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Lapham Peak
Delafield, WI
Trail Length: 28K  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Yes Snowmaking: Yes
Contact: 262-646-4421    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Located in the Kettle Moraine State Forest, the trails wind through wooded hills and open meadows. There is a 3.2K lighted trail with snowmaking.

Trail Reports:   2017-2018 season  view previous season     File a new report     Request a new report

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Saturday, February 17, 2018  posted: 2/17/2018 4:35:39 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
  1.4k manmade loop was fast but not icy with enough loose snow for edge edging. The limb up to the cutoff was good hill training. Many were training for the Birkie next week as I was with 20 laps (28k). I wish the Birkie will be as fun.
(Don Howell)
Saturday, February 17, 2018  posted: 2/17/2018 1:50:41 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
  Manmade snow loops. Much improved after last nights tilling and fine grooming. The manmade snow base has 'densified' and is essentially a block of ice. But, there is a very skiable layer of loose powdery snow on top, and a one new, good set of classic tracks. The many skiers on the trails today have also helped to pulverize the corn snow and create 'lanes' of good skiing. Get out here today, tonight, or tomorrow morning to enjoy the best (and only?) groomed ski trails in the region.
(John McCarthy)
Friday, February 16, 2018  posted: 2/16/2018 1:12:07 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
  Manmade snow loops. Fast, but not as much fun. Only token grooming done overnight. Skate deck is refrozen with a thin layer of loose snow. Classic tracks are old and icy. Plenty of base and very clean. Will be very good when a full regrooming is completed. Off the manmade snow loops looked unskiable.
(John McCarthy)
Thursday, February 15, 2018  posted: 2/15/2018 9:01:50 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
  Snowmaking loops. Surprisingly good conditions considering the temps. Skate was fun and fast with plenty of control. I think I hit the sweet spot between warm slush and re-freezing. Plenty of base over all snowmaking loops, clean. Off the snowmaking loops - I was there last night, it was troublesome then and I'm sure it got worse today.
(John McCarthy)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018  posted: 2/14/2018 6:30:53 PM
Firsthand 
[ Rock skis ]
  Poor Lapham Peak got toasted by the sun and temps today. There are several almost bare sections off the man-made loop (most avoidable). The warm temps made some sections of snow molasses, and others were rock hard, almost icy where you can't push off (skating). It was tricky and almost dangerous navigating because you couldn't visibly tell if it was about to change. Magic Carpet was fast until the end where it turned to glue! I saw multiple hikers on the ski trails, and many boot and paw prints right down the ski trails, mostly on the other side of the tower from where the man-made loop is. How disappointing since there is still a sign up at the entrance and there's a decent base if we get another snowfall.
Photos:  
(Holly LaVesser)

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