Trails are open for hikers, snowshoers and skiers. Grooming operations have been suspended for the season. There is good snow cover in the woods and bare spots in the open areas. The trails were last groomed on 3/23 and are deteriorating. The chalet and toilets are CLOSED. Get exercise and fresh air. Observe social distancing.
Governor Evers “Safer at Home Order” has specific exceptions for Essential Activities including “Outdoor Activities” encouraging people to get out and get exercise. Keep social distancing protocols of at least 6′ from each other.
MECCA Trails are open with spring skiing conditions. If it gets below 32*, the trails will be fast and icy in the morning. As the day warms, the trail softens. Get out and get some exercise and observe social distancing protocols. We’ve closed the MECCA Chalet so you’ll need to change into your boot or snowshoes in the parking lot.
Groomers were out before dawn yesterday. We got a little snow this week and a good cold night. All trails were groomed and new tracks were set. Skate lanes are good, tracks are rough in some places. Enjoy the spring conditions.
It’s snowing in Mercer and the groomers are planning to go out very early Saturday morning. Bernie will update skinnyski.com after he grooms. The MECCA Chalet is open so you can change your boots, but don’t plan to have hot chocolate or eat lunch. Limit your time in the chalet and observe social distancing protocols. It should be very nice skiing for the next few days, go out and enjoy.
Our groomers were out this morning reset the track and the skate lane The trail turned out great! There are spots where the tree canopy covers the trail that are icy, before careful. We are grooming the Turtle River Pursuit Course for the skaters enjoyment. Enjoy the Spring Skiing!!
It’s snowing in Mercer and our groomers are watching the temperatures and forecast. It’s been spring skiing the last few days with fast hard conditions in the mornings and it softens up as the day warms.
Entire MECCA Trails re-groomed. New classical track set. Skate lane combed. Great spring skiing. It will be fast in the morning and soften up as it heats up.
Mercer got a couple inches of snow last night and with cooler weather the groomers are out on the trails. They are renovating the trail, laying down a new track for striders and a flat lane for skaters. Warmer weather is forecasted, so get out and ski.
Good Morning Skiers
We were out this morning and groomed the skate side of the Turtle River Pursuit trail and also went over to Voss Lake side and groomed the Lolly Pop and Voss Lake Loops. We quit when it got too warm.
We did not try to reset the Classic Track. It is pretty hard and would require many trips or more snow. We still have a good base, so we’ll watch the weather/temperatures. A little wet snow fell this morning so it looks more like winter again.