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Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Trail Conditions Report

Thu, Feb 2, 2017: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Skiers will find good conditions at Milham. Got cold last night and today and things finally set up. Groomed this morning and snow is thin but full coverage and nice skiing except for one spot that was rerouted. Snowing a little bit while skiing after grooming and very windy so a bit drifty in spots. Plan is to regroom tomorrow am. Overall skaters will find good conditions, unable to set a classic track at this time but should ski very nice anyway.

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Wed, Feb 1, 2017: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Still not getting cold so new plan is to groom in the morning. Supposed to get cold overnight and things should set up. Still expecting to find thin but ok conditions once groomed. Will post tomorrow after grooming.

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Wed, Feb 1, 2017: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
The current plan is to groom Milham this early evening. It was to warm yesterday and is forecast to be to warm to groom until tonight. Don't know what it is going to groom down to yet of course and will post again after tonight. I hope to ski tonight so hopefully future weather cooperates. It's nice dense snow so if it does not all melt should groom thin but nice. Kalamazoo optimist club, ski division.

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sun, Jan 8, 2017: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Groomed Milham yesterday afternoon. Very thin but skiable, extra thin under a couple of trees and over roads. Snowed an inch while skiing after grooming and just got better. Has snowed another inch overnight. Plan is to regroom this midmorning; should be ready to ski by 10:30 or so. Snow was very slow yesterday and would expect the same today. Perhaps a touch faster because not as wind blown but still snow fell while temp in single digits. Unable to set machined classic track due to lack of snow but don't let that stop you. See you all out there later today.

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Fri, Jan 6, 2017: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Woke up early this morning to check if we had enough snow to groom since I only live one mile from Milham. Seemed pretty thin but had snowed an extra inch of denser snow overnight. Decided to go groom. Hooked up groomer, started and looked back to check work only to see groomer pulling the snow off the trail exposing grass. Switched to roller and went around a couple of times. Not ready to ski on until we get some more snow. Classic skiing on fairways should be doable but poor. Skating is not possible right now. We are supposed to get more snow today/tonight and then even more tomorrow. So there is hope we will be skiing again locally soon. Fort Custer has been in pretty good shape for mountain biking as long as one rides when it is below freezing.

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Fri, Dec 30, 2016: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Approx four inches on new snow fell last night. Most of the groomed trail was still there after our warm up so this added to the base. Was not able to groom classic track but I'm pretty sure classic skiers will find better conditions. In places where the trail did not survive the warm up skiers will find very thin conditions. Maybe after it gets cold tonight the skate lane will set up but I feel that is being optimistic. Supposed to warm above freezing early Sat AM. Next time it looks like skiing might be ok is Sunday early. Temperatures look warm until Wednesday again. It looks like locally tonight or early Sunday are the windows to ski in.

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Mon, Dec 19, 2016: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Everything got touched up at Milham today. Fresh snow on skate lane was turned into beautiful corduroy. Reset classic track and for the first time this season snow is deep enough and it is cold enough to put eighty pounds onto the tracker resulting in a deep well defined trail. Skiers will find midseason conditions. I have been using my 'good' skis since mid last week.

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sun, Dec 18, 2016: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Milham is in excellent condition after being groomed yesterday. Skiers will find a wide skate land and deep classic tracks. A little bit of drizzle yesterday made the trail very fast but still easy to get an edge in. Not much snow in the forecast so this is the best its going to be for a bit. Come and enjoy!

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Fri, Dec 16, 2016: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Over the past seven days we have been out grooming six times. Greg was out Tuesday and Thursday and I was out today without my grooming helper Violet for the first time this season. Skiers should find good conditions. A wide skate lane is in place and for the fourth time this year a classic track is in place. I expect us to regroom again tomorrow morning as we are supposed to get more snow tonight. Please note that while we do not always update every time we groom or on a timely basis one can expect the trail to be in good shape should we have snow to do it with and the roads allow travel. I do not have a smart phone so am unable to enter the report until I get home. I ski some times after grooming so the report may not be for many hours after the work gets done. I realize this is not as helpful as would always be desired. We almost always groom in the morning so one can expect the trail to be done by late morning. Usually, if I groom in the afternoon, in the case where it has been snowing during the day and stops before evening I will post a report before I go out to groom. It seems as if the peak times to ski are in the morning and the evening. We try to have the trail in good shape for these times. Please keep in mind that this is an entirely volunteer effort. We also rely upon the community for donations to keep gas and oil in the snowmobile, pay for parts and equipment, and for future purchases (our snowmobile will not last forever). Thank you.

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Mon, Dec 12, 2016: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Jr asst groomer Violet and myself groomed Milham again this late morning. Skiers should find much better conditions than yesterday. It looks like our attachment issues are over. Set a wide skate lane and also put down a classic track. In places the classic trail is very thin but as it gets colder should set up nicely. Snow was still sticky for classic skiers skiing off trail but was not the case for people using the trail. I'm going to give it some time to set up and get colder before I go out but looks like it should be at least ok for skating later. Just a reminder since this already came up earlier today; if you want to ski with your dog please keep said dog of groomed trails. The dog does damage to the trail and this is the norm at groomed ski trails with the exception of places that groom a special 'dog loop'. Thank you

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sun, Dec 11, 2016: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Ran the snowmobile around Milham eight laps with Violet this morning. Ground is still warm underneath snow. I would not expect skating conditions to be good at this time, I would expect classic to be better but still sticky. Will groom again tomorrow and will report on conditions then. Snow is not attached to ground and skis on snowmobile would push through into the grass in a few places. Just needs a bit more time and should be great. Anyone who knows me knows that I can't wait to get out there to ski but even I am going to wait at least one more day.

