Cross-Country Ski Report

By Maggie Die

BOULDER JUNCTION WINTER PARK: Located on Old Hwy K, 1/4 mile from Main Street/Hwy M South: Sledding hill, ice skating rink and warming hut are open. The .9 mile loop trail is open for skiing, snowshoeing or hiking. Pets welcome. 

NORTH LAKELAND DISCOVERY CENTER TRAILS: Thursday, January 17, 2019 –  Trails were groomed this morning for cross country skiing.  They were skied on today and reported to be in excellent condition.

WINMAN SKI TRAILS: Trail update January 14: The snowshoe and ski trails were groomed today and tracks were reset. The trails cleaned up nicely and tracks look great. Friday, we finally were able to start packing down the Out-N-Back trail and today we groomed it and set tracks. It’ll take a few more passes before it really sets up but it is ski-able

CAMP MANITO-WISH YMCA TRAILS: Trails will be tracked for Classic skiers every Thursday. 

ESCANABA TRAILS : Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM Comments: Groomed and tracked all loops January 14 2019. Good conditions with some thin spots under pines but no bare ground evident. Ten inches of snow on picnic table near Research Station. Weasel and fisher tracks observed today. Some debris in track but rather minor.

LUMBERJACK TRAILS: Trails are groomed for snowshoe and bike cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM Comments: The Blue loop of the Lumberjack trail which leaves and returns from the Concora Road parking lot has been leveled/groomed.

RAVEN TRAILS: Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 3:30 PM Comments: The Red loop up to the shelter, Blue and Green loops have been cut and tracked. Leafy debris on all loops. Fair/Good conditions. The Yellow loop has not been freshly groomed due to low snow conditions on the trails under the heavy conifers

MCNAUTON TRAILS: Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 12:30 PM Comments: Skaters loop groomed with a few thin areas around the lake. All other loops have been cut and tracked. There is a lot of tree debris on all loops. Fair conditions

MADELINE TRAILS: Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM Comments: Trails were groomed by Noon today. Trails were cut twice then tracked. Loops have a lot of debris, especially the outer loops. Tracks are not perfect with no new snow, they are a bit powdery but if the temp drops they should set nicely. Surprisingly the Red Loop, is the best loop right now, with the back of the Red being nicely tracked. Be careful because the hills are slick! Don’t bring your best skiis. Good luck and hope for snow!

Join us for these upcoming events:
January 19: Wittig’s Big Fish Ice Fishing Tournament
January 20: Snowmobile Club Breakfast
February 2: Frozen Tozen Ice Fishing Tournament
February 16: Forest Frenzy Winter Triathlon
February 17: Snowmobile Club Breakfast
March 2: Snowmobile Club Cabin Fever Party