Trails open for hikers, snowshoers and skiers, grooming suspended

Trails are open for hikers.  The best trailhead to hike from is at the Little Turtle Wildlife Area off Joe’s Shack Road.  The Fierick Road chalet is closed until ski/snowshoe season.  Social Distancing protocols will be posted and must be observed.  The trails are open to hunters, so be aware during hunting season.

Safer at Home Order

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. 

Spring skiing ! Chalet closed

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.

New snow! Spring Skiing!

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.

Spring snowstorm

It’s snowing in Mercer and the groomers are planning to go out very early Saturday morning.  Bernie will update 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.

Ski now

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!!

White stuff falling!

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.

Great skiing!

Groomers report:

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.

New snow!

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.

Spring skiing in full swing

Groomer Report:

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.