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sat, Dec 10, 2016: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Welcome to the 2016-17 season everyone! Zolton C., Dan F., Jeff N., Violet N., Paul W., Greg W., and myself got the snowmobile and grooming equipment to their winter home. We have 4-6" of snow here this morning and it is snowing as I type this. Violet and I went around twice with the roller. The ground is still warm underneath the snow but this should help it freeze sooner. Plan is to groom again tomorrow morning; we should have more snow by then and hopefully the ground will be colder. Had to reroute trail in two places due to new asphalt cart paths where we used to put the trail (extra distance don't ya know). Might be ok to classic ski today (make sure your poles aren't to long!) but no good for skating yet. Will report back again tomorrow but hoping that conditions will be good enough then.

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Fri, Mar 4, 2016: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
We received enough snow since yesterday mornings groom to go out and do it again. Skiers should find excellent conditions. Best skiing of the year for the next couple of days it looks like. Lots of people already out this morning. Absolutely beautiful morning; lots of sun and a low lying layer of fog that was only twenty feet or so tall. Enjoy while you can.

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Thu, Mar 3, 2016: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Bonus groom! Groomer Greg skied this morning and then when he was finished freshened everything up. Skiers should find great conditions. Unless it snows a bunch before tomorrow morning we will not regroom tomorrow. Whoo! Will post if trail is groomed Friday.

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Thu, Mar 3, 2016: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Once the trail had some time to set up and the temperature dropped last night Milham turned into a fantastic ski trail. We were able to groom the regular course instead of last weeks 'low snow condition groom' (henceforth known as "lscg"). Saw lots of regulars out skiing last night. It is to bad that I have a cold and did not feel like skiing very long because conditions are as good as they have been all year. Looks like we should have good skiing until Sunday. John H donated to the cause last night, thank you John. I'm going to go buy some more gas and oil. Heck yeah that we all make this work.

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Wed, Mar 2, 2016: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Current plan is to groom Milham this late afternoon. Will update if anything changes. Will not post immediately after grooming because I'm going skiing when I finish. So if no new update assume by six it will be done. Expect conditions to be quite good. Lots of great new snow. If everything goes to plan will post tomorrow am again. Fourth time this year new snow after loosing everything. Looks like we should have skiing again until Sunday.

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Fri, Feb 26, 2016: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
After yesterdays high winds and drifting Milham was groomed again this morning. Skied last night and conditions were pretty good. Should only be better today, looked good when I finished. Rerouted one bare spot, entire trail has coverage. Lots of skiers out yesterday, join your friends and enjoy local skiing while you still can.

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Thu, Feb 25, 2016: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Groomer Greg groomed Milham this morning. He reports conditions as 'good'. Come and ski while we still can, looks like we might be done this weekend. Funny season; third time we have been able to groom after all base has been lost.

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Thu, Feb 18, 2016: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Groomed Milham last night. We have received two to three inches of new snow since Sunday. The trail was becoming a little hard to follow in spots even though it skied pretty nice. There are approx five spots where it is quite thin, but still can ski a complete lap. Looks as if today is the last time to ski the groomed trail; supposed to warm up above freezing tonight and not drop below freezing again until Monday AM. 95% of the trail is great so go and enjoy while you still can.

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sat, Feb 13, 2016: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Sort of thought we were done with the year but Milham was groomed this morning. Went to groom Wednesday night but not nearly enough snow and very windswept. It snowed a bunch yesterday and was not windy so finally everything was covered. Groomed down pretty thin, lots of sticks, pulled plenty off but some still remain. Most of the trail is fair but no more than two inches base. A few spots here are there are very thin and I would call poor. Care should be used on downhill leaving the driving range when skiing ccw. Looks like we should be in business for the next week or so.

     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Fri, Mar 6, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Today skaters will find very good conditions at Milham after grooming this morning. Used the snow razor to break the crust up resulting in a level nice skiing trail. There is no day in the forecast starting tomorrow where the high is not at least 40. I would expect that today was the last time we will groom this season. We will post if there is any news of note. Thanks for your support this year and lets look forward to another great year of skiing next year.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Thu, Mar 5, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Groomer Dan did a quick groom of Milham yesterday resulting in pretty nice skate conditions. On Tuesday we received two inches of fresh snow followed by rain. The rain formed a quarter inch of ice on top of the fresh snow. By running the groomer around it broke up the crust and left a layer of small pieces of ice on top of fresh snow. Easy to get an edge in and nice and level. Makes for really pretty skiing: The trail has a flat sheen while the surrounding area is glossy and covered in ice as far as one can see. The sunset last night was spectacular reflecting on the icy surface. The plan is to snow razor the trail Friday am. I hope this will result in good conditions at least until it warms up on Saturday. Hard to tell from the weather but it is possible that Friday will be the last groom, we will just have to wait and see what the weather brings us.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Fri, Feb 27, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
I don't know if it is going to ski any better or not but it does look better after grooming this morning. Since the last two groomings on Monday we have received a couple of inches of light dry snow. Established trail way to firm to be able to set a new classic track. Great skiing right now. Supposed to be warm and rainy on Tuesday; please do not ski until it firms up again. After Tuesday more snow and cold is forecast so still potential for plenty of skiing this season.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Tue, Feb 24, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Wow fast but track getting blown over quickly.
   
