I headed out for a ride hitting some Sayner, Eagle River, Lake Tomahawk and St. Germain trails. The St. Germain trails I rode were groomed. Sayner groomed some of their trails but not others. The groomed trails were smooth and packed in tight with the cold temps (-8). The Eagle River and Lake Tomahawk trails I rode hadn’t been groomed and were getting bumpy. I’m going with an overall fair rating. Conditions vary from some poor areas, lots of fair and good areas and then some very good. Corners are getting pushed out making them icy and/or thin on snow on the inside – on the Eagle River trail I rode most corners were pushed out. I heard the carbides scraping in areas, especially on insides of corners and on plowed road trails. There are areas of snirt which will make the trails brownish in color. Then you will find areas that are white with good snow and really nice.
Plowed road trails have been scraped down and a lot of them are plowed to the tree line. The carbides will scrape more and it’s hard to get on the banks.
Lakes are decent overall but some slush did come up during the warm up Friday and Saturday. There are some frozen ruts in spots.
The town trails, heavily traveled corridor trails, and tight twisty trails will be more in the poor to fair range. The more you can avoid these the better riding you should find.