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Lapham Peak Snowmaking 2020 Update — Zoom Monthly Meeting

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting



The snowmaking project for cross country skiing at Lapham Peak, started by the Friends of Lapham Peak in 2004, will achieve a major milestone in 2020 with the acquisition of a new Pisten Bully 100 grooming machine.  The Pisten Bully will be used to spread the piles of manmade snow on the trails and to regroom the trails after the thaw-rain-refreeze events that are so common in the region. It will also be able to set a double set of tracks for classic skiing, the likes of which have never been seen in southeast Wisconsin.

The Friends are also constructing a new garage to house the Pisten Bully and other snowmaking and grooming equipment adjacent to the trails.  The new Winter Recreation Storage Building (WRSB) will protect the Pisten Bully from the environmental and rodent damage that has caused so many problems with the 40-year old LMC snowcat.  These new additions, coupled with an updated fleet of SMI Polecat snowguns, will provide an ‘up-north’ cross country skiing experience on the 2.4 kilometers of snowmaking trails at Lapham Peak during the upcoming winter and beyond.

John McCarthy of the Friends snowmaking committee will review the history and configuration of the snowmaking system at Lapham Peak, and provide an exciting update on the new Pisten Bully and the WRSB for 2020 via a Zoom meeting at 7 pm on November 18.
You must register online by Tuesday, November 17 if you wish to "attend" this free Zoom meeting to obtain the confidential link to the program. 
A link to the Zoom program will be sent to registered participants via e-mail the morning of November 18.

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