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Magney-Snively Trail
Duluth, MN
Trail Length: 14K  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 218-730-4321    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   The Magney-Snively trail has 14k of trail for intermediate and advanced skiers. This trail offers skiing through a beautiful hardwood forest with large hills and trees. This terrain is rugged and therefore is not recommended for beginners. The trail loops clockwise.

Trail Reports:   2018-2019 season  view previous season     File a new report     Request a new report

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Sunday, January 20, 2019  posted: 1/20/2019 5:04:11 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Great conditions out at Magney right now. Nice corduroy skate deck and deep firm classic tracks. The connector to Spirit is icy but the rest of the system is great. Only marking B skis as there are a few blind approaches to downhills with some dirty patches. If you are willing to make the drive it is well worth your time!
(Tim Stark)
Saturday, January 19, 2019  posted: 1/20/2019 9:15:00 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  I arrived at 2:45 and the groomer had just finished (a fat bike race was held on the trail Saturday morning). Tracks were fast and I had a great ski, although there seemed to be a lot more branches in my face than the last time I skied there. I guess the trail is narrowing. In a few places the groomer had lifted the tracksetter for a short distance. I noticed that the skate lane was undulating in a few sections. Saw one skater. Sorry no photos, phone died right away in the just-above-zero temps.
(Anne Flueckiger)
Saturday, January 12, 2019  posted: 1/12/2019 1:58:50 PM
Firsthand 
[ Good skis ]
  Magney always has issues with debris in the trails, but this is the worst I've ever seen it. It's like someone emptied leaf bags all along the trail. To complicate matters, a skater with a wide stance must have gone out before the grooming had a chance to set up, carving deep ruts into the skate lane and punching wedges of snow into the classic tracks every couple of feet. Other than that, the grooming is good - firm skate lane, deep, firm tracks, hard but not icy. But all in all, I'd recommend skiing elsewhere, especially if you're kicking.
Photos:  
(Catherine Winter)
Sunday, January 6, 2019  posted: 1/6/2019 4:44:12 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Moderate conditions - a few dirty patches which are easy to step around. Unfortunately a couple snowmobiles have been over the entire northwestern portion (from snowmobile intersection to the Spirit connector) leaving sizable ruts throughout the skate lane and occasionally ruining the tracks. Hopeful for more snow and grooming to come!
(Tolga Hanhan)
Friday, January 4, 2019  posted: 1/5/2019 4:59:50 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  As usual at Magney there were oak leaves. I planned ahead and brought the skins. Conditions were great and had a blast. Hardly anyone there.
(Thomas Enzmann)

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