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Battle Creek Regional Park West
Saint Paul, MN
Trail Length: 8.0k  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Yes Snowmaking: No
Contact: 651-748-2500    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Top notch, hilly and twisting course through prairie and woods. There are 4K of lighted trails. Parking lot located off Winthrop St. Ski Games trail segment is located on west side of Battle Creek Rd.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019  posted: 12/12/2019 3:40:29 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Skated every inch of Battle Creek, including Ski Games side, this morning in 15-degree moderate snowfall. The new snow kept things soft and a bit slow, but overall nearly everything was fine, leaves snowed over, deck mostly evened out. Classic tracks were of course filling with snow. My only reservation is that the Ski Games loop remains bumpy underneath the new snow. But it was great to be out at BC.
(David Moore)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019  posted: 12/11/2019 6:46:19 PM
Grooming Scheduling 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Groomed the Ski Games but did not set a new classic track as it looked good. Also groomed the Gold where we set new classic track (see photos of the Gold trail) and it is excellent. Touched up the skate deck on the Silver/Bronze on the way back and it was also good except for more of the those darn oak leaves! Good skiing at BC West and hopefully more snow soon. High School ski meet Thursday late afternoon.
Photos:  
(Dave Gorringe)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019  posted: 12/11/2019 4:19:04 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
  Excellent early season conditions at BC west. Noon hour outing in the sunshine and I skied the entire Bronze, Silver, Gold, and World cup trails. Good coverage with no bare spots on the skate deck, and a few grassy patches in the tracks were noted. Leaves and twigs yes, but nothing too annoying. Bronze, Silver, Gold sections were packed out well from skiers, and the World Cup extension to the south had 2" fresh snow covering the packed deck. So much fun to be on natural snow in early December.
(John Horns)
Monday, December 9, 2019  posted: 12/9/2019 6:34:02 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Groomed the silver trail including a classic track. The classic track has a couple of short bare spots near the parking lot. The gold trail and ski games are open but have not yet been groomed after today's snow. Very close to "no problem" for best skis.
(Karl Dewahl)
Sunday, December 8, 2019  posted: 12/8/2019 12:06:21 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Skate skied this morning early. Very good coverage in most areas, especially on most all of the meadow climbs and descents. I would stick to the Silver Trail at this point until we get more snow. Gold was very icy and too many oak litter and sticks after yesterday's winds that provided extra resistance! Ski Games trails were skiable but very uneven at this point. Much different trail than a few days ago. A shout out to the volunteer grooming crew that does an excellent job of maintaining these trails!
(Bill Harrison)

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