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15.0k
Skating/Classic
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218-726-1550
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Trails groomed daily, as necessary. Classic and skating, Lessons available for individuals and groups. Warm chalet with showers, sauna, changing rooms, lounge area, snacks.
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Reports 1 to 5 of 5    Month: Dec | Nov
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Evening
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
We had 4-5” of snow thru 9 pm. We ran the compactor and 2 Ginzus over all trails. Compacted base is about 2”, so the trails are soft, bumpy, some covered rock, and too shallow to set a classic track. That said, we have 99% cover and rock/B-ski skating on all 14K. Classic skiers are welcome to ski the right side of all trails. We have 1.6K of newly lighted trail within the 5K, trailhead-to-trailhead. The chalet is open, please sign-in before you ski, and non-members please pay on the honor system. Welcome back, Winter!
(John Graham, Snowflake Nordic Center)
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Night
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
27F. The groomers had just finished rolling the trails. I asked if we could classic the 5km trail. They said yes, just hadn’t set tracks because there’s not enough snow.
Excellent skiing. I was using wooden skis with tar base and four-year old kick wax with some silver klister left on one ski. No grass or rocks at all.
(Louise Levy)
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
I savored skate skiing the Special K on four inches of ungroomed new snow at Snowflake late this afternoon. The snow had a fairly substantial crust, but not enough to prevent skating, and a classic skier was just finishing as I headed out. It was my 23rd consecutive day skiing and 165th day skiing of the calendar year. If I can ski every day until May 14, I'll break my personal streak record of 182, and if I can go until June 1, I'll top the longest-known streak of 200 days. So far this season I've skied 17 days at Snowflake, three on the Grand Marais golf course, and three at Grand Avenue Nordic Center. Snowflake never disappoints, and with the newly-installed 1.6K of lighting, a great ski spot gets even better. Thanks to John Graham and the rest of the grooming crew. Cheers, skier friends!
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(Lane Ellis)
Monday, November 15, 2021
Evening
Observation 
[ Trails: Closed, Rock skis ]
We had about 2” of snow on the trail today, not enough to groom, but enough for a few rock-skiers. We are not “Open”, as in offering groomed trails, but the trails are not closed to any form of activity at this time. We have electricians doing lighting restoration on parts of the 5K trail all this week.
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(John Graham, Snowflake Nordic Center)
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Night
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails: Closed, Rock skis ]
I savored my first cross-country skate ski of the 2021/2022 season — and 143rd of 2021 — at Snowflake Nordic Ski Center on an inch of ungroomed fresh heavy, sticky snow with more falling. No debris on the trails thanks to groomer John Graham and crew. Now we just need more snow.
Photos:
(Lane Ellis)