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Como Golf Course
Saint Paul, MN
Trail Length: 5k  Maps:    [ Google Maps ]  
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: N  
Contact: 651-488-9673    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Trails are on the golf course. Some nice hills but most of the course is pretty exposed. There is one back leg that is quite shaded and seems to hold snow long after the rest of the course loses it. Rentals at the chalet.

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1 to 5 of 14    Month: Nov
Friday, November 28, 2014  posted: 11/28/2014 2:05:52 PM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: Mostly good, some thin spots.
Skied this morning with a local high school team. Minimal ice and the new snow made it easy to get an edge skating. No classic tracks seen. The trails are mostly covered but grass is showing through on the heavily used sections of the trail. Be prepared to get slowed down by grass and watch out for the asphalt golf cart trails that are poking through here and there. Recommend using B skis and getting out before warmer weather.
(Sandy Schreyer)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014  posted: 11/25/2014 6:25:01 PM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: Rock ski conditions.
Snow recon stop 1 of 5: I skate skied the loop around the Glacier. Lots of grass showing, but there's a nearly continuous icy base on the south side, near the zoo. The light snow on top gave me a nice fast workout.
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(David Byrne, Minnesota Rovers Outdoors Club)
Friday, November 21, 2014  posted: 11/21/2014 3:35:34 PM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: The classic track was filling in with snow and leaves at 2:00 pm. Even though the skate deck was blowing in, it was still good but probably slowing down.
I waxed a friend's old skis today so I had to go try them out on a groomed trail. Como was the closest. I wanted to hear what the fish scales sounded like going down hill, all 80 inches of scales between the two skis. Obviously these retro classics, a narrow touring ski, have zero for speed but they climb like woodies! There was the expected limited glide in the clean or partially filled track. The leaves didn't slow things down any. On the downhill corduroy the skis turned and handled well. They sounded like a distant tornado siren. Skaters still have a good deck but its mostly over with for classic track skiers. Thank you Como groomers for a great effort on very thin snow!
(Jeff Bolte)
Friday, November 21, 2014  posted: 11/21/2014 10:51:46 AM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: Groomed classic tracks, 90% good/10% fair to poor; skate deck looked great.
Skied at 8:30 this morning, and the trails had been groomed already. The classic tracks weren't quite as pristine as I thought they would be, having skated the night before and eyeing them eagerly, but they were plenty good for November ski. Grass shows through in predictable places, and leaves are starting to fill the more wind-swept areas, but all in all, a great workout. Thanks to the groomers!
(Michael Kuhne)
Thursday, November 20, 2014  posted: 11/20/2014 7:54:23 PM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: Rolled and tracked. Crunchy with occasional wind-blown snow.
Skied at 6:00 pm and was pleasantly surprised to see good classic tracks on most of the trail (I'll pull out the classic skis tomorrow!). The skate deck was nice and wide and remarkably even for how little snow we have had. Mad props to the Como groomers - thanks!
(Michael Kuhne)

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