     - Dave

Mon, Feb 23, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Trail groomed w razor for some fast smooth skating. Sadly classic track has suffered and needs resetting when snow warms up a bit.
Dave
   
     - Dave

Mon, Feb 23, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
We have not gotten much new snow since Saturday morning but it was windy yesterday so things got a little drifted over. Freshened up the skate trail and reset the classic track this morning. Skiing was excellent on Saturday and Sunday so I would expect the same for this week although it is forecast to be cold (slow) again. Hopefully we will also receive the inch or so of snow that is forecast most days this week to help keep thing fresh and fun.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sat, Feb 21, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
My grooming intern Violet helped me groom Milham this morning. The trail was a little drifted in a few spots and the classic track was largely filled in. We freshened up the skate land and set a new classic track. We pulled most of the remaining sticks off and skiers should find Milham to be stick and walnut free. Skiers should find excellent conditions overall and specially for this time of year. From the looks of the forecast we should have excellent conditions for at least the remainder of the month. With the super cold temperatures moving out of the area skis should start sliding again.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Thu, Feb 19, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Skiers should find excellent conditions at Milham after it was regroomed this morning. The classic tracks were also reset. The trail looks fantastic but the snow is slow. Skied last night and the snow is cold and dry. I would expect conditions to be fantastic this weekend. From looking at the forecast we will more than likely groom again on either Saturday or Sunday.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Wed, Feb 18, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Milham has been groomed this morning. Skiers should find good conditions but I would expect some drifting to occur during the day. It was snowing and very windy when I finished. Again I would expect it to fill in but a fresh and deep classic track was also able to be set.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sun, Feb 15, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Milham has been groomed. Conditions are variable; some parts of the trail have no new snow at all while others have plenty. With the high winds we had yesterday there are lots of sticks and pine cones on the trail. I removed hundreds of these and the worst offenders but as you ski please help by flicking the remaining ones off the trail. If we all help with this the trail will be perfectly cleaned over one day. I tried to scratch out a new classic trail and in some places its great and in others it is old and icy.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sat, Feb 14, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
When the snow devils dance the groomer is a wall flower. Due to the wind today we do not plan on grooming. It is a Sisyphean task so the plan is to groom tomorrow. Don't know when yet; the wind should die down overnight but then bitter cold will replace it. I am thinking from the forecast right now that it will be in the late morning or early afternoon. Will post again when we have more news to report. With this new snow and then a return to more typical temperatures next week I would expect conditions to be very good for the next week at least.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Thu, Feb 12, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Groomer Kirby reports that Milham is in good shape after he groomed it this morning. We received one or two inches of snow last night. He tried to fix up the classic track but was unable to improve it. Skiing on it should get the snow to attach to the heavily glazed track improving it.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Wed, Feb 11, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Pretty much the same report as Monday. Scratched up the surface this morning. Chance of a little bit of snow here today and if that happens should be pretty alright. I skied on Monday afternoon and it was really not bad, had good control and was fast. I would expect today to be much like skiing on Monday. It is forecast to be above freezing this afternoon so please do not use the trail until temps have dropped again. Please and thank you.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Mon, Feb 9, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Groomer Dave will, I'm sure, be happy to hear but sorry he missed the chance to use it that we deployed the "snow razor" today. Results were mixed, went over the trail at least ten times. Some parts of the trail are still glazed with shallow ruts while other parts are almost new again. Have not skied on it yet but it is definitely an improvement. Way to icy and old to do anything about the classic trail. This will only be improved with fresh snow. Looks as if there is a chance of new snow later this week, will update if conditions change.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Wed, Feb 4, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
For the fourth day in a row Milham was groomed this morning. We did not post yesterday but Groomer Kirby freshened up both the classic and skate trails. We received two inches of fresh snow over night so that was worked into the trails this a.m.. The classic track was reset but placed over the same area as Groomer Dave had placed it on Monday. Skiers should find good to excellent conditions overall. Just two quick reminders: please no longer park at the top most lot as this interferes with the construction taking place, and please stay of the groomed trail when it is above freezing (I'm looking at you Saturday afternoon). Thank you to all that support us with your continuing donations. That's what keeps oil and gas in the snowmobile.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Mon, Feb 2, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Lots of fresh snow. Outside loop and two warm up loops groomed for skate and classic. NOTE:we have been asked to park by the clubhouse or sledding hill NOT at far end of lot. There are two cuts into berm to give access to trail.
   
