Minocqua, Arbor Vitae, Woodruff, Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin, Cross Country Ski Trail Report

Minocqua Winter Park
Recognized as one of the top cross country ski areas in the Midwest, Winter Park provides a full range of services for families and athletes: 75km of PistenBully-groomed terrain with an additional 16km of groomed single-track striding trails. That's a total of 65 km groomed for both skating and striding and 26 km groomed for striding only! Skijoring is allowed on a 6k loop every day except Saturday, and leashed dogs are also allowed on 15km of dedicated snowshoe trails. The chalet and trails are open daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm with lighted skiing on most Thursday nights. Other services include an ice skating pond with free rentals, a gentle sledding run for small children, and a lift-assisted snow tubing run. Snow tubing is open Saturdays & Sundays all season long, as well as daily around Christmas & New Year's. The chalet has a café, day lodge with wi-fi, and a heated waxing room.  The on-site Ski Shop provides ski & snowshoe retail and rental, and features a PSIA-certified ski school. For rates, directions and information visit their website: www.minocquawinterpark.org

Madeline Lake
A variety of beautiful scenery. The first half is an area that was cut over 5 -10 years ago; the second half is older timber. Winds around three lakes.
Length:  9.5 miles
Location:  Take Hwy 47 E. of Woodruff, turn left on Townline Road. Parking available between Townline Road and Rudolph Road.

Raven
Approximately half of the trail winds through an area that was logged about 10 years ago, the remainder is heavily wooded. Both Inkpot and Clear Lakes can be seen from the trail.
Length:  6.5 miles
Location:  Take Hwy 47 E. to Woodruff, turn left on Woodruff Road to Raven sign.


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Minocqua, Wisconsin Cross Country Trail Condition Reports
The MWP Ski Shop & Ski School will be open for demos and sales until the last patch of snow evaporates. Skiing will be unsupported for the season starting Today. Thank you all for a wonderful ski season! We'll ski ya soon!
Minocqua Winter Park <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Monday, March 16, 2015 at 07:09:05 (PDT)
Tornado, Survivor, Nose Dive and Island Hop are our best trails. On nearly all trails, there are debris and melt zones—some small, some large—many of which are still navigable. No charge for tickets today; donations graciously accepted. Ice skating and Tubing are closed for the season. The MWP Ski Shop & Ski School is open for demos and sales until the last patch of snow evaporates. Skiing will be unsupported for the season starting Monday, March 16.
Minocqua Winter Park <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 06:57:16 (PDT)
Tornado, Survivor and Island hop are our best trails for this weekend. On nearly all trails, there are debris and melt zones--some small, some large--all of which are still navigable. No charge for tickets today; donations graciously accepted. Ice skating and Tubing are closed for the season. Minocqua Winter Park Ski Shop & Ski School is open for demos and sales until the last patch of snow evaporates. Skiing will be unsupported for the season on Monday, March 16.
Minocqua Winter Park <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 06:47:30 (PDT)
Friday Afternoon: Tornado, Survivor and Island hop are our best trails for this weekend. On all trails, there are debris and melt zones--some small, some large--all of which are still navigable. No charge for tickets today; donations graciously accepted. Ice skating and Tubing are closed for the season. This will be the last weekend that we will be open for business as we are closing Monday, March 16. We'll ski ya soon?
Minocqua Winter Park <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Friday, March 13, 2015 at 10:57:05 (PDT)
We're expecting 1-2 "golden hours" of skiing today, probably around 10am or 11am. Island Hop, Nepco's Cruise, Steeple Chase, Tornado Alley, and Survivor have gotten the best marks from skiers. On all trails, there are debris and melt zones--some small, some large--all of which are still navigable. No charge for tickets today; donations graciously accepted. We'll ski ya soon?
Minocqua Winter Park <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 06:28:37 (PDT)
We're expecting 1-2 "golden hours" of skiing today, probably around 10am or 11am, and then it might be a sunny slush fest after that. Hard-packed trails and an icy parking lot greeted us this morning. Once things soften a bit, we'll head out to survey the trails. Base Loop looked very clean on the drive in, and many trails might still good for at least one more day this season. No charge for tickets today; donations graciously accepted. We'll ski ya soon?
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 07:21:02 (PDT)
It's a little hard packed and icy at 9am this morning. Wait an hour and it'll be Perfect for a ski! Conditions will be at a 5 this morning till about noon where it will drop down to a 4. We will doing Ski and Snowshoe passes by donation today. We'll ski ya soon?
