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Larson Lake
Deerwood, MN
20K
Skating/Classic
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218-824-1115
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Roughly 7km groomed for skating (outer loop plus interior segment). Rolling hills of hardwoods and some mature red and white pines.
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Friday, February 14, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Out to Larsen Friday afternoon, most of the trail system has not been fully groomed for weeks but with 1/2" of powder on top skiing was much better than expected. Hardpack - yes, but I skated the outer loop and had no trouble getting an edge in. The downhills well like Richard Petty said "If you aint a little scared your not going fast enough"!
(Clay Alexson)
Friday, February 7, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomed about half of the trails until the groomer once again broke down. What I set of classic track is in poor condition and the skating deck is littered with snowmobile tracks and boot tracks from what I think is a trapper. I do not recommend skiing here until further notice.
(Tom Strack, Crow Wing County Parks)
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
It is very sketchy fast icy. I skied around the lake instead. Until the groomer gets fixed, head over to Aitkin and ski the No Achen trail instead of risking a broken hip.
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(Brent Vacinek)
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomer once again broke down while grooming. The outer loop now has lots of snowmobile tracks from the rescue of the broken equipment. It is unlikely trails will be groomed before the weekend.
(Tom Strack, Crow Wing County Parks)
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skating and classic. It stayed at 32 or colder all day no melting. About 2 feet of snow on the ground. There was about an inch and a half of fluffy snow on the ground. The skating was good. I explained to my ski partner how after a while he will become annoyed by the fluff. The classic track was great, we used V40 for kick and got excellent results. The track was fast. There were many couples out classic skiing which just kept improving the track.
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(Craig Schulz)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Packed with the snowmobile and then groomed the trails. Firm base but the deck was soft from this fluffy snow. There are also a few places on the outer loop where I had to set track for a little bit on the skating portions (groomer kept getting stuck going up hills trying to pull all that fluffy snow).
(Tom Strack, Crow Wing County Parks)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
One inch of new snow covered the leaves! Skied in previously set track around outer loop. Second lap better than the first.
(Sharon Pike)
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Was very happy to see the trails had been very recently groomed. Classic tracks were in good shape and deep. There were lots of leaves, we need more snow. Skate deck looked very nice. Nice to see several cars in the parking lot. Beautiful spot to ski!
(Laura Beilke)
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
County resumed grooming at Larson late last week. Classic track set into old transformed snow. Kick with hardwax was fine, but wax was wearing off. Outside of tracks/skate deck had more powdery snow. Leaves were accumulating in the tracks in some places.
(Owen Baird)
Friday, January 10, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
All trails have been groomed and are in good but not great shape. There are lots of oak leaves and small sticks scattered throughout the trails. Classic track is in fair to okay shape because of hard crusty snow. Hopefully it snows again so the trails can be groomed properly.
(Tom Strack, Crow Wing County Parks)

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