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Open to the public on weekends and some weekday evenings (fee). They have over 6K of lighted trails.

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Reports 1 to 10 of 21    Month: Jan | Dec
Friday, January 21, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
This club always makes the best with limited snow. The skate deck and classic tracks are holding up well with the cold weather. The major issue today was a lot of debris—oak leaves, pine needles, bark—in the tracks. Had to be cautious on the descents, avoiding debris. Hopefully, we get some fresh snow soon. I used my good skis but I’m a C-skier. B skis might be a good idea. Such a beautiful place.
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(Nathan Van Zeeland)
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Classic skied at Iola today and it wasn't too bad. The tracks were super fast and a little worn down in spots, but very skiable. Like many places they could use some snow. Very little debris in the tracks.
(Kevin Hillegas)
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skate deck was firm and fast for being 10 degrees. Just a couple areas on the south loop you can easily ski around with little snow. Skating is about as good as it gets. The tracks are pretty well defined on all trails and in good condition. My wax pocket picked up lots of bark, needles and leaves. Need a little snow to freshen up the tracks. Recommend waxless skis for striding. I did the green, blue and black loops with my good skis no problem.
(Mark Meyer)
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skating was excellent on green, blue and black loops. Field of dreams was getting thin in spots with some debris showing through but very avoidable. Classic tracks were in good condition but a fair amount of debris.
(Marla Meyer)
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied black, blue, green-all in great shape with plenty of cover! Awesome trails and conditions at perfect temps. Well worth the drive north!
(Dan Dudley)
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skate deck looked firm and very well groomed. I classic skied the Green, Blue and Purple loops. Tracks were poor on the Purple loop (drifted in). Too many pine needles, leaves and small bits of debris in tracks on the Green and Blue loops for my liking. ( Waxless skis would work great there). Also skied the Field of Dreams trail - this trail was in very good condition. Did not ski the Black loops.
(Bill Konieczki)
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
As always, with reasonable snow amounts, you're never disappointed at Iola! The classic track petered out at a few spots under trees, I assume as the snow depth is minimal, but otherwise they were excellent. Skating also looked excellent with only a few worn areas - easily avoided.
(Ian Duncan)
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Evening
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Great conditions all the way around (green, blue, black and purple). Tracks set on all trails, including black. Skate deck was a fraction soft yet from the 4 inches on Wednesday, but the master was out last night on his PB packing it.
(Jake Barnes)
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Iola picked up 4-5 inches. Phil groomed with Pisten Bully, trails are in prime shape. Set track through out. We skied under lights so stuck to green and blue. Phil said there are a few trouble spots in usual places on black loop hills and in marsh, no problem navigating. There is a high school race Sunday, not sure of time.
(Tracy Piontkowski)
Saturday, January 1, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Was really happy with the conditions and grooming at Iola. Purple loop probably the worst condition with some grass sticking through and a bit uneven due to being a bit wind blown. Green and blue were in excellent condition. Black was also mostly in great condition with a few scraped up areas, but easily manageable. Recommend B skis due to the few bare areas but you could use good skis just being more careful.
Photos:
(Brian Schaning)

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