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Greenbush, WI
25K
Skating/Classic
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Located in the Kettle Moraine North State Forest, these are some of the best known trails in SE Wisconsin. Heated shelter and sledding hill too. Roughly 2K of lighted trail.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Bare ground ]
I thought I would check it out this morning but it is not really skiable. There are a lot more icy spots as it is still sub freezing and more bear spots even than yesterday.
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(John Ryder)
Sunday, March 13, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
There was about 2-3" of fresh snow on top of the icy base which made for decent skiing. No grooming today, had it been rolled it could of been pretty good. Despite that, it was still very enjoyable skiing. All loops had solid coverage with only the open section far on the green under the power lines that is kind of melted out. Definitely some crunchy icy sections to watch out for and hit a few rocks.
(Brian Schaning)
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skied the whole complex except black, and the second-half of green. Green has not been groomed in quite a while, and the second half was bare ground as far as we could see -- so we bailed and cut over to purple. Classic tracks are in generally poor condition, not surprisingly considering the thin base -- under 2". Tracks are icy where they exist, and have plenty of brown spots and debris. Deck is in good shape, and some trails appeared to have been groomed Saturday morning and were very good -- red in particular, except for one climb that is ice top to bottom, and pink as well. We put about 27k on the deck, and ignored the tracks almost completely. Some of the deck is quite hard and smooth, and those descents can be challenging. All in all, considering that there's no snow in the fields and yards surrounding Greenbush, the deck is very skiable, and probably will be Sunday morning at least. Thanks groomers!
(David Hillman)
Friday, March 11, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Another nice spring day of skiing at Greenbush. The skate track was groomed again this morning. I skied the brown and purple loop twice. Very enjoyable.
(Jim Hertel)
Friday, March 11, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Freshly groomed trails this morning. Skied the purple loop, about 85% very good to excellent, solid base with fresh top groomed. The remaining 15% were icy patches with only one bare spot that groomer filled in. Worth the trip, nice to still be able to ski on real snow! One of the best scenic trails to ski on, in my opinion.
(Dan Dudley)
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Jeff groomed all the trails this morning. I skate skied the purple, red, pink and brown. They are all skiable, but the 5 mile purple is the best. It has the least icy spots and no bare areas. Jeff patched the only bare spot that was under the wires. There are areas where the classic track is good but there are more areas that have no classic track or it's too icy to use.
(Jim Hertel)
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
All trails were groomed this morning with some pretty good sections of track laid down. If you skied here this year, and appreciated it, join the ski club or make a donation.
Photos:
(Michael McFadzen)
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
All trails were groomed this morning except for a portion of the green loop where grooming equipment became stuck spinning on ice yesterday. The skate decks were firm today and much faster than yesterday. There are a few hot spots developing in sun exposed areas near the power line crossings. Photos show the best and worst of conditions.
Photos:
(Mark Sharon)
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
Thanks to the Greenbush Grooming Team for the efforts on the trails after Monday's snowfall! Skied from the picnic area on the Red out to the Green/Purple connector and then skied Purple all the way back, only cutting out the first set of pines. One portage spot where there was 100% bare ground when crossing the power lines. Other than that, had nice flat trails with good coverage and minimal debris. Underneath is a hard thick layer of ice and heavy push offs did hit bottom in certain areas. Managed two full loops in about an hour and enjoyed every minute.
Photos:
(Matthew Meyer)
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Most of the system was groomed this morning. Difficult to put in track due to underlying ice. A fair amount of debris due to this weekends wind. Generally, a decent skiing experience. Jeff rolled the system yesterday, making it groomable today. Be careful out there.
Photos:
(Michael McFadzen)

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