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Sun, Feb 1, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Milham got the heck groomed out of it this morning; eleven passes. Everything got groomed: outer loop, inner trail, and the warm up loop. A classic track was groomed also. It is snowing very hard here today and is becoming windy. It was difficult seeing what had been groomed only fifteen or twenty minutes before. Best conditions today should be found this morning. Don't know how the day is going to go but if able and the wind stays down will try to groom again this late afternoon. Will post update if this happens. No matter what the trail will be groomed Monday morning again.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Wed, Jan 21, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
All trails were groomed this morning at Milham. I pulled the classic groomer around resulting in a sad shallow trail. i would expect skaters to find overall better conditions than striders. With two more inches of snow we would be in pretty good shape. The trail has full coverage except for twenty feet under a couple in pines near the barn along Portage rd. For this section skiers will find a narrow trail groomed through the rough closer to the road.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Fri, Jan 16, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Conditions are currently very good at Milham; lets keep it this way. Just a reminder to please stay off groomed trail during above freezing conditions. We are unable to groom the ruts caused by skiing at this time out. According to the forecast skiing should be good until mid-morning Saturday and then again sometime Sunday night. Hopefully we can make it through this short warm up and the forecast for new snow one Tuesday comes through. Thank you.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Mon, Jan 12, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
All trails were groomed at Milham this morning after receiving three inches of snow overnight. For the first time this year the three trails that cut through the center have been groomed. Skiers should find and a well packed outer loop and a soft inner trail. I was also able to set a deep classic track along both the outer loop and the warm up loop. Best conditions of the year so far.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sat, Jan 10, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Skiers will find good conditions at Milham this weekend. It snowed on and off all day yesterday and some overnight. It was very windy yesterday which resulted in a lot of drifting. Dave D did a quick groom yesterday afternoon to get the drifting under control. I groomed again this morning and also set a new classic track. We have a pretty good base in most places now. Enjoy
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Fri, Jan 9, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Milham has been groomed for both skating and classic. Skiers should find good conditions although because of the wind the edges of the trail were filling with drifts. Greg W aka Kirby helped with grooming this morning and will be helping with grooming in the future. Greg is an accomplished skier, knows snow, and has past experience grooming. He is also willing to work for free; so win, win, win for everyone who uses Milham. Welcome to Kirby. Dave D is going to install some snow fence this afternoon to help in a couple of low snow areas. The plan is to groom again Saturday morning, this should make conditions nice for the weekend. It snowed two inches while Kirby and I were grooming and was still snowing when I left. So conditions are soft but will only get better as it sets up.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Wed, Jan 7, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Groomed Milham for skating this morning. Skiers should find fair conditions overall. It is very windy today so the trail is thin in a few spots and I would expect to find some drifting during the day. Snow is still way to thin to groom for classic. Get out and enjoy.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Tue, Jan 6, 2015: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Woke up early this morning with hopes of grooming. but alas the forecast did not come true and it had not snowed overnight. We have two to three inched of snow on the ground right now. Since I could not groom I went classic skiing and tried to clean up the trail as best as I could. Classic skiing was not bad but of course there was not trail. If we get a couple of inches today and tonight we will be able to groom Wednesday morning. We wish to thank groomer Dave D for replacing the snowmobiles skis with new and improved ones. They are now bigger and red! This should make the snowmobile handle better while pulling a groomer and leave a smaller rut while looking sportier. Thank You.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Fri, Nov 21, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Not groomed, just a few trails around the perimeter. Opted to head to pigeon Creek instead.
   
     - blair Zordell

Sun, Mar 16, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
It is crust skiing season at Milham. Tried to break up the crust on the trail but only resulted in shearing bolts that hold sno-razor onto groomer off. The crust is not really a crust but rather heavily transformed snow that without a powered tiller are unable to break up. I was able to cut under and into the snow but left three inch thick chunks of said snow on the trail. Also parts of the trail are now grass or ice. The best option right now is the crust ski the fairways. If only we had a PistenBully. Thanks for all the donations, thats what keeps the snowmobile running, see you next season.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sat, Mar 15, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Woke up early this morning to groom Milham only to discover that it was 36 degrees out; so no grooming today. I will try again tomorrow morning. It is supposed to get colder and stay cold tonight until Monday. Will post with update tomorrow.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Wed, Mar 12, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Will not attempt to groom Milham again today. Six inches of new on top of slush. We need to let the slush freeze before operating snowmobile on it. Will either groom tomorrow or Saturday. Will post when this happens. Lets all send good thoughts to Monica T for a speedy recovery from her recent skiing injury.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Wed, Mar 12, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Tried to groom Milham this morning. Got stuck three times on first half lap with out even pulling groomer. Rode snowmobile back to barn on surface streets. Milham is heavily drifted and with the rain last night before switching to heavy snow the snow is slushy inbetween the new and old snow. Working on a plan with Dave to get Milham groomed. I think we might need to wait until the rain in the new snow freezes up before we can groom. One of us will try again this afternoon or late afternoon I think. If we get it in good shape again it looks as if it will only be good until mid-morning Friday. If the grooming later today goes as it did this morning the next time we would try to groom is Saturday am. Will post when there is news to report.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Wed, Mar 12, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
how is milham this week after today's snow? itching to get some skate skiing in before the snow is gone! Thanks for all the Milham trail reports!
   
     - sschott

Tue, Mar 4, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Get your March skiing in now! Fresh grooming has made the skate track as flat and as fast as it's been all year. Classic track remains somewhat shallow but fast. Only in tight turns are there no defined tracks.
   
     - Dave DeBack

Sun, Mar 2, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Great conditions will be found at Milham currently. Regroomed the perimeter and warm up loops this morning. We received approx four inches of snow overnight. It looks as if skiers of both styles should enjoy excellent conditions for at least the first week on March.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sat, Mar 1, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Freshened up the skate trail at Milham this morning. We were also able to set a classic track again. The perimeter and warm up loops were both done. Skiers of both styles should find good conditions with only a few icy spots scattered about. Also a special thanks to jr groomer Violet who rode along today.
   
