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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 10 of 14    Month: Jan | Dec | Nov
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Tracks set on Saturday were well skied-in and getting firmer by the afternoon. Skate deck was re-groomed Sunday morning and was a little soft at first but by the evening was much better. Just a few oak leaves in some sections of the tracks.
(Owen Baird)
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Night
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
A couple dustings of new snow the last two days covered the fairly hard old snow surface and tree debris and made for nicer skiing. Solids classic tracks, but a lot of oak leaves in some sections. Plenty of snow to use good skis, just issues with oak leaves and jack pine needles.
(Owen Baird)
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Recently groomed and tracked. The trails were improved from last Wednesday with fewer leaves and more solid tracks. Good conditions. Where Northstar parallels the Paul Bunyan Trail there used to be major damage to track due to deer walking all over the trail - must have been hundreds of them! The new grooming helped that out quite a bit, much improved.
(Dan Fundingsland)
Monday, December 30, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Nice skiing on about one inch of new snow over a hard, but not icy, transformed base. Classic tracks were reset Monday morning before much of the new snow fell, so the new snow covered the transformed base allowing hard wax to work well, no need for klister. Some areas of soft poling on the classic track. Some oak leaves and other tree debris but not too bad.
(Owen Baird)
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both Scheduling 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
A dusting of new wet snow moderated the icing effects of some rain Wednesday night and covered some of the oak leaves and tree debris. Grooming Friday will focus on preparing for school races to be held Saturday from 10 to 2.
(Owen Baird)
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Tracks were reset Friday so there were not many leaves in them. Tracks were well skied-in but not glazed or too hard yet. Skate lane in good condition too. Deer have been digging down through the snow for acorns in a few areas, usually off the groomed trail, but they did take the track out in one spot.
(Owen Baird)
Friday, December 13, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomer was out this morning thu early afternoon. Snow was surprisingly fast for the relatively softer snow conditions. Great skiing!
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(Bryan Pike)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails are all tracked. Base is hard but the recent snow that came yesterday (was groomed) is still a little soft. Overall, great skiing for early December!
(Vicki Foss)
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Arb was in very good to excellent condition. Solid tracks throughout most of trails, some leaves in certain areas but that should be cured with a little more snowfall. Seems like most of the trees have given up their leaves, more so than some years, so more snow is promising.
Photos:
(Dan Fundingsland)
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
A classic track has been set on all the trails except the farther Northstar loops. Track is good and firm but a few soft spots on outside where base was not packed as much. A few oak leaves and sticks and a few dirty spots but overall good clean snow. Skate deck is getting flatter and harder from some more grooming passes.
(Owen Baird)

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