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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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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)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Strided out on classic trail from OO to Boedecker and back on skating trail to OO. 4 inches of beautiful fresh powder. At 3 PM fresh snow in the classic track and skate deck, so only had only been groomed by God, but it was a blanket of white and super fun skiing!
(Audun Mikkelson)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skied the OO lighted loops and the Boedecker loop north of OO this morning. At 11 AM the lighted loops were pristine and the groomers were just finishing up the classic half of the Boedecker loop. Then it started snowing hard so by early afternoon it was all covered up. Very good skiing but be prepared for soft and slow conditions. No recent grooming north of Boedecker or south of the lighted loops that I could see. All the pine cone, acorn and leaf litter that we endured last week is now well buried. In the short term, I still believe your best bet is classic skiing as there are still well defined tracks visible and plenty of skiers to ski the tracks in.
(Andy Schwartz)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
It’s snowing! The crew got out and groomed OO south to Gravel Pit and then OO north to Boedecker on both the skate and classic trails today. It is still snowing currently.
(Kurt Proctor, American Birkebeiner)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
The skate trail between OO and Boedecker was also groomed and had track set on one side. It was a little soft, but better than the classic trail which was skiable but a little more work to ski due to the 3" of fresh snow. Good skiing due to the firm base beneath the new snow.
Photos:
(Tom Detzner)

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