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Cross Plains, WI
Classic Only
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Cross-country ski and nature trails wind through the wooded hills, and there is a log cabin warming house.
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Reports 1 to 3 of 3    Month: Jan
Saturday, January 27, 2024
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
It was still skiable today... not great though. A few hikers had been out, and the ski tracks are old, smothered, and a bit melty. There were some slushy spots, but the trails were all still snow covered.
(Matt Raboin)
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skied the entire trail system. As far as I could tell, I was one of the first skiers to ski the trails since the county groomed yesterday. The tracks, where they existed, were deep, firm and fast. Kick on my skin skis was ok. Pole plants were generally on the soft side, but that was expected. Perhaps it's just my lack of familiarity with the winter trail system and the fact that I skied at night, but the groomer's decisions on where to set tracks seemed very confusing to me. In some areas with flats or more gradual uphills, no tracks were set. For example, the part of the green loop that does not overlap with the rest of the loops had no tracks set at all. On narrow trails with steep and/or windy downhills, the groomer did decide to set tracks. Due to the narrowness of these trails, this made it difficult to get out of the tracks and step or skid around a sharp curve. This was the worst on the blue loop, where I observed evidence of a skier skiing right out of the tracks and into the woods on one of those final downhill curves.
(Kyle Richard)
Thursday, January 11, 2024
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trail was tracked for both classic and skate on Wednesday. Conditions on Thursday were great. Beautiful with sun. Only saw about five cars in parking lot. Get to ski with no traffic.
(Jay Zinn)