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Hackensack, MN
8.0k
Classic Only
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218-947-3338
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Another set of trails within the Foot Hills State Forest, these are rated from novice to expert.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 11    Month: Jan | Dec
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Some sections of the trail had lots of oak leaves in the track plus deer damage as well as just worn from all the skier traffic so I groomed today. The leaves mixed into the snow pretty well so they should not be a problem for a while. The track formed up well and should firm up overnight.
(Paul Klinger)
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Conditions at Hiram have deteriorated somewhat since it was groomed on Thursday. The track has gotten shallower after the little bit new snow and from people herring boning on the up hill sections but it will still hold the skis pretty well. There is some deer damage in places and the strong winds last night brought down more oak leaves that have settled in the track which slowed the glide down. Overall, still fairly good skiing.
(Paul Klinger)
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I groomed today after several inches of new snow. The track is a little ragged in places because of ice chunks from the snowmobile getting stuck in the track setter as well as the snow being very cold and dry but over all it will be good skiing. The track and deck should firm up fairly well with the sub zero temps. Still lots of snow hanging in the pines, looks very pretty. Get out and enjoy some good skiing.
(Paul Klinger)
Sunday, January 2, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Really good conditions, track was firm and in great shape despite lots of skier tracks. Skied the loop east of snowmobile trails crossing. Terrific scenery with snow on trees.
(Neal Tacheny)
Friday, December 31, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Paul did a great job of grooming. All trails perfect not much traffic on the last loop. Sun was setting and the snow was hanging on the trees. It was beautiful.
(Paul Erickson)
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Evening
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
There was several inches of new snow since I groomed Hiram on Tuesday and a fair amount of skier traffic so I made a single pass with the groomer to pack it down more and reset the track. Hopefully cold temps will firm up the track since things are pretty soft with all the new snow this week. Parking lot is plowed now. It is still a winter wonderland out there so get out and enjoy all the new snow.
(Paul Klinger)
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Perfect conditions on the Hiram Ski trail today. The parking lot is now plowed. Trails were groomed the other day but very skiable with the new, fluffy snow on top.
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(Michelle Holden)
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomed today after all the new snow from the past few days. There was around 12" of new snow. There was snow falling as I was grooming so there will fresh snow in the track which will have to be skied in. All the bare spots and rocks are covered up so it's safe to use good skis now. The parking lot was not plowed yet when I left at dark. It is a winter wonderland right now with all the snow covering the trees and brush.
(Paul Klinger)
Saturday, December 25, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
A lovely Christmas Ski! Yesterday's +40°F weather had me worried, but the tracks were great (thanks groomers!). Tracks were not too icy as the fresh snow allowed for good kick. Some spots where grass/rocks could be poking through, but honestly I was super impressed with the trail conditions. It was also my first time on these trails. Rating system was accurate (green, blue, black). Just under 10km of trails according to my GPS. Trails were designed very well for classic striding.
(Gunnar Maples)
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
Hiram Ski Trail was groomed today after around 4" of new snow overnight. Conditions are fair to good with a track set thru out the system. The track is well formed overall. In some places the track setter exposed grass and leaves since the base is still thin. There are scattered sticks and cones as well as a couple of rocks showing thru in the track so I would still use your rock skis.
(Paul Klinger)

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