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January 2020 Trail Updates

Sunday, January 19, 2020 (11:00AM)

The entire trail from Duffy Rd to the American Birkebeiner Trailhead was groomed overnight and this morning, including all loops and both skate and classic trails. The Birkie Tour is happening on the north half of the trail with the course running south on the skate trail and north on the Classic trail.

-Birkie Trail Crew

Saturday, January 18, 2020 (11:00AM)

Trail crew was busy setting course for the Seeley Hills Classic this morning. We got a good amount of beautiful snow last night and this morning and it’s still coming down. We did groom one pass from Duffy Rd to OO this morning. No loops have been done.

*** UPDATE 12 PM ***

Easy strider loops tracks were reset this afternoon. Snow is still falling, but there’s also been decent skier traffic! Enjoy!

-Birkie Trail Crew

Friday, January 17, 2020 (9:00PM)

It’s currently snowing in Birkieland and we’re forecasted to get a decent amount through tomorrow. We will watch the snow and let you know as soon as we can get out to groom the south half of the trail. A reminder to ski at OO or south until 2 pm tomorrow and Sunday to avoid the Seeley Hills Classic and Birkie Tour. Or better yet, register and join in! Thank you!

-Birkie Trail Crew

Thursday, January 16, 2020 (2:00PM)

The crew was busy today! Duffy Rd to OO and the Hatchery loops are groomed, the OO loops and both the skate and classic trails from OO to the start are groomed, including the Birkie Ridge Connector Trail, and the loops at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead are groomed. Essentially, the entire trail system! Get out there and enjoy it!

A note for the weekend:

Saturday - the Seeley Hills Classic race takes place on the north half of the Birkie Trail (southbound on the skate trail and northbound on the classic trail) starting at 10:00 am. Please avoid the north half of the trail until Saturday mid-afternoon.

Sunday - the Birkie Tour takes place on the north half of the Birkie Trail (southbound on the skate trail and northbound on the Classic Trail) from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Please plan to avoid the north half of the trail during these times.

-Birkie Trail Crew

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 (3:00PM)

It’s snowing! The crew got out and groomed OO south to Gravel Pit and then OO north to Boedecker on both the skate and classic trails today. It is still snowing currently.

-Birkie Trail Crew

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (7:00AM)

There’s a little bit of fresh snow out there this morning. Trail crew is busy working on some brushing projects in preparation for the events this weekend. Will update with grooming plans as soon as we can.

*** UPDATE 12:00 PM ***

We just finished grooming the loops at OO. The fresh snow on top of the hard skate deck and fresh tracks should provide great skiing. Enjoy!

-Birkie Trail Crew

Sunday, January 12, 2020 (8:00AM)

It’s been a bit on the colder side at night recently. It has been rather windy lately so keep that in mind when you head out to ski! There is snow in the forecast for early this week so we’re keeping an eye on that as we make our next grooming plans. Happy skiing!

-Birkie Trail Crew

Friday, January 10, 2020 (7:00PM)

We groomed the Classic Trail from OO to Timber Trail this afternoon. New tracks should mean less debris - until the wind picks up again. Get out and enjoy it now!

-Birkie Trail Crew

Friday, January 10, 2020 (5:00AM)

We groomed the skate trail from OO to the start last night and the OO loops. The goal is to do some more grooming this morning - we’ll let you know as soon as that happens. Temps are forecasted in the mid-teens before getting into single digits tonight. Should be great skiing - enjoy!

-Birkie Trail Crew

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 (5:00AM)

We groomed from OO to Mosquito Brook last night, including the OO loops. The entire south half of the trail from OO to Duffy Rd is now groomed. We also groomed the loops at the start. It’s pretty cold this morning, but temps look decent for the rest of the week. Happy skiing!

-Birkie Trail Crew