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Saint Paul, MN
10K
Skating/Classic
No
No
651-266-6400
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Most of the trails are on the golf course, thus pretty open and fairly flat. The course really winds back and forth.
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Friday, January 24, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Got out to Phalen late morning found the conditions to be very good. The groomer had just finished doing the both the skate and classic before I got there. The tracks were very good. Great coverage including hill tops and under trees with only minor debris on the trail. Almost nobody out on the trails. The tracks were soft in a few places including the right pole plant. By the end of my 3 lap, the tracks were starting glaze up a bit, but still very good. I was using skins, but fish scales would also work.
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(Craig Hanson)
Monday, January 20, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The track is in really fine condition with only the curves showing some deterioration. Didn't skate but the grooming looked great and those that were using looked to be having a blast.
(Mike Hotz)
Monday, January 20, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Due to various flu-like issues I have had a long break from skiing (late December). I decided to try the relatively easy trails at Phalen and had a great time. Everything was groomed. Skate deck looked hardly used and set tracks were great. Maybe about 50 feet of track is worn away but the rest as good as it gets.
(Gary Follett)
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Chilly but good skiing today. Both skate deck and classic tracks have been groomed and are in great shape, not too wind blown yet. Only noticed one area with leaves in the trail.
(Amber Glawe)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
New snow. Trailblazers were out to make a nice classic trail to follow. It doesn’t follow the normal course, but it will get you by until the groomers get out there.
(Howard McCann)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
The trails were not groomed as of this morning. Skaters and classics have been out though. The new snow is nice as the trail had quite a bit of leaves, ice and some bare spots on the classic track.
(Howard McCann)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Not groomed yet after the recent snowfall. Classic tracks were skied in around the normal trail. and a few skaters had also been out breaking their own trail. Good snow coverage everywhere.
(Erik Pieh)
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
The skate deck and classic tracks were icy with ample debris in the classic tracks. The upshot of this was that the classic tracks were fast, stop, fast, stop and the skate deck was too solid to have much control. Kudos to the groomers for making Phalen as good as possible given the conditions.
(Greg Loper)
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
We finished skiing here around noon, just as the groomer was unloading. Man-made classic trail was ok (3 out of 5 stars for a Hollywood ranking) but spent quite a bit of energy trying to stay moving forward instead of kicking out sideways. Deck is thin in multiple spots, thanks to the melting. Looking forward to trying this course again after fresh snow.
(Jennifer Myers)
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Night
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Phalen has been rolled and skied in. Very nice soft skiing tonight. There is a great skier made classic track along the outside. Plenty of snow no real problems on the just about 4 mile loop.
(Bill Stuber)

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