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Official Lapham Peak Trail Report on Tuesday Nov 25 2014 at 10:23am
by Brett Johanen
Groomers were out briefly this morning packing a skate lane on the entire trail system. B skis are suggested due to thin spots and debris caused by the usual culprits (deer) Grooming will continue this afternoon, thank you for your patience and restraint from skiing until staff were able to scramble preparing equipment and get things started for one of the earliest ski seasons on record
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Fox_Hill: Report by Jeff Grotenhuis on Tuesday Nov 25 2014 at 5:33pm
The east loops are in good condition and the open areas are better than the tree lined areas, but all are skiable. They have been groomed for skating as there is not enough snow to set track. The west loops/more heavily wooded areas have not been groomed yet. I used my b-skis and would recommend them until we get more snow. There is some leaf litter but besides the wet/icy stretch (maybe 20 feet worth) at the bottom of the first downhill, the trails are pretty dang nice! First November post that I can recall making!
Fox_Hill: Report by Jerry Gensch on Tuesday Nov 25 2014 at 1:24pm
Groomed and skated the fields, very good conditions but would still not use better skis as there are rocks under the snow between lower and upper fields. Did not groom the woods. Best to park at Memorial Rock north of main entrance.
Lapham: Report by Brian Birschbach on Sunday Nov 16 2014 at 9:47pm
Snowmaking begins Sunday night per the info line recording.
Lapham: Report by Rich M on Sunday Nov 16 2014 at 7:31pm
Skate Skied 4 loops up at the meadow with rock skies for 6 miles which wasnt too bad. Figured it was a nice day to start the ski season at Lapham on Nov 16th after roller skiing Nov 15.
Other: Report by Hank kulesza on Sunday Nov 16 2014 at 2:49pm
What all you diehard skiers might try is skiing on frozen lakes when you have a little powder. I usually do diagonal. I recommend using the old style binding if you go thru the ice. Stay on the lake edge. Its been cold enough for thick ice. You can also ski on frozen creeks where there is little pollution otherwise it doesn't freeze. Milw Parks have a lot of lagoons that should be frozen over. One of my favorite even when there is good snow is at Whitnall Park usually staying by shore you get less wind/cold.
Lapham: Report by Jerry Smith on Saturday Nov 15 2014 at 6:21pm
Three local alpine ski hills are open and we've had cold weather for over a week. And the latest DNR report is from last April! With all the money and time donated to snowmaking at Lapham, the DNR could at least give a heads up.
Lapham: Report by Brian on Thursday Nov 6 2014 at 7:00pm
Sorry no report. Just wondering if the new pump is ready to go and will snowmaking start up next week with the cold temps several days in a row? Thanks