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Greenbush, WI
25K
Skating/Classic
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Located in the Kettle Moraine North State Forest, these are some of the best known trails in SE Wisconsin. Heated shelter and sledding hill too. Roughly 2K of lighted trail.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skied the green loop but used the red loop to access is as the pine section was narly. Mark Sharon was grooming as I skied. The whole system is up and running but, again, I avoided the pine plantations. Conditions were fast with a good edge on the green.
(Tom Brown)
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
The base at Greenbush survived the warm temps of the past two days in pretty decent shape. Conditions were somewhat icy, but all trails were groomed this morning, which took out ruts and scratched things up enough for skaters to get a decent edge. Most of classic track was groomed over this morning and plans are to reset when we get some more snow. As expected, Red and Green Trails in the best shape. Winds brought some debris onto the trails and you have to use caution on the steeper downhills. Not quite the Nordic Heaven we have enjoyed the past couple of weeks, but we're still skiing at Greenbush. By the way, rumor has it that one of the "Big Boys" was in training to take over grooming on the Black Trail, so classic skiers who think this trail is special should keep an eye on this development.
(Clark Reinke)
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails still snow covered but very soft/sticky/slow. Took me 15 minutes longer to do a 10k Sunday than it had Saturday. Grateful to get some skiing in and impressed with the groomers. Would have loved it had it been late March or April. On Feb 2nd it was depressing to ski in 45-degrees and push through the slush. Hoping for cold nights this week and better conditions next weekend.
(Chris Grota)
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Very warm day, but still good skiing. The tracks were about 50% depth but still pretty clean. They were getting really thin in the evergreens, but no bare spots yet. Skate deck was mostly firm. I don't know if the trails will make it through another warm day.
(Joe Bednarowski)
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Great ski conditions! Very enjoyable! Snow on the downhills was soft for easier speed control. Classic skied green, purple, and brown loops. Thought of doing black loop, but it didn’t have tracks set.
(Michelle Eul)
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Excellent! Beautiful conditions continue. A fresh groom made for tip-top conditions. Thanks groomers.
(Jim Van Akkeren)
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Utopia. Trees flocked, corduroy and leveled skate deck with nicely set tracks. Makes me want to hug a tree and the groomers.
(Mitch Moylan)
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
First a shout out to Jeff who laid perfect new tracks for those of us who classic ski. Solid shoulder the entire way for easy poling. Fast, controllable, with unbelievable scenery. I rate our time: Wow! The deck was rolled, with corduroy and all ruts removed. There was little to no debris on the trail. It is amazing to drive from the icy snow in our area, to this winter wonderland our Creator gave to us to play in. Thank you to all who work so hard to make this place a true Nordic Heaven.
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(Mary Angeli Dekker)
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The first hint that this was going to be a great day was as I drove west out of Plymouth and approached the big hill on Highway 23 that takes you to Greenbush. The trees on top of the hill were flocked with snow, unlike the trees around Plymouth. I drove into a winter wonderland. The skiing was fantastic! Complete coverage of pure white snow. The groomer was out so I skied on fresh corduroy. I skied the purple and pink trails. Solid deck to skate on and good purchase to make cuts on the downhills. With freshly waxed skis it was a great day. This is as good as Greenbush gets!
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(Jim Van Akkeren)
Monday, January 27, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Great day of skiing at Greenbush. All the trees were snow-covered and it was just beautiful. I classic skied all loops today (with the exception of the classic only trail, which was not tracked) and the vast majority was well set and freshly groomed. The pink loop was only groomed for skate, although with it being such a short, hilly, loop, it was fine w/o tracks. There were a few slippery stretches, but nothing unmanageable. Very minimal oak leaves and sticks on the tracks. I used blue extra kick wax and it was pretty good. Skins would have been better. Have fun!
(Anna Anklam)

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