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Hormel Nature Center
Austin, MN
Trail Length: 16K  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 507-437-7519    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   The J.C. Hormel Nature Center offers classic tracks and roughly 10K of skate skiing segments.

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: 1/19/2019 3:30:23 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  We've been working on getting the trails groomed throughout the day. Packing the deep powdery snow has been difficult in some areas, so tracks aren't set yet (besides tracks left by skiers blazing their own trails). Ski rental will be open starting Sunday from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Although the exhibit area of the Interpretive Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21 for MLK Day, ski rental will be available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
(Maria Anderson)
Friday, January 18, 2019  posted: 1/18/2019 4:53:25 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
  The snow we've gotten throughout the day combined with what's in the forecast for tonight should give us enough coverage to pack and track starting tomorrow (Saturday). Ski rental will be available starting Sunday afternoon (1:00-5:00 p.m.). In the meantime, patrons with their own equipment have the opportunity to blaze their own tracks on the powdery trails!
(Maria Anderson)
Wednesday, December 19, 2018  posted: 12/19/2018 11:44:48 AM
Observation 
[ Trails Open: Partial ]
  Trails aren't looking so fabulous. Extended warm temps without a good base has exposed a lot of grass. We are halting ski rentals until we get more snow; folks with their own skis are always welcome to give the trails a shot, though. Rock skis.
The attached photo shows a pretty average length of trail as of this morning.
If anyone has access to supervillain-style weather control apparatuses, please let us know!! We will put them to use!
Photos:  
(William Bjorndal)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018  posted: 12/5/2018 5:00:26 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
  Skating part of the trail nice 'n' clean; majority of the trails have tracks set. Grass poking up here and there on with thinner snow (usually on the tracks), but nothing that couldn't be avoided easily. Nice!
Photos:  
(William Bjorndal)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018  posted: 12/4/2018 9:17:18 AM
Observation 
[ Trails Open: Most ]
  Mike is out packing the trails this morning. Skating zones look pretty nice, a bit of debris poking up in some of the classical tracks.
Photos:  
(William Bjorndal)

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