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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.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019  posted: 1/22/2019 10:58:39 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails: Closed, Good skis ]
  Snowflake's trails are closed until the end of the East Nordic Invitational Ski Meet, probably by 4:30 Wednesday afternoon. At the completion of the final race, the trails will reopen, and remain open til 8 p.m. Today the race courses were compacted repeatedly, and groomed. However the only sections of the 10K that are groomed are the 5K segments that were groomed for the classic race. Classic skiers are invited to ski this "fall-line" course after the race, or on Thursday, a once-a-year opportunity to ski trails laid just for classic skiers. Safe skiers are asked to ski the 5K, or Perimeter Loop so that your strider friends can enjoy this opportunity. We will rip out and reset the 10K on Thursday p.m. 6" of beautiful snow added to our trails today.
Photos:  
(John Graham, Snowflake Nordic Center)
Monday, January 21, 2019  posted: 1/21/2019 4:03:17 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  At this moment all of our skate decks are hard and fast, the 5K Classic track is worn, but hard and fast, the 10K Classic track is still very nice, but set too far into the skate lane. We are waiting for the snow event to begin, and agreed today to host the East Nordic Invitational HS race on Wednesday, instead of Friday (due to forecast frigid temps Friday).
Here is our plan, and it will effect members and visiting skiers: When team practices end and snowfall begins tonight, we will be out tearing out the old 5K and 10K classic tracks, and tilling the skate decks. We will be tilling and rolling as the snow accumulates, and want to have all skate decks and a new 5K classic track set by early Tuesday afternoon. All trails will be closed at 6 p. m. on Tuesday so that we may re-groom and mark the race courses. The 10K will be set with a "Fall-Line" classic track on Tuesday night and closed to skate skiing until after Wednesday's races. Snowflake will be closed to skiing on Wednesday until the last race is finished, probably around 4:30 p.m. Thereafter, trails will be open to members only until Thursday morning. The Fall-Line track on the 10K will be available to skiers until we reset a classic track on Thursday. In order to showcase our trails and provide the best surface for racers, we will be closed yo dogs from Tuesday noon until the last race on Wednesday afternoon. This will be a busy 48 hours and the cooperation of all members is appreciated.
(John Graham, Snowflake Nordic Center)
Sunday, January 20, 2019  posted: 1/20/2019 4:15:30 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  We re-groomed all skate decks this morning. The base is rock hard, but the Ginzu knives are shaving them smooth and level, and we finished with about 3/4" of snow and corduroy on top. The new 10K track looks very good. The old 5K track is good-fair, very good out on Special K. Resetting the 5K track will be priority #1 after tomorrow's snow event. Good skiing to be had, but dress warm. And, remember to sign-in before you ski!!
Photos:  
(John Graham, Snowflake Nordic Center)
Sunday, January 20, 2019  posted: 1/20/2019 2:48:31 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  The classic track was in great shape on the long loop, with just a couple spots washed out. It was much cleaner of debris than anywhere else I've skied in the past week. The snow is really fast but also extremely abrasive.
(Bruce Bauer)
Saturday, January 19, 2019  posted: 1/20/2019 4:57:51 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Classic skied George's 10K. Excellent track and much fun. Downhills very manageable due to recent re-grooming.
Photos:  
(Ken Kuznia)

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