Trail Conditions

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MadNorSki Trail Reports:

Near Madison

Blue Mound SP (Back to Top)

Date Condition Style By
February 25 2024 Poor Skate and Classic Kyle Richard
The ski trails are open to hikers now, so combined with the heat, the trails have been predictably trashed. Rock skis only. You'll have to walk a ways from the trailhead to find "skiable snow". The Willow Spring Trail (green) and part of Flint Rock (red) are technically skiable, but it's mostly thin, super compacted snow/ice with the occasional segment of decent snow. Part of the spring house trail and especially the cutoff were also in decent shape. Anything excluding those is just bare ground or patchy enough that you'll have to often take off your skis

CXC Outdoor Rec Center (Back to Top)

Date Condition Style By
February 26 2024 No Go Skate and Classic Dan D
Stopped in at cxc to check conditions. Found the only snow left is the hill along the powerlines and still plenty of it there. Wednesday looks really cold -enough to make more snow.

East of Madison

No recent reports found!

Just North of Madison

No recent reports found!

Other Locations

No recent reports found!

Other Sources: has complete and up-to-date collection of trails for a wider region. We recommend reviewing their website – in particular the South West WI map and South East WI map

Close to home, check-out the City of Madison Cross Country Ski page. Check grooming status and buy your annual pass online (for Elver and Odana). 

Nordic Pulse has detailed grooming reports for some locations including the CXC Outdoor Center.

The Skiwise App includes some grooming and trail reports for ski trails in Wisconsin.

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