SE Wisconsin XC Ski Reports for Public Trails
Official Lapham Peak Trail Report on Tuesday Nov 24 2015 at 4:47pm
by Brett Johanen
Hello everyone, a reminder to please keep comments here specific to the "suggested topics". Often times misinformation is posted otherwise and while I appreciate hearing from each of you, I would prefer that you contact me directly at the Lapham Peak Office 262.646.3025 or attend the Friends of Lapham Peak Snowmaking Committee meetings if you wish to contribute to how snowmaking/grooming is handled. Both of which are more appropriate forums to exchange this kind of information. Also, if you're able to volunteer please consider attending the volunteer meeting on Tuesday, December 1st at 5:30pm at the Lapham Peak Shop. I have been the property manager at Lapham Peak for 5 years and the new Supervisor is Anne Korman who took over after Paul Sandgren's retirement. She works out of the Southern Unit headquarters in Eagle. New this year at Lapham Peak... the trail lights will be turned off at 9pm daily and the property entrance gate will close at 9pm every day of the week, year round. Trail lights will be on daily except for Sunday nights. Snowmaking at Lapham Peak will begin when temperatures fall to 18 degrees or below for a minimum of 8 hours and the extended forecast must remain cold enough. Grooming at Lapham Peak and Southern Unit will continue to be a priority and done with the same care and dedication as in the past however it may not be done as frequently. For further information/explanation we encourage you to follow the Friends of Lapham Peak Snowmaking Committee Meeting Minutes or attend/become involved with this group. A new snowgun has been ordered and we hope to take delivery of it around the first week of January. Trail expansion will be delayed until next season and future trail expansion details are being discussed to determine sustainability. More details to follow.
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Lapham: Report by Brett on Friday Nov 27 2015 at 6:26pm
Extended forecast looks like snowmaking can begin at Lapham Peak around Saturday December 12th, hopefully sooner. We will keep you posted if we the weather prediction changes.
Fox_Hill: Report by Jeff Grotenhuis on Sunday Nov 22 2015 at 6:18pm
Fox Hill in OPEN! About 30% of the system has been groomed for skate skiing. Trail conditions are fair to good, rock skis recommended. A saw about a dozen other skiers out there this afternoon. Talking to groomer Jerry, he plans to groom again tonight around 7:00. Should be decent skiing for another day and a half. A few changes to the trail system, but the biggest change is the parking. There is a lot off of Sleeping Dragon Rd.
Nashotah_Park: Report by John McCarthy on Sunday Nov 22 2015 at 12:31pm
Good coverage. Not machined groomed. Skiing kept getting better the trails were skied. Nashotah has the best low snow surface in the region all grass and mulch. Great to get back on the skis
Fox_Hill: Report by Robert bodensteiner on Sunday Nov 22 2015 at 11:14am
Good skate skiing on meadows trails. Thin but full coverage on red, green and brown loops over all grass base from Farm East parking off Sleeping Dragon Road. ~1.5 K total. Too many dirt spots on other trails. No tracks. Will be groomed again Sunday after Packers. Ski free until this snow melts----Monday afternoon?.
Fox_Hill: Report by Jerry Gensch on Saturday Nov 21 2015 at 6:26pm
Upper fields were groomed tonight, should set up overnight. Parking is off of Sleeping Dragon Rd. towards the east end.