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Lapham Peak
Delafield, WI
Trail Length: 28K  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Yes Snowmaking: Yes
Contact: 262-646-4421    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Located in the Kettle Moraine State Forest, the trails wind through wooded hills and open meadows. There is a 3.2K lighted trail with snowmaking.
Upcoming Events:   Jan.2-Feb.13 Lapham Peak Series

Trail Reports:   2018-2019 season  view previous season     File a new report     Request a new report

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019  posted: 1/22/2019 1:41:58 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Excellent conditions on the manmade snow loops. Firm, flat, snowy surface on a solid base -- doesn't get any better. Solid tracks throughout the manmade loops. The manmade snow covers a total of about 2.4 kilometers of trail, plus the instructional area. Elevation change from the trailhead up to the highest point (on the Green Cutoff) is about 75 feet. Trails in the woods are great! Flick a stick or pine cone when you see one! Thank You, volunteer snowmakers and snow spreaders, and the DNR trail grooming team, for a fantastic XC Ski venue!
(John McCarthy)
Sunday, January 20, 2019  posted: 1/20/2019 6:06:17 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
  I skied the outer black loop since it appeared that many people had been there skiing on those trails. The uphills had a few sections with exposed rocks and erosion control beams. The downhills were much better with only a few dirty areas or exposed tree roots. There was enough snow to control your descents on the hills. A little more snow and the outer black loop would be in great shape. The snowmaking loops are in excellent condition and you could use your best skis if you stuck to those trails.
(Daniel Henning)
Friday, January 18, 2019  posted: 1/18/2019 2:41:37 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Skiing was great on the manmade loops on Friday morning, although ongoing snowmaking operations were impacting some sections. The skate deck was well groomed, firm, flat, and fun. A double set of tracks was set around the core loop, with a single track on other segments. The snow on the two out-n-back segments has firmed up nicely, making for great skiing. Snowguns were going strong at the ends of the out-n-back segments to fill in the gaps and create a full loop around the Green Cut-off and Magic Carpet, once it gets a chance to cure and be spread by the snowcat.
Photos:  
(John McCarthy)
Thursday, January 17, 2019  posted: 1/17/2019 5:30:10 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
  Clipped out of work a little early to ski at Lapham on the man made snow loop. Boy was it worth it! Great coverage, well groomed and they have opened up a new section. It runs out and back from the top of Summer Stage hill to the base of Two Tier using the "Fright Hike" cut off. It will eventually connect as a loop to Magic Carpet. The new section is a little sugary but nothing worse than anything after wave two of the Birkie. Very well done staff and volunteers! The tracks looked very good as well. Many classic skiers out today. With that new section a loop is over 2K if you take all the trails (up the shot hill and up and down on Magic Carpet).
Photos:  
(Tom Davenport)
Thursday, January 17, 2019  posted: 1/17/2019 12:06:33 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Excellent conditions on the expanded manmade snow loops. The core loops, with the solid base created in December and the new manmade snow over the last several weeks, skied beautifully. Skate lanes have a loose, fine layer of powdery snow on a firm base. A double classic track is set throughout the core trails. The new 'south out-n-back' has a very loose surface in the center skate lane with tracks set on both side. The 'out-n-back' up Magic Carpet has a firmer surface, is narrower, and does not have classic tracks. Should be great for the Lapham Loppet on Saturday.
(John McCarthy)

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