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Elm Creek Park Reserve
Maple Grove, MN
Trail Length: 15.8k  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Yes Snowmaking: Yes
Contact: 763-694-7894    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Some of the best ski trails in the metro area. Fantastic night skiing on their lighted trails! New in 2003, a 2.5K man-made snow loop.
Upcoming Events:   Dec.2-Feb.17 Elm Creek Series

Trail Reports:   2015-2016 season  view previous season     File a new report     Request a new report

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016  posted: 2/9/2016 1:33:55 PM
  Conditions: Excellent on the man-made loop.
Classic skied and the classic tracks were the best they've been this year. Solid and very fast. I used hard wax. The tracks were very abrasive though as 2 coats of wax started to wear off after 10K. Skate deck was very good and fast too. I didn't venture off the man-made although the outer loops (not Northern Lights) were closed.
(Mark Lahtinen)
Tuesday, February 09, 2016  posted: 2/9/2016 1:09:03 PM
  Conditions: Perfect on Valley, getting better on Northern Lights.
The groomer was making loops on the Northern Lights trail around noon, making good progress on turning it back into snow.
(Adam Himes)
Monday, February 08, 2016  posted: 2/8/2016 2:45:34 PM
  Conditions: Valley trail is excellent for skate, good for classic. Northern Lights is fair. Manmade trail freshly groomed with corduroy throughout. Tracks on manmade loop are filling with blown snow. Northern lights has 1/2 inch snow on top of ice, but still skiable. Connector between Valley and Northern lights is quite icy.
Not crowded at noon with subzero wind chills. Northern lights was more pleasant even with uneven surface, as you can get out of the wind.
(Mark Oswood)
Saturday, February 06, 2016  posted: 2/6/2016 3:35:10 PM
  Conditions: Valley is perfect, Lake, Creek and NL are very good for skating.
Some debris and a few leaves on the deck on Lake and Creek with a few thin spots but easily avoidable. However with the warmer temps and sunshine peaking through today and possibly tomorrow, the thin spots could get bigger. The classic track I saw on Lake and Creek were mixed, with some sections which looked pretty good, some dirt and even some gone completely (grass).
(Brad Johnson)
Saturday, February 06, 2016  posted: 2/6/2016 12:35:28 PM
  Conditions: Classic tracks perfect on man made loop, thin, washed out, or non-existent elsewhere.
I skied classic mid-morning. The classic tracks on the man made loop were as perfect as they could be, firm and fast with good kick (using my skintec classic skis - no time to fool with wax today). I took a few strides on the skate deck and found it to also be basically perfect. I took one lap around the Northern Lights loop and found it to be pretty sketchy for classic. The tracks were very thin and washed out in several places; I came out of them several times. The skate deck looked OK around Northern Lights but there were some thin spots and one big patch of exposed ground off to the right near the big uphill/downhill. I didn't go out across the board walk but I could not see classic tracks on that section from any vantage point on the man made loop.
(Leif Irgens)

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