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Eau Claire, WI
20k
Skating/Classic
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715-839-4738
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Great trails--hills and flats--for all levels. Groomed for both classical and skating. There are about 3km of lighted trails.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 34    Month: Jan | Dec
Monday, January 27, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
As of 10:00 this morning almost all the trails had been groomed with fresh corduroy. Combine that with the light mist that was falling and the skating was nearly effortless. No new classic tracks had been set but the classic skiing was also effortless in tracks that had a slight glaze on the bottom and no debris in them.
(Mark Blaskey, Eau Claire Ski Striders)
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The groomer was out this morning and went over most of the trails and set new, excellent corduroy. The hilly trails (Big Falls, Horseshoe, Ruby's) were not groomed today. Some new classic tracks were set. The existing tracks are icy and fast and without oak leaves.
(Mark Blaskey, Eau Claire Ski Striders)
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
No new grooming of the 1" of snow that fell in the last 24 hours. Skaters have skied it in and made for a firm deck. The tracks were fast where skiers had used them, a bit slow where they hadn't been. Good control on the downhills but a bit more work going uphill after the temperature got over 32 degrees.
(Mark Blaskey, Eau Claire Ski Striders)
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
All the trails were groomed this morning. Overall conditions are very good. The skating deck is firm on the well-used trails near the chalet but gets softer the farther out you go. New classic tracks were set almost everywhere and they are very good.
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(Mark Blaskey, Eau Claire Ski Striders)
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The inch of new, moist snow over the sleet we had early this morning made for fast and controllable skating this morning. No new grooming but until the temp got to 34 and the new snow depth to 2", the skating was good, but slowing down after that. Classic skiers reported slow going in tracks filled with new snow.
(Mark Blaskey, Eau Claire Ski Striders)
Monday, January 20, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The 1/2" of light powder that fell overnight didn't diminish the excellent conditions for both skating and classical. No new grooming today due to the holiday. The classic tracks are clean and fast.
(Mark Blaskey, Eau Claire Ski Striders)
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Both Secondhand 
[ Good skis ]
Excellent conditions for both skating and classic. Both groomers were out this morning. The Track Truck groomed the skating deck and left a nice, uniform, firm corduroy. The Polaris came along behind and set new tracks on all the trails, including the hills and intersections. A light dusting of snow kept falling and put a skim of snow over the few oak leaves in the tracks, making for smooth glide. I'm told there will be no grooming tomorrow due to the holiday.
(Mark Blaskey, Eau Claire Ski Striders)
Friday, January 17, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Fresh corduroy was set on most all of the upper trails this morning. The deck is wide and firm. The skating is excellent. The lower loop (the "I Loop) was not re-groomed but is still in very good condition. Same classic tracks as yesterday.
(Mark Blaskey, Eau Claire Ski Striders)
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Firm, well-groomed skating deck on all the trails. Classic tracks have been set on all the trails except for the steeper hills and at trail intersections. The tracks are deep and firm with the usual smattering of oak leaves.
(Mark Blaskey, Eau Claire Ski Striders)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
The groomer (using the old track truck) was working this morning. As of 10:30 about 3/4ths of the trails had been groomed for skating. Where the deck was groomed yesterday it is firm. Where it wasn't groomed yesterday and groomed today the deck is soft but setting up as time goes on. The best skating is down on "I Loop". Very few classic tracks had been set, but when there is a track it's nice.
(Mark Blaskey, Eau Claire Ski Striders)

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