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Hayward, WI
52K
Skating/Classic
Yes
Yes
1 Hwy OO 1 Birkie Ridge 1 Fish Hatchery 1 North End Cabin 1 Mosquito Brook 1 Start Area
715-634-5025
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The famous Birkie trail. A great, rolling trail through the woods between Cable and Hayward. There is a short section south at Hwy OO that is lighted. There are snowmaking trails at the Start area.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Night
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We were able to get out and finish the skate and classic trails from OO to Fire Tower Saturday night. There’s still snow in the trees and the temps are very mild - it’s going to be a beautiful day to ski in the north woods!
(Kurt Proctor, American Birkebeiner)
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Skied from OO to Mosquito Brook this morning on skins. Fresh snow in the tracks that had been skied on. Seemed like less fresh snow gradually toward MB and glazing in the tracks. Beautiful day, great skiing! Someone said, "like skiing in the clouds". Lots of skiers out there.
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(Roy Brohaugh)
Friday, January 24, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
There’s a light snow falling and freshly groomed trails in Birkieland! The loops at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead were groomed last night, including the Telemark loops. The OO loops, Hatchery loops and the trail from OO to Hatchery were groomed this morning. Tracks were reset on the Easy Strider loops as well! Enjoy!
(Kurt Proctor, American Birkebeiner)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Classic skied from OO south from 29K to 22K and back. Tracks were in good shape but do show some wear and tear. Deck of the trail was not in pristine form but provided ample traction to make the descents safe for intermediate skiiers such as myself. It has been 10 years since I last skied on the Birkie trail. We enjoyed the trail enough that we plan to do it again tomorrow.
(Roy Peterson)
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The entire trail from Duffy Rd to the American Birkebeiner Trailhead was groomed overnight and this morning, including all loops and both skate and classic trails. The Birkie Tour is happening on the north half of the trail with the course running south on the skate trail and north on the Classic trail.
(Kurt Proctor, American Birkebeiner)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
Skied from Hatchery to Gravel Pit and back (15.57 miles). Spur trail from Hatchery lot had 5 inches of snow, but main trail had 1.5-2 inches powder all the way to Gravel Pit. It was slow skiing but a great training workout. Met 10 people on the trail from 9:30 to 11:30.
(Joe Miller)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trail crew was busy setting course for the Seeley Hills Classic this morning. We got a good amount of beautiful snow last night and this morning and it’s still coming down. We did groom one pass from Duffy Rd to OO this morning. No loops have been done.
(Kurt Proctor, American Birkebeiner)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Morning
Observation 
Currently parked at the Hatchery Lot. Maybe 5 inches fresh powder on the ground. Groomers not out yet. Will update skiing conditions north of Hatchery after a morning on the trail.
Photos:
(Joe Miller)
Friday, January 17, 2020
Night
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
It’s currently snowing in Birkieland and we’re forecasted to get a decent amount through tomorrow. We will watch the snow and let you know as soon as we can get out to groom the south half of the trail.
Note: A reminder to ski at OO or south until 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday to avoid the Seeley Hills Classic and Birkie Tour. Or better yet, register and join in! Thank you!
(Kurt Proctor, American Birkebeiner)
Friday, January 17, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
As good as it's been all season long. During this morning's explorations we skied sections of the Birkie trail from near the start to the Timber Trail rest stop. The trail is groomed to it's full race width with a full depth classic track on both sides. The trail is firm and flat and really fun. There is great skiing pretty much everywhere in Birkie-land these days.
(Andy Schwartz)

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