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Archives: 5/1/2018 to 12/11/2018

Ramsey County Parks Master Plan for Rice Creek North Meeting
December 2, 2018
Ramsey County is holding their last public input meeting on the final development concept for Rice Creek North Regional Trail (site formerly known as TCAAP). There are three development plans, each with varying levels of ski and mountain bike trails. The meeting is this Thursday, Dec 6th at the Mounds View Library.
Rice Creek North Survey

Web Roundup
November 26, 2018
World Cup Return - Jessie Diggins reports on the big opening World Cup at Ruka, Finland (Pee Wee Herman laugh, for reference).
Mixing It Up -  continues her 'Crossroads' series with a look at how she is changing up her training/racing.
Olympic Hopeful? - NPR host suggests Duluth should host the 2026 Winter Olympics (with a look back at their 1932 bid).
Gitchi Gami Nibble - A look at the progress of developing the Gitch-Gami trail along the Northshore and possible alternate projects.
Battle Creek Push - Star Tribune highlights the aspirations of developing snowmaking operations at Battle Creek.

Ramsey County Parks Master Plan for Rice Creek North
November 11, 2018
Ramsey County Parks & Recreation will amend the 2013 Rice Creek North Regional Trail Master Plan this year. Part of the new plan includes a number of options for ski trails in the north metro. The public is encouraged to view details and comment on the plans in a meeting scheduled for Thursday, Dec 6th in Mounds View (or view and comment online).

Minnesota Nordic Ski Opener Set for Dec 8th
November 10, 2018
Three Rivers Park District will again host the Minnesota Nordic Ski Opener on Saturday, December 8th, at Elm Creek Park Reserve which has a 2.5K manufactured snow loop. With free skiing, free rentals and free mini-lessons, and even a mascot race!

Snow Falling in West Yellowstone
November 4, 2018
Snow has been falling in West Yellowstone since Saturday, and while not a huge amount, the trails are beginning to look like winter. The Yellowstone Ski Festival is just weeks away, and snow appears in the most of the short-term forecast. There was also snow falling on Sunday in Birkieland!
Webcam: Rendezvous Ski Trails (West Yellowstone)
Yellowstone Ski Festival
Webcam: Birkie Trail

Lapham Peak Expands Snowmaking Operations
November 2, 2018
The Friends of Lapham Peak have reached an agreement with the Wisconsin DNR to increase the length of cross country ski trails covered with manmade snow by nearly 3/4 of a kilometer, eventually bringing the snowmaking loop to 2.4K.

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Recreation Planning
October 26, 2018
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is soliciting feedback from the public on our recreation facilities such as campgrounds and trails (such as Drummond and Rock Lake ski trails). Comments can be made online or via open house meetings for the public scheduled in the weeks ahead.

Blue Hills Banquet Set for Nov 3rd
October 20, 2018
The Blue Hills Trail Association is hosting their 30th annual fundraising banquet on Saturday, Nov 3rd in Rice Lake. This year's guest speaker is Richard Lett who as spent time working for the Queen of England and the Royal family, sailing solo and winning the Transatlantic Race. The evening includes a cash bar, a buffet meal, two major raffles, plus thousands of dollars in prizes offered as many silent auction items. Reservation are required, book online.

Saving Snow Film Showing in Mora on Oct 29th
October 7, 2018
A film that looks at the economic impact of warmer and shorter winters with less snow will be shown on Monday evening, Oct 29th at the Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center in Mora. The film focuses on the Nordic and Alpine skiing, snowmobiling, sled dog and ice fishing industries. In addition, Dr. Mark Seeley, retired University of Minnesota Climatologist/Meteorologist will be present to share his comments on the film and his analysis of snow, temperature and weather event trends over time.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Trailhead Building
July 17, 2018
The Loppet Foundation and the Minneapolis Park Board celebrated the new Trailhead building with a ribbon cutting event for the media on Tuesday morning at Theodore Wirth. There will be a grand opening event for the general public schedule for later this summer.
Photoset: 33 photos

Duluth City Council Voting on Grand Avenue
May 12, 2018
On Monday evening, May 14, the Duluth City Council will be voting on whether to authorize Phase I of the Grand Avenue Nordic project. DXC is encouraging as many skiers and supporters to attend this important City Council meeting.

Support Needed for Battle Creek Winter Recreation Area Bonding
May 11, 2018
Supporters are calling on the ski community to make a final push this weekend to get the Battle Creek Winter Recreation Area including in the latest bonding measure at the Minnesota legislature.

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