Minocqua Winter Park <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 07:08:18 (PDT)
We have great trail conditions this morning with temps still dipping below freezing at night. It will be a great week to come in early while the snow is still firm. Thank you to all who came out and participated in our Community Appreciation Event over the weekend. We'll ski ya soon!
Minocqua Winter Park <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Monday, March 09, 2015 at 06:51:07 (PDT)
Community Appreciation Day Today! Join us for free tickets and the opportunity to win $1,000+ in prizes from local businesses! The PistenBully groomed about 30km of trail this morning with great track and wonderful skate decks. Snow Tubing will be open from 11:00-1:30pm and 2:00-4:30pm. We'll ski ya soon!
Minocqua Winter Park <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Sunday, March 08, 2015 at 07:14:08 (PDT)
Over 22km of trail have been perfectly groomed by the PistenBully this morning. Since then we have had a light dusting of snow on the trails. Volunteers will be out at the fire pit with s'mores and water for refreshment. Snow Tubing will be open from 11:00-1:30 and 2:00-2:30pm. Join us this weekend: Candlelit Ski on Saturday night & Community Appreciation Day on Sunday. Ski ya soon!
Minocqua Winter Park <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Saturday, March 07, 2015 at 06:40:43 (PST)
Wolf Tracks, Red Pine and River Run were groomed by the PistenBully this morning. Gusty winds this afternoon could cause minimal debris on the trails. Join us this weekend: Candlelit Ski on Saturday night & Community Appreciation Day on Sunday. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Friday, March 06, 2015 at 07:03:40 (PST)
Get on your striding skis and head out on our freshly groomed Wilderness trails. Red Pine and River Run are currently rolled and groomed for skating. We will have track set on those trails by the weekend. The rest of our trails are in great condition with minor drifting on Island Hop. Join us this weekend: Candlelit Ski on Saturday night & Community Appreciation Day on Sunday. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Thursday, March 05, 2015 at 06:56:54 (PST)
Storm total of 4". 75Km have been groomed and tracked to perfection, or rolled (compacted) to limit drifting. The Wilderness trails will be groomed later this week, and they offer a majestic "backcountry" experience today. New snow and low temps mean slow snow; high winds this afternoon means windchills and high debris potential. Join us this weekend: Candlelit Ski on Saturday night & Community Appreciation Day on Sunday. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at 07:30:02 (PST)
Trails are in great condition with minimal debris in the striding track. Think Snow! Don't forget our Candle Light Ski this Saturday Night and Community Appreciation Day all day Sunday. Ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Tuesday, March 03, 2015 at 06:38:38 (PST)
We have 15km of trail perfectly tracked and leveled this morning. The groomers did a great job of cleaning up the trails after a wonderful weekend of racing! Don't forget our Candle Light Ski this Saturday Night and Community Day all day Sunday. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Monday, March 02, 2015 at 06:59:13 (PST)
A great day for our Winter Park Bark Skijoring Race. Come out and watch the dogs race. All trails are open and in excellent shape! The Cookie Loop and Red Pine will be closed to non-racers during the skijoring race from 11:00am till about 12:30pm. Snow Tubing will be open from 11:00-1:30pm and 2:00-4:30pm. Ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Sunday, March 01, 2015 at 07:11:19 (PST)
Come out and cheer on our racers in the Squirrel Hill Skiathlon! Races start at 9am. Youth races start at 11:30am and the Beat The Bunny race starts at 1:00pm. We still have plenty of trail open for non-racers. We will have almost all of our trails open by noon. We will have Snow Tubing from 2:00pm till 4:30pm. Ice skating and Snowshoeing are open all day! We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 07:13:09 (PST)
We have just over 40km of groomed trail in great to excellent shape. Other trails have many debris patches, powder-filled tracks, and very firm skate decks. Striders should ski the fresh track and Wilderness Trails. Skating is still good to very good for experienced skiers. Weekend conditions should be very good to excellent. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Friday, February 27, 2015 at 06:55:37 (PST)
15km+ of the core trails were groomed overnight to very good condition. Other trails have many debris patches, powder-filled tracks, and very firm skate decks. The skating is still good to very good for experienced skiers. Striders should ski the fresh track or the Wilderness trails. Tonight and Friday mornining, we'll groom the entire park. Weekend conditions should be very good to excellent. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 09:33:19 (PST)
Groomed to a 4 our of 5, but debris is pushing the conditions a little lower. Wind-blown powder in tracks in open areas, with firm to very firm skate lanes. The best option for striders today is the Wilderness trails: Big Pine, Cedar Creek, and Tamarack Pond. Skaters should avoid the young pines on C&D, parts of X-C, and Sleigh Ride. Weekend conditions should be very good to excellent. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 09:02:46 (PST)
Get back to your skiing roots on our single track Wilderness Trails amongst the pines and patchy snowfall. Big Pine, Cedar Creek and Side Kick were groomed this morning. All ski and snowshoe trails are in great shape with just a little dusting of snow. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 07:00:28 (PST)
Big Pine has been groomed beautifully with a single track winding through the woods. Our Wilderness Trails have been a favorite the past few days. All 90km of ski trail and 15km of snowshoe trail are open and in great shape! Ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Monday, February 23, 2015 at 06:54:22 (PST)
Groomers have cleaned up most of our interior trails and will be grooming the Wilderness Trails tonight. The PistenBully has groomed Lake Marie, C&D Express and Island Hop this morning. Snow Tubing and Nordic Wolves & Pups are cancelled for today due to weather concerns. We'll Ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 07:27:47 (PST)
All 90km of trail have been groomed with about 3" of fluffy snow still on the skied in tracks of the Wilderness Trails. Bring the whole family out to Ice Skate, Snow Tube, Snowshoe and Ski. Snow Tubing will be open from 11:00-1:30pm and 2:00-4:30pm! We'll Ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 07:01:06 (PST)
Over 23km of trail have been groomed by the PistenBully this morning! Variable winds continue today, so expect debris in the dense pine segments of trail. Snow Tubing will resume Saturday and Sunday! We'll ski ya soon!
