Ski Trail Information
- During the snow season, the 2.5 mile lighted loop is lit Monday-Saturday until 9pm.
- The park closes at 5pm on Sundays.
- Man-made snow is provided on 1.5 miles of trails each season.
There are 17 miles of loop trails with varying degrees of difficulty. The Green and Purple Loops are the easiest terrain with approximately 2.0 miles, the Blue Loop is intermediate terrain with approximately 5.8 miles and the Black Loop is advanced terrain with approximately 7.0 miles. When there is snow, there is a 2.5 mile lighted loop. An area ski club and other places offer skiing lessons. There is a blacktopped, Plantation Path, accessible trail for wheelchairs. The Ice Age Trail also crosses through the park.
Once trails are groomed for skiing, hiking and snowshoeing is NOT permitted on these same trails. The blacktopped - Plantation Path (accessible trail) is, and the Ice Age Trail is available in the park, as is the full West side of the park (between Highway C and Cushing Road) with its extensive trail system! See the park map for more information.
Note, we make our own snow each winter! this provides the park with several loops of man-made snow (1.5 miles of snow) usually from mid or late December (once it gets cold enough) and for about the next 3 months once the base is put down! Our goal is at least 85 days of good quality ski'able snow each season.
Donations by Supporters Like YOU make up the 100% of Funding for Snowmaking on the Nordic Ski Trails at Lapham Peak!
To help with these costs, please see our Snowmaking site and donation options: www.laphampeaksnowmaking.org/donate
Jan 15, 2022 - Lapham Loppet, Lapham Peak, Delafield, Wisconsin
Thanks to everyone who skied the 2022 Lapham Loppet. The money raised has been donated to snowmaking. Your help to continue the snowmaking project is greatly appreciated!
Results from the 2022 Loppet are:
Wednesday Ski League Jan 5th-Feb 16th 2022
Adult Divisions: M & F in both FREESTYLE and CLASSIC
Junior Ski League Divisions: K-6TH BEGINNER K-6TH ADVANCED 7-8 MIDDLE SCHOOL 9-12 HIGH SCHOOL
WHERE? Lapham Peak State Forest [9/10mile south of I-94 on Hwy C, Delafield exit]
Register online or until 10 minutes before races start in Evergreen Shelter. Race start near timing shed.
WHEN? January 5-February 16 Adults: 7:15pm
COURSE: One (1) lap of the lighted ski trail, starting on practice loop to total 4.9 K course. In case of poor snow conditions, lap races WILL be held on the manmade snow loop. Map of trails available at Friends website. Series skiers will keep bib for entire series, but all others please return bib at end of each night. ALL proceeds to Lapham Peak Snowmaking Fund. Register online at https://racewire.com/register.php?id=12591
COST: $60 FOR SERIES OR $10/night for adults; $5 for students. 2022 Ski trail pass and parking sticker required.
AWARDS: Points are given to everyone each night. Cumulative point scoring system emphasizes participation. 50 pts for 1st place in each division, 49 points for 2nd place, etc. A maximum of 7 ski series races will be held; however, only the top 6 will be counted. End of season awards TBA. Results posted on skinnyski.com or on this page. You must ski at least three events in a class to be eligible for an award.
SKI TRAIL HOT LINE: (262) 646-4421 www.laphampeakfriends.org (results)
ADULT SKI LEAGUE DIRECTOR: Kris Maki (262) 965-2636 firstname.lastname@example.org
7 Wednesday Night Events* January 5th, 2022 through February 16th, 2022
Location: Lapham Peak State Park on Hwy. C in Delafield, WI, less than 1 mile south of I-94. Registration must take place prior to the start of the ski series. Race starts at the ski trailhead near the Evergreen Shelter.
Course: The distance course consists of one (1) lap around the lighted ski trail, a 4.0 km (2.5 mi) rolling trail, for grades 9-12. A 3.0 km (1.9 mi) inner-lighted ski trail avoiding the two big hills will be used for grades 7-8.
Sprint races of shorter distances on the man-made snow loop may also be scheduled. Race course and technique will be announced on race night, or feel free to contact Mary Eloranta at 262-352-7411. A 1.2 km course will normally be used for the K-6 Advanced division and a 0.7 km course for the K-6 Beginner division.
Technique: The race series consists of alternating freestyle and classical technique races every week depending on snow conditions. Freestyle technique will be allowed on classical technique nights but will not count toward race placement awards. Any technique may be used for the K-6th grade division races.
Classes: Students from Kindergarten thru grade 12 can participate. Boys’ and girls’ divisions for grades 7-8 and 9-12 are offered. K-6th grade beginner and advance divisions will also be offered. Awards will be presented to the winners of each division.
Time: High school Boys and Girls divisions at 5:15 pm followed by Middle school divisions. K-6th grade divisions at 6:00 pm. Please be ready to ski 10 minutes prior to race start.
Fee: Single race night entry fee of $5 is available on a week-to-week basis. On-site registration and bib distribution begins at 4:30 pm at Evergreen Shelter and closes 10 minutes prior to each race start. Race bibs are collected nightly after race conclusion for the K-6th divisions. For HS and MS divisions, race bibs are taken home each week to reuse for the next race and returned the last race of the series. 2022 Ski trail pass and parking sticker (state vehicle sticker or $8/night) required
For further information, please contact Paul Keber at 262-547-4827 or the Friends of Lapham Peak web site Trails – Skiing page at www.laphampeakfriends.org where weekly results will be posted. For ski conditions at Lapham Peak, contact the Lapham Peak Trail Hotline at 262-646-4421 or the Friends of Lapham Peak web site Trails – Ski Trail Conditions page.
Prior Year Results:
Tuesday Ski League - Time Trial Series - Jan 4th-Feb 15th 2022
WHEN? Tuesday January 4 -Tuesday February 15 May be skied between 1 and 5 pm each Tuesday.
COURSE: Start and Finish at Timing Shed near Evergreen Trailhead. Ski 3 laps of longest manmade ski loop. Each loop is 1.67K. See map of trails on www.laphampeakfriends.org or DNR website.
TIMING: Please time yourself and email your 5K time and Time of Day skied to Mike Graham by 9pm on each Tuesday: email@example.com
COST: $30 FOR SERIES Register online at: https://racewire.com/register.php?id=12640
2022 Ski trail pass and parking sticker required
AWARDS: Points are given to everyone each night. Cumulative point scoring system emphasizes participation. 50 pts for 1st place in each division, 49 points for 2nd place, etc. A maximum of 7 ski series races will be held; however, only the top 6 will be counted. End of season awards TBA. Results posted on skinnyski.com or this website. You must ski at least three events in a class to be eligible for an award.
SKI TRAIL HOT LINE: (262) 646-4421 www.laphampeakfriends.org (results)
ADULT SKI LEAGUE DIRECTOR: Mike Graham firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Results: Thank you to all the Tuesday Nordic Ski League participants. Thank you to Jim Marschalek for making it happen:
If you have questions, please email: email@example.com
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Prior Year Results
The Peak Nordic Ski Club has a program for children kindergarten through high school.