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Eagle River, WI
8km
Skating/Classic
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The trail is about 8km long and traverses a bridge and two boardwalks. It traverses wetlands, woodlands, and crosses a stream in flat to gently rolling easy terrain. There is a parking lot for skiers at the north end of the trail on Sundstein Road.
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2018-2019 season
Reports 1 to 10 of 42    Month: Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan | Dec | Nov
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Still good coverage throughout the trail with decent skied-in tracks. Pretty soft in the warm afternoon sun but with sub freezing temps tonight, the glazed tracks may be rocket fast tomorrow morning. Hard to say how much longer we can hang on to this ski season. Pretty sweet to find conditions this good in mid April.
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(Tom Rulseh)
Friday, April 12, 2019
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Finding skied-in tracks through the new, crusty 4" of snow was a real treat this evening. We started at the Hwy 45 parking lot and only a lack of time kept us from going beyond the Cranberry Boardwalk. The intrepid track setting skier kept going to points unknown. I have never skied in such firm, well set, skied-in tracks as those we enjoyed this evening. Both kick and glide were full-on fun! To paraphrase Ole Hanson as he waxed eloquent about the length of the ski season, "It isn't over until it is over.".
Photos:
(Tom Rulseh)
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
The end could be near. Still a good base in most areas but the warm sun is eating it up fast in the exposed sections. Striding was quite pleasant in the faint remainders of set tracks. We skied from the Sundstein Road trailhead to the Mud Creek Bridge. It'll take a pretty good dump of new snow to get the groomer out again this season.
Photos:
(Tom Rulseh)
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
No foolin'. There is skiable snow in April! Maybe not primo peak season conditions but if it was this good in early November we'd be celebrating. Spring skiing is usually best when the temps are near freezing. The top layer was just a bit soft at 38F early this afternoon. Hard to tell how much longer this will last. Better get it while you can!
(Tom Rulseh)
Friday, March 22, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Spring skiing! Considering that the trail hasn't been groomed for almost two weeks conditions were better than expected. There is about an 18" base and the surface varied from crunchy to soft this afternoon. Several patches of debris under the dense conifers. Not quite enough woody fragments to build a small house but close. After adopting a proper frame of mind the classic skiing provided some enjoyable fun in the sun!
Photos:
(Tom Rulseh)
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomed 2" of new, damp snow. Skate lane may be soft. Tracks are reset and ready to be skied! Thanks to Mike Boers for the TLC!
(Tom Rulseh)
Friday, March 8, 2019
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Refreshed skate lane and reset classic tracks. There are several patches of annoyingly abundant debris.
(Tom Rulseh)
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Fair to somewhat poor conditions. The skate deck is extremely soft and difficult to ski, with some deep ruts and a lot of debris. Pole plants were very soft and penetrated quite deep, to the point that I didn't even use poles for fear of snapping a tip. The groomers have undoubtedly been working miracles - given the amount of snow that feel in such a short time - but there's only so much that can be done to compact the trail. The classic tracks seemed quite nice and fast, but again, pole plants were an issue. If you have a choice of poles or can swap baskets, probably a good idea to use the biggest you have.
(Dan Mckissack)
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The grooming crew have done wonderful work grooming up the huge snowfalls we have had. The trail conditions are great. The skate deck is pretty firm and smooth and the tracks are deep and firm. The woods, specifically the balsam firs, are gorgeous. Great skiing.
(Joe Panci)
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Freshly groomed skate lane and classic track after a fair amount of use yesterday. The woods are heavy with snow. It will probably take a few more grooming passes before the trail really firms up. Get out there for some winter wonderland skiing!
(Jonathon Rulseh, SISU Ski Fest)

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