Minocqua Winter Park <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Friday, February 20, 2015 at 07:05:55 (PST)
Tracks are solid, Skate decks are flat and firm, and everything has a wind-blown dusting of very fine, dry snow. Variable winds continue today, so expect debris in the dense pine segments of trail. Nordic Wolves and Pups have been cancelled today. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 07:11:12 (PST)
Skate decks are flat and firm, tracks are solid, and everything has a wind-blown dusting of very fine, dry snow. High winds all day, so expect debris in the dense pine segments of trail. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 08:11:04 (PST)
Our trails are still in great condition with minimal debris patches. The Practice Areas and Base Loop have been groomed. We had a great weekend with Lawrence University Ski Team and Lakeshore Ski & Sports Club who came to ski with us. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 06:52:42 (PST)
30km of trail have been freshly groomed including Nutcracker, Yukon, C&D Express and Lake Marie. All 15km of Snowshoeing trails are open as well as our Ice Skating Pond! We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Monday, February 16, 2015 at 06:53:42 (PST)
The PistenBully groomed 50km+ of trail including Wolf Tracks, River Run and 15km of Wilderness Trails! Snowshoeing and ice skating are open all day. Snow Tubing will be open at 11:00-1:30pm and 2:00-4:30pm. Ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 07:04:05 (PST)
The PistenBully is out grooming the last of our 90km of trail including Lake Marie. We have minimal debris and drifting out on the trails with snow still falling. Ice Skating and Snow Shoeing are open. The morning Tubing session is CLOSED, by noon we will have an update on weather conditions for our second Tubing session. So layer up and we'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 07:24:49 (PST)
We have 30km+ of striding and skating trails groomed this morning with about 1/8" dusting of snow that is still falling. Wolf Tracks has been groomed for striding only while River Run has both a skate lane and striding track. Grab your gear and we'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Friday, February 13, 2015 at 06:53:13 (PST)
All 26km of trail that had been groomed yesterday have firmed up pretty nicely this morning. More grooming is planned tonight, with total 90km planned for the holiday weekend. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 07:40:01 (PST)
More than 1" of snow far, with another 2"+ to fall through Thursday morning. Groomers are out on the Cookie Loops, Red Pine, Steeple Chase, Survivor, and Tornado Alley. We'll have about 20km groomed this morning. Wet and warm conditions, plus falling snow, will mean soft trails. More grooming is planned for after the snowstorm, with total 90km planned for the holiday weekend.
