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Friends of Lapham Peak
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262-646-3025
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262-646-4421
Park Address
W329N846 Hwy. C
Delafield, WI  53018

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Snowmaking

snowmaking picture

The Lapham Peak Friends, in cooperation with the DNR and community businesses, have embarked on an ambitious project to bring snow-making capabilities to the ski trails at Lapham Peak Unit of the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest.  When completed, the application of man-made snow will extend the ski season and improve the quality of the snow base for the trail users.

brochureDONATIONS ARE NEEDED! Check with your employer for a program that matches funds for a 501C (3) (nonprofit) organization. Read the snowmaking letter for more detail about the project. View our phase 3 snowmaking brochure.

Please send your donations to:
Lapham Peak Friends/Snow Making Project
W329 N846 County Hwy C
Delafield, WI 53018

Click here the current NEWS about Snowmaking ! See below for more information and donation options.

Check out the snowmaking video created by volunteer Sean Becker demonstrating the snowmaking process.

Photo courtesy of Henning Henningson 2/2012

Skiers can enjoy the man-made snow loop.  Thanks to the DNR staff and volunteers for the grooming and snowmaking!


Donations are needed to expand and enhance the snowmaking operation, which is still in early development.  

Please send your donations to:

Lapham Peak Friends/Snowmaking Project
W329 N846 County Hwy C
Delafield, WI 53018

If you prefer to just “CLICK” to donate. We have a very convenient option for you!
 
Online Fundraising Powered by ActiveGiving.
To donate online or anonymously go to:
www.active.com/donate/laphampeaksnowmaking

During the winter, when snow is present, Lapham Peak is one of the busiest, if not the busiest, park in the Wisconsin State Park System.  Known for its challenging terrain and excellent ski trail grooming, the park enjoys a regional reputation that draws large numbers of skiers from the Milwaukee and Madison metro areas, as well as from Chicago and northern Illinois.  The park is the only unit in the state park system to offer lighted ski trails.

The Lapham Peak Friends have plans to complete this project in four phases.  

Goals:

Phase 1 - Completed
  • Well
  • Snowguns
$65,000
Phase 2- Completed
  • Pond
  • Piping
  • 1.2 Kilometers of Trail
$160,000
Phase 3 - In Progress
  • Piping
  • Electrical Lines
  • Booster Station
  • Add 2 Kilometers of Trial
  • * Includes $100,000 Snow Cat
$350,000 *
Phase 4 - Future
  • Piping
  • Electrical Lines
  • Booster Stations
  • Add another 2 Kilometers of Trial

 

$280,000

Total Estimated Cost: $855,000

Total Tail Distance: 5 Kilometers

A special fund has been established for the snowmaking project within the Lapham Peak Friends organization.  The initial fundraising goal for this project is $500,000.  A donation of any amount is appreciated.  Special recognition will be given to donors who meet these levels:
  • Avalanche    $10,000 & up
  • Glacier           $5,000
  • Blizzard        $1,000 & up
  • Snowman      $500 & up
  • Snowball       $100 & up
  • Pipe Section
    Plaques          $3000

Lapham Peak Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.                                            

For more information contact:

Paul Sandgren, Property Manager, 262-646-3025

Sandy Sugden, Chairperson, slsugden@wi.rr.com   

snow loop

The snowmaking loop at Lapham.

 

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