Trail Reports

This is likely the last trail report as we’ll be out working on course tonight…we have had a lot of snow melt over the last 24 hours.  The base is holding well in some spots and not so well in others.  There are areas where things are really thinning out – we will attempt to […]

New adjusted course information is now published – we hope to have some better maps to share soon. Course signage will go up tomorrow in preparation for Friday nights groom. The weather was maybe a bit warmer than forecasted – despite a cloudy day, there was quite a bit of melt. But, the base at […]

IMPORTANT – COURSE CHANGES IN EFFECT! Our top priorities as a race organization are making the Noquemanon both a safe event and a high quality event. Despite our maximum efforts, and our own stubbornness, we have determined that putting on a near-normal length event with the current conditions would mean we could not deliver on […]

We had hoped to have more definitive information today, but, the weather forecast this week is throwing a wrench in to those plans. We are in a low snow year and the warm temperatures forecasted for mid to late week, along with the possibility of some rain and mixed precipitation, are concerning.  These factors could […]

The forecasted cold temperatures certainly materialized after the big storm end of last week which we are hoping added some ice to the lakes! Rolling and packing of the very soft snow has occurred in several areas and we are very happy for the snow we received. We are still below our normal snowfall amounts but […]

The weekend storm delivered!  New snow was added inconsistently but ranged from as little as 6 inches of windblown snow near the Superior Dome (finish line) to approximately 35 inches in the highlands to the West.  The further west you go, the more snow there was that fell.  At this time much of the main […]

The first of several forecasted storms passed through the area with, unfortunately, very little impact on current snow depths as the system missed us to the south and east. The next storm system should arrive Thursday night and into Friday bringing a little wet/heavy snow. It’s at this point (Friday night – Saturday) that temperatures […]

We are, happily, entering into a very active winter weather pattern this week and next week.  We don’t yet know what this means for new snow amounts as the detailed forecasts are all over the map and change multiple times a day.  Slight shifts in the tracks of the systems, along with other factors, are […]

Like most areas in the mid-west, there isn’t much to say right now as there is no snow on the ground.  The one positive was that there was actually decent ice cover being formed on the basin before the recent warm up and rain before Christmas.  As of right now, we don’t have a recent […]

We are happy to report that the course is coming along nicely. Coverage is excellent, the base is quite firm, and the lake and pond crossings are starting to firm up a bit too (especially Deer Lake). We even received 1-2 inches of new snow on top of the work done prior. It’s possible we […]

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