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Graystone Trails
Saint Cloud, MN
17km
Skating/Classic
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About 17km total of trail loops near the St. Cloud penitentiary. Some scenic woods and great hills. Just a mile from the Mississippi, trails run on land that was formerly a farm and takes skiers through pastures, forests, and apple orchards. Trails are mostly easy to intermediate with a few challenging hills.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 11    Month: Jan | Dec
Monday, January 25, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
North Loop is in good shape for skating. The tracker broke, so no classic track at the North Loop. There is a classic track at Riverside Park.
(Bruce Busta)
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Skied orchard loop and it was groomed beautifully! No branches, grass, or rocks. Conditions were perfect for skating.
(Angie Olson)
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
North Loop freshly groomed on Thursday. Good for skating. Classic track not very good as it is icy.
(Bruce Busta)
Monday, January 18, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
North Loop is freshly groomed and in a little better shape than the Orchard Loop. North loop has an icy classic track. Best for skating.
(Bruce Busta)
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Orchard, Warm-up and Hill top in reasonable shape, given our lack of snow. Some grass sticking through, but overall very skiable. Baltos not groomed yet. Northloop was groomed today, so it is also an option. Thanks to the groomers for really doing a great job with this minimal snow.
(Bruce Busta)
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Evening
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
The groomers did some testing this afternoon with the low snow conditions and feel that they should be able to make a reasonable skate deck. The plan is to groom the Greystone trails Saturday night. Orchard and Warm-up will be groomed first. Hopefully they can also get to Hilltop and Baltos. No classic tracks, only skate due to lack of snow.
(Bruce Busta)
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
These trails have little snow but the grooming that was done provides a great ski experience. Grass and soft brush sticking up mostly on the Dog Loop, but Orchard loop is very nicely covered for the most part. Survived Sundays melt, still a nice ski workout for freestyle. No classic tracks really possible to be set, although some have skied them in along portions of the trail. I wouldn't drive far to ski here with this snow level, but it is better than nothing. Thanks groomers for doing what you could with the snow.
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(Dean Kleinhans)
Saturday, January 2, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Skied Orchard Loop. No classic track, but a B+ for skating. Nice job by the groomers given the sparse snow we have had.
(Bruce Busta)
Friday, January 1, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Good snow conditions on Balto’s loop with just some grass coming through. The groomers did a great job!
(Angela Olson)
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Evening
Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: Most ]
Greystone is rolled. Hilltop, Orchard and Warm Up. North Loop also rolled. Grass sticking up and leaves. We need more snow. Thanks to the Groomers!
(Bruce Busta)

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