Snowmaking News and Events 

 January 20, 2018: Visit our Lapham Loppet page to view results of this year’s race.

January 1, 2018, UPDATE: During the First Day Ski-a-thon, skiers braved wind chills as  low as -34F to complete a total of 578 miles (921 kilometers) on the man-made snow loop.

January 1, 2018: mileageJoin us for the First Day Ski on Jan 1st, 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. This event is a combined effort by the Peak Nordic Ski Club and The Friends of Lapham Peak Snowmaking Project. Just drop in (no registration required) during the day to enjoy the man-made Nordic ski trails. Add your distance to the number of recorded skied kilometers for 2018! Bring your water and  snacks, and headlamps if you will be skiing when it is dark. Reliable Snow is a wonderful thing to get us all off the couch!

Maps (at left) showing mileages are available for you to see how far you ski today or any day on the snowmaking loops. They are posted in the Evergreen shelter, or enlarge the image at left. Just drop in and ski, and log your miles!

December 28, 2017: Snowmaking continues, with the entire man-made loop being open!

December 26, 2017: Snowmaking is expected to resume this week. At present, a small loop is open that now includes much of Magic Carpet Ride.image1jm

December 16, 2017: Skiers began to enjoy skiing on the snow that can be seen being made in the pictures below. A shorter loop with small hills was made and is now in use. More sections will be opened as more snow is made and groomed. Cold temperatures, expected to return later next week, are needed to make more snow.

December 10, 2017:

20171207_173338Last week DNR and volunteers began making snow. 20171207_183713Hopefully a loop will be done by next weekend. 20171207_174048Here are a few more pictures and a movie image12image1that show the snow guns in action. 


November 25, 2017: 

Hello, Nordic Skiers & Those Who Love Nordic Skiers;

You currently have the opportunity to let the DNR know how much you want cross country skiing supported in our part of the state (and beyond). Please go to the following link to learn more about the Recreation Opportunities Analysis or ROA.

There you will have the chance to provide your thoughts and experiences pertaining to outdoor recreation in the Lower Lake Michigan Coastal region (where all of us live).  Please go to the link provided there and respond to the questions by Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 11:59pm.

 Note: At question #6, feel free to click on “other” and add CROSS COUNTRY SKIING to the list!

August 24, 25, 26 and September 19, 20, 22 and 24, ongoing. Volunteers spread woodchips on the trail where erosion has occurred in order to smooth out the surface for better skiing. trailMore chips will be spread as they become available.

September 19, 2017. Check out the latest Newsletter  for updates about fundraising and snowmaking, including ‘penguin pals’ that skiers can purchase to help to support snowmaking operations. 

April 27, 2017. Outdoor Wisconsin visits Lapham Peak. Click here for the You Tube video.


April 22, 2017. Volunteers participated in an Earth Day trail maintenance event. This involved spreading woodchips and placing erosion mats and straw. Hikers are reminded to please stay off the erosion mats and straw and walk on the woodchips. This will help maintain the trail for hiking and skiing.

April 1, 2017. Another successful Bike Swap to raise funds for snowmaking. Check out the You Tube video.

March 18, 2017. Next Bike Swap: Saturday March 18, 2017
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cushing Elementary-Buy/Sell Bicycles.
A Fun Family Event! Visit Our Bike Swap Page.

March 18, 2016. Over the Peak raised $500 at the First Annual Saturday, March 18 End-of-Season Bash for snowmaking efforts. Learn More. 

February, 2016. Birkie K Marker 3 dedicated to Paul Sandgren, former superintendent of the Wisconsin Kettle Moraine Forest. Learn more about the ‘heart, soul and laughter of Nordic skiing in the southern Kettle Moraine. 

January 1,2017.  Annual New Years Day Ski-a-thon on January 1,2017, all day. Ski, hike, run or snowshoe at Lapham Peak and record your distance at Evergreeen Shelter. 

May  2016. Snowmaking Water Pipe placed into 6 foot deep trench.  The efforts of many are contributing to the success of this project! Retirees, youth and many in-between. Read more here.

Snowmaking Committee Minutes