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 07:11:26 (PST)
Skiers have been enjoying the clean snow out on Lake Marie for both skating and striding. The expected snow late today should help our trails to get back up to real 5/5 conditions. For now, the skiing is the best it can be with a lot of tilled-in debris and intermittently icy striding tracks. It's a great day to sneak away and enjoy some fast skiing!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 06:50:20 (PST)
A light dusting of snow is falling on the trails this morning. All 90km+ of ski trails are open and have been groomed this past weekend. Snowfall is forecast for Tuesday afternoon, and that should take us back up to real 5/5 conditions. For now, the skiing is the best it can be with a lot of tilled-in debris and intermittently icy striding tracks. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Monday, February 09, 2015 at 06:51:25 (PST)
We have 40km+ of freshly groomed trail that include Lake Marie and the Wilderness trails. The debris is still minimal on trails groomed for Friday or Saturday. Snow Tubing is open today along with Ice Skating and Snowshoeing. We'll ski ya out on the trails!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Sunday, February 08, 2015 at 06:50:17 (PST)
We have about 20km groomed with the PistenBully this morning. Wolf Tracks and Nekoosa have a single track and a skate lane! Debris has been very minimal in test areas. Snow Tubing will be open from 11:00-1:30pm and 2:00-430pm. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Saturday, February 07, 2015 at 06:41:16 (PST)
The PistenBully groomed Wolf Tracks and Nekoosa with a single track and a skate lane! River Run, XC Express, Tornado Alley and Survivor have also been groomed last night. Most trails are quite firm but still quite skiable for intermediate and advanced skiers. Most tracks are very good except for open areas where they're filled with drift. Debris has been very minimal in test areas. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Friday, February 06, 2015 at 06:46:56 (PST)
Skiers report that the Cookie Crumb Loop and Lake Marie are fantastic. Slight dusting on most trails, which are quite firm but still quite skiable for intermediate and advanced skiers. Most tracks are very good except for open areas where they're filled with drift. Debris has been very minimal in test areas. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Thursday, February 05, 2015 at 07:22:15 (PST)
Lake Marie, C&D Express, and Yukon Trail were PistenBully'd for skating and striding. Just over 1/8" of snow dusts all other trails, which are in excellent to very good shape with firm or very firm bases. The wind will pick up in the afternoon, but you're strong enough to handle that! We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Wednesday, February 04, 2015 at 07:57:15 (PST)
PistenBully out on Lake Marie this Wednesday morning. Yukon, C&D, and Lake Marie will be soft until late afternoon. 50km of skate lanes and 30km classic, including River Run and Wolf Tracks, were groomed Monday night and Tuesday morn with the PB. We will groom throughout the week to prepare for the Wolf Tracks Rendezvous on Saturday! Yes, there's still race space left, and yes, all skiers are welcome Saturday afternoon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 07:49:49 (PST)
33km of skate lanes and 17km of striding track have been groomed this morning. The PistenBully is still out perfecting River Run! The remaining trails are in fair condition with very firm or icy bases. We will groom throughout the week to prepare for the Wolf Tracks Rendezvous on Saturday!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 06:56:16 (PST)
1/8" dusting atop all trails, with minimal drifting. Up to 4" is forecast through Tuesday. 20km are excellent, including Silver Strider, Red Pine, VO2, X-C Express, and Nepco's Cruise. Another 20-30km are good or better, including Lake Marie and the Wilderness Trails. The remaining trails are in fair condition with very firm or icy bases. We will groom throughout the week to prepare for the Wolf Tracks Rendezvous on Saturday!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Monday, January 26, 2015 at 07:09:08 (PST)
70km+ of trail have been PistenBullied early this morning. The skate decks and striding tracks are firm, thus ensuring fast conditions today! Ice skating and snowshoeing are open. Snow tubing will be open from 11:00-1:30pm. And 2:00-430pm. Ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 07:11:25 (PST)
The PistenBully groomed 35km of trail last night! We're open to the public all weekend, and we're eager to see folks from the Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee, Inga Lami Women's Gathering, and many other places. Skiing and snowshoeing will be excellent all weekend. We will have snow tubing from 11:00-1:30pm and 2:00-4:30pm. Come join the fun!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 07:12:11 (PST)
Over 30km of skate lanes and 15km+ of striding lanes have been groomed. Both Nekoosa and Wolf Tracks have been PistenBullied for skating and striding. Although the debris is increasing a little bit, it's still great skiing on all 90km, including all three long trails. A few thin spots on VO2 and Yukon, but you can still use your race skis with confidence. Ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Friday, January 23, 2015 at 07:15:25 (PST)
Great skiing on all 90km, including all three long trails. Isolated pine needle patches on River Run, Big Pine, and Sleigh Ride. A few thin spots on VO2 and Yukon, but you can still use your race skis with confidence. Up to 1/4" of powder on a few trails, and they ski fast. No hazards or other issues. Grooming resumes soon for Saturday. Also this weekend: Best-line classic on Steeple Chase, and a skate lane on Nekoosa & Wolf Tracks. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 06:11:02 (PST)
