2023 MECCA Trails Winterfest

Sat December 17 - Sun February 19, 2023 Mercer, WI 54547 US Directions
Events

MECCA 30K Classic, Live on 1/28/2023

$40 01/28 9:30AM CST - 12:30PM CST Price increases after December 15, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

MECCA 30K Skate, Live on 1/28/2023

$40 01/28 9:30AM CST - 12:30PM CST Price increases after December 15, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

Flowage 15K Classic, Live on 1/28/2023

$40 01/28 10:00AM CST - 1:00PM CST Price increases after December 15, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

Flowage 15K Skate, Live on 1/28/2023

$40 01/28 9:50AM CST - 12:50PM CST Price increases after December 15, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

Claire d' Loon 5K, Live on 1/28/2023

$40 01/28 10:10AM CST - 1:10PM CST Price increases after December 15, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

MECCA 30K Classic Virtual

$40 Price increases after December 15, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

MECCA 30K Skate Virtual

$40 Price increases after December 15, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

Turtle River Pursuit 11K Classic &11K Skate - Individual Virtual

$40 Price increases after December 15, 2022 at 11:59pm CST
Place
MECCA Trails
4686N Fierick Road
Mercer, WI US 54547
Description

MECCA Trails is pleased to announce its second annual Winterfest, held in person on January 28, 2023, and virtually between December 17, 2022, and February 19, 2022.  Winterfest includes multiple skiing events that will be offered as a timed event on January 28th or virtual, self-timed throughout the winter. The snowshoe tour will be an untimed virtual experience. All MECCA Trails will be open throughout the skiing season. 

Register early for discounted rates! All students ages 18 and under can register for any event for just $10, thanks to generous support from our sponsors.

Please note: Your age bracket (including for determining student pricing) will be based your age as of January 28, 2023. 

January 28th skiing events include:

MECCA 30K: The MECCA 30K is designed to challenge serious skiers. The race is a two lap race course, starting and finishing at the MECCA Chalet.  Choose to register for the classic or skate division. The course is rated moderate to advanced with numerous hills.     (Note: Actual course length is 29.2 kilometers.)

Flowage 15K: This race showcases most of the MECCA Trail system. The course goes through upland hardwoods and pines, spruce and cedar wetlands, crosses the Little Turtle River Flowage and Waterfowl Wildlife Area to the west side of the trail system at Voss Lake. The course is rated moderate to advanced with numerous hills. Skiers choose to compete in either Classic or Skate Divisions. (Note: actual course length is 14.6 kilometers.)

Claire d' Loon 5K: This popular race is a favorite of younger skiers, families and first time racers. The 5K course is a fun course through the woods and fields near the chalet.  The course is rated easy to moderate with a few hills.

Candlelight Ski-Shoe-Hike: MECCA’s annual community celebration is a one-mile candlelit trail that invites skiers, snowshoers, and hikers to enjoy the winter night. The event is free and family-friendly, and dogs are welcome. This is not a competitive event. Those who choose to register in advance may purchase a Winterfest shirt. 

At MECCA Winterfest Live on January 28, hot and cold beverages will be available at the chalet. A pasty lunch will be served at the finish line, and lunch is complimentary for all registered racers. Food and beverages will be served by volunteers.

2022/2023 Virtual Events include:

MECCA virtual 30K: The MECCA 30K is designed to challenge serious skiers. Choose to register for the classic or skate division. The course is a two lap race course starting and finishing behind the MECCA Chalet. The course is rated moderate to advanced with numerous hills. (Note: Actual course length is 29.2 kilometers.)

Flowage virtual 15K: This race showcases most of the MECCA Trail system. The course goes through upland hardwoods and pines, spruce and cedar wetlands, crosses the Little Turtle River Flowage and Wildlife Area to the west side of the trail system at Voss Lake. The course is rated moderate to advanced with numerous hills. Skiers choose to compete in either Classic or Skate Divisions. (Note: actual course length is 14.6 kilometers.)

Turtle River Pursuit: The Pursuit is a combined time race with an 11K classic leg and an 11K skating leg. Racers can ski the Pursuit course whenever they would like and turn in their times for the two legs. The course is rated moderate with hilly terrain. Individual or 2 person teams can compete. 

Claire d' Loon virtual 5K: This popular race is a favorite of younger skiers, families and first time racers.  The 5K course is a fun course through the woods and fields near the chalet.  The course is rated easy to moderate with a few hills.

Mercer Springs Snowshoe Tour: This non-competitive event highlights the beauty of the looped snowshoe trails at MECCA. The Klondike Trail is just over 1 mile and starts and ends behind the chalet. The Mercer Springs Trail starts just across Fierick Road from the chalet, winds through the forest of hardwoods and pines then enters the Mercer Springs wetlands. There's even a beaver dam to walk across. The Mercer Springs Trail meets the Klondike trail, so participants can choose 1,2 or 3 miles of beautiful trails.

The MECCA TRAILS Winterfest is presented by MECCA Trails and the Gogebic Range Health Foundation.  It is a fundraising event for MECCA Trails, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Profits are used to promote, expand, and enhance MECCA as well as provide funding for the MECCA Experience community outreach program.

The Gogebic Range Health Foundation partners with MECCA Trails to assist with meeting their community support goals. In return, the Gogebic Range Health Foundation matches the profits up to $5,000. Your additional donation to the Gogebic Range Health Foundation helps fund community grants and collaboration match dollars. To make a donation visit www.gogebicrangehf.org/donate

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