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2-15-23 Lapham Lodge Updates!

February 15, 2023

Below is a link to a set of slides that were presented by the Lapham Lodge Building Committee to the DNR Parks Management Team on 2/15/23.  The presentation was well received.  The slides are pretty much self explanatory, but if you have questions or comments, feel free to send them to the committee at:  laphamlodge@laphampeakfriends.org 2023-02-15-Lapham […]

Fright Hike 2022!

October 18, 2022

The 23rd Annual Fright Hike will be held Oct 28 & 29! Get your Tickets now!  (Prepurchased online tickets required for entry – see our website for details) www.FrightHIke.org FrightHike is produced annually by the Friends of Lapham Peak as a fundraiser for Lapham Peak Projects, including Snowmaking, and Habit Restoration.   PLUS … We need adult volunteers to help us […]

CBS58 Talks about Manmade Snow at Lapham Peak

February 4, 2022

On Feb 4th, 2022, CBS58 came out to Lapham Peak to lean about manmade snow as that’s what the Olympians will be skiing on mostly at the Beijing Winter Olympics this year! Their story and video segment are here:  www.cbs58.com/news/lapham-peaks-manmade-snow-gives-insight-to-beijing-olympic-competition    

Lapham Lodge Approved for Fund Raising

October 6, 2021

Oct 6, 2021 – The DNR supports the Friends of Lapham Peak’s proposal to build a new Lodge at Lapham Peak! Lapham Lodge will be built in Evergreen Grove, to the east of the Evergreen Shelter, between the parking lot and the ski/hiking trails.  Please see our Lapham Lodge Informational and Fund Raising Page In […]

Fright Hike postponed until Fall 2022

September 28, 2021

The Friends of Lapham Peak have postponed the 23rd Annual Fright Hike until the Fall of 2021!   Due to COVID-19 issues, we cannot produce Fright Hike this October (2020), so we need to postpone it – but we are continuing to develop the scary plans, skits, and decorations for it for the Fall of 2021.  See you then!! […]

Wisconsin State Wide Nordic Ski Competition Results

March 9, 2021

This past weekend (1st week of March), our Peak Nordic Ski Club Middle School Girls team, our High School Girls team, and our High School Boys team all took FIRST PLACE in their respective divisions in the Wisconsin state wide Nordic Ski Competition up on the Birkie Trail!  It is amazing that our Lapham Peak […]

Lapham Peak is a Virtual Birkie site

February 17, 2021

2021 VIRTUAL BIRKEBEINER SKI RACE The Wisconsin State Park System is excited to partner with the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation for the 2021 Birkebeiner (Birkie) Ski Race. This year, the Birkie will be held virtually. Join in the fun by completing the race anywhere between Feb. 20 to 28. Learn more about how to participate virtually here. Lapham […]

2006 First Snowmaking

February 10, 2021

Ed Muzik reminds us that the first snowmaking at Lapham Peak occurred 15 years ago today on Feb. 10, 2006!  Here are some of the photos from that night and the next morning.  John Lupo pushed the button to begin the operation And here’s the first manmade snow! Next morning, not a lot of snow […]

2021 Virtual Lapham Loppet

January 19, 2021

Skiers:  Kris Maki has set up a Virtual Lapham Loppet as we could not have the race as usual due to covid-19.  It is really a fundraiser for snowmaking, a chance to train by skiing 7 laps of the manmade course, and a way to compare yourself against your rivals/friends.  The link above will take you to the […]

An initial .7km Loop is ready for Skiing

December 17, 2020

Thanks to the volunteers who helped make snow from Sunday through Wednesday, we now have an initial .7km loop ready for skiing.  Last Wednesday night, the manmade snow was spread and tilled and poeple are skiing today!  (Thursday, Dec 17). We started making snow Sunday night at 5PM and have a skiable loop Thursday morning […]

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