Trail Reports

These reports are maintained by readers like you. Let us know about the rollerski trail updates/conditions in your area via our Rollerski/Training Report form. And if you're lucky enough to have snow, please file a Ski Trail Report.

Minnesota Metro Area

     

    Twin Cities area

    [ forecast/conditions ]
    • May 11 - North Mississippi Park (Minneapolis):
      Morning
      [ Trails Open: Most ]
      Firsthand: Freestyle 

      Definitely not crowded. Lots of cracks in the surface. There is construction around the pavilion. I met a nice older couple walking.
      (Joe Berens)

Minnesota Northeast

     

    Duluth area

    [ forecast/conditions ]
    • May 11 - Spirit Mountain (Duluth):
      Afternoon
      [ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
      Firsthand: Freestyle 

      Skated 10K on one of the last two remaining dirty patches of man-made corn snow at Spirit Mountain above Duluth, doing roughly 170 laps on a lovely sunny day, for my 171st consecutive day skiing and 183rd of this incredible continuing season. Cheers, skiers!
      Photos:
      (Lane Ellis)
    • May 1 - Grand Avenue Nordic Center (Duluth):
      Afternoon
      [ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
      Firsthand: Freestyle 

      Got in a May ski, for the fourth consecutive year, at Grand Avenue Nordic Center on six remaining dirty patches of man-made snow on the upper trails at 82°F, for my 161st consecutive day skiing, and 172nd total for another nine-month season. Thanks to Erik Blow and Larry Mishkar for a fantastic season of grooming, and to Grand Avenue for being there at crucial times during the early and late season when no other trails are skiable. Cheers, skiers!
      Photos:
      (Lane Ellis)

Minnesota Northwest

     

    Detroit Lakes area

    [ forecast/conditions ]
    • Apr 13 - Maplelag Resort (Callaway):
      Afternoon
      [ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
      Grooming 

      Hard not to sneak in a April groom with 4-5" of snow today and temps below freezing all day. No rain and temps below freezing before the snow made for a ideal scenario. Groomed a 2.5km loop including Suicide Hill. Skied shortly after and was pretty incredible. No sticking, great glide and Jonell said was like we were floating. Agreed. Snow lingering into the evening. Should freeze down good tonight and be good for one more ski in the early morning before it melts away. What a treat!
      Photos:
      (Jay Richards, Maplelag Resort)

Michigan Upper Peninsula

     

    Houghton area

    [ forecast/conditions ]
    • Apr 20 - Swedetown Trails (Calumet):
      Afternoon
      [ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
      Firsthand: Classic 

      Swedetown lives again! 2” of sticky new snow. No grooming, a few skied in tracks, and plenty of rocks. It was nice to be out. A bluebird day.
      Photos:
      (Pete Anderson)
    • Apr 13 - Swedetown Trails (Calumet):
      Afternoon
      [ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
      Firsthand: Classic 

      The road goes ever on at Swedetown, though we're down to the dregs. 200 meters of decent snow on the Valley trail, with only one portage. Nice and firm at 35 degrees, no track, but skied pretty well.
      Photos:
      (Pete Anderson)

Canada

     

    Thunder Bay area

    [ forecast/conditions ]
    • Apr 20 - Kamview Nordic Centre (Thunder Bay):
      Morning
      [ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
      Firsthand: Classic 

      Honestly I'd rather be trail running, but pretty beautiful out there on the skis this morning. It was -11C at 9am, and Sunday night's 25cm of snow had frozen down really well. Trails are ungroomed and there are quite a few trees down, but it's still really nice. There were some good skier made tracks from yesterday, but it was actually nicer getting out on the farther trails in fresh powder.
      Photos:
      (Dan Horihan)

United States

  • Apr 17 - Teacup Nordic (Portland, OR):
    Morning
    [ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
    Firsthand: Classic 

    Holding up good, in spite of warm temps. B Skis advised, dues to debris from the trees. Classic tracks set on most, but not all trails. Tracks are structured well, though are iced. I ski on klister. Loss of klister due to abrasion and debris collecting on what remained, cut the session short. I lost the warmer klister while retaining the base layer. I should have done a better job of heating/blending the layers. Skating deck looked good. Maybe a bit iced very early (7:00 AM).
    Photos:
    (Kevin Whitehead)