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Eau Claire, WI
20k
Skating/Classic
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No
715-839-4738
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Great trails--hills and flats--for all levels. Groomed for both classical and skating. There are about 5km of lighted trails.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 18    Month: Jan | Dec
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
The skate deck on all the trails got a light grooming today: a few passes of the groomer left a thin cord over a hard base. Not a lot of edging but enough, except for some thin spots on various hills. No new classic tracks set. They are quite worn near the chalet and the winds have pushed leaves into the tracks in some stretches throughout the system. I've downgraded the aki rating to B skis because of the thin spots and leaves/debris.
(Mark Blaskey)
Monday, January 17, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Not groomed but a recent fresh snow of about 1" made for great skating! Full coverage with had packed base and 1" new on top. If it were groomed, I would have rated excellent. In the afternoon took my 6 year old granddaughter out for her first trail ski. Put in 2.5 km striding in nice tracks.
(Dan Dudley)
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Packed and tracked pretty well. Classic tracks looked set in almost all places. Very few thin spots; most hills has much better coverage compared to the last time I was out here. Rollercoaster still had some bare areas and a bit of debris, along with Snowdance/Cardiac climb. The Ruby downhill had thin spots, but seemed decent. Still plenty of places to use good skis if you avoid those areas.
(Tiffany Miller)
Friday, January 14, 2022
Night
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Went to ski after a light snowfall. Trail was pretty well packed and tracked prior to the flurries, and the fresh powder only made for slightly slower skiing. Classic tracks were set. I used B skis because it was dark and I wasn't sure if I'd miss debris or thin spots due to the lack of light, but probably could have used good skis; just taking an extra precaution with low lighting and forgetting my headlamp anyway. It was a nice night ski, all in all!
(Tiffany Miller)
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trail in very good condition for both skate and classic. Some oak leaves in track and on trail.
(Gale Otterholt)
Monday, January 10, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Fresh cord on all the trails today. Skating is moderately quick on the cold snow. No thin spots. Many of the classic tracks were re-set today and the ones that weren't are still firm, but like the swallows to Capistrano, the oak leaves have returned to Tower Ridge. There are some "lurch" sections.
(Mark Blaskey)
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Classic skied early afternoon and conditions were great! The usual oak leaves were present but were avoidable. Both the tracks and the skate deck were firm and fast. Coverage was a minor issue in maybe two places, at least on the trails I skied.
(Josh Fisher)
Friday, January 7, 2022
Evening
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Conditions for both skating and classical at Tower Ridge just don't get any better than this. The skating is firm but not hard and only on one spot in the Skills Park area did I see any thinness to the skating deck. The classic tracks are deep, firm and clean, with both good kick (on my Twin Skins) and glide.
(Mark Blaskey)
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
As of 11 this morning all the trails had at least one pass of the groomer and fresh cord. Many trails were groomed the entire width. Skating is mostly firm. Just a few hundred meters of new classic track were set on the far eastern trails. Old tracks from yesterday were still visible but have wind-blown snow in them.
(Mark Blaskey)
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
As of 3 pm all trails have been groomed for skating, one groomer wide in many places. The deck is firm cord in some spots, drifted over a little in others. Skis sink in about half their depth. Some classic tracks were set. In the protected areas the tracks are nice but compressible. In other spots the tracks are drifted over.
(Mark Blaskey)

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