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Theodore Wirth Regional Park
Minneapolis, MN
Trail Length: 25K  Maps:    [ Google Maps ]  
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Y  
Contact: 763-522-4584    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   One of the oldest venues in the Twin Cities. Golf course and snowmaking loop trails on north end, big hills and woods on the south end. Lighted snowmaking loop (about 3K). Park at Wirth golf course, or Wirth beach off Glenwood Ave.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015  posted: 3/17/2015 2:13:44 PM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: Not worth it - slow and filthy!
There is plenty of snow depth on the manmade course. There are a handful of bare grass sections to step over. But the snow itself is so filthy and slow that it was an imnense accomplishment to complete one lap.
Photos:  
(Zach Handler)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015  posted: 3/11/2015 12:48:55 PM
Grooming Scheduling 
  Conditions: Groomed this morning but dirty and icy!
Today was the last day for grooming. Conditions on the downhills and low areas pooled with water are becoming unsafe and icy. There are also several thin areas that are begining to show dirt. Thank you for all the great comments we received this season, the staff were grateful!
(Troy Tschida, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation)
Tuesday, March 10, 2015  posted: 3/10/2015 10:29:56 PM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: 12"+ base but a surface more gray than white. Large area of dirt at bottom of tubing hill.
Dirty snow made for slow skating. Came back later with waxless and had great striding (there are shallow but usable tracks). The trick seems to be timing for the sweet spot between crusty from overnight freezing and slush from the heat - today that was early afternoon. Great to see my first robin of the season while out skiing in 53 degrees.
(Matthew Kramar)
Monday, March 09, 2015  posted: 3/9/2015 8:02:50 PM
Firsthand 
  I figured I would try one last ski at Wirth to verify that the ski season is in fact over. The snow is not really skiable anymore due to all the dirt, so I guess it is time to dig out the running shoes and rollerskis. Thanks to the grooming crew for making the best of this low-snow season!
(Bill Oyler)
Sunday, March 08, 2015  posted: 3/8/2015 10:30:14 PM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: Plenty of snow left but getting dirty.
I skied just before sunset. Most of the snowmaking course has excellent depth remaining. A few spots are quite dirty. Don't go through the lower stadium on your lap as the snow gets pretty filthy and slow behind the start line. The hairpin at the bottom of the tubing hill might need a reroute in a couple of days because of a section of tilled dirt. Otherwise, it's in good shape. You can put the kick wax in storage though. Klister, waxless, or skate from here on out. A week of decent skiing left I would guess, and then one more week after that for the diehards, masochists, and rock ski connoisseurs.
(Zach Handler)

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