ARCHIVED CONDITIONS 2018-2019

2019.04.01 -- CABIN IS CLOSED

Thank you for another wonderful season.  We hope you had a great time on the trails.  The Cabin will be closed until next winter.  Have a fun summer and we'll see you then.

2019.03.22 -- SPRING CONDITIONS

No new snow in quite a while.  Skiers report that the trails are icy in the morning after they freeze overnight, and then get soft as the day warms up.  Conditions might not be great, but it's still a wonderful time to get out on the trails...  Longer days, warm sun, and no bugs!  Maybe go for a snowshoe rather than a ski.  There is a dedicated snowshoe trail south of the cabin, and all ski trails are open to snowshoes as long as you stay off the track.  Have fun!

2019.03.20 -- SPRING CONDITIONS

MECCA Trails are open for spring skiing.  The classic tracks and the skate deck were last groomed on 3/11.  Trail conditions vary from ice, hard, corn snow, soft/wet.  The Cabin is currently open daily through March 31.

2019.03.06 COMPLETELY GROOMED

After the snowmobile club packed our drifts, we got out and groomed the complete trail. Deck looks good and the tracks should be firm with the cold night time temps. We should have good snow for quite awhile with the base we have. See you on the Trail.

2019.03.05 SNOW-MO HELP

We want to extend a heart felt thank you to the Mercer Sno-Goer's Snowmobile Club for coming to the rescue of the MECCA Cross Country Ski Trail. Following the incredible amount of snowfall and wind from the the last big system that went through the area, our equipment was not able to get through parts of the trail to groom for everyone. The snowmobile club used one of their pieces of equipment to level the drifts and we will be out making the complete trail ski-able again. Its amazing what can happen when groups work together for the betterment of the community. Again, Thank You Brian and the Mercer Sno-Goer's. Check back for trail report. See you on the trail.

2019.02.28 Weekend Conditions

The trail was groomed and tracked this morning and are in great condition. Everything on the East side of the bridge was finished but the only part groomed on the West side is the part of the Osprey loop that is in the woods. From the old warming cabin to where the Bluebird ties in. We will continue to work on the Little Turtle end of the trail early next week, and we are confident it will be in excellent shape by mid week. Keep checking back. See you on the trails.

2019.02.25

We have been out trying to make a skiable trail with the Glorious snow we received this weekend. We have managed to groom and track the Wolf and Moose trail out to the bridge and also the Homestead classical trail. All other trails will get groomed after we nurse all the sour muscles and get our Skandic back on the trail. The drifts kind of did in the machine and the Gator can't pull through the drifts until we pack them with the Ski-doo. Bear with us we hope to be 100% open again shortly. What is opened is in Beautiful condition but the deck is still a little soft. See you on the trail.

2019.02.21 Trail Report

The trails were all groomed and tracked this morning after the little storm on Wednesday. Deck may be a little soft yet but should firm up good after we groom again on Friday. All you Birkie skiers can come over to Mercer for a nice pleasant cool down on your way back home on Sunday. Conditions right now are excellent so get out and ski or shoe before Spring arrives. See you on the trail.

2019.02.14 Prepare for the Weekend

The trail is completely groomed after the 10" of snow we received this week. Everything has been gone over at least 2 time and some sections 6 to firm up the deck for the skaters. May still be a little soft but with these conditions it couldn't be better. Track set deep and firm so the classic skiing couldn't be better. See you on the trail.

2019.02.12 TRAIL REPORT

The Turtle River Pursuit is all over and the trail has been groomed and tracked and in excellent condition. Last weeks 8" of snow groomed into one of the nicest decks we have had in years. The only excuse for not getting out on the MECCA Ski Trail would have to be, just too lazy.  We are having another snow event today and we will be out getting it groomed as soon as we see the end.  See you on the trail.

2019.02.11 -- YAY!

Yay!  The login works again!

