Door County Cross Country Ski Trail Report, January 20, 2012

All of Door County received the first significant snowfall of the season last week and this past week brought just a little more new snow.

None of the trails are in great condition yet, but there is skiing! Trail groomers have been out working some areas and report the following conditions:

Crossroads at Big Creek
Conditions: All trails rolled Thursday January 19 in the afternoon. Trails in protected areas have a 2″ base and are okay for skate skiing. Trails in open areas are windswept with no snow.

Newport State Park
Conditions: One inch of new snow fell on January 18 and 19. Even with the two inches from last week, there is still not enough snow to groom, and ski conditions are poor, with bare patches in open areas.

Peninsula State Park
Conditions: Groomers plan to go out Friday, January 20 to roll some areas, but there is still very limited snow. There are lots of bare spots and nothing is groomed yet.

Potawatomi State Park
Conditions: All trails were groomed on Wednesday, January 18 and are in fair to good shape. The skate lane has been rolled and a shallow track was set on the trail. There are some lumps due to the general lack of snow but very skiable and worth getting out there. Recommend rock skis for now, as there is still a risk of hitting dirt, grass, stones and roots. Tracks look fairly good but may not last long. North Norway road is rolled and in outstanding shape from the Amphitheater to just south of the old ski hill. Enjoy the efforts of the volunteers.

Whitefish Dunes State Park
Conditions: Trail conditions are generally poor, but are now skiable. You will have to avoid the occasional rock or stone. Trails were last groomed Wednesday, January  18. The normally double-tracked portion of the red trail is probably in the best condition. The rest of the trails have been packed once, but much more snow is needed before a track can be set.  The red trail will be packed again Friday morning.

For more detailed information about trails and conditions, go to: http://www.doorcountysilentsports.org/skiing.php

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