Tamara Bryant and her family are heavily involved in Madison's cross-country skiing community.
Like so many things amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Birkie looks a bit different this year.
"People have sort of gotten used to disappointment with the weather. Not just this year, but with the long-term implications of climate change."
Winter Carnival, Madison Winter Festival and Frozen Assets all set to go next weekend
Karmen Whitham is starting her second season as the head coach of the Madison Nordic Ski Club's junior program.
The program run by Madison Nordic Ski Club gets kids out on the trails at Badger Prairie County Park.
Snowmobile groups have asked for the connection to restore a route that existed several decades ago, but opponents say the plan goes against recent DNR assurances that Blue Mound would remain a "silent sports" park.
Frustrated sledders looking for a snow-covered hill in Madison after last week's snow melt should head to Elver Park on the southwest side.
Getting married, going cross-country skiing and taking the pooch to the park are three activities — of dozens — that would cost more in Madison parks next year under a raft of proposed fee increases to be discussed at a meeting Wednesday night.
The Madison Nordic Ski Club will offer free cross country ski lessons Saturday at Elver Park and Sunday at Blue Mounds State Park.