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Rochester, MN
8K
Skating/Classic
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507-285-7050
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This is a county park that contains 1300 acres. They groom about 5 miles of trails. The park is both wooded and hilly and the trails are well marked with maps at most intersections.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 16    Month: Feb | Jan | Dec
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The multi-use trails were all combed out and classic track was re-set. The snow is perfect for skiing! We did also comb out the Kisrow trail and the Chester Lake trail as well, but no track set on those.
(Celeste A Lewis)
Monday, January 30, 2023
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The multi-use at Chester Woods Park have all been combed out and track was re-set. The cold temps will harden the trail up nicely so things should be set and ready to go!
(Celeste Lewis)
Monday, January 23, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
Trails were groomed this morning and were in great shape save for some hikers' tracks. Classic track intact throughout.
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(David Sas)
Monday, January 23, 2023
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The multi-use trails were all combed out today after heavy use over the weekend. The classic track was left alone. The Chester Lake Trail and the Kisrow Trail were also combed out for snowshoers and hikers.
(Celeste Lewis)
Sunday, January 22, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
Plenty of snow cover. Soft snow plus tracks from fat tire bikes, hikers, and other skiers leads to an inconsistent, lumpy skate deck. Skiing was enjoyable, but slow. Could use a new grooming. Classic track was intact throughout.
(David Sas)
Friday, January 20, 2023
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The multi-use trails at Chester Woods Park were groomed this morning and classic track re-set. The snow was still as bit sticky and soft, but with the colder temps the track should harden up nicely. The Chester Lake Trail and the Kisrow Trail were also combed out for snowshoers, hikers and dog walkers.
(Celeste Lewis)
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Best classic tracks in the Rochester area. So far the tracks are holding up well with the warm weather. Skate deck looked good but was getting beat up by fat tires and walkers.
(Andy Wood)
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Very good skiing today. Skated and also hopped in the classic track regularly as both were great. Groomed Yesterday. Thanks park staff and groomers.
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(Mark Rieder)
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skated a 5 mile loop at 11:00 am and conditions were excellent. A bit soft because it was just groomed and starting to warm up. The classic track was being reset and it looked great. Thanks to the groomer(s).
(Neil Columbus)
Monday, January 9, 2023
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The multi-use trails were groomed today and classic track was re-set. The skate lane has been combed out and is still recovering from the warm temps, but is decent. This week will prove a bit tough again if temps remain warm. We will do our best to maintain it.
(Celeste Lewis)

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