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14K
Skating/Classic
No
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218-730-4321
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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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Reports 1 to 10 of 14    Month: Jan | Dec
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Magney was freshly groomed and pretty nice to ski! The classic track were pretty good (although a little shallow at times). There were a few dirt spots in the middle of the trail (use B skis). There was a half eaten dead animal in the middle of the trail on one of the downhills (after the second snowmobile crossing). Makes you feel like you're in the wilderness!
(Elaine Nelson)
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Trails just groomed Saturday we heard. Wonderful blue wax skiing. 15 degrees and fast on the downhills. Watch for dirt spots here and there in the skate lane and tracks dug up by the groomer. Wonderful terrain and ski.
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(Diane Pattridge)
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Very recently groomed. Tracks firm and deep, skate deck firm. The only bummer is many small dirty patches. It was snowing hard when we left at 1:30 so maybe that will help.
(Catherine Winter)
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ B skis ]
Yesterday’s grooming left the skate deck even, firm, and wide—much improved from earlier in the season! It also left significant patches of snirt (snow+dirt), hence my B skis recommendation. By the time I finished my ski, though, there was a velvety layer of new snow covering most of the problem areas. Very nice!
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(Betsy Tabor)
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Several inches of fresh snow last night nicely covered debris, but the skate deck looks pretty soft (it was not groomed today). I was classic skiing and the trails were skied in and fairly good.
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(Steve Squillace)
Friday, January 14, 2022
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skated the whole system. Coverage was good with debris groomed into the deck in several spots. Mostly this lovely trail needs to be groomed more. The skate deck is uneven/undulating in about half of the trail. The other problem is people have been skiing it right after grooming (before it sets up) leaving large grooves in many parts of the skate deck. I'm guessing that's an issue re timing of grooming. I've skied it many times when it's been in awesome shape so I know yesterday was not normal or at it's wonderful potential. Plenty of snow, but more grooming needed. Tracks looked generally solid throughout and not a lot of debris in the tracks.
(Jim Carlen)
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied Magney this morning on freshly groomed trails. Followed the groomer on one of the laps and the conditions were great. Used my good skis. Beautiful days.
(Jonathan Rova)
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic Secondhand 
[ Good skis ]
We classic skied Magney today and the tracks were 80% debris filled. The skate lanes was well used despite having been rolled I believe yesterday? The tracks really needed some attention. I stayed out of the tracks to preserve my skis. Someone also fat biked up the skate lane. We ran into two men from the Cities who had come over from Spirit, they said it was in worse shape than Magney.
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(Eve Graves)
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Went in behind the groomer this morning. Skated the full trail, Bardon's and Ely's were both very soft and slow with not much speed on the downhills. Surprising amount of dirt/sticks but they were easily avoidable. Classic deck looked pretty clean and firm. Main trail was pretty fluffed up in some spots and icy with some divots and uneven spots in others, but overall very skiable. I'd imagine with some time and more skiers things should speed up soon!
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(Elizabeth James)
Sunday, January 2, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Two of us skied, classic and skate and had a wonderful ski. Trails were groomed and in good condition. Packed but with some soft snow, making skate skiing very enjoyable. Some shallow gullies to watch for, but not out of the ordinary. Classic tracks solid, with just a few thin spots.
(Ann Bonnell Beane)

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