     - r

Thu, Feb 27, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Skied last night until ten. Conditions pretty good in most places but very windy and kind of cold. Woke up at three this morning for the reasons that people wake up in the middle of the night for and saw it had snowed two to three inches and was still snowing. Thought I could sleep in (6:15) finally but these hopes were dashed. Even more windy this morning but went and groomed Milham so we could lock the snow in before it blew some place else. Only about thirty feet out of the 12,000 feet (approx.) of trail does not have new snow on it and was icy when I left. I would expect it to drift over in some spots but was really not drifting over to bad while I was grooming. Did not even try to set a classic track; it wouldn't even have lasted a half hour. Don't plan on grooming tomorrow morning with the bitter cold forecasted but will post when groomed again. And Bronson says "hi".
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Wed, Feb 26, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Warm up and perimeter loops were groomed at Milham this morning. Over the last twenty four hours we have received an inch and a half of new snow. Skaters should find fair to good conditions. I tried to set a new classic track again but alas our groomer is not made out of magic so it is shallow and not well defined. If we get the snowfall called for conditions will only get better.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sun, Feb 23, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Better than expected conditions to be found at Milham after snorazoring(tm) this morning. Thin layer of crushed ice on top of trail. Easy to set an edge. Tried to reset classic track yesterday but tool could only set a very shallow track. Other than no defined track in places both styles of skiers should find good but a little dirty conditions.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sat, Feb 22, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Groomed Milham this morning. No new snow, used the snorazor(tm) to break crust up. This resulted in an thin layer of crushed ice on top of more ice. After three hours and fourteen passes was mostly able to undo the ruts caused by someone Wednesday who skated when it was above freezing. In a few places people have walked on the trail also while warm; was able to fill the footprints somewhat but not totally. Condition of the trail varies from pretty alright to poor. Pulled many sticks and branches off trail but many pine needles and such remain after the high winds we have had the past few days. A special thanks to jr. groomer Violet for all of her help and keeping me company today.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Tue, Feb 18, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
The perimeter and warm up loops were groomed at Milham this morning. The conditions vary from great to "was the groomer drunk"(I was not). Most of the trail turned out pretty good but five percent of the trail is very narrow and rutted. I would recommend going clockwise around the course, as most of the ruts are on the downhill leaving the driving range. We received five inches of drifted wet and warm snow overnight. All of the trail groomed was groomed for both styles. If the trail refreezes overnight my plan is to groom again tomorrow morning. Also just a quick reminder; please stay off trail during above freezing conditions, thanks.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Fri, Feb 14, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Fresh track for both skate and classic set. Interior loops also set but skate lane is soft, classic is better. Should be excellent skiing for the week end. DaveD
   
     - Dave DeBack

Sun, Feb 9, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
The perimeter and warm up loops were groomed at Milham this morning. The trail has received one inch of new snow since grooming as of this writing. Skiers of both styles should find very good conditions overall.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Wed, Feb 5, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Milham redux: track had blown over so reset the perimeter skate lane and classic track. Classic track is sweet, skate lane needs a little time to set up. Parking lot is now plowed so come on over.
DaveD
   
     - Dave De Back

Wed, Feb 5, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Groomed the perimeter and warm up loops at Milham this morning. It was snowing hard and very windy when I left so no promises as to conditions later in the day. The edge of the trail was drifting in very quickly. I groomed for both styles but would guess that by noon the classic track will be hard to see in spots. Just got off phone with groomer Dave and he is going to regroom sometime this afternoon. By then the snow is supposed to have stopped. One thing of note: when I left Milham the parking lot had not been plowed. I do not know their schedule other than he usually plows in the a.m..
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sun, Feb 2, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Regroomed perimeter and warm up loops at Milham this morning. Classic skiers will find a well established track. Skaters will now find a firm trail after soft conditions this morning. Overall skiers should find very good conditions.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Fri, Jan 31, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Conditions are great at Milham. The perimeter and warm up loops were both groomed this morning. A well defined classic track was set and was still there two hours later (wind has eased off). Thanks to Zolton C. for over coming great adversity and repairing the skate groomer. This grooming is dedicated to Kathy Kirk.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Wed, Jan 29, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Despite Richard's grooming run this morning (thank you!), by 4:30 this afternoon the classic tracks were windswept and more or less invisible. Skate lane had significant drifts in some areas. Slow going but worth it to be out on such a beautiful, sunny day.
   
     - Monica Tory

Wed, Jan 29, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
The perimeter and warm up loops were groomed at Milham this morning for both styles. I started to attempt to groom the inner trails but stopped due to three foot drifts. Will try to open these trails again on Saturday.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Mon, Jan 27, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Skate track groomed on the outside loop and warm up loop. Lane is soft due to depth of recent snow. No classic track set due to amount of blowing and drifting snow. Classic track coming as soon as wind calms down a bit. Keep severe low temp and high winds in mind and use due caution and care.

DaveD
   
     - Dave De Back

Sun, Jan 26, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Almost same report as yesterday: groomed everything but was snowing lots while grooming. Two inches of new snow already on part of trail groomed first. The snow is easing up now so my plan is to regroom only the perimeter trail and warm up loop this early afternoon again. I hope this will result in some nice skiing this afternoon.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sat, Jan 25, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
I don't know how long it will last but all trails were groomed at Milham this morning. The perimeter and warm up loops were groomed for both styles and the three inner trails were groomed for skating. It is very windy here. Parts of the trail showed no drifting from lap to lap but other parts including the classic trail would fill in with new blown snow quickly. Put thirty miles on the snowmobile and used half a tank of gas; wish I could say conditions are great but by this afternoon I would expect it to be soft in spots again. Will groom again tomorrow if needed. This grooming was dedicated to C. Barnes.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Thu, Jan 23, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Great conditions will be found at Milham. Groomed the perimeter and warm up loops for both skating and classic this morning. Trail looked great when finished, damage done by dogs on trail erased.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Fri, Jan 17, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
All trails at Milham were groomed this morning. Overall skiers should find good conditions. The perimeter trail, the three inner loops and the warm up loop were groomed for skating. The perimeter trail and the warm up loop have a thin machine set classic track. It has been windy so a few spots are thin and a few spots are soft but 90% is great.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Wed, Jan 15, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
The perimeter trail at Milham was groomed this morning. We have received approx two inches of new snow on top of boilerplate ice. 95% of the trail is well covered, the other 5% is wind swept ice. It is impossible to set a classic track at this time. I groomed the trail plenty wide enough for room for both. Also just another reminder: Please stay off the trail if you are leaving a deep mark because of the temperture is above freezing.
   
