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Snowflake Nordic Ski Center
Duluth, MN
Trail Length: 15.0k  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Yes Snowmaking: No
Contact: 218-726-1550    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Trails open: M-F 9 am to 8 pm; Sat/Sun 9am - 5pm. 5K lighted trails for night skiing. Trails groomed daily, as necessary. Classic and skating, Lessons available for individuals and groups. Warm chalet with showers, sauna, changing rooms, lounge area, snacks.

Trail Reports:   2017-2018 season  view previous season     File a new report

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Tuesday, May 01, 2018  posted: 5/2/2018 1:11:26 AM
Firsthand 
[ Rock skis ]
  Thanks to Snowflake Nordic Ski Center and head groomer John Graham for a stellar season. Today I enjoyed a 65F May 1st ski on the last stretches of snow for my 139th consecutive day skiing and 144th of an eight-month season that began on October 27. Cheers, fellow skiers, and see you next season!
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(Lane Ellis)
Monday, April 23, 2018  posted: 4/23/2018 1:20:52 PM
Firsthand 
[ Rock skis ]
  I was pleasantly surprised to see how much snow there still is at Snowflake! My spring ski terms are connected snow and covered. There is about 85 to 90 percent of the trail still covered with a mix of fun corn snow, old non scary ice type surface, grass and some water. The snow that is there is 97% connected with the usual early out spots grassy. The tracks are miraculously still there too for classic! Special K is by far the best of the 5k, I did not venture out onto the 10k at all. All the hard work the groomers put in this season has paid off again! Thank you!
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(Eve Graves)
Friday, April 20, 2018  posted: 4/21/2018 12:05:17 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
  Skied 5K and ski-able parts of 10K late afternoon/early evening. Removed skis about 4X to cross burned out hills. A slow, gentle ski, but very enjoyable to be in the woods in short sleeves and sunshine, beginning to smell the trees waking up. By far most of the trail is still snow-covered and ski-able, and in most of the woods, away from open areas, it still looks like winter. Clearly this is the beginning of the end, but if it gets cool enough to form corn at night, we could have some good days yet.
(Gordon Mesedahl)
Thursday, April 19, 2018  posted: 4/19/2018 9:49:59 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
  Wow, who would have thought we would have amazing Spring conditions on April 19th. After a wonderful week of skiing at Snowflake, I have kept coming back for "one last ski". Snowflake just keeps giving. There is nearly 99% coverage yet--just a few places where you may need to ski to the side or in the middle. Probably by tomorrow there will be a couple of completely bare spots and will be a bit soft. I skiied on a few of the trails that were not groomed prior to 11 a.m. and was pretty darn good as well. Feeling fortunate to get out today in 50 degree weather skiing in the sun and a t-shirt! Thank you Snowflake!
(Jena Ogston)
Thursday, April 19, 2018  posted: 4/19/2018 12:22:02 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
  All good things must eventually end, and today we did our final grooming of the 2017/18 season. The 5K, SpecialK, and open segments of the 10K were scraped and groomed for skating. Early skiing was rough on the frozen skate tracks, but post-grooming the deck was smooth and fast; returning skiers reported excellent skating at mid-morning. It will slow down as the day warms, but classic skiing on the 5K should improve as the ice thaws. We are parking the Ginzus, but the chalet will remain open from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. for those wanting to ski. No charge for day-pass skiers. Please do sign-in. It was a great, if challenging season! Thanks for skiing Snowflake - we'll see you in November!
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(John Graham, Snowflake Nordic Center)

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