I’ve long found spring skiing to be a tease.
Friends have shared tales of glorious outings gliding over the crust, enjoying warmer temperatures and the awakening woods. I’ve been discouraged by glare ice and slogs through slush. Most years, I cover the skis in storage wax after the Birkie and break out the running shoes.
My outlook changed on Saturday, thanks to a gorgeous day in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest. The shorter loops weren’t in classic condition, but the trails were well-covered, the klister provided ample kick and the combination created a superb family outing.
Trail reports and the weather forecast suggest skiers may be able to cash in a few more bonus days on the trails. Enjoy!