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14K
Skating/Classic
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The Magney-Snively trail has 14k of trail for intermediate and advanced skiers. This trail offers skiing through a beautiful hardwood forest with large hills and trees. This terrain is rugged and therefore is not recommended for beginners. The trail loops clockwise.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
30 F, cloudy, sprinkles. I skied over on the connecter from spirit mtn. The classic track started on the Magney side of the snowmobile trail crossing. I only skied the main loop, not the Bardon or Ely peak loops. Excellent classic track. Thanks Billy.
(Louise Levy)
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Magney was tilled Saturday and is still in excellent shape. With a half inch of new snow yesterday, the surface was forgiving with easy edging. A few south facing hills are a bit rutted but everything else is fantastic.
(Bruce Bauer)
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We classic and skated Magney today after the grooming and it had seen quite a bit of traffic. The fresh grooming was appreciated, but they only went part way, it really needed another loop because at least a 18 inches of the skate lane were not groomed and they were icy so people were forced to skate over the classic track. The skate deck is sugary and fast, not a bit icy. The tracks were fast and firm except where skated over, which was quite a bit. Come on up and ski in Duluth -- our rental is open!
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(Eve Graves)
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skied Magney on Saturday morning, trails had been groomed later in the week and are in good shape, but are very firm. The skate lane hasn't seen much traffic, but the tracks from the previous skiers are frozen solid. The classic tracks are also rock solid, not sure what would work for kicking. It isn't icy, just very firm. If you can catch when it softens up, I bet it would be very nice.
(Matthew Ryan)
Friday, February 28, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skated this system for the first time and was very impressed. The hills were much fun and the views great. Skate deck was rock hard and fast even though it was freshly and nicely groomed into smooth cord. The tracks were bomb proof and fast. Will come back!
(Tim Nelson)
Friday, February 21, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Beautiful skate and classic conditions on all trails. Pisten Bully groomed yesterday. Firm and flat skate deck, perfect classic tracks. Mornings will be best the next couple days.
(Todd Campbell)
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skate skied, all loops well covered with minimal to no debris. Packed well, groomed again since last Thursday. Classic tracks appeared in good condition too. Happy trails!
(Lynn Stottler)
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Our main concern with the wind today was possible debris in the tracks...that was the least of what happened on the trail today. Parts of the classic track were starting to get drifted over, there was minimal debris however. Appears there were issues with grooming as on the way back after Ely's peak to the end today was the first day I've literally felt like I was running into mini trees a lot! There were even places where they were sticking up in the classic track. Unfortunately, people still skated right over the classic tracks in many places collapsing them in. The skate lane was a whole different set of fun. Someone (or something) ran up the middle of the entire skate deck creating small divots. In addition, the surface was rock hard with an edge and must have been soft before because there were lots of ruts made from skaters. They groomed yesterday I believe and the tracks are well formed, the skate deck is great...but it was unpleasant to use.
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(Eve Graves)
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Really good classic conditions today. It doesn't look like it had been groomed since the dusting the other day, but the tracks were perfect. The skate deck looked a little sloppy. Nothing resembling a bare spot, and there was very little debris on the trails.
Lots of branches overhanging the classic tracks.
(Adam Schwartz-Lowe)
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Great time out this evening. Trails are a bit icy, but recently groomed. Steep downhills were fast and sometimes a bit scary for me, an average skier...no wipeout's except the final hill to the parking lot. It was beautiful!
(Jay Lee)

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