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Mercer, WI
20k
Skating/Classic
No
No
1 Cabin 1 Little Turtle
715-600-1196
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Trails are on rolling glacial terrain through pine, spruce and tamarack forests. A heated chalet with a vault toilet, wax bench, and changing room is located at the Cabin trailhead. There is a second trailhead at the Little Turtle Flowage parking lot.
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Thursday, March 18, 2021
Evening
Observation 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
Grooming was suspended on March 10th, trails are in poor conditions. There are multiple bare and icy spots. Some trails are closed.
(Mike Shouldice)
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Morning
Observation 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
Warm weather this week and rain on Wednesday have softened the trails so grooming has been suspended for the season.  No new snow predicted in the weather forecast.  Skiing conditions poor with fast icy conditions when temps fall below freezing at night and soft wet conditions when temps rise during the day.  Ski and snowshoe trails will continue to deteriorate.   .
(Mike Shouldice)
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
Skier and snowshoe traffic as the surface softens is not recommended. Skate lane combed this morning, tracks set on Friday. Grooming activity will resume when overnight temps are in the 20s.
(Mike Shouldice)
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Grooming team out early this morning. New tracks set and skate lane combed. 5-9" base very good conditions. Snow surface is a combination of snow crystals and cold snow making for fast conditions.
(Mike Shouldice)
Friday, March 5, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skate lane on Winterfest courses combed this morning. Tracks set on Monday mostly holding firm, icy in spots. 5-8" base very good spring skiing conditions (fast in the morning, softens up as temps rise).
(Mike Shouldice)
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomer was out again this morning renovating and combing the skate lane on the Winterfest 5K, 11K, and 15K courses. 7-9" base, very good conditions. Tracks set on Feb 28 holding firm, icy in spots. Snowshoe trails in great shape.
(Mike Shouldice)
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomer was out early this morning, groomed the Winterfest race courses (5K, 11K and 15K). Eliminated drifts on Wolf and Blueberry and reset track. Skate lanes soft as surface temps rise. Classic tracks icy in some spots. Overall very good conditions, 7-9" base. Snowshoe trails also in great shape.
(Mike Shouldice)
Monday, March 1, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
MECCA Trails got 8-10" new snow yesterday.  Groomers pack and rolled the powder last night.  Tracks set early this morning and the skate lane is being groomed now.  12-15" base, great conditions.  Snowshoe trails are also in awesome condition.
(Mike Shouldice)
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I started skiing around 11:00 am and finished about two hours later after skiing all the trails at Mecca for a total of 20 K. The skate deck had been groomed this morning. Overall conditions were good and speed on the skate deck was moderate except where the trail was exposed to the sun. As a result, you had to stay on your toes and anticipate a slow down in the exposed areas which made things a bit tricky. Conditions were better wherever the deck was firmly compacted even in the sun. In areas where the surface was not so well compacted, the track was soft and slow. Temperatures had warmed to around 44 F by the time I finished.
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(Jim Gantz)
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomer was out early this morning and combed the skate lane.  Tracks set on Thursday remain deep and firm, Very good conditions with 7-9" base.  Surface fast when it's below freezing.  Snowshoe trails also in great shape.
(Mike Shouldice)

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