2019.02.05 Race Prep

The snow of yesterday was groomed in today and the results are excellent. Both track and deck seemed to bond to the icy base great. We are looking forward to another snow event on Thursday and will be out grooming it early on Friday in preparation for the Turtle River Pursuit on Saturday. I believe conditions will be fantastic for the two day event so bundle up those skis and head up to MECCA for the first leg. See you on the trail.

2019.02.01 Banner Weekend

Just in time for the warmer spring like conditions we will have this weekend, the trail was groomed and tracked to excellence on Friday. Come and enjoy the break in temps and get out and ski or snowshoe. Remember only one more week till the Turtle River Pursuit. The trail will remain open until Friday the 8th in the afternoon when we will start getting the trail ready for the race on Saturday the 9th. We will reopen right after the race, probably by 1:30.

2019.01.25 Deep Freeze

We were out and groomed today even with the deep freeze coming.  Trail came out excellent with good deep tracks and a super fast hard deck. So no excuses not getting out and skiing, but bundle up.  Don't forget the Candlite on Saturday evening starting at 5:00 PM  

2019.01.22 BIG? SNOW

All trails have been groomed and tracked following the BIG? snowstorm of yesterday. Conditions are excellent so get those skies waxed up and get out an enjoy these beautiful sunny days. Don't forget the Candlight this Saturday. See you on the trail.

2019.01.18 Bundle Up

Bundle up and get out on the trails. The classical track is in great shape and the skating lanes have been touched up this morning. When your done stop at the Chalet for some hot chocolate or tea and a few fresh cookies. Don't forget the Candlite next weekend or the Turtle River Pursuit in February.
See you on the trails!

2019.01.11 Excellent Conditions

Once again our great crew was out battling the elements to bring everyone some of the best skiing in Northern Wisconsin. Trail was totally groomed with new tracks set and is in excellent condition for the weekend. Those of you up here for the SISU, check MECCA out for a much more leisurely ski on your way home, with a nice warm chalet to relax in for those that don't feel like skiing.

2019.01.08 Great Conditions

With the latest snowfall, all we had to do is wait for the temps to drop and we got out and groomed the trail system. Conditions are very good to excellent, but the wind was howling while grooming so expect some drifting in the open areas. We will be re grooming before the weekend so get out and cut up the trail this week.

2019.01.02 Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone, and with the new year we got a little more snow for the trail. Trail has been groomed and tracked this morning and ready for a great winter of skiing. Some rough spots are still out there, but as a whole the trail is in great shape. Anyone interested in learning more about skiing contact Fe University which will be giving a lesson on January 3rd. See you on the trail!

2018.12.29 FIRST REAL GROOMING

It's official, the trail has been completely groomed and tracked after the snow/rain event of early this week. The temps dropped sufficiently enough to groom the wet snow that was on the trail. We received about 3" of snow but with the rain mixed in there was an ice layer to try to bust up and lay down. With that the trail is in good condition with a few areas of grass still showing, and some puddles have come up through the grooming, so be careful as these freeze. Keep leaving sacrifices to Heinke Lunta to bring more snow. See you on the Trail.

2018.12.25 CROSS YOUR FINGERS

Merry Christmas everyone hope you had a great Holiday. Looks like we may get our Christmas wish starting Wednesday evening. Lets all keep our fingers crossed and go out to talk to Heki Lunta to get the snow event they are calling for. We will get out and pack as soon as it comes and will hopefully have the trails in excellent condition by the weekend. See you on the trail!

2018.12.07

We have been out and rolled the trail, opened the gates and even combed the surface last night.  The surface is skiable but don't expect anything close to perfect out there.  We have not set a track but skiers have been out and say it is great early season skiing.  New maps have been put up and they will show the new 1/2 mile extension on Spruce Hills.  Check it out and let us know what you think.  Have fun out there but be careful the ground is very hard under the thin snow cover.

2018.12.05 -- TRAIL UPDATE

We have started working on the trails.  They have been rolled to start the base and freeze the swamp crossing.  Please be careful if you use the trails before we have officially opened them.