     - Richard Neumann

Wed, Jan 8, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
The perimeter and warm up loop have been groomed at Milham. The trail was badly drifted so conditions vary throughout. The snow was deep enough that in some places there are ridges left by the snowmobile skis. I don't think this will effect skiing much. I was not able to set a classic track at this time. I got the snowmobile stuck three times without a trailer and the classic groomer pulls much harder than the skate groomer. After the snow settles down some and warms up it will be easier to work and will do then. The trail is narrower than normally but still plenty of room for everyone to have fun. I think overall conditions should be fair. Also as a reminder please stay off groomed trial when it is above freezing. Thank You.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Mon, Jan 6, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Groomer Dave did not answer his phone when I called him to talk about the previous trail report because he was out grooming the trail! It is still windy, snowy, and cold but brave soul Dave is out making it skiable again. Even if it drifts back over in spots he is increasing the amount of snow on the trail hopefully making it last longer. Thanks to Dave.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Mon, Jan 6, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Due to the weather I don't see Milham being groomed again until Wednesday. Even if a brave soul were to attempt it the wind would undo their work by the next pass. The weather should be better for grooming on Wednesday and will post a report as soon as it has been.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sun, Jan 5, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Lots of snow here in Kalamazoo. The perimeter trail, the warm up loop and as soon as I finish typing this and get some tools to deal with grooming technical issues a machine set classic track will be in place. Skiers should find good conditions today although a little soft.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Thu, Jan 2, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Dave has groomed Milham this morning. He groomed the perimeter loop and two of the interior trails for skating. Also for the second time this year we have enough snow to set a classic track; which he did. Dave reports that with the wind that we have there is some drifting in the open areas. So like yesterday better conditions will probably be found earlier in the day. Also just a few reminders: this is a groomed ski trail so we do not allow foot traffic on the trail - this includes walking, snowshoeing, and running. No dogs on the groomed trail - this includes skijoring. Also no fat bikes or bikes of any kind on the groomed trail. People are free to do some of these activities on the golf course but please just not on the groomed trail. There are plenty of places to do these activities in the local area but there is no other place open to the public within forty five miles that have groomed ski trails and these nonskiing activities damage the trail. Thank You.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Wed, Jan 1, 2014: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
The trails at Milham were groomed this morning. The perimeter, warm up loop, and all three short cut trails were done. We have received two inches of dry/cold snow on top of an icy base since the last time it was groomed. Still to thin for a machine set track. Nonetheless classic skiers should find fine conditions. After the trail has a little bit of time to set up skaters should find good conditions. It was snowing pretty good while I was grooming and is still snowing so I would guess that earlier skiers should find better conditions
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Thu, Dec 26, 2013: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Milham was groomed this morning. The perimeter trail, warm up loop and two of the three interior trails were done. The two that were done allow skiers to do a half a loop if they wish. Still to thin to set a track, but this has not stopped plenty of people from classic skiing. Skated last night, a bit thin but in good condition. The road crossings are covered and we are almost back to how it was before last weeks warm up. This was the sixth time we have groomed this season and it is still December! There is an article about Kalamazoo Nordic in the current issue of Spark magazine, worth checking out.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Tue, Dec 24, 2013: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Groomed the perimeter trail at Milham this morning. There were two inches of fluffy snow on top of a crunchy two inch icy base. Should be good skating. Impossible to set tracks with these conditions, but classic skiers should still find good skiing.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Wed, Dec 18, 2013: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
All trails were groomed at Milham this morning. Skiers should find good conditions for both skating and striding. I also groomed the three trails into the interior. The forecast is for above freezing temps on Thursday; please try to not ski on the groomed trail when is is above freezing. It is impossible for us to remove the deep ruts caused while skiing with the equipment we have, thanks.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Tue, Dec 17, 2013: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Groomer Dave was able to groom Milham yesterday afternoon. We have received three inches of snow since then and will groom again tomorrow morning. I skated this morning and found one to two inches of snow over a packed base = fantastic skiing. Dave classic skied this afternoon and reported that the tracks were in excellent condition. I hope to have the trail groomed by 9:00 am, will post when finished.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sun, Dec 15, 2013: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
All trails at Milham were groomed this morning. Skiers should find good conditions overall. We have received enough snow to set a shallow classic track. Also the three trails into the center have been groomed. I removed more sticks this morning, there are still a few but most that remain are now covered with an ample amount of snow.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Thu, Dec 12, 2013: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Zolton, Paul, Dave, Dan, and myself brought the snowmobile and grooming equipment to Milham yesterday. I was able to get out last night and roll the trail. It groomed out to be pretty thin but nice skiing overall. We need twice as much snow than we have now in order to groom it for classic skiing. Dan and I skied last night and found conditions to be fair. We also removed hundreds of sticks and branches. It was at night so I'm sure we missed many. The road crossings are all snow covered. I also groomed the warm up loop and the trail through the center so skiers can do half a lap if they wish. First groomed trail this year five and a half weeks before last season. We are off to a good start, come enjoy.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Fri, Feb 22, 2013: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
After receiving three to four inches of heavy snow Milham was groomed this morning. The outer loop and warm up loop were both groomed. I did not groom the trails that wind through the center. Also the snow is to thin to set a track. Groomed the trail wide enough for classic skiers to ski in a track along the sides. Shoveled snow onto road crossings. Skied afterwards and would call conditions "fair".
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sun, Feb 17, 2013: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Rolled Milham last night. Overall skiers will find poor to fair conditions. Approx 70% of the trail was remaining before Saturday morning, these sections groomed up fine. Icy base with new snow on top. The 30% of the trail that was back to grass is not good. Three to four inches of fluff on top of grass just does not groom down to much. I was not able to set a classic track in these conditions, but I think overall classic skiers will find better skiing. If skating I would use my rock skis and pay close attention on the thin spots. The thin areas are easy to spot.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Fri, Feb 8, 2013: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Trails at Milham were groomed this morning. We received approx 4 inches of heavy wet snow overnight. Skiers will find good but soft conditions. I was also able to set a groomed classic track. Come and enjoy before our next warm up.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Mon, Feb 4, 2013: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
All trails at Milham were groomed this morning. Overall skiers should find good conditions. Still a few gopher mounds to ski around but otherwise good coverage. For the second time this year I was finally able to set a machine groomed classic track again.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sat, Feb 2, 2013: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
All trails at Milham were groomed this morning. Skiers will find better conditions than yesterday. The trails are still thin in spots but over all improved. I was not able to set a classic track yet; we need at least a packed base of two inches before this can happen. Will post an update as soon as there is news to report.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Fri, Feb 1, 2013: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Trails at Milham were groomed this morning. Skiers will find fair conditions. The eight or so inches on new snow groomed down to two inches to half an inch. With out any base remaining I was unable to set a classic track today. We also have twenty mile per hour winds today so some spots have heavy drifting. My plan is to groom again tomorrow morning.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Sat, Jan 26, 2013: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
All Trails were groomed at Milham this morning. For the first time this year a thin classic track was able to be set. The skate lane is in very good shape. The classic track has many thin spots with grass poking through. I wish to thank assistance from jr groomer Violet who helped with stick removal.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Thu, Jan 24, 2013: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
All Trails at Milham were groomed this morning. Skiers will find vastly improved conditions since yesterday. Still a few dirt mounds peeking through but otherwise the trail has full coverage. Without an established base I was unable to set classic tracks at this time. The trail groomed down to a two inch base. Enjoy before the warm up.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Wed, Jan 23, 2013: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Rolled all trails at Milham this morning. Trail is still thin to very thin in spots. Trail had many stick and branches on it after this weekends high winds. Pulled most of them off but some smaller ones remain. Not enough snow to set tracks at this time. I would call it rock ski conditions right now. Enjoy, at least we finally have some snow!
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Mon, Jan 21, 2013: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Rolled Milham this afternoon and even though it has snowed almost all day there is not enough snow yet. It has been very windy for days and because of this there are many patches that have less than an inch of snow. We are expecting more snow over the next few days so there is still hope that we will have a groomed trail at least for a little while this year. As soon as it snows enough we will groom and post an update here.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoonordic.com

