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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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Thursday, March 10, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Jeff groomed all the trails this morning. I skate skied the purple, red, pink and brown. They are all skiable, but the 5 mile purple is the best. It has the least icy spots and no bare areas. Jeff patched the only bare spot that was under the wires. There are areas where the classic track is good but there are more areas that have no classic track or it's too icy to use.
(Jim Hertel)
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
All trails were groomed this morning with some pretty good sections of track laid down. If you skied here this year, and appreciated it, join the ski club or make a donation.
Photos:
(Michael McFadzen)
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
All trails were groomed this morning except for a portion of the green loop where grooming equipment became stuck spinning on ice yesterday. The skate decks were firm today and much faster than yesterday. There are a few hot spots developing in sun exposed areas near the power line crossings. Photos show the best and worst of conditions.
Photos:
(Mark Sharon)
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
Thanks to the Greenbush Grooming Team for the efforts on the trails after Monday's snowfall! Skied from the picnic area on the Red out to the Green/Purple connector and then skied Purple all the way back, only cutting out the first set of pines. One portage spot where there was 100% bare ground when crossing the power lines. Other than that, had nice flat trails with good coverage and minimal debris. Underneath is a hard thick layer of ice and heavy push offs did hit bottom in certain areas. Managed two full loops in about an hour and enjoyed every minute.
Photos:
(Matthew Meyer)
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Most of the system was groomed this morning. Difficult to put in track due to underlying ice. A fair amount of debris due to this weekends wind. Generally, a decent skiing experience. Jeff rolled the system yesterday, making it groomable today. Be careful out there.
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(Michael McFadzen)
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Morning
Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All ]
Mike reported to me that he was grooming this morning. He made multiple passes of Brown and Beginner Loop skate decks. Those are in the best shape. He also groomed the outer loops and reported that they are marginal as there are a number of gray ice spots. Our youth team will be conducting its last practice tonight, but will be staying on the Brown and Beginner Loops.
(Steve Scharrer)
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
I was at Greenbush a little after 9 am this morning and began my ski at the picnic area. I hadn't progressed too far down the trail when I realized it wasn't safe for me to ski. The trail was covered with snow but it was hard and I was unable to get an edge on my skate skis. I double poled for the majority of my time. There were icy spots in the short section I was on but it was mainly hard snow. I drove down to the group camping parking lot to see how it was there. It was pretty much the same as the picnic area. It might have been skiable for me if I had hit the sweet spot where the snow gets warm enough and starts to soften-up. I didn't today. My car thermometer said it was 35 degrees.
(Jim Van Akkeren)
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Snow cover remains very good on Greenbush ski trails although the warm sun is causing some loss in the usual hot spots. Skating was slow and sticky on climbs. The classic track is glazed and fast for the most part with some areas of slush.
Photos:
(Mark Sharon)
Monday, February 28, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skied the green, most of the purple and a bit of the red this morning. The trails were freshly groomed with complete coverage. The skate deck was soft but not slushy. The only spot that looked like it may have been thin was on the green trail, at the power line. It appeared to have been patched with snow. The classic track appeared to have been freshly groomed; it was generally in good condition. Thanks again groomers for a job well done.
Photos:
(Jim Van Akkeren)
Monday, February 28, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
All loops were groomed and new classic track was set this morning. The windfall across the red loop was also removed. I skated all loops this morning. With sunshine and temps above freezing the snow warmed up quickly. As I was finishing the skate deck was getting sticky and will likely get softer this afternoon. I used the track for most downhills and for double poling on the flat areas. The track was faster than the skate deck for the most part.
Photos:
(Mark Sharon)

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