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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.

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

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Monday, March 14, 2016  posted: 3/14/2016 10:27:29 PM
  Looks like it's a wrap on the season.
(Mark Lahtinen)
Saturday, March 12, 2016  posted: 3/13/2016 9:09:58 AM
  Conditions: Poor. Last day of skiing for the season.
On previous days the trail remained in surprisingly good shape. But all good things must come to an end. The trail was groomed Friday evening and with lows in the 50's, enough dirt accumulated on the surface over night to make the snow un-skiable on Saturday morning. The groomer, however, was out working on the downhill ski area, which allowed us to salvage the day. Photo: Last day diehard skiers: Zach Varty, Artie Huber, Pat Jopp, David Christopherson, Dave Bridges and John Boller.
(David Bridges)
Friday, March 11, 2016  posted: 3/11/2016 1:43:21 PM
  Conditions: The groomers have maintained 2 km of the valley trail. The track was in fair condition. There were a few dirty thin areas to go around.
Nice to be able to ski this a.m. It was 28 degrees at 7 a.m. When I started skiing at 9 a.m. it was beginning to soften with the sun on it. There were about 10 skiers out.
(Mark Basiletti)
Thursday, March 10, 2016  posted: 3/10/2016 9:42:25 AM
Firsthand Secondhand 
  Conditions: Mainly soft deck with scattered less-soft spots. Down to a 2k loop. The SW loop is closed.
I forgot to set my alarm for this morning, but was optimistic seeing 31F at my house. The groomers were out when I arrived at 7am and did a great job, but it wasn't cold long enough to firm things up. The deck is mainly soft, the donut is probably in the best shape of all areas. While there is not any ground poking through yet, there is a lot of dirty snow and several spots that may not make it through the weekend. The park personnel I spoke with today said they hope to groom through Saturday.
(Brad Johnson)
Wednesday, March 09, 2016  posted: 3/9/2016 12:53:56 PM
  Conditions: Skied the Valley Trail at 9:30 a.m. The trail still has enough snow to ski. It appeared they did some grooming. Tracks were in better shape than I expected. The skate lane was soft. A few dirty spots to go around and a couple slushy places.
I was surprised it was as good as it was after 70 degrees yesterday. I skied classic using waxless skis. Had a good ski. The base is getting thin in places.
(Mark Basiletti)

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