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Eagle, WI
28km
Skating/Classic
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262-594-6202
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Part of the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest. The trails pass through hardwoods forest and pine plantations. Five trails of different distances and degrees of difficulty greet skiers of all abilities.
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Reports 1 to 6 of 6    Month: Jan
Monday, January 27, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The DNR did a nice job of grooming the trails. I skate skied the blue and the green trail. Both were in good shape but soft in some areas, mostly away from the trail head, due to the warm weather. Lots of debris in some areas and pearly white snow in others. Downhills were smooth and fast. Some of the trails had striding tracks but others didn't. Hard to set a track in warm snow. If it freezes up tonight it should be a good ski in the morning.
(Joel Lammers)
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Very disappointing conditions. Took a chance this morning before the hotline was updated. I was hoping a little grooming would take place while everything was still frozen but found there was no grooming this morning. Trail was very icy. I was not comfortable on any of the downhills. Conditions were still poor when we left at noon.
(Richard Homan)
Monday, January 20, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skated Blue, purple and orange. Good coverage and most have softened up from those who skied in morning. Groomer was out like 3:30 and my second time thru left trails very controllable. Few rocks here and there and some leaves, but not much worry. Not a lot of base so hope it doesn’t get warm. Thanks for the grooming!
(Todd Hanke)
Monday, January 20, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
These trails had been groomed 2-3 times since the snow fell Friday/Saturday with a tracked power unit and a Ginzu groomer. When we skied, the trails had not been groomed again after Sunday's skiers, and consequently skiers' tracks had frozen hard overnight, making the downhills fast and difficult (hardpack but no ice). In our group of 5 highly skilled experienced skiers we had a total of 4 falls. For over half the 11km outer (Blue) loop and elsewhere, classic tracks were created by the groomer, but appeared to be without first grooming/compressing the snow. This resulted in difficulty skiing into and out of tracks, and meant that the tracks were soft, and were falling apart. This also resulted in a somewhat narrow skate deck with the ungroomed right side/classic track side being 2 or 3 inches higher and softer than the groomed skate deck. When we left at 1pm, the groomer was out grooming again, the knives were set deep, so the base has some depth to it. So hopefully the skiing will be better Tuesday. Full coverage, beautiful Kettles trail system, very nice, warm ski chalet with pellet burning stove, changing room, tables and chairs, port-a-potty. No water, bring your own.
(Mark Plane)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Roy of the DNR is the best! He groomed this morning but more snow fell over it. He’s out now (6:00 pm) and we are so lucky to have him and a caring DNR. The deck is not perfect but the coverage is wonderful, some leaf debris and tracks are set. You can ski this, it’s all good. Please thank Roy and the DNR if you see him, he really does a lot for us skiers in the Southern Kettle unit.
(Elizabeth Mach)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Trails were rolled overnight but at least 2 inches of snow felt after that. Conditions were really soft and sticky. Skate skiing was not fun. Hope they groom tonight so it sets up tomorrow.
(Eric Cutshall)