Nearly 60km of skate lanes were groomed last night. We put a grooming flap over the striding tracks to dust them with snow, so they should all ski nicely today. Skiers report that Nekoosa & Wolf Tracks are still fantastic. This weekend: Best-line classic on VO2 & Steeple Chase, and a skate lane on Nekoosa & Wolf Tracks. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 07:22:42 (PST)
All 90km+ of trails are open! We had a 1/4" dusting of snow on top of our fast skate decks and smooth striding track last night. Come ski our single track Wilderness Trails! They have become a new favorite of striding skiers. Ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 06:52:47 (PST)
We have 30km freshly groomed by the PistenBully for your skiing pleasure. The skate decks and striding tracks have held firm overnight. Snowshoer's have reported that the trails are perfect! So come ski and snowshoe with us today!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Monday, January 19, 2015 at 06:41:30 (PST)
Our Wilderness trails, Big Pine, Cedar Creek and Tamarack Pond have been groomed! All 90km+ of our trails are ready to be skied! Snowshoeing and ice skating are open. Snow Tubing will be open from 11:00-1:30pm and 2:00-4:30pm! Ski you soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 06:51:35 (PST)
All 90km+ of trail have been groomed with the exception of our wilderness trails. Skiers have reported a 5++ for Nutcracker, Squirrel's tail, Beaver Pond and Yukon Trail. Snowshoeing and ice skating are open! Snow Tubing will be open from 11:00-1:30pm and 2:00-4:30pm! Ski you soon!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 07:01:20 (PST)
Over 30km of perfect striding tracks and fresh skate lanes were PistenBullied last night. We will have the whole 90km+ groomed for your skiing delight by tomorrow morning. Skip work and come play. Ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Friday, January 16, 2015 at 06:57:41 (PST)
The PistenBully groomed 25km+ of skate lanes last night including Nutcracker, Lake Marie and Squirrel's Tail. Weekend Outlook: PB grooming Friday for 90km+ of perfect conditions. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:40:37 (PST)
River Run has a fresh skate lane, and the same applies to 8km of other interior trails. Monday night's PistenBully grooming is covered by a light dusting. All other previous grooming is holding up very nicely--great reviews on Wolf Tracks yesterday. Speaking of: Go find the wolf tracks on Nutcracker! The Family Slope of Squirrel Hill is also groomed. Weekend Outlook: PB grooming Friday for 90km+ of perfect conditions. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 07:32:29 (PST)
15km of trail was groomed by the PistenBully last night. We will continue to groom the rest of our trails for the upcoming holiday weekend. Temperatures are rising during the day, but clear skies and cold nights are keeping the skate decks firm. River Run has been a favorite for skiers this week! So come out and join the fun!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 06:49:55 (PST)
The trails have held up great despite the abuse over the weekend! Overall the skate decks and classic tracks have held firm and still ski great. We have received about a half inch of snow over night with some light flurries continuing into this morning, so the trails may be a little slower than the weekend. Grooming will commence tonight after the snow passes through. Happy Trails!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Monday, January 12, 2015 at 07:00:29 (PST)
90km+ in excellent condition, including 65km of fast skate lanes and 25km of perfect striding-only trails. Rave reviews yesterday. Have you tried the old school single track on our wilderness trails? A few isolated debris patches, and little to know drifting issues. Snowshoeing, Ice Skating, & Snow Tubing also open today. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 06:59:35 (PST)
All of our trails have been perfectly groomed, even our wilderness trails! Wolf Tracks has been fully opened. Island Hop, Lake Marie and Wolf tracks have been experiencing some snow drifting so use caution in those areas. Snowshoeing and ice skating are also open. Snow Tubing will be open from 11:00am-1:30pm and 2:00pm-4:30pm! Come out and join the fun, we'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 07:04:18 (PST)
We received 4"+ of the good stuff on Thursday, and everything is looking very nice. Over 60km, including River Run and Wolf Tracks, have so far been PistenBully-groomed to perfection. The northwestern hills were groomed this morning, and the groomers are finishing Lake Marie now. All trails, including the old-school single-track on the Wilderness trails will be ready by Saturday open. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Friday, January 09, 2015 at 11:59:00 (PST)
60km groomed for skating and striding, including the 15km single-classic-track Wilderness trails. Remaining 30km are rolled and combed, with some drifting, including River Run, Lake Marie, and Nutcracker. There is more snow on its way today. Grooming will resume soon and be completed by Friday. Snowshoeing is fully open, and the Ice Pond surface is very good. Snow Tubing re-opens this weekend.
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Thursday, January 08, 2015 at 06:56:32 (PST)
Very slight dusting of snow overnight. 60km groomed for skating and striding, including the 15km single-classic-track Wilderness trails. Remaining 30km are rolled and combed, with some drifting, including River Run, Lake Marie, and Nutcracker. Grooming will resume soon and be completed by Friday. Snowshoeing is fully open, and the Ice Pond surface is very good. Snow Tubing re-opens this weekend.
