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Mixed forest and open field terrain varies from nearly level trails suitable for beginner skiers to hilly trails more suitable for intermediate/advanced skiers. The system has over 13K of skate only trails, over 11k of classic only trails with about 3k of shared trails. There is also 2.5 miles of signed snowshoe trails. There is a heated chalet with bathrooms located at the trailhead and a shelter with a fire ring located on the snowshoe trail.
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Reports 4 to 5 of 5    Month: Feb | Jan
Monday, January 15, 2024
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
Finished rolling all loops today. They are all snow covered but not enough to set a track or produce level, good skiing. I'd stick to rock skis and take great care. On the classic loops I have finished clearing almost all summer briar sprouts and other growth I normally mow in fall but could not this year because of logging operations on both north and south portion of trails. On the skate side I have cleared Will's Crossing, Ridge Trail and Roller Coaster. Very little left to clear on Mary's Frolic. Lots of weed whacking left to do on parts of Long Rider. Bruce's Roundabout is pretty clear of litter. Expect some lumpy, bumpy skiing on sections of trail where logging operations didn't end until mid-December.
(Will Maines)
Thursday, January 11, 2024
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
Things are not good at this time. I have rolled all loops except for long rider and bruce's roundabout. Major logging projects that lasted from spring through Mid-December on both ends of the system have really put us behind the 8-ball. The loggers did grade most of the trails where they had put deep ruts and lots of logging slash in the trails, but cleat marks from the bulldozer have left a bumpy surface under the rolled snow. A section about 300 yards long on the last inbound section of trail was not graded as the loggers had not pulled out until the ground was frozen and un-gradable. Bottom line, most of the classic loops--no tracks are set, and I have not panned them yet--could be called skiable, but I would use rock skis and take extra care on the steeper downhills. Also, since I could not get into the trails for regular maintenance all summer and fall there are some stretches with un-mowed vegetation poking through. About all I can say is that it will take a lot more snow to get things back to normal. Have patience.
(Will Maines)