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20k
Skating/Classic
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1 Anvil Lake 1 Military Rd
715-479-2827
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Forested terrain varies from mostly level (West Trail, East Trail) to rolling hills (Ninemile Trail, Lake Loop) to hilly (Devil's Run). Chickadees waiting to eat birdseed from your hand at the warming shelter. Toilets are available at the parking area and warming shelter.
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Saturday, February 6, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The trail condition, even though recently groomed, is rough. It has great snow coverage, but it appears the trail was groomed and tracked at the same time without packing the trail first. So the surface was soft and uneven, and the trail was dished in the center. The tracks collapsed some as we classic skied. If more people ski the tracks, they will pack down and make for a smoother ski. This is not a trail to skate ski...the skate deck is way too uneven and narrow, i.e., the classic tracks will be hacked up. It is a wonderfully protected woodsy trail though in windy conditions.
(Joe Panci)
Friday, February 5, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We are happy to report that Anvil Trail is groomed and tracked for the first time this season. Snow levels and conditions are the best they have been all year. With the cold temperatures the trail should set up nicely. Remember trail etiquette and share the tracks and the trail. Have a wonderful weekend of winter activities.
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(Michael Trewartha)
Monday, February 1, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Snow levels and conditions at Anvil are at there best so far this season! We received a couple inches of fresh powder over the weekend which put the trails at an average of 7 inches. No tracks have been set to this point. A reminder if you are hiking the trail or see hikers, please be advised to stick to one side of the trail so the conditions stay favorable for all trail users. Get out and enjoy your public lands!
(Michael Trewartha)
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skate skied the entire trail system other than Devils Run. I would rate conditions for skating as fair at best. The skate deck was soft and very uneven which made for very slow going. That being said, it was still good to get out and skate ski. There were still spots with low snow depth.
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(Jim Gantz)
Monday, January 25, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
All of Anvil trail system has been packed and combed. With the new snow received over the weekend we can now say we have a 6 inch base and things are starting to shape up! Attempts were made to knife and groom trail but the snow level is still not adequate enough to set track. This is a great time for skate skiing!
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(Michael Trewartha)
Friday, January 22, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
Anvil trails have been packed and groomed. Most areas have a 4 inch base but with low precipitation there are still areas that have very little snow pack less than an inch. Grooming weather has been excellent this week and trails look great for what snow is present. Get out this weekend and enjoy the freshly groomed Anvil Ski Trails!
(Michael Trewartha)
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
Trails are in the best condition they have been in all year! Still very little snow, mostly under 3 inches with a few bare spots under old growth areas. All Anvil trails have been rolled and packed but no attempts at setting track have been made.
(Michael Trewartha)
Friday, January 15, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
With the last system that came through the area, the Anvil trail has been packed and rolled. The snow base is still under 2 inches with bare spots still present in some areas. Please take caution in skiing some of the trails over the weekend as we still do not have the best snow for this time of year. We hope that the next system that comes though will bring a more favorable report.
(Michael Trewartha)
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
Trails were rolled and combed once again. Still have inadequate snow to attempt setting track. Currently the trails are open but conditions are poor.
(Evan Miller)
Saturday, January 2, 2021
Afternoon
Observation 
I stopped by the Anvil Trails today after skiing at the Pioneer Creek Trails. The Anvil Trails look to be strictly walking trails at this point as there has been heavy walking activity and the parking lot was 3/4 full. Need more snow so Forest Service can flat groom at least.
(Daniel Hinch)

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