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January 2022 Trail Updates

Sunday, January 30, 2022 (12:00PM)

Good afternoon!

Trails are open and in good condition. The Birkie Trail from OO South to Gravel Pit is groomed with classic tracks. Monday we will be revising the areas that were used for the Seeley Hills Classic.

As previously reported we have a thin base and our grooming plans are now heavily focused on getting ready for the big race at the end of February! 🙂 Who has BIRKIE FEVER!

Stay stuned for trail reports as things are updated.

Enjoy your day out in the Northwoods!

-Birkie Grümerkrü

Friday, January 28, 2022 (11:00AM)

Good day!

Tomorrow we are hosting the 32nd Seeley Hills Classic! If you are interseted in racing 42k or 22k, you are able to register through tomrrow morning. Please see more info here.

You may be wondering... where should I ski?!

Today- access is open to all trails and is not impacted by the race.

Tomorrow- we recommend avoiding the Birkie Trail sections from Gravel Pit to Fire Tower from 8am - 2pm. This means, unless you are racing- you we recommend skiing from the Birkie Trailhead in Cable or Fish Hatchery in Hayward. Thank you for your flexibility!

For more course-specific information, check out the Seeley Hills Classic Race Guide!

-Birkie Grümerkrü

Thursday, January 27, 2022 (7:00PM)

By the end of the day the crew was able to groom from OO south to Lake Hayward...get out and enjoy!

-Birkie Grümerkrü

Thursday, January 27, 2022 (9:00AM)

Good morning-

The Easy Strider loop at the OO trailhead is groomed and will be in great shape!

-Birkie Grümerkrü

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 (8:00AM)

Good morning! Our Groomers were very busy yesterday through last night!

Freshly Groomed:
-Birkie Trailhead to Timber Trail Classic Trail
-Birkie Trailhead Competition (snowmaking) loops
-Telemark Lookout Loop
-OO Loops
-Skate trail from OO to Timber Trail/Birkie Ridge/Skijouring trails: groomed with track set
-Classic Trail from OO to Timber Trail

We currently have great skiing however the base is thin in places. With the cold temps the trails are holding up well and as we begin to look out to Birkie prep our frequency of grooming will be less until we get more snow. Stay tuned to the reports for the latest info!

Stay warm out there!

-Birkie Grümerkrü

Saturday, January 22, 2022 (10:00AM)

Good morning!
We received about 2-3" of snow through the north woods!

This morning,
--The Classic Trail from OO to Timber Trail groomed and tracks set.
--OO loops were groomed and tracks set.
--Easy Strider (accessed from the OO Trailhead) was groomed.
--OO to Lake Hayward
--Hatchery Creek Loops

Good luck to the Seeley Hills Big Fat Racers!

-Birkie Grümerkrü

Friday, January 21, 2022 (11:00AM)

Happy Friday to you! Last night, we were able to groom the Skate Trail from OO to Fire Tower including Birkie Ridge and the Ski Jouriing Loop.

This morning, all OO Loops were Groomed and Tracked for your skiing enjoyment!

-Birkie Grümerkrü

Thursday, January 20, 2022 (10:00PM)

Good evening- tonight we have groomed the Skate Trail from OO to Fire Tower including Birkie Ridge and the Ski Jouriing Loop. Although cold, it's great skiing out there!

-Birkie Grümerkrü

Thursday, January 20, 2022 (8:00AM)

Wowzas, what a temperature drop!!

We groomed our way from OO to Hatchery Creek last night. In a perfect world we would make 2 passes with the groomer, making a nice wide trail. We did have some equipment issues, so we made one pass with the groomer. We will make a second pass when repaired- shooting for tomorrow night (Friday).

The Classic Trail from Birkie Trailhead south to Timber Trail was groomed for skate with no tracks until Saturday due to some trail renovations (more details coming soon).

Birkie Trailhead Loops have also been groomed and are in pristine condition!

Tonight: Birkie Trail Kids (Program Annoucnement) It's going to be chilly tonight, but not too bad at 4pm. No worries if your child doesn't want to ski in the cold! We may shorten the lesson a little and keep them moving. Make sure they dress warm!

-Birkie Grümerkrü

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 (4:00PM)

Good Wednesday Afternoon!

This morning, the Birkie Trailhead Competition Loops and Telemark Lookout were goomed. Enjoy your day outside!

-Birkie Grümerkrü