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French Rapids Ski Trails
Brainerd, MN
16k
Skating/Classic
No
No
218-963-4762
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Some incredible climbs and descents. Offers stunning views of the Mississippi River. Mainly expert trails.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 13    Month: Feb | Jan | Dec
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied French today in great shape! Trails wide, firm and "Old Snow" fast. Groomers this has been a great year at French thanks for all the time spent making it that way.
(Clay Alexson)
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
French Rapids was groomed Thursday and reports are that the grooming was able to break up the crust fairly well. Expect fast conditions.
(Owen Baird)
Friday, January 31, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
French is as good as it gets! The skate track was wide and firm with 1/2" of powder on top that actually slowed the descents which is uncommon out there. Should be great weekend skiing!
(Clay Alexson)
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
An inch of snow since last grooming. Track was well defined and offered great classic skiing. Skate deck was being skied in by skaters and didn't seem to bad on the outer loop were most skiers go. Leaves were pretty much covered with snow.
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(Bryan Pike)
Monday, January 20, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Today's ski here was perfect, cold deep tracks for classic skiing. Very few leaves. A beautiful day and ski, doesn't get better.
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(Laura Beilke)
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
French Rapids trails were rolled today, but reports are it was rather soft yet. Grooming planned for Monday will use grooming sled and set track which should help firm it up.
(Owen Baird)
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Grooming of the skate deck Thursday helped a lot with the chunks and deer tracks. Hard packed old snow, but not icy. Older classic track had residual (now old) powder snow (and leaves) in it. Good coverage for good skis, but some sections have a bunch of oak leaves and a few sticks.
(Owen Baird)
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
If you like your ski trails tracked up by deer, covered in oak leaves, and with plenty of icy death balls you are in luck, French Rapids has all of that. With that said, the coverage is great. I was on skate skis but the track looked pretty solid though a little covered in leaves. Seriously, if you like bombing down crusty torn up snow with lots of ice balls this is your place. I had fun.
(Scott Engelstad)
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
First time out to French found the trails recently groomed in very good condition, good skis. Ok, there were lots of oak leaves on the trail - hard to get away from that.
(Clay Alexson)
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails in great condition but someone should really talk to the deer about walking across it. So rude. Also, these trails are beautiful but exhausting when you are in bad shape like me. Let's just say I go downhill extra fast.
(James Dahl)

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