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Wednesday, January 07, 2015 at 08:06:29 (PST)
Wolf Tracks, the Cookie Loop, the Wilderness trails, and much of the interior were groomed yesterday. All other trails were rolled and combed. Conditions are stellar, with few exceptions: Lake Marie 3rd Loop is still accessed by detour, there are drifts on Island Hop, and the Wolf Tracks wetland crossing near the cabin is only rolled. Snowshoeing is fully open, and the Ice Pond surface is very good. Snow Tubing re-opens this weekend.
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Tuesday, January 06, 2015 at 07:52:22 (PST)
PistenBully is grooming 15-20km this morning, and 10km was done yesterday. All other main trails have been rolled. The Wolf Tracks wetland is safe to ski. It should freeze enough for the PB at the end of the week. The Wilderness trails have 3" of granular snow atop nice tracks. Snowshoeing & Ice skating are open daily. Snow Tubing is open weekends.
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Monday, January 05, 2015 at 07:32:36 (PST)
Update #2: We assessed the snow, and it's safe to groom! We'll try for 10km by 1PM. Otherwise, gonna be a great powder day! Moose Tracks Snowshoe Race is on for 11AM. More than 3" of dry, drifting snow fell overnight. Ice skating is open all day. Snow tubing will be open from 11:00-1:30pm and 2:00-4:30 pm! Call ahead in the morning for large group reservations, the hill fills up fast!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Sunday, January 04, 2015 at 07:39:46 (PST)
Gonna be a great powder day! Moose Tracks Snowshoe Race is on for 11AM. More than 3" of dry, drifting snow fell overnight. No grooming overnight due to the duration of the storm; we'll groom tonight. Ice skating is open all day. Snow tubing will be open from 11:00-1:30pm and 2:00-4:30 pm! Call ahead in the morning for large group reservations, the hill fills up fast!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Sunday, January 04, 2015 at 07:05:58 (PST)
Come out and ski River Run today, the conditions are perfect! We recommend that skiers stay in the woods where it might be a littler warmer. All of our trails are open for skiing and snowshoeing! Tubing hours will be from 11:00-1:30pm and 2:00pm-4:30pm. Ice skating is also open. Light Up The Night is tonight from 5:00pm till 8:00pm with ice skating, candle light skiing, snow tubing, food and live music! Come out and join the fun!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 07:17:27 (PST)
Lake Marie is fully open as well as River Run! Don't let the cold deter you from getting in a good ski. We have hot chocolate, coffee and hot food from Ricks Hard Wax Cafe to warm you up! The tea house will be open as well to go and warm up in at 10:30am.
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 07:18:33 (PST)
All of our trails have been groomed or rolled! The groomers are still out freshening up the trails so please take caution. Ice skating will be open all day. Snow tubing will also be open from 11:00-1:30pm and 2:00-4:30pm! The trails should be pretty fast today! Ski you soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Monday, December 29, 2014 at 07:00:58 (PST)
We have over 40km freshly groomed this morning! The groomers are still out grooming the rest of our trails so please take caution. Ice skating will be open all day. Snow tubing will also be open from 11:00-1:30pm and 2:00-4:30pm! The trails should be pretty fast today! Ski you soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 07:07:47 (PST)
All trails are open this morning! With all of the snow that is continually coming down, our groomers are still out setting track and grooming skate lanes. Snow tubing will be open from 11:00-1:30pm and 2:00-430pm. Ice skating will also be open. We are truly a winter wonderland. Ski you soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 07:03:34 (PST)
We have over 60km groomed!! We have not groomed: River Run, Nekoosa, Wolf Tracks and Island Hop, which are expected to be groomed tonight or Saturday night. It's a beautiful day for a ski! The overnight temperatures have been getting just cold enough to groom, and the pisten bully was able to get out and do its magic. Skiing should be fast today. Ice skating is open all day! Snow tubing will be open from 11:00-1:30pm and 2:00-4:30pm. Ski you soon
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Friday, December 26, 2014 at 07:34:49 (PST)
We have the snow, now we need colder weather. We have groomed the Cookie Loop and Base Loop for both classic and skating! Come out and try rustic skiing! We had many skier out on our wilderness trails getting in touch with their skiing roots! Ice skating is open all day! Snow tubing is also open from 11:00-1:30pm and 2:00-4:30pm! Ski you soon
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 07:33:41 (PST)
It is still too damp to groom the trails. But colder weather is moving in slowly as the snow is still falling this morning. Another 2" blanket of dense snow covers all trails, with skied-in skate decks and striding tracks. Come out and enjoy our winter wonderland! Snow tubing will be open 11:00-1:30pm and 2:00-4:30pm. Ice skating will also be open.
