming staff and the right equipment. Let’s focus on having the right equipment.
ABR Ski Trails is planning to donate a 2016 PistenBully to the Nonprofit Foundation in 2025. Eric estimates with continued proper maintenance and professional operations the Foundation will need to purchase a new PistenBully between 2026 and 2030.
Donate to Your Next PistenBully (PB)
- Goal is to raise $300K
- The Foundation already has reserves of $60K saved
- 2023 Goal is $35K
- All PB donations will be held in a restricted Anderson Bluff & River Trail Foundation account only for the PB Project
GIVE to GET:
Invest in your family’s skiing future with a PB donation. Each large donation earns you a ride in the PB to experience the morning beauty and magic of creating the perfect corduroy.
- Please visit our website at Donate – Anderson Bluffs & River Trails Foundation Inc. (andersonbluffsrivertrailsfoundation.org) or
- mail checks to the Anderson Bluff & River Trail Foundation (E5299 W Pioneer Road, Ironwood MI 49938 ) or
- contact us at AndersonFoundation13@gmail.com to discuss a tax deductible donation to our 501-(c)-3 nonprofit company Fed ID # 84-2267605.
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Project Connect seeks to connect all Gogebic Range communities via Nordic ski trails. While we are still working toward this goal, we’re getting closer to a truly connected community. To illustrate how close we are to achieving this, we’ve created a vision map and infographic in collaboration with the Gogebic Range Health Foundation. The map conceptualizes how these trails are joining together, while the infographic walks through current projects and how to support them. We would love for you to join us on this journey.
Our Vision, Our Future
The Anderson Bluffs & River Trails Foundation and the Gogebic Range Health Foundation are working hard to make this vision our future. To see how all of these trails interconnect, how you can contribute to the Foundation, and learn more about Project Connect, download our vision map and the accompanying infographic.
Upcoming Capital Projects
Our goals for the future include connecting the ABR trail system to the larger trail community, such as the Miners Memorial Heritage Park, the Iron Belle Trail, and Wolverine Nordic Trails. The river frontage and the connectivity of these trails/parcels and parks will be a very valuable asset in enhancing future development of outdoor recreational activities.
The Future for Winter Silent Sports
In the future, you will be able to explore the spectacular terrain around Anderson Bluffs & River Trails Foundation with the solitude of non-motorized trails. Activities are offered on cross-country (classic or skating) skis or snowshoes. Whether you’re new to silent sports or new to winter entirely, it is a terrific way to enjoy a snowy adventure. Explore a winter wonderland as you experience the Bluffs, Montreal River, wooded trails and meadows, and the historic mining town of Ironwood.
We take pride in our trail grooming to provide an enjoyable experience for all.
Our skilled team works hard during the summer and winter.
Future Trail Connectivity
The new foundation creates the opportunity for Eric and Angela to enhance connectivity with other regional silent sport trails in the area:
Help us make our goal possible.
Our goals for the future include connecting the ABR trail system to the larger trail community, such as the Miners Memorial Heritage Park, the Iron Belle Trail and Wolverine Nordic Trails. The River frontage and the connectivity of these trails/parcels and parks will be a very valuable asset to the community and enhance future development of outdoor recreational activities.
Engaging with the Community
The Anderson Bluffs & River Trails Foundation is working to better integrate with other community organizations that support our vision.
The Foundation seeks to support existing and new connection initiatives with community Nordic skiing organizations. Project Connect is working to enhance the 90 acre property between Norrie Park and Miners Memorial Heritage Park. Project Connect seeks to build on existing efforts and fill in gaps so in the future skiing from ABR to Ramsay is normal daily activity.
Connecting with the Gogebic Range Health Foundation
The Anderson Bluffs & River Trail Foundation is perfectly aligned in its goals with the Gogebic Range Health Foundation (GRHF). They are focused on addressing community health issues through grantmaking, collaborations, and partnerships.
It is the GRHF’s goal to improve community health and establish a culture that values health and wellbeing.
- They impact community health by promoting healthy living through community grantmaking.
- They collaborate and partner with local organizations and agencies to create a healthy and active community.
- They engage in positive community partnerships by investing in community projects that have a positive influence on the health of the Gogebic Range community.
The Anderson Bluffs & River Trails Foundation believes in improving health and supports the GRHF goals through Nordic skiing and education.
Join us for one of our upcoming events!