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Waukesha, WI
11K
Skating/Classic
No
No
262-548-7801
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Has dependable grooming and track setting and holds snow well due to grooming and trail layout. Some problems with hikers. Trail hub is 3rd parking lot. Long loop is moderately hilly with long inclines/declines. Out-Houses only.
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Reports 1 to 9 of 9    Month: Feb | Jan
Monday, February 10, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Classic skied the yellow and blue loops. All loops had been combed at least twice, and the groomer was out setting tracks as I finished my ski. Conditions were soft and slow but beautiful with no debris on the deck. The base of the tracks were thin in only a few spots, exposing some ice or a tiny bit of grass here and there, but overall good. Excellent work by the groomer thank you!
(Tracy Stacy)
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ B skis ]
Great skating if you like it fast and hard. A few icy sections where the sun hit it. Super level skate deck with a bit of debris, but overall, amazingly good conditions considering the recent meltdown. Nothing dangerous and no problem getting an edge. No classic tracks.
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(Douglas Boduch)
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Lots of sticks and leaves and the trails are uneven. There was a good base and the trails were quite nice despite the warm temps.
(David Tauzell)
Friday, January 31, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skied at noon on fish scale skis. Trails had fresh corduroy and no classical tracks except for the orange hiking loop. Not sure if base is getting shallow or if track setting occurred after the lunch hour. Snow conditions very good in open areas. Trails in the trees had a few sticks. Almost ideal and very enjoyable!
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(Mike Graham)
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
I skated the pink and yellow loops late this afternoon today. The trail had quite a few sticks and leaves. The skate surface was hard and uneven in many places. I enjoyed the trail, but it could use some more snow and grooming.
(Mike Fries)
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ B skis ]
Too warm to groom and with the Jamboree happening. Lots of hiking on whats left from last grooming.
Not good.
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(Deb Klapperich)
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Classic skied the yellow loop around 10am. Tracks were mostly good and 3/4 to full depth. Trails appeared recently groomed. The entire yellow loop was packed and tracked, and the back sections of trail adjacent to the farmland were packed as well. Conditions were best (as expected) in the open areas. The beginning section of trail in the woods (if headed counter-clockwise) had a fair amount of roots, etc. poking through, but nothing that was too difficult to avoid. Beyond that section the conditions improved greatly! Plenty of coverage for the up and downhills, just one easily avoidable bare spot on the sledding hill. Still great skiing at Minooka!
(Tracy Stacy)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Finished ski at 3:30 PM. All trails freshly groomed in excellent condition. Tracks excellent full depth occasionally bottoming and oak leaves in woods. Some hills had an extra center set track. The new ranger was trying to groom out a center ridge when the sled had an equipment failure requiring a trip to shed for repairs. The center tracks were removed when I finished skiing.
(Mike Graham)
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
First time visit and caveat I am low intermediate skier. Groomers did a great job with not much snow (3-4" base) but classic tracks were well-defined in hard packed fine granular except south/east of sledding hill some wind erosion. Not strictly icy at 3 pm. I do not skate but saw a few tracks on the Pink loop. Long inclines and corresponding declines description is apt. Not many level straightaways to get into an easy pace but view is nice with some tree cover most of the way. About 3-4" more depth and a bit looser top would be more fun IMHO but only 30 miles from Milwaukee, I highly recommend it.
(Mark Reed)