Local Ski Trails Updates

Gartzke Flowage:  Wed. Feb.15: The weather this last week or so has been brutal to the trails. High winds, warm temperatures and no snow have caused considerable problems. The hills and skating lanes were all worked up, and they have loose snow on them at least for today and tomorrow. The track is in fair to poor condition. Trails were use quite heavily on the north side by the elementary schools late last week and again yesterday. But it look like the temperatures will be in the mid to high 40’s for the weekend and several day after that. So warm skiing conditions will be here for quite awhile. We will have to see what old man winter brings use after that.
Snowshoe trails are hard packed.
Have fun while it lasts.
NOTE:  Walker and Hikers,  Please use the designated Snowshoe trails for walking, trails are well marked and hard packed!    Hiker and Walkers are always welcome.

The Moccasin Ski Trail: Thurs. Feb. 16: The Moccasin Ski Trail is in good to very good condition as of Thursday, February 16.  There are some branches on the trail from recent high winds.  With the warm weather coming conditions will change daily.

 Jack Lake Trails: Wed. Feb. 8 Jack Lake trails are groomed on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. They are in excellent condition. The Yukon (expert loop) will not be groomed this year.

Kettle Bowl XC Trails: Thurs. Feb. 9 .Kettlebowl Cross Country Ski Trail was groomed on February 9, 2017. It is in excellent condition. The Plum Creek Loop will not be groomed this year.

Antigo Lake Trail  : Thurs. Feb.16  Antigo Lake ski trail is in fair condition.

Ski Trail Updates courtesy of Langlade County are at:

Mark Your Calendars:
Click for the latest newsletter


Next Club event:




Thirty Years and Still Going Strong:

Below is a link to an article from Silent Sports magazine from Feb. 1987 describing the establishing of ski trails at Gartzke. We’ve skied a long way since then.
Note: The article was written by Lisa Erickson who is now Lisa Haefs, news editor of the Antigo Daily Journal.


Upcoming other events:

Join us Sat., February 11, 2017 for the first annual 20k
ski race at Jack Lake Ski Trails. Both classic and skate skiers are welcome.
For details click on the link below:



Ski Trail Updates courtesy of Langlade County are at:




 Other news:

Board Members: Laurie Shepherd, Alan Berger, Don Mollet and John Schimmels have been joined by Brady Koss. .

Attention All Bicyclists: New Riding Opportunity: There is now a mile long loop for a single track bike trail just south of Antigo (N1985 Dump Rd.) This is the site of the old landfill which has been capped. This effort was made possible through collaboration between the city and the Antigo Bike & Ski Club. The city greatly appreciates the support and vision of Josh Zalewski and all the time he spent flagging the trail and attending meetings.  Brady Koss did an excellent job assisting the trail crew with placing the initial loop in the fall of 2013. Here is the work crew after some trail maintenance on Oct.11, 2014SglTrkWork10-11-2014B

Gartzke Address on W Fifth Ave.

Gartzke  has an official address of W6379 Fifth Ave.Town of Polar



Download – Bike and Ski Club brochure