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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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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Greenbush is melting, but there is still decent rock/B skiing. The glide was pretty decent considering temperatures near 50F. Don't attempt with good skis! The best trails are the purple from the lower parking lot to the overlook on the far SW side and from the purple trail backwards to the north side of the marsh. The brown trail is in decent shape still. All other trails have many bare spots and rocks. There are a few bare spots and also some thinning sport, but not bad rock skiing. Nice and quiet out in the woods compared to Lapham. The deep pines are a bit dirty here and there, but nothing compare to Lapham. I love this place for it's up north feeling.
(Matt Stanke)
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
Brown and Blue trail barely holding on - open spots and bare ground. Trails lost a lot of snow last night. The main road segment until the split into the woods and the little blue loop were really only sections skiable today
(Brian Schaning)
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
We had a very nice ski at Greenbush today. The brown trail is in good shape as well as the purple to green to purple loop. A lot of the remaining track is iced up but hey, it's mid-late February.
(Michael McFadzen)
Monday, February 19, 2024
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Good conditions exist on most of the Greenbush trail system, except their are several thin area, especially by the marsh and the back sides of the red and green trails. Large bare spots exist near the powerlines on the purple and the connector from the downhill green back onto the purple is very thin (sorry). The downhill after the purple bench overlook is in bad shape, avoid, many bare spots and rocks-dangerous. B/rock skis are needed now! Some rocks out there, watch out. The best trails are the purple from the lower parking lot to the overlook OR the purple trail from the lower parking lot backwards to the marsh and the brown trail. No bare spots on the brown trail, best trail overall. The fun pink trail with it's winding downhill is still okay. In my opinion, easily the best skiing in Wisconsin right now. No deer here to track muddy hoofs onto the trail, LOL. Still decent snow cover in the woods. Perhaps mid March will be kind to us skiers and give us another week or so of good skiing like many years in the past.
(Matthew Stanke)
Monday, February 19, 2024
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Miraculous! Somebody must be praying to the ski gods. Trail conditions for Purple outer loop were near perfect. Green loop has a number of bare spots on the hilltops where sun hits, no recommended. As someone who I met on the trail said, best skiing in the midwest! Hope it lasts long enough for the March snow dump we have seen in prior years.
(Dan Bleil)
Sunday, February 18, 2024
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Beautiful trails for skate and classic today! Starting to see some bare spots on the sunny areas. Groomers have been doing an amazing job all weekend, most classic tracks better than Saturday.
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(Dave Loescher)
Sunday, February 18, 2024
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied parts of the red, green, and purple trails. All freshly groomed and tracked. About 5% of the track is either shallow or "plowed under"; the rest is excellent. Skate deck very good. A few scattered thin spots. The groomers, as per usual, have done a great job.
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(Mike Mahnke)
Saturday, February 17, 2024
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied every loop except black. There was quite a bit of debris on parts of the green and purple loops, and a couple of bare spot in the tracks, but otherwise conditions were excellent. The best classic conditions I've seen in weeks.
(Kyle Richard)
Saturday, February 17, 2024
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied the brown trail three times. Tracks are in very good condition, skate deck also good. The parking lot was full, so the trails will get a workout today. The groomers have done an excellent job, and everything I saw had ample snow cover. It's cold, so conditions should be good tomorrow.
Photos:
(Mike Mahnke)
Friday, February 16, 2024
Evening
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Greg and I re-groomed most of the system Friday night. Some new track was set on the Brown and red trail. There are a couple of open areas starting due to sunburn.
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(Michael McFadzen)

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