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Phalen Golf Course
Saint Paul, MN
Trail Length: 10K  Maps:    [ Google Maps ]  
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: N  
Contact: 651-266-6400    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Most of the trails are on the golf course, thus pretty open and fairly flat. The course really winds back and forth.

Trail Reports:   2013-2014 season     File a new report     Request a new report

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014  posted: 4/2/2014 11:31:02 PM
  Conditions: Ungroomed mostly grass, about 3 areas with about 100yds of snow.
Great adventure looking for snow. What a change from 4 days ago! Walked to stretches of snow and did those repeatedly spoke with a golfer as I was leaving. He gave me a (pleasant) head start!
(Stanley Sledz)
Friday, March 14, 2014  posted: 3/14/2014 9:10:19 AM
  Conditions: Good in most parts, fair in others. Some water.
Fun early morning spring crust ski at 8 am thanks to inspiration from the Phalen report yesterday. Was fast and only one major lake to walk around on trail. Would suggest skiing before noon if you are going to go because lots of water spots start to develop.
(Amy Fredregill)
Wednesday, March 12, 2014  posted: 3/13/2014 9:55:52 AM
  Conditions: 60% good, 30% okay, 10% terrible (0% great).
Much of the loop is still in good condition, but a few spots are deeply rutted, bare, or strewn with debris. Hopefully the course will get groomed again. It is still skiable, with a firm skate deck and solid classic tracks for most of the loop, but there are a few very deep ruts in the first kilometer after the parking lot. You need to watch your line carefully there.
(Jonathan Poppele)
Monday, March 10, 2014  posted: 3/12/2014 10:38:52 AM
  Conditions: Ungroomed, but decent for March. Almost survived the warm up.
Classic skied the loop Tuesday. Most of the tracks and most of the skate deck were surprisingly firm and have seen only gentle use these past couple days. The skate deck for the first kilometer from the parking lot was badly rutted by someone who apparently went out in the afternoon and then turned back after sinking in several times. There are 2 bare patches along the course--both pretty easily avoided. Several spots are getting filled with debris. There should be some decent skiing left here--but bring your rock skis and watch for the occasional bad rut.
(Jonathan Poppele)
Thursday, March 06, 2014  posted: 3/6/2014 6:17:47 PM
  Conditions: Freshly groomed at 5:15 pm, windblown.
Fresh cord, one or two skiers ahead of me. The trail was windblown in many places which made it hard to see. It sort of blended in with the rest of the field.
(Jenneke Oosterhoff)

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