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Duluth, MN
3K
Skating/Classic
No
No
218-730-4321
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Cross-country skiing at Chester Bowl offers 3k for the advanced skier and racer. The trail starts at the access and loops counter-clockwise.
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Reports 1 to 9 of 9    Month: Feb | Jan | Dec
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
Fun and challenging trail, as usual! Pack was firm and the snow crunched under my skis. Only minimal footprints on the trail.
(Sarah Nelson)
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Fresh ankle deep dry powder on the hills of Chester relegating that nasty ice layer to the dustbin of history. Bit of drifting at the top near the ski lift causing me to topple over on the first pass, but at least the landing was nice and soft. Groomer had not been out when I finished shortly before 6 pm Thursday.
(Joe Rosenthal)
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
With some fresh snow on the trails, Chester was actually in really great shape Wednesday night, with a very firm frozen base underneath. No new grooming but it appeared that the lack of ski traffic on the trail during the warm up made for nearly pristine conditions for myself and several others last night. Nice deep firm tracks are set throughout, but they switch sides somewhat frequently. There are a couple sparse areas of deep post holing from foot traffic on the loop around the ski hill where if you placed a pole in one of the holes you might be liable to break it. However they are few and far between and easily seen ahead of time. A couple areas of the skate deck that are under thicker pine tree cover have a little soft debris and were icier than the rest of the system.
(Ketzel Levens)
Friday, January 6, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails were recently groomed and amazing! Classic track is set and looks crisp. Get out and enjoy the heart pounding climbs and eye watering plummets! My favorite Duluth trail!
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(Chandra Shoberg)
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Climbed up to the trail off Denny Drive and it was my good fortune to have the groomer come by to groom yesterday's 8-9 inches of fresh snow just as I was putting on my skis. He set a beautiful classic track and the skate deck is pristine courduroy. It was magical. Many thanks to the City Groomer for grooming so soon after this new snow!
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(Dave Arvold)
Sunday, December 25, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Chester has been groomed in last 24 hours! Good skate deck and groomed for classic with good track. I skied Upper Chester only. Temp was 0F, no wind...finally. Lots of small twigs in the trail.
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(Dave Arvold)
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Trails looked to have been initially groomed on Monday with the day's snow dusting the top. I didn't ski the whole loop but the backside between Skyline and the top of the ski area had only a few punchy pole plants but overall the trail was firm with minimal foot and hoof damage. A beautiful start to the day!
(Fred Sproat)
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Night
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Rock skis ]
Mind the shark teeth heading out of the stadium! Otherwise solid coverage save for near the top of the first climb to the top of ski area. Not yet groomed and no shortage of multi-use tracks and some drifting where'd you expect it. Still, fun to get be getting back to skiing at Chester!
(Fred Sproat)
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
98% coverage, though minimal grooming. No classic track. Windblown crust in the field made for great free skating conditions.
(Daniel Sandborn)