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 07:19:57 (PST)
We had 3" of snow fall on the trails last night but we were unable to groom because it was too wet and heavy. However, the trail conditions are beautiful this morning in our winter wonderland. Ice skating will be open and Snow tubing will be open from 11:00-1:30pm and 2:00-4:30pm. Ski you soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Monday, December 22, 2014 at 06:57:42 (PST)
Skating is still nice and fast today! Striding conditions are still at a 2 however, there's still some good skied-in tracks on Nepco's, Wolf Tracks, and other trails. We have closed Island Hope due to the ice and we will not have snow tubing today. However, ice skating will be open all day. Come ski the Winter Solstice Trail and learn about the winter solstice at several stations along the trail
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 07:02:48 (PST)
Saturday AM: Our resident expert skiers have assessed our trails, and the word is good! Skate lanes are nice and fast with occasional visible thin spots. There's still some good skied-in tracks on Nepco's, Wolf Tracks, and other trails. Snow tubing will be open from 11:00 - 1:30pm and 2:00 - 4:30! Ice skating is open all day! Think Snow!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 08:56:22 (PST)
Saturday AM: Skiing conditions are about a 4, so bring your good skis. We are cautioning skiers on the occasional thin spot and a few visible rocks. Snow tubing will be open from 11:00 - 1:30pm and 2:00 - 4:30! Ice skating is open all day! Think Snow!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 06:58:33 (PST)
Friday AM: The groomers were a busy bunch last night rolling almost all of our trails. We do caution skiers to watch out for the flags that mark rocks on Nekoosa trail. XC Express has a few thin spots but still a great ski. A perfect day to get out on the trails, so come early and play all day!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Friday, December 19, 2014 at 07:15:28 (PST)
Wednesday AM: Thank goodness for colder weather! The groomers were busy last night rolling the trails for this coming weekend. However, a few of our trails are still waiting to freeze completely. Rock skis are in vogue yet again. Volunteers are scouting out all of the trails today. Did you see next week's forecast!? So do a little snow dance and come ski with us!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 06:58:34 (PST)
Some good snow overnight, but it wasn't cold enough to groom. The high school racers skied-in some nice skate decks on Base Loop and Tornado Alley. Rock skis are in vogue again. Volunteers are scouting out all of the trails today. Did you see next week's forcast!?
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 09:07:44 (PST)
Tuesday AM: Think more snow! Most of the base held 1"-4" with 1"+ fresh snow. Use 'rock' skis. Not all trails have been evaluated, so ski at your own risk. The high school ski team will still be racing this afternoon starting at 2pm, so come out and cheer them on!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 07:00:07 (PST)
Due to warm temps, we're closing all services on Monday, December 15. The chalet, skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, sledding, ice skating, Ski Shop, café, and parking lot will all be closed until Tuesday, December 16, at the earliest. Think snow!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 22:38:45 (PST)
Some good stretches, some debris stretches, isolated dirt and ice patches. If you're already in town and you need your km's, please still come out and ski. We encourage striding today. Snow tubing, ice skating, and snowshoeing will be closed today. Use this day off to practice your snow dance!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 07:21:52 (PST)
Sunday AM: Nice day on the trails again! Several trails have great stretches of snow, lots of debris sections, and a few isolated thin spots. We'll do Snow Tubing 11:00 till 1:30 today, but this afternoon is questionable. Sadly, the Ice Pond is more pond than ice. Snowshoeing is still discouraged. On the bright side, someone saw moose tracks on Lake Marie ski trail yesterday! Think snow!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 06:47:32 (PST)
Nice day on the trails again! Over 150 people braved the unseasonably... warm weather. Several trails have great stretches of snow, lots of debris sections, and a few isolated thin spots. Should be decent skiing again on Sunday. We'll do Snow Tubing on Sunday morning, but Sunday afternoon is questionable. Sadly, the Ice Pond is more pond than ice. Snowshoeing is still discouraged. On the bright side, someone saw moose tracks on Lake Marie ski trail! Think snow!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 15:46:48 (PST)
Happy Demo Day! Atomic, Salomon, & Fischer will be here with their skis and boots all day. The Wisc. Trailblazers will teach Skijoring, too! Trails are really good this morning, but a partial-melt is expected late this afternoon, so... Ski early! Tubing is open today, tomorrow is questionable. Ice Pond has wet patches. Snowshoeing is not recommended this weekend. Think snow!!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 06:25:45 (PST)