Thu, Dec 27, 2012: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
We received 2-3" of wind swept snow yesterday. This is not yet enough snow to get the roller out and groom the trail. We have more snow forecast for Friday night and Saturday morning. If we receive just two more inches of snow we should be able to groom. We will post an update as soon as there is news to report. kalamazoonordic.com
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Mon, Feb 7, 2012: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
The perimeter trail at Milham was regroomed this morning. Both the skate lane and classic track have been refreshed. Skiers should find very good conditions. My plan is to groom the center trails tomorrow morning. kalamazoonordic.com
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Wed, Feb 2, 2012: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
It took two of us (Dave D and myself) four hours and fourteen passes but Milham has been made into it's awesome self again. The trail was heavily drifted and is still soft in a few spots. Both a skate lane and classic track have been set. Also two out of the four 'bonus' sections have been groomed (ran out of daylight); but these two allow a skier to do half a lap. kalamazoonordic.com
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Tue, Feb 1, 2012: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
All trails at Milham were regroomed this morning. Until the snow starts up again skiers should find very good conditions although a small amount of drifting has already begun. Ski while you can, tomorrow looks like it might be a mess and we will not groom while it is blowing and snowing as hard as predicted.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Sat, Jan 29, 2012: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
The skate lane at Milham was groomed Friday morning by Dave DB. Dave also brought our six foot homemade roller to honorary
Kalamazoo Nordic Ski member Doug Kirk who repaired the welds after they failed last year. We are now back to three pieces of grooming equipment and very much thank Doug for his volunteer efforts. I regroomed the entire course this morning. A skate lane was groomed into the center, the long outside lane was refreshed, and for the second time this year a machine groomed classic track was set. Conditions are still thin and just barley enough to set classic tracks, but over all skiers should find good conditions with full coverage. Kalamazoonordic.com
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Sun, Jan 23, 2012: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
We have not been good about posting trail reports for the past week but we have been good about grooming. We have groomed Milham three times in the past week and skiers should find good conditions overall. We still do not have very much snow but have full coverage. Dan Ferrara groomed last Sunday and was able to set classic tracks for the first time this year. We had rain and a warm up in the early week that made the trail thin and icy. Dave Deback groomed on Friday in order to get the new inch of snow to attach to the icy base. I groomed last night after it snowed all day yesterday. We are still only getting fluffy dry snow here so it does not add up to much but skiers I spoke to while grooming reported good to great conditions. No walnuts and a two to three inch base.
Kalamazoonordic.com
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Fri, Jan 14, 2012: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Milham was groomed again this morning. Skiers should find good conditions with the addition of two to three inches over the past couple of days. There are still a few gopher mounds and a couple of thin spots but over all good. I even used my good training skis. Still to thin to set classic tracks but that has not stopped a large number of people from making their own.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Wed, Jan 12, 2012: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
After receiving 3-4 inches of snow in the last 24 hours all trails at Milham were groomed this morning. The snow is still to thin to set classic tracks but a wide skate lane was groomed. Skiers should find better conditions than could be found over the weekend. We are still not at mid-winter conditions yet but improving. Enjoy.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Sun, Jan 9, 2012: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
With too much snow at Love creek, I tried Milham park Golf course - Nice place to ski! Snow was a bit thin all around, the sun was out and conditions where fairly fast once I put my warmer skis on. However, the walnuts in the trail did a number on both my classic skis and skate skis - definitely use the rock skis!!
   VF-30 for classic. Milham is a deceptive course, with very little vertical, you don't get the luxury of any long gliders, it seems like I was always climbing or flat - two good workout days according to the heartrate monitor. Hopefully it will snow enough to set classic track - I was struggling without a defined classic track.
     - Blair Zordell

