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Rochester, MN
12K
Skating/Classic
No
Yes
(507) 328-2525
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Trails mostly through fairly open terrain, with both flat and challenging areas. There is a 3.7K man-made snow loop, groomed and track by a PistenBully, and a large parking lot, but no chalet.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 10    Month: Jan | Dec
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Whole system was groomed yesterday, track set on everything except The Pipe. Great classic and freestyle conditions today.
(Jim Bennett)
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle Scheduling 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied all the trails, all had just been groomed. Excellent skiing. Grooming plans: Will be groomed again Friday morning and a track set. All trails will be closed except The Pipe (5Km) tomorrow afternoon for the Rochester Nordic Invitational high school race. Should all be regroomed, with a track, Saturday morning.
(Jim Bennett)
Friday, January 20, 2023
Morning
Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All ]
All trails were groomed with the Pisten Bully yesterday and today. Tracks set on all trails. Should be absolutely excellent skiing.
(Jim Bennett)
Thursday, January 12, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skied the whole system. Rattler and Hammer are excellent, 20-30 ft wide PB groomed cruising. Meander very good, The Pipe: lots of gopher mounds, avoidable, but rock skis. Should be fabulous skiing today until the next warm up. All trails PB combed this morning. Classic tracks on both sides, very good to bad.
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(Jim Bennett)
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Not groomed, snow is sticky, I think a track could be set. Skiable but not fast. There is a trail but someone walked through with their dog, which was frustrating.
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(Emily Thompson)
Monday, January 2, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
Skated Rattler and Hammer. Surprisingly good coverage considering the warm weather. The open prairie by the sledding hill showed grass with occasional dirt, but overall conditions were fantastic. Thank you RASC and the city of Rochester for this additional trail and future snowmaking.
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(Jonah Gilbert)
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ B skis ]
Rattler from the parking lot down and Hammer were excellent this morning. Hard, flat, fast skate deck, a few bare spots. About 5.5 Km of just great skiing. Meander and The pipe did not get groomed since the big blow, and are a mix of hard drifts, grass, and ice, not recommended. There is no classic track on any of the trails.
(Jim Bennett)
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
I skied Rattler and Hammer, both had a nice flat, wide skate deck, no classic track. Meander was groomed, did not ski. The Pipe has a lot of drifts and windblown areas and an inch or two of fresh snow. Believe it will be groomed tomorrow.
(Jim Bennett)
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Morning
Secondhand 
According to the groomer all trails were packed Monday, no classic track. Conditions probably range from fair (grass poking through) to very good. Plan to groom again today.
(Jim Bennett)
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
Trails were packed early this morning for the first time this season. Skied Rattler, Hammer and The Pipe. Conditions are a collection from good, to bumpy, to long grass. Rocks, sticks and dirt mostly not a problem. In some places the grooming and the actual trail part ways so it can be a little hard to follow. Think of it as more of an adventure than a ski. We are hopeful snow making will start on Rattler with the onset of the next cold spell. Will likely not be good skiing this week unless we get lucky with snowfall, though plan is to groom later in the week should that happen. This is an entirely new trail system and we are working on getting it right.
(Jim Bennett)