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Snowflake Nordic Ski Center
Duluth, MN
Trail Length: 15.0k  Maps:    [ Google Maps ]  
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Y  
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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1 to 5 of 10    Month: Nov
Wednesday, November 26, 2014  posted: 11/27/2014 9:06:33 AM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: Better than expected - but freestyle only and on older skis.
The 5k was very skiable - minus the Special K loop, which hadn't been groomed and cold temps have frozen the ruts that had been there. We skied the 10k, too, which I would avoid next time - sparse snow and a lot of rocks. Hopefully the 5k will get a little lovin by the groomers soon as the ski traffic is high.
(Kris Osthus)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014  posted: 11/27/2014 11:46:34 AM
Grooming 
  Conditions: Thin snow cover on the 10k better snow cover on the 5k.
I took the Ginzu groomer around one time on the 10k on Tuesday to pack down the 2-3 inches of new snow. The snow cover was thin on the sections of trail at lower elevations...near the new school and better up higher and closer to the 5k trail. You should use your B grade or rock skis right now. I am not sure if grooming with the teeth down is possible right now on the 5k. It might bring up more leaves and stuff...I am going to ski it in a bit and decide if grooming is possible or if we wait on the snow that is in the forecast for Friday. I will let you know.
(Dave Johnson)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014  posted: 11/25/2014 2:36:29 PM
Firsthand 
  I skied it not long after they groomed. Very skiable for skate when I started at noon Tuesday, I was the first one out after grooming. By the time I left there were skied-in classic tracks on all of 5 K including Special K. Dave groomed 5 K except for Special K. Amazingly good skate skiing. I honestly did not feel any of the ruts from the frozen crud below where he had groomed. Surprisingly fast (on Fast Wax blue paste) for new snow. I skied Special K too, where it had not been groomed, and still fun, but I could "feel" the ruts, etc in the frozen base. I did not venture out on 10 K, the new snow might be hiding some things at bottoms of steeper hills than the 5 K has. Thanks for grooming Dave, it was great!
Photos:  
(Tim Holst)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014  posted: 11/25/2014 12:06:05 PM
Grooming 
  Conditions: 3-4 inches of powder over an icy base.
Over the past few days we experienced a warm-up that included rain, sleet and melting of some of our base. Yesterday a clipper came through and dropped 3-4 inches of snow that this morning I was able to pack down using the Ginzu. Snow cover is thin, rocks are visible here and there. Might be the best skiing in town.
Photos:  
(Dave Johnson)
Monday, November 24, 2014  posted: 11/24/2014 3:11:48 PM
Grooming 
  We received about 1 inch of snow last night we have beautiful skiing throughout!
(George Hovland, Snowflake Nordic Center)

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