Sat, Jan 8, 2012: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
I am happy to write that we were finally able to groom Milham; almost a full month later than last year. Skiers will find 'fair' conditions. The two days of almost constant snow fall groomed down to one inch (and in many places less). With such low amounts of snow I was unable to set a classic track. The skate lane was groomed quite wide so that classic skiers could ski along the edge leaving plenty of room for skating. The trail has 95% fine coverage with the remaining 5% having small, easily avoidable, dirt mounds showing through; or being very thin. I would not take my best skis. Conditions will only improve as we get more snow. Have fun.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Wed, Dec 8, 2011: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Zolton C., Paul W., Dave D., Dan F., and I dropped the snowmobile and groomers off at Milham yesterday. We have approx three inches of fluffy snow on the ground. It is currently snowing as well. If conditions allow, we will groom Thursday morning. We will update this site as soon as there is something to report. Think snowy thoughts.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Sat, Feb 27, 2011: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Milham was groomed this morning. Skiers should find good conditions. The trail has full coverage and is not dirty with sticks and such. Please try to stay of the trails when above freezing; noon/oneish to sixish. We are unable to remove the deep skate marks left behind and with little snow still is the forecast lets try to make the trail last as long as we can. Thank You.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Tue, Feb 23, 2011: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
All of the trails at Milham, both styles, were groomed this morning. Where there was a base remaining the conditions are good. The trail on the north side, where there was no base, the conditions are poor. The ground was warm and as soon as the snow was smooshed down it started to turn to slush. The road crossings are good and the trails through the middle are also good. Come enjoy while the snow lasts.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Tue, Feb 16, 2011: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
After receiving three inches of new snow over night all the trails at Milham were groomed this morning. Skiers should find good conditions with the exception of the two road crossings. Earlier in the year the golf course crew was lifting the plow at the road crossings but failed to do so this morning. There is a small amount of ice over the road in these two spots but care should be taken when crossing. Come enjoy the snow while we still have it.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Thu, Feb 11, 2011: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
We groomed the skate lane at Milham again today due to deep drifted snow. The classic track was left as it was. It was not drifted over and with the shallow base that we have no improvement would have been made. Skiers should find good conditions with three inches of packed powder.
   
     - Richard Neumann-Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Wed, Feb 10, 2011: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
We finally have enough snow to get Milham going again! Skiers should find good conditions late this afternoon. Milham should be ready to ski by 5:00 or 5:30 this day. We had very little base in spots and no base in the rest of the trail.
   Skiers will find the trail groomed for both skating and classic.
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Fri, Jan 8, 2011: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Milham was groomed this morning after receiving approx. 6" of snow over the past 24 hours. A wide skate lane was set and for the first time this year I was able to groom a classic track. We still do not have a deep base but skiers should find very good skate, and good classic conditions. The trails into the middle and the warm up loop have also been regroomed.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Fri, Jan 1, 2011: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Milham is Fantastic! After receiving an additional 3" of snow Milham was groomed this morning. Skiers should find the best ski conditions so far this year(ha, ha) / Season. Happy New Year.
   
     - Richard Neumann-Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Tue, Dec 29, 2010: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Milham was groomed this morning after receiving an additional 3" of snow since Sunday. Today skiers will really find "good" conditions unlike Sunday, when good turned out to be a bit of an exaggeration. A wide skate lane has been set with multiple paths into the center. We are still unable to set a classic track due to thin snow. Many classic skiers have skied along the edge of the skate lane setting a track.
   
     - Richard Neumann - Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Sun, Dec 27, 2010: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
I am leaving to groom Milham when I am done typing this(7:30 AM). We have received 3-4" of very light and fluffy new snow on top of a thin refrozen base. I expect that skiers will find good conditions by mid morning; come and enjoy!
   
     - Richard Neumann-Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Sat, Dec 19, 2010: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Milham has been groomed for skating. Over the past week we have lost almost all of our thin base and have only received two to three inches of snow since this morning; so I was unable to set diagonal tracks. After it gets cold tonight and the trail sets up, skaters should find fair conditions. As soon as we are able to do so diagonal tracks will be set.
   
     - Richard Neumann-Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

Fri, Dec 11, 2010: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)
Milham is groomed. Tracks, and narrowish skate lane have been set. Conditions are not great but overall good. We will regroom Sunday morning as long as it is cold enough. At that time we will widen the skate lane and reset the classic track. I also plan on cutting trails into the middle like last year. I skied both styles this morning and it was good and will only get better.

   
     - Richard Neumann-Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers

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