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Prior Lake, MN
15.4km
Skating/Classic
Yes
No
763-694-7777
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Trails range from beginner to intermediate level. 6.8km of the trails are lighted daily until 10 p.m..
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Reports 1 to 10 of 19    Month: Jan | Dec | Nov
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Good conditions at Cleary. Track was a bit worn and glazed in a few spots, especially near the Visitor's Center, but generally in good shape. Minimal leaf litter. Took the old waxless skis due to the temps, but your good skis would be fine. Upper Ironwood hill is closed. Great shape considering the warmish weather.
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(Dave Gardner)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Skated the outer, 6.2 km loop in the afternoon, the temp getting to 17 degrees, with quite the southerly wind. The deck had been well groomed and the tracks looked good, but in places there was a moderate or worse leaf quotient. Nevertheless, coverage was good at 17 degrees, so I was not concerned using my good skis. Lots of classic skiers out enjoying this pleasant wooded and quieter ski venue.
(Richard Swenson)
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
I skated the outer loop late Sunday afternoon. Lower Ironwood is closed, all other segments are open. The new snow was rather slow and squeaky at +7F, but the wind was light making for a comfortable ski. The underlying base is solid with no thin spots. Classic tracks are in very good condition. Had to step around some leaf debris in a few places, but had no problems using my good skis. Looking forward to some fast conditions once it warms up a bit!
(Mike Maiers)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Good conditions this evening for classic. The wind left quite a few leaves on the trail and some areas where the tracks were filled in from drifting snow. Thanks for grooming it so quickly after the storm!
(Tim Dunklee)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Groomed this morning. Very soft deck with tracks for classic. Some tree debris due to the strong wind. Very little drifting and mostly out of the wind. Not fast but enjoyable on trail.
(Eric Spieler)
Monday, January 13, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Got out on the trail this morning at 8 a.m. I skied the Outer Loop twice. It had just been groomed and the skate deck was in great shape. Classic tracks had not been set. Get out and enjoy the great conditions.
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(Chad Murphy)
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Icy classic tracks, corners, and dips. Classic tracks were too icy to generate much kick. Some leaf debris on the trails, but overall still good skiing conditions.
(Matthew Ohs)
Friday, January 3, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Fresh corduroy this morning! Some tree debris on the trails and some frozen run-off areas especially in the low lying areas. Overall in good shape. Recommend B skis based on the tree debris and ice. Tracks are firm and fast! Great job to the Cleary Lake Maintenance Team for keeping the trails in good shape despite the warmer temps.
(Eric Spieler)
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Freshly groomed corduroy on Tuesday morning and with tracks! They received about 4-6" of fresh snow on Monday afternoon. I skied there again on Wednesday and it was a mix of soft deck, hard surface deck and frozen puddles (where the runoff from last weekend's rain was collecting). Course is in good shape for most of it with a few sections that were icy. The course is tracked and saw a few classic skiers out there.
(Eric Spieler)
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
I skated the Outer Loop this morning around 8 a.m. Most of the trail was in good shape with only a few wet and icy spots. At that time classic tracks had been set on the two inner loops. It was beautiful, get out in ski if you can.
(Chad Murphy)

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