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Lake Elmo Park Reserve
Lake Elmo, MN
Trail Length: 16k  Maps:    [ Google Maps ]  
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Y  
Contact: 651-430-8370    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Mix of woods and open prairie over rolling terrain. All trails are groomed skate and classic. Almost 9K of lighted trails.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014  posted: 12/13/2014 10:40:18 AM
Firsthand 
  Low expectations are the key to happiness. Skied the yellow and green loop spur that goes out to the lake multiple times. It was a mix of nice stretches and then debris and really thin spots. It reminded me of spring skiing. I classic skied and skated. I used a gamish of grass, twigs, dirt, purple, universal, and OV klisters for kick. Very enjoyable. By 10AM there was noticeable melting.
(Ray Johnston)
Thursday, December 11, 2014  posted: 12/11/2014 3:14:46 PM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: The Yellow trail is worn from use and no classic track. Its a total mixed bag of everything from 2-3 inches of snow to ice. I skied classic rock skis.
There must have been an event for the trail to show as much wear as it has. The obvious start line is near the Nordic Center. Its challenging skiing on classics since every little bump is still there with the thin cover and no track. On downhills the skate marks grabbed the skis a little in deeper snow. Other places the down hills are polished but not boilerplate. More than once there was an outside edge down. Ankles rolled side to side. I really enjoy skiing this type of condition because it is not perfect. Classic skier will have some challenges if the trail holds up. Skate skiers should be good to go on the rock skis. I met one other skier on classic skis. Thank You Washington County Parks for the huge effort it took to get snow on one loop!
(Jeff Bolte)
Thursday, December 11, 2014  posted: 12/11/2014 10:04:01 AM
Grooming 
  Yellow loop on east side is skiable due to snow being put on the trail. All other trails in rough shape. Regular park hours - no lights.
(Theresa Young, Washington County Parks)
Wednesday, December 03, 2014  posted: 12/3/2014 3:08:06 PM
Grooming 
  On the east side, the yellow loop has snow coverage. Occasional bare spots on other trails. Trails are open but lights have been turned off. Regular park hours - 7:00 am - 1/2 hour after sunset.
(Theresa Young, Washington County Parks)
Monday, December 01, 2014  posted: 12/1/2014 3:09:42 PM
Scheduling 
  Due to lack of snow, the ski trails are now closed until further notice.
(Theresa Young, Washington County Parks)

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