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Rolling terrain, including some scenic sections along the Bad River.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Classic skied to beautifully groomed conditions - Pipleine, Takesson, Vahterra and Meadow. Thanks to FOCF volunteer groomers and staff working today on trail conditions. Skate deck looked solid and excellent and classic track was fast. Thank you groomers for maintaining this beautiful trail system! All trails in excellent condition. Enjoy your local state park!
(Colleen Matula)
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Friends of Copper Falls volunteers were out today grooming up the fresh snowfall and setting new track on the entire trail system. Meadow and Pipeline are in excellent condition. Red Granite, Vahtera, and Takesson are in very good to excellent condition. Some of the skate deck was soft in places as of 4pm but should firm up, tracks on the combi trails were firm. Grooming Plan: Next grooming will likely occur on Friday mid-day by FOCF volunteers.
Photos:
(James Enigl)
Monday, February 14, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Classic skied all of Pipeline, Vahterra, and Takesson. Classic trails were in excellent condition, including on all hills. Tracks deep-set and firm with almost no leaf litter or cones. Skate trail looked beautiful too, with an inch or so of fresh snow on top.
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(Mary Shedd, Wagoner Ski Trails Club)
Friday, February 11, 2022
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We had three groomers out today grooming up the fresh snowfall and setting new track. Meadow, Pipeline, Vahtera, Takesson, and Red Granite are in excellent condition. Everything was firm as of 4pm. Some drifting may occur in open areas. It started snowing again at 5:30pm. Grooming Plan: Next grooming will likely occur on Tuesday by FOCF volunteers.
Photos:
(James Enigl)
Monday, February 7, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Red Granite Falls Trail was excellent for skating today. Walking and snowshoeing are also allowed on it but I caught virgin corduroy. Pipeline West, which is groomed for classic and skating, was very good. Gorgeous terrain through hardwood forest.
(Charlie Dee)
Monday, February 7, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
In cooperation by Friends of Copper Falls and park staff, all trails were groomed/tracked today. The park received four inches of new snow over the weekend that freshened up the trails; overall base of 10-13" except two short sections on Pipeline Loop that previously had been logged are thin. Meadow: "Excellent" for skate and classic. Pipeline: "Excellent" for skate and classic; except some thin spots at 3km and 4km that were previously logged; walking or rock-skis suggested between groomed sections. Vahtera: both loops "Excellent" for classic. Takesson: both loops "Excellent" for classic; expect some sand lightly covering trail for 50ft adjacent to the big overlook due to eroding bluff below. Next year trail will come out just below this and avoid the sand blowback while retaining the awesome view. Red Granite (skate/snowshoe loop) in very good to excellent condition.
Photos:
(James Enigl)
Thursday, February 3, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Skated Meadow and Pipeline East afternoon Thursday. Classic tracks are in excellent shape: solid, no ice, no debris. Skating deck is generally good with some sections very good. The deck was drifted snow in some places and frozen-in skate depressions in others.
(Charlie Dee)
Thursday, February 3, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The Vahtera Short and Long loops (both classic) were freshly tracked today and in good to very good condition. Takesson (classic) won't be groomed until after the weekend or updated here. All skate/classic combination trails are in excellent condition with great skate decks and deep tracks, featuring a base of 8-11in except where sections had been closed for logging. Meadow, Pipeline West, and Pipeline East were groomed and tracked Monday. On Pipeline East be cautious of some thin spots at 3km and 4km that were previously logged; walking suggested between groomed sections. Some minor drifting may occur in open areas. Red Granite (skate/snowshoe loop) was groomed Monday and in very good condition. Grooming Plans: FOCF will groom all combination trails on Friday. Come to the park Saturday evening for a fun candlelight hike on the Red Granite Loop or candlelight ski on the Meadow Loop. Festivities start at 5:30pm and go until 8pm. The Friends of Copper Falls will have some goodies available as a fundraiser to purchase new winter trail grooming equipment.
Photos:
(James Enigl)
Monday, January 31, 2022
Afternoon
Grooming Scheduling 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The Park received 3" of fluffy snow over the weekend. All skate/classic combination trails are in excellent condition with great skate decks and deep tracks, featuring a base of 8-11" except where sections had been closed for logging. Meadow, Pipeline West, and open sections of Pipeline East were freshly groomed and tracked today. Some pine needles in places due to recent high winds. Some drifting may occur in open areas. At this time the local's favorite, the Pipeline Loop, has two sections about 1000ft and 400ft each that are in poor conditions due to previous logging and will remain so until we get a decent snowfall. Removing skis is recommended when traversing between the groomed sections. As-is, the east and west trail sections make a fantastic two-way trail that goes double the distance with fun rolling scenic terrain on the west side great for the average skier and big hills on the east side for those looking to get some hill workouts. Red Granite (skate/snowshoe loop) was groomed today and in very good condition. Skiing on Takesson and Vahtera (both classic-only) is not advised, poor conditions exist due to excessive drifting. Our 20yo classic-only ginzu broke and repairs will occur this week. Until those repairs are completed we'll only be grooming the combination trails. Grooming Plans: FOCF will groom all combination trails on Friday. Come to the park Saturday evening for a fun candlelight hike on the Red Granite Loop or candlelight ski on the Meadow Loop. Festivities start at 5:30pm and go until 8pm. The Friends of Copper Falls will have some goodies available as a fundraiser to purchase new winter trail grooming equipment.
Photos:
(James Enigl)
Friday, January 28, 2022
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
All skate/classic combination trails are in good to excellent condition with firm skate decks and tracks, featuring a base of 7-10" except where sections had been closed for logging. Meadow, Pipeline West, and open sections of Pipeline East were freshly combed and tracked today. Some needle/cone debris in places due to recent high winds. Some drifting may occur in open areas. At this time the local's favorite, the Pipeline Loop, is not a completed loop due to logging that occurred by the Ballfield Lot. There's two sections of bare-ground conditions, about 1000ft and 400ft long each, that will remain until we get a decent snowfall. Removing skis is recommended when traversing between the groomed sections. As-is, the east and west trail sections make a fantastic two-way trail that goes double the distance with fun rolling scenic terrain on the west side great for the average skier and big hills on the east side for those looking to get some hill workouts. Red Granite (skate/snowshoe loop) was combed today and in very good condition. Skiing on Takesson and Vahtera (both classic-only) is not advised, poor conditions exist due to excessive drifting. Our 20 year old classic-only ginzu broke and repairs will need to occur next week. Tracking was inconsistent due to varying snow levels that could not be leveled out. Until those repairs are completed we'll only be grooming the combination trails.
Photos:
(James Enigl)

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