With the recent snow, some skiers have been disappointed to see the gates to the Pleasant View Golf Course closed for the winter. Be assured, the golf course is open for skiing and is being groomed every day.
The Pleasant View trails are now only accessible from the CXC Outdoor Recreation Center Trailhead off of Schwartz Road. CXC can now offer a combined 13km of trails, and daily grooming by expert volunteers. The transition of the golf course trails to CXC was at the request of the city of Middleton, citing a lack of expertise and resources to groom as often as the Nordic community requested.
A trail pass is required for the CXC trail system, which includes access to the manmade snow loop. The funds raised from the trail fees provide the fuel, equipment and maintenance to provide consistent, expertly groomed trails. Parking is currently limited, but will be expanded in seasons to come.
Statement from Middleton Parks
The City of Middleton and the Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) have an amazing new facility for cross country skiing in Middleton. No longer will cross-country skiers need to await snow to take part in their sport. Instead, CXC has agreed to provide these services for both their leased property north of the golf course (where they have snow-making equipment) as well as on the Pleasant View Golf Course trails (when snow is available there). The CXC property trails will be open from mid-November through mid-April, thereby providing much greater availability independent of snow events. CXC will cover their costs through the fees generated by trail passes sold. City residents may purchase the trail passes at a 50% discount at Parks & Recreation in City Hall or by paying online (mailed return) at: https://middleton.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=4781.
Driveway access to the ski trailhead parking lot is from Schwartz Road, south of U.S. Highway14. Therefore, the golf course driveway and parking lot are no longer open to the public during the winter since a trail pass is necessary for participants. For more information about the CXC cross country ski facility, with trail maps, see: https://www.cityofmiddleton.us/437/Cross-Country-Ski-Trails
–Pleasant View Golf Course Website (https://www.golfpleasantview.com/ski-trails) 1/6/22