Trail Detail

Duluth, MN
18k
Skating/Classic
Yes
No
1 Lower Lot 1 The Deeps 1 Oak Street
218-730-4321
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The Lester-Amity trail offers 15K of varied terrain for beginner to experienced skiers through pine, aspen, and birch forests. An additional 3K circles the Lester Park Golf Course and is accessible from the main Lester-Amity Trail. The openness of the golf course offers an excellent place for beginning cross-country skiers, and several short cuts are available. There is also a 5K trail portion that is lit in the mornings and evenings.
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Trail Reports

Reports 1 to 10 of 32    Month: Jan | Dec
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
About an inch of fluff on the trail this morning. Grooming was in progress as I finished. Was pretty soft but should be great if it sets up.
(Dan Wolbrink)
Monday, January 17, 2022
Night
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The trails were in solid shape tonight. Classic tracks were good on most of the course, getting a little sloppy on some turns. Skate deck looked solid throughout.
(Nick Lansing)
Monday, January 17, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Lester is holding up well despite lots and lots of use. There's still a solid classic track and the skate lane looked well used but firm and not rutted.
(Catherine Winter)
Friday, January 14, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic Secondhand 
[ Good skis ]
Two or three inches of fluffy lake-effect snow, snowing hard when we got off the trail around 5:30. Classic track was skied in and slow. A friend I saw skating said it was also slow. Really fun to be out in the shaken-up snow globe.
(Catherine Winter)
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Lester has seen plenty of use. Tracks are mostly intact for classic skiing but they aren't deep. Did a full loop into the back non-lit area and enjoyed the skiing. Trails could benefit from some fresh grooming.
(Drew Guttormson)
Monday, January 10, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Very cold but fun skiing today! The skate deck was being groomed when I was there at around 1:30pm. Some sections were a little messed up and iced over though. The tracks were pretty good in most spots, but washed out or full of leaves in a few spots- could use a groom. Only saw two other skiiers.
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(Mikaela Smith)
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
23 F. Overcast, windy. Classic track in great shape, though most corners are skies out. The skate deck looked pretty soft in many places. But we’ve gotten a lot of snow, too. Great ski conditions and lots of skiers enjoying the trail. Also snowshoers, fat bikers, and snowmobiles.
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(Louise Levy)
Friday, January 7, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Beautiful trail conditions with deep set tracks. No wind and beautiful sunny conditions. Skied all the loops to the cutoff at H and met several others enjoying the 5 above warmth.
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(Loren Janson)
Friday, January 7, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Freestyled the Lester-Amity Ski Trail 12:30pm. Nordic ski chalet building was closed, but plenty of places to park on the drive to the chalet since there are multiple entry points onto the trail system. Signage is great so it's almost impossible to get lost along the trail--although you could get stuck doing loops if not paying attention! Skate deck was overall good, lots of snow here in Duluth. The trail has gotten decent use from skate skiers, with uphills having some turned up snow, which may be expected. Classic tracks set throughout and looked solid, clear of debris.
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(Rachael Sawyer)
Monday, January 3, 2022
Night
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails are in great shape. Classic tracks had a very small amount of debris in a few spots but otherwise in great shape. Minimal gliding to be had with the cold temps but beautiful out on the trails nonetheless. Tracks were definitely faster than the skate deck.
Photos:
(Sophia Jungbauer)

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