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Korkki Nordic
Duluth, MN
Trail Length: 11k  Maps: |
Groomed: Classic Only    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 218-525-7326    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Korkki Nordic Center is a secluded trail just east of Duluth, consisting of a single-track classical trail. Wicked hills, flats, downs...it has everything. Trails were designed for racing and are recommended for those with at least intermediate to advanced classical skiing skills.

Trail Reports:   2018-2019 season  view previous season     File a new report     Request a new report

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Saturday, January 19, 2019  posted: 1/20/2019 8:53:19 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  It was my first time skiing Korkki. The trails had plenty of snow, but the pine needles in the track were annoying since they were grabbing the grip wax. Tracks were fine as far depth and snow but were washed out on some climbs. It was really cool seeing some Duluth skiing history in the warming house.
(Jay Wenner)
Sunday, January 13, 2019  posted: 1/13/2019 10:27:19 AM
Firsthand 
[ Good skis ]
  A few leaves here and there, but great overall. I could feel the snow warming as I finished my ski.
Photos:  
(Samara Hamze)
Tuesday, January 1, 2019  posted: 1/1/2019 11:43:57 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Amazing morning of skiing at Kirkland. The woods are gorgeous in all the fresh snow. The trail has firmed up nicely in the subzero temps. A great way to start the new year!
Photos:  
(Thomas Gahr)
Sunday, December 30, 2018  posted: 12/31/2018 5:35:47 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Korkii was entirely open! What a beautiful day. The tracks were all set and skied in. A little soft, but with all that snow, that's alright. The kick was great and that downhills had soft landings for those times I didn't quite make the decent in one go. Quite a beautiful day to be out and they were busier than I had seen them before.
(Adam Schwartz-Lowe)
Sunday, December 30, 2018  posted: 12/30/2018 10:48:23 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Korkki was magic today. I love every part of Korkki, the drive out from Duluth along the North Shore, heading up the Homestead Road, the short jaunt down the Korkki Rd and then the turn into the driveway. The conversation in the car focused on all the different aspects of Korkki, the Big Hill, Cook's Fall, Salmela's Curve. Then you park the car and see folks you know coming in from 10, 20 and 30k of skiing, looking tired and refreshed at the same moment. Take a few minutes to catch up with a friend in the chalet, then apply kick wax and start out on your own adventure. Feel the muscles loosen up as the kilometers go by and your confidence grows that yes you will go around the whole trail and not take the 5k cut off today. Get up to Johan's Gate to Heaven and know that you will enjoy the quick succession of steep hills and tight turns because the snow is just right and the tracks deep and firm. Every time you ski at Korkki something unexpected happens...today it was finding my daughter on the trail with a broken ski tip...the solution...turn the binding around and use the ski backwards to make it in the final 4 kilometers. A broken ski is not a tragedy at Korkki it is an opportunity to find a solution to get back in. A puzzle to be solved that brings a feeling of satisfaction. That is a part of the Korkki magic.
Photos:  
(Dave Johnson)

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