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11km
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In spite of being located in rugged terrain, the trail is suitable for skiers of moderate ability. Only the 8.6 Km loop has climbs and down hills that demand intermediate skiing ability.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Penokee has been fully groomed! There was about 6 new inches of snow from the weekend storm that I packed down with the snowmobile, and then groomed and set tracks with the groomer. The tracks looked great, and it was a nice day of grooming out there. There are a couple of places where the trail is still uneven from the rain/melt we had in December, but it's mostly been smoothed out. Give this trail a try, and you won't be disappointed!
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(Katie LeMoine)
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
I packed all of the loops at Penokee today with the snowmobile. I was not able to set tracks because there are 6 different areas that have the ground exposed and standing/running water over the trail. We'll need these areas to freeze up and get some snow on them before we can run the groomer through them. I will update after the trail has been groomed.
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(Katie LeMoine)
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
It's always an adventure grooming Penokee! There is more than 3 feet of snow out there. The trail was packed last week, and I repacked it today before grooming. The base is still pretty soft. There are 3 areas that have natural springs on the trail, and they have not froze down yet, so there is water and some ground exposed. The first area is in the beginning after you go up the first hill, and then the other two are on the return about 1 Km from the parking lot. The areas are easy to see and easy enough to get around. The tracks look great, and should firm up tonight. Be careful with hard pole plants, there are some soft areas out there yet. Hope you can get out and enjoy Penokee trails!
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(Katie LeMoine)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Penokee trails received another 8 inches of snow over the weekend. The trail was packed and all trees were cleared Tuesday. Please check back for grooming updates, as we did not groom the trail yet.
(Katie LeMoine)
Friday, December 6, 2019
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
Penokee trail has not been groomed yet. The Forest Service went out today to start packing the trail, and encountered several trees down. Part of the trail is packed and cleared. We will work on getting the trail opened up next week. Thank you for your patience.
(Katie LeMoine)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Penokee trails received several feet of snow during the week of Thanksgiving. The trailhead parking lot has not been plowed yet, but will hopefully get plowed today. The Forest Service will be working to get the trails packed and groomed. This is a lot of snow to deal with at once, and we appreciate your patience while we work to get the trail in tip top shape for skiing. We will post updates as soon as we are done grooming.
(Katie LeMoine)