Trail Reports

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Minnesota Northeast

     

    Duluth area

    [ forecast/conditions ]
    • 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)
    • Apr 12 - Grand Avenue Nordic Center (Duluth):
      Evening
      [ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
      Firsthand: Freestyle 

      Skated 5K in the rain at Grand Avenue Nordic Center at 37F, on the 70 percent covered 1.5K upper loop using rock skis. Some sections of the man-made snow are impressively deep still, and can be reached and enjoyed if you can endure the 14 short bare stretches, a handful of small stream and rivulet crossings, generally dirty snow, and some dicey but awesome snow formations. Two sections in particular are still viable for skiing laps, which I took advantage of for my 142nd consecutive day skating and 152nd ski day of the season. There was even a small remnant of corduroy remaining. Cheers, skiers and thanks SkinnySki!
      Photos:
      (Lane Ellis)