Cross-country skiers can now find conditions at groomed ski trails on Department of Natural Resources properties in one location. Conditions are updated at least weekly, as conditions warrant, for all groomed ski trails that require a Wisconsin State Trail Pass, and at some other properties where ski trails are groomed but the pass is not required.
To view ski trail conditions, search for "trail conditions at the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov. The page provides conditions by property as well as by trail for some properties that have multiple groomed ski trails. The new system allows for sorting by property or by condition, to find the best trail conditions.
Color-coded conditions ratings span from "excellent" (purple) to "good," (green) to "fair," (yellow) to "poor" (orange) to "not recommended for skiing" (red). Each entry shows when the trail was last groomed, level of grooming (for example packed or tracked), when the report itself was last updated, and notes the kind of skiing for which the trail is groomed (classic, skate, or both).
The page also offers quick links to the property web page, a map to the property location, and indicates if a state trail pass is required to ski at the property.