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21.0k
Skating/Classic
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No
1 North Lot 1 South Lot 1 East Lot
218-721-4903
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Located 18 miles north of Duluth, the groomed trails are in nice primitive outdoor setting. The trails feature the "Wolfski's Ski Den" warming shack, open daily sunrise to sunset. In addition to the 21 kilometers of classical skiing, there will also be 11 kilometers groomed for skate-skiing. Trails are groomed Fridays and Mondays, and/or as needed. No fee or Minnesota State Ski Pass is required.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 22    Month: Jan | Dec
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
27 F at 8:00 AM Saturday morning. Just a half-inch dusting of new snow on beautifully groomed trails. Boulder has been doing a great job on the trails this year. Fischer Zeros gave reasonable glide with Fast Wax red paste, and plenty of kick, no clumping. Not the fastest conditions of the year, but darn good, given the temp and all the new snow we have had recently. Absolutely beautiful out there in the woods. Has this been a great season already, or what?!
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(Tim Holst)
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
We skated Blue Ox, Nine Pine and Bear Paw Sunday afternoon. It was evident there had been plenty traffic on the trails earlier in the day but it was still the hardest I've worked for roughly 11k all year. New snow left a good 2-4" of fluff on the skate course, probably would've been better to classic until groomed. Little to no debris on the trail.
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(Sophia Jungbauer)
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Good skis ]
We skijored, classic skied and skate skied Blue Ox and Bear Paw today. I know the groomer did the trails yesterday, but they got at least 2 to 3 inches of new snow on top of that which made for a tough skate. The classic tracks were pretty well skied in and mostly intact. They work hard out there to keep the trails in tip top shape so I'm sure they will be out soon!
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(Eve Graves)
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
Headed out for a skijor around midday. A couple of inches of fresh snow on top of a fairly soft skate deck made the skating a bit of a slog. I think classic would have been a better bet. Beautiful in the woods with the freshly flocked trees.
(Catherine Winter)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Beautiful! Groomer was busy just before 2 pm at the east parking lot trail head. After the fresh snow it was as great as one would have expected.
Photos:
(Matthew Daly)
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Otter Run was pure bliss today. Only a single skier had apparently been on it after it was groomed, and there was new powder on top of those tracks. Would have been even faster with next colder grip wax! Perfect trail condition for getting youngsters out on an easy trail - if you can keep them warm.
Photos:
(Charles Ek)
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Terrific skiing conditions. About 2" fresh, fluffy snow fell overnight. Blue Ox and Nine Pines were in excellent condition, and Bear Paw looked good. The classic tracks are blown over in the open areas of Nine Pines but skiing is still manageable in those spots.
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(Nicholas Lansing)
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Some debris on trail Thursday afternoon but a firm skate deck. Dave groomed again last night. Sounds like Snowflake and Boulder are the places to be this weekend.
(John Paulson)
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Lake Crossing in excellent condition with a few very small patches of frozen slush. Crust over the former slush is hard and groomed. Bear Paw and Blue Ox in fast, excellent condition. A few leaves on the trail, and one of them dumped me on a hill. An excellent, uncrowded outing!
(Charlie Ek)
Monday, January 6, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Sublime skiing, with fast transformed snow, and incredible grooming. Almost effortless, on a wonderful sunny morning. Nice to be able to recharge on Apple Cider and Hot Chocolate. Did all skate trails including campground loop and they were great. Even the lake crossing was good, which surprising with the thin snow coating on the lake. Wow, Dave, you are the best!
(Bob Beresford)

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