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4.9 miles of ski trail that are skate and classic. Also, there are 5.5 miles of multi-use packed trail for walkers, fat bikes and skijoring. This area has several hills and heavily wooded ravines.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 27    Month: Jan | Dec | Nov
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Perimeter trails were in good to very good condition. It was high 20's and overcast. Fair amount of foot traffic at the start. Shallow classic track was skier-set. I skated and used FastWax Red LF At 2:30 I had the ski trails all to myself. Met a party of 4 classic skiers as I ended. I had forgotten how much the skate ski options had expanded here since the park was rehabilitated two years ago. I would judge at least the first half - on the eastern side - is some of the most challenging climbs in the Cities, surpassed only by Woodland and Murphy Hanrehan and maybe Hyland. Challenge was compounded by my wax, unchanged since the beginning of the season, not performing as I would have expected. Couldn't maintain uphill skates for long and downhills were pretty slow. Once I summitted towards the north end, I was able to skate at a reasonable pace especially as I hit the modest downhill grade heading south back to the trailhead. I did take the wrong fork and ended up on what I assume was a multi-use trail where the foot traffic had roughed things up and slowed me but I soon intersected back with the ski trail and found the smoothest and fastest skating surface of the system.
(Keith Carlson)
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Ski trails at Cottage Grove Ravine have been rolled. No tracks have been set. Trails are in good condition but are soft due to the warmer temperatures.
(Carolyn Friedrich, Washington County Parks)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park trails were groomed Tuesday. There is good coverage and tracks have been set. There is some debris on the trail.
(Theresa Young, Washington County Parks)
Monday, January 20, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Splendid classic skiing. Used fresh fast wax blue/teal and it was an easy ski. Started out late morning- all quiet. Nice grooming- not bothered by leaves or any exposed areas.
(Joan Asmus)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Ski trails at Cottage Grove Ravine were groomed. Tracks were set and trails were in good condition although soft due to the fresh snow. Expect drifting in open areas.
(Carolyn Friedrich, Washington County Parks)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The whole trail system, large and small loops, were groomed and soft because of the fresh snow. As usual, the grooming was excellent even with the relatively large amount of the snow. To avoid the gusty wind, I skate skied the wooded but fun loop next to the first parking lot near the bottom of the hill.
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(Ji Chen)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
The Cottage Grove Ravine ski trails have been groomed today. Tracks were not set. The skate deck is firm and conditions are good. There is one bare spot that is easy to maneuver around.
(Carolyn Friedrich, Washington County Parks)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Ski trails at Pine Point Park were groomed and track was set. Trails are in good condition but are soft and there is a minor amount of debris. There are a couple of icy spots but these are easily avoided.
(Carolyn Friedrich, Washington County Parks)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
The Cottage Grove Ravine ski trails have been groomed this morning and tracks have been set. Conditions are good but a little soft due to the temps. There is one bare spot that is easy to maneuver around.
(Carolyn Friedrich, Washington County Parks)
Monday, January 13, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Ski trails at Cottage Grove Ravine were groomed this afternoon. No tracks were set. Coverage is thin in the pines but overall in good condition with a firm base and minor leaf debris.
(Carolyn Friedrich, Washington County Parks)

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