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Official Lapham Peak Trail Report on Sunday Mar 18 2018 at 9:26am
by Brian J

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  NOTE: Fox Hill is now CLCF Nordic

Other: Report by Matt stanke on Sunday Mar 18 2018 at 8:19pm
Winter Park in Minocqua is in very good condition still. With cooler temps, it should remain good thru next weekend and beyond. Lake Marie, C and D, Tornado Alley, Nose Dive, first half of Yukon and Island Hop are best, but River Run and Wolf Tracks are great also. Hop up in the car and travel 4 hours to some great skiing.

Other: Report by Matt stanke on Saturday Mar 17 2018 at 6:04pm
Winter Park is in great condition. Island Hop is phenomenal. Lake Marie is very fast and very white. Get out and ski before it is all gone until next late November. Most trails were groomed last night. The freeze/thaw cycle is providing fast conditions in the morning and ok conditions in the afternoon, not slow because all the snow below is still cold. Should be fine until the end of the month. The snowhound is telling you to go skiing, so do it.

Other: Report by Matt stanke on Friday Mar 16 2018 at 8:28am
Hey Everyone!!! Get up north now and ski!!! Nine Mile is still fine, especially with B skis, Minocqua Winter Park is great and ABR is phenomenal. Valley Spur, oh baby. They will be skiing until May. Don't wait until next season to ski, the snow is waiting for you up here. Pack up some stuff and head up. It's worth it big time!!!!! Especially is you have vav=cation like I do. I'm having a blast. And the days are mild unlike mid winter.

Greenbush: Report by Matt stanke on Saturday Mar 10 2018 at 7:43pm
One more day. Clean snow. Some some bare spots, but a lots of good areas. Still worth it Sunday morning/early afternoon. B/rock skis.

CLCF_Nordic: Report by Jerry Gensch on Friday Mar 9 2018 at 7:42pm
It was good skiing this morning, but the afternoon sun left long stretches of grass in what were minimal conditions to begin with.

Greenbush: Report by Matt stanke on Friday Mar 9 2018 at 5:15am
Pretty Good!!! Yesterday evening was much faster than Wednesday. You can use good skis if you know the terrain, otherwise B skis are fine. Nice surprise of a snowfall (6-7" wet snow) on Monday and Tuesday after a very sad winter. Best of the season for sure.

Greenbush: Report by Steven Latham on Thursday Mar 8 2018 at 9:02pm
Fantastic! Skate skied the brown, purple and red loops (green had not been groomed). 100% coverage on the skate deck. Firm base and holding up very well throughout the day. Tracks looked pretty good but there was some grass and bare ground showing through in spots. For skating, probably the best conditions of the season.

Lapham: Report by Jim Bostrom on Thursday Mar 8 2018 at 1:01pm
I skated at 6:30 am today. Let me start out by saying it was not great, but with low expectations you can still get some miles in. I did 4 today. Classic tracks are long gone of course, but natural snow seems to be sticking around on the cold base. Still plenty of snow all around the loop and up magic carpet. It was soft enough in most areas to get an edge in. Beware of down summer stage hill as this is ice ice. You can squeeze around to the left.

CLCF_Nordic: Report by Charlie Dee on Wednesday Mar 7 2018 at 4:24pm
CLDF Nordic is skiable. Fair to good overall conditions, very good skating in some parts. There are only two inches of snow, but Jerry packed it down. There are a few bare spots but easy to see. Other than the fist loop prior to Sleeping Dragon Rd., trails in the west woods have not been groomed.

CLCF_Nordic: Report by Jerry Gensch on Wednesday Mar 7 2018 at 10:25am
The skate skiing was very good this morning with complete coverage, but by 10 a.m. and with a lot of sunshine, it began to soften up. It should be fast skiing again late afternoon.

CLCF_Nordic: Report by Jerry Gensch on Tuesday Mar 6 2018 at 7:02pm
The fields were groomed today for skate. They should set up overnight and provide good skiing for a couple of days. There is no port a potty.

Lapham: Report by Matt stanke on Sunday Mar 4 2018 at 6:20pm
Hi Everyone!!! I skied saturday late afternoon (15K) and Sunday morning (42K) on the man made loops. It was still lots of fun and the best past was coming down the magic carpet ride. There are bare spots emerging, but are easily avoidable. The snow is a little dirty, but I used a type of wax that repels this problem. I only recommend this type of skiing for good skiers because the snow surface is a bit uneven in places. It looks like our ski season is not over as good snow and cold is in the forecast. Maybe I will still get to Greenbush this season. Thank you everyone who made the man made loops possible. Next year will be our year for sure. See everyone on the trails. Matt



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