Friday AM: With the weather looking the same as yesterday, the skiing should be just as wonderful! Still have "A" skis conditions, but "B" skis are suggested for trails rated 3 and lower. We'll groom very, very early each morning. Come Ski us today, and join us tomorrow for Demo Day!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Friday, December 12, 2014 at 06:46:40 (PST)
Thursday AM: Our tracks are still pretty fast today. Skip work; come ski. Still have "A" skis conditions, but "B" skis are suggested for trails rated 3 and lower. We'll groom very, very early each morning and make things nice for Demo Day this weekend!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 07:19:30 (PST)
20km+ of excellent trails, 40km+ of very good trails, and the rest range from spotty to closed. Great skiing last night, and the weather was good to us overnight. Skip work; come ski. Still have "A" skis conditions, but "B" skis are suggested for trails rated 3 and lower. We'll groom very, very early each morning and make things nice for Demo Day this weekend!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 07:21:05 (PST)
Tuesday AM: Base Loop, Nepco's, Nose Dive, Silver Strider and XC Express were groomed this morning. Some of the trails do have thin spots so please use caution. Come out for MWP DEMO DAY this Saturday December, 13th. Hope to Ski you here today!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Tuesday, December 09, 2014 at 06:50:38 (PST)
Monday AM: With our dusting of new fallen snow the classic trails are perfect this morning. We caution skiers that Wolf Tracks and Lake Marie are still not full loops yet due to the swamps not being frozen. We'll ski you here soon
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Monday, December 08, 2014 at 06:48:12 (PST)
Sunday AM: 13 Trails were groomed to perfection last night. They should be just as fast as yesterday. Ice skating is open all day while the Tubing Hill will be open from 11:00 - 1:30 & 2:00 - 4:30, so come join the fun! Sidekick and Big pine have also been groomed last night! We'll ski you here soon!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Sunday, December 07, 2014 at 06:50:26 (PST)
Saturday AM: Trails are very fast and in excellent condition. We still recommend caution around the swamps being that they are still not frozen. Not all snowshoe trails have signs yet but will be up by December 13. Tubing and ice skating are open today! Hope to ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Saturday, December 06, 2014 at 07:04:02 (PST)
Friday AM: The PistenBully has been setting excellent track all morning! Most of the trails now have signage and will be completed by Dec 7. We are still cautioning skiers around the swamps being that they have not froze over yet. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Friday, December 05, 2014 at 06:52:21 (PST)
Thursday AM: Yesterday afternoon about 16km of trail were groomed and now have signage. Last night the groomers rolled the outer trails. However, we caution skiers around the swamps being that they have not froze over yet. Rolling, grooming, and signing of all 90km to be completed by Saturday. 6km Snowshoeing is open now, and all 15km will be opened and signed by Dec 7. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Thursday, December 04, 2014 at 07:06:30 (PST)
Wednesday AM: This morning we have 10 km of freshly groomed trail including X-C Express and VO2 Max. Creek Trail is soft near the swamp while Island Hop has been groomed for skating only. Rolling, grooming, and signing of all 90km to be completed by Saturday. 6km Snowshoeing is open now, and all 15km will be opened and signed by Dec 7. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Wednesday, December 03, 2014 at 07:01:36 (PST)
With Island Hop and adjacent trails now groomed, we've bumped up our system to 24km. For the most part, conditions are very good on those groomed trails, with some of the southern trails being soft. A fine powder overnight freshened up the older striding tracks a bit. Rolling, grooming, and signing of all 90km to be completed by Saturday. 6km Snowshoeing is open now, and all 15km will be opened and signed by Dec 7. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Tuesday, December 02, 2014 at 07:40:14 (PST)
Monday Morning: We have a total of 18km groomed, including the Cookie Loop and Red Pine. Skate decks are very firm but still edgeable. Striding trails are holding solid with thin powder on glazed tracks. Rolling, grooming, and signing of all 90km to be completed by next weekend. 4km Snowshoeing is open now, and all 15km will be opened and signed by Dec 7. We'll ski ya soon!
Minocqua Winter Park <info@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Monday, December 01, 2014 at 07:50:24 (PST)
Thank you to the 450 guests we saw this weekend—and 1,000+ so far this season! We plan on having at about 16km XC Skiing open on Monday, with rolling, grooming, and signing of all 90km to be completed by next weekend. 4km Snowshoeing is open now, and all 15km will be opened and signed by Dec 7. We resurfaced the Ice Pond this evening, and Snow Tubing is open on the weekends through Dec 14, daily starting Dec 20. We'll ski ya soon!
Tim Collins <tim@minocquawinterpark.org>
- Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 18:37:06 (PST)

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