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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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Reports 1 to 5 of 5    Month: Nov
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
Great conditions on the man made snow for the Turkey Birkie at the Birkie trailhead in Cable WI. The B ski rating feels a bit conservative but I would not call it risk free. It was hard to quit: really nice quick snow and several km including the start line stretch, back in the woods, the stadium climb and s curve and two way out to the new groomer shed. Saw a lot of smiles out there.
(Per Nelson)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
Currently we have approx. 2km of trail covered with machine made snow at Birkie Trailhead. It is spread on the thin side (approx. 6") but gets us a few loop options (some hills, some easier terrain, etc). No classic tracks set yet - will explore that option today. There is an additional 5ish KM of natural groomed trails on the Birkie Skate/Classic trails as you head out to the powerlines (see map). That is thin, but still has good coverage. Not perfect skiing, but super to be out before Thanksgiving! Get out and enjoy!
(Ben Popp, American Birkebeiner)
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
We test groomed a little loop up at Birkie Trailhead - out the Birkie Skate trail to the Powerlines and back in on the Birkie Classic trail - approx 4km.  It is OK - lumps, little debris, no tracks obviously... but welcome to try it.  If you do ski there, PLEASE do not go near the snowmaking operations.  You can purchase your trail pass online - or using a QR code from the trailhead.
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(Ben Popp, American Birkebeiner)
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Rock skis ]
Ungroomed but classic skiing from Hwy 00 going south was fun. I hit just a few rocks on a 10km ski, but it was pretty nice. We have received about 5" of snow during the past week. Keep in mind the 9 day WI deer rifle season opens Nov 19th (Saturday) so wear orange if you are out skiing.
(David Nelson)
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Evening
Observation 
Birkie folks have fired up their snowguns as well.
Photos:
(Bruce Adelsman)