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Balsam Branch Trails
Amery, WI
12k
Skating/Classic
Yes
No
1 Main Lot 1 Kennedy Park
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The Balsam Branch trails are open to the public for no charge. When there is snow, tracks are set by Polk County Park and volunteers. The trailhead parking area is always well plowed. Toilet facilities are available at the nearby Kennedy Environmental center but no coffee shop or warming facility. Roughly 4K of lighted trails added in 2010.
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Trail Reports

2020-2021 season
Reports 22 to 26 of 26    Month: Mar | Feb | Jan | Dec
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
All trails tracked and groomed. The skating deck is a little soft in places. Watch for occasional rocks on outer loop. The forest is beautiful.
(Barry Tulkki)
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skied the easy (green) and some more difficult (blue) trails. Got out before this afternoon’s snowfall, no bare spots. Man-made tracks for classic, not recently groomed. The woods were beautiful and we saw only one other skier.
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(Kendra Tlusty)
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
Wonderful to be out skiing. No tracks, but with more snowfall conditions should improve. Get out and enjoy.
(Larry Behne, Balsam Branch Partnership)
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Classiced yesterday and today. No tracks, but full coverage. Snow fairly quick. Poles make contact with ground every so often, but skis never do. Beautiful trails.
(Ralph Schwartz)
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
We were able to pack for base and groom this morning. Conditions are far from ideal, in need of more snow. Snowshoe Trail should be in excellent condition. Will groom when receive more snow. At least it's a white Christmas.
(Greg Hoelscher)

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