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Brainerd, MN
20k
Skating/Classic
Yes
No
218-829-8770
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Nice winding trails, the Arboretum trails are rated beginner to moderate and are located right in Brainerd. Nearly 5K of the trails are lighted.
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Reports 1 to 3 of 3    Month: Nov | Oct
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Bare ground ]
Conditions very poor. Long stretches of bare spots, and where there's snow, is hardened by foot traffic. The ski club has been maintaining Forestview recently and not the Arb, but snow conditions in Brainerd are not good. If you want a good ski, go to Duluth or Mt Itasca.
(Doug Reader)
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
Decent ungroomed classic skiing after about 9 inches Tuesday night. No grooming yet. Light are on (except a couple we're working on getting fixed).
(Owen Baird)
Friday, October 23, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ B skis ]
Skied about noon, temp was about 34 degrees. Snow was OK - you could easily make snowballs, but with Maxiglide wax, we could easily navigate back country conditions. So if you have skis that will do that (we use Fischer Adventure 62s), you can have a great October ski. Started from the Arb parking lot and picked up the Little Ben trail taking to the Northland trail. The trees were beautiful, covered with snow. With all the snow (6 inches on the ground in Brainerd), it's a shame to let it go to waste. Was our fourth day of skiing - will try again tomorrow.
(Doug Reader)