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25k
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Easy to advanced. These trails connect to the Silver Rapids Trails. 1K lighted loop. Chalet open on weekends from Christmas through mid-March.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 10    Month: Feb | Jan | Dec
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Good conditions with solid tracks. There was not much trail debris. Faster than expected in the cold weather. Great trails, great fun in spite of below zero temperatures! Consistently great trails for both skate and classic. I would have liked to have seen it groomed for the weekend, but still well worth the trip!
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(Judith Mikolai)
Monday, February 1, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Gorgeous trails. Fresh snow. Well-groomed and packed underneath fresh layer so wasn’t too slow. No grooming prior to 9am when I was there. But still amazing skiing.
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(Liz Westerhaus)
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Grooming had just started when I was out this morning. About 2” fresh powder on a firm base. Excellent cover.
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(Bob McKlveen)
Friday, January 22, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
All trails open except Pine Park, Deer, and Hannahs. Skied all. Excellent cover. Very firm skate deck. Shallow tracks with some soft sides. Perfect day except for the cold.
(Bob McKlveen)
Monday, January 18, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Freshly groomed early this morning. Thank you to the groomer on a holiday! Absolutely beautiful. Skate tracks just waiting for skiers.
(Martha Hickner)
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Good ski at Hidden Valley. I classic skied in the morning. Tracks were in good shape. Only one spot I lifted a ski to avoid some debris. My wife had a tougher time skating as the deck had frozen rock solid overnight and it was difficult to get an edge for a good push off. There was one spot out on the Sommer's loop with some exposed dirt that was easily skied around. After a short break for lunch skate conditions improved as temps warmed and the sun softened the deck just enough. The groomer had been out and scratched things up a bit too though not too deep as I suspect they are preserving their base while they wait for more snow. The Birch Highlands were heaven on skis. I love this place! Great trails, grooming and maintenance. Out of the way but well worth the trip!
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(Rob Weum)
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Yesterday's 3" snowfall upgraded our trails from rock skis to B skis. Most trails are open but no tracks set... yet. Snow in the forecast, so we may be setting track soon.
(Wayne Pasmick)
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Great skiing today. Groomers did a stellar job with the few inches of snowfall from Friday. A few bare spots and some pine needles but nothing that slowed us down. Great skiing today!
(Andy Martinson)
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
Hidden Valley had good, albeit rock ski, conditions. There are no tracks set, but over half the skiers were classicing. The outer loops, Bambas and Sommers, were thin but skiable with care. The best skiing was right down the middle on Birch Highlands. Check the bulletin board for "groomers choice." Pine Park was closed.
(John Kendrick)
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Great skiing today at Hidden Valley despite minimal snow. Well groomed for skate but no tracks set. Some exposed rocks so B skis are the way to go.
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(Tom Ajax)