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Hayward, WI
52K
Skating/Classic
Yes
Yes
1 Hwy OO 1 Birkie Ridge 1 Fish Hatchery 1 North End Cabin 1 Mosquito Brook 1 Start Area
715-634-5025
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The famous Birkie trail. A great, rolling trail through the woods between Cable and Hayward. There is a short section south at Hwy OO that is lighted. There are snowmaking trails at the Start area.
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Monday, March 8, 2021
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied from the Birkie trail head in Cable. Artificial snow loops are in great condition, especially those used for the Wisconsin State Meet yesterday. Birkie Classic and North End trails in Cable all in fine condition. It’s a bit soft and places with some tree debris from yesterday‘s wind. A treat to be out on these fine trails.
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(Bonnie Weiskopf)
Monday, March 8, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Skied yesterday and today from Boedecker south to "rocks". Still full coverage on both skate and classic trails. Tracks are intact but vary from shallow to deep. Skate deck is smooth. Still decent skiing if you hit the right temperature in the morning! Did not ski to the clear cut area so not sure what conditions are like there.
(Carolyn Senty)
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied from Mosquito Brook to OO. Was pleasantly surprised by the courderoy on the trail. 98% snow covered. Couple patches missing snow, but easily skied past on other portion of trail width. Skate skied. Classic tracks were present. Started ski at 10am and finished at 12:30. By noon, the snow became a little slower.
(Jeff Steltz)
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Excellent conditions for skating and classic. This morning I left the North End trails and skied South to the High Point on the Birkie skate trail. The skate trail was freshly groomed with one PB pass and included a fresh full depth classic track. I finished after noon and by then, the areas in full sun were getting soft. But there is a window of about two hours in the morning before the temps warm up too much when the snow is still magic.
(Andy Schwartz)
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Good skis ]
Attempted to ski the Fish Hatchery portion of the Birkie Trail! Not suitable for skate skiing — too much fresh snow. Trails are not groomed yet.
(Kate Drak)
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied north from Mosquito Brook. Ungroomed. 5” new snow and still coming down at 11:00. Gorgeous winter wonderland with snow coating the trees. Decent skied in tracks in the existing tracks. Slow of course, but I’ll take it over the dirty, icy, starting to turn to slush we had yesterday at MB. Should be amazing once groomed!
(Kathleen Miller)
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied the full birkie race. There was a lot of suction with the soft snow so it was pretty slow. Areas with more shade were faster. Enjoyed the race and only saw about 25 other skiers the whole time. Thanks to the volunteers and everyone who put this on.
(Mark Bushinski)
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
Did the virtual Birkie in the gray weather on Sunday. The deck was in fantastic shape, firm but not icy in the slightest. A few people out, and a few people doing their virtual as well, but not many. The classic tracks went all the way up all of the hills, especially on the Skate side (generally on both sides). On the Classic side, they were moved over to the left (when heading back N). The deck had plenty of traction for getting an edge on al the hills, including the snowmobile hill. A decent amount of snow, but the Classic side was a little lighter, and there was more dirty snow from the groomer. A few twigs down in places on both sides, but not many. Overall, better than I expected! Hope it holds up for later in the week after the thaw.
(Dan Boody)
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied the official Birkie route today. Trail was in great shape. Only surprising section was the last 2 K into the finish line. Birkie Start to Timber trail the classic track was set a bit from the edge and great for skiing. From Timber to High Point was set a bit to close to the edge - caught brush from side of trail. Remainder of the trail was in great shape. Many folks out either sampling the trail or doing their Virtual Skis.
(George Larson)
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I classic skied the Virtual Korteloppet today on the official Korteloppet course and wore my race bib. It was such a beautiful day for skiing with temperatures in the low 20s and bright blue skies. The ski trail heading south had been freshly groomed and was in excellent condition. My wax job performed well with good kick and excellent glide. The return loop heading north on the Classic trail was not groomed as recently so it was just a tad but icy. I would still rate it as very good. It was nice not having any bottlenecks at the steep uphills. However, I missed all the comaraderie of a typically Birkie.
Photos:
(Jim Gantz)

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