We ended up getting an inch and a half of much needed snow yesterday afternoon/evening. We both headed out for rides in different directions hitting some St. Germain, Sugar Camp, Sayner, Boulder Junction, Arbor Vitae, Lake Tomahawk and Eagle River trails. Arbor Vitae groomed. Sugar Camp, St. Germain, Sayner and Lake tomahawk groomed some of their trails but not others. The Eagle River and Boulder Junction trails I rode hadn’t been groomed. The groomed trails were pretty smooth. The ungroomed ones were getting bumpy and had more corners pushed out and thin on snow. With the fresh snow and mild temps, trails weren’t able to set up after the groomers and had a very soft feel to them. It’s hard to give an overall rating to the trails as they vary quite a bit, from poor up to very good. There are areas with plenty of snow that are good to very good. Majority are in fair condition and then there are some poor areas that are thin on snow. Carbides were scraping a fair amount – especially in corners but also on some straight stretches. There’s a lot of brown trails from snirt.
The plowed road trails I rode are getting thin in areas so expect more carbide scraping. They have little to no loose snow.
Lakes are getting bumpy in areas and if you go off the marked trail there is slush.
It would be really nice if one of these snow storms would head our way instead of staying south. Most trails need more snow to get them into the good category.