Camel’s Hump Nordic Steps Up Its Grooming Game!

Nils Smith aboard his Toolcat with the Ginzugoomer in action!

We recently took delivery of a new Ginzugroomer from Yellowstone Track Systems out in Sheridan, Wyoming. Paired with Nils Smith’s Toolcat tracked tractor, the new grooming equipment will allow CHN to significantly step up its grooming game!

Where the Ginzu really shines is in its ability to renovate firm and icy trail conditions by breaking up the snowpack into a smooth, corduroy surface. A track setting attachment allows the Ginzu to lay down a perfect set of tracks in a single pass as well.

Smooth corduroy and perfect tracks set by the Ginzu

The addition of the new Ginzu will allow us to groom the trails more consistently and in a shorter period of time making for a significantly better skiing surface for our members and visitors!


  1. Aaron Howell on February 22, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Dear John Haden:

    I would like to be in contact with Nils Smith if possible. I too have a Toolcat and want to get it set up with tracks and grooming capabilities here in the mountains of Idaho. Specific questions:

    1. Do the tracks work in deep powder or would the Toolcat get stuck?
    2. You have Dominator tracks. Mattracks also makes tracks for the Toolcat. Any advice on choice?
    3. What advantage is gained by the Ginzugroomer as apposed to a drag-style groomer?

    Thank you very much. Your setup is amazing!

    • johnhadden on February 22, 2021 at 10:24 am

      Hi Aaron,
      Thanks for your message. I’ve replied separately via email to put you I touch with Nils. I hope you can get the answers you need!

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