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The J.C. Hormel Nature Center offers classic tracks and roughly 10K of skate skiing segments.
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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
All of the trails have been groomed on the grounds. The trails are ready for both classic and skate skiing. Great conditions!
(Kelly Bahl)
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
All trails are groomed and set and there is some drifting happening over some of the ski trails in the prairie areas making it hard to see the tracks. Otherwise trails are in good condition!
(Kelly Bahl)
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
Received 5 inches of fresh snow on our trails and they are in the process of being packed down and groomed.
(Kelly Bahl)
Monday, February 10, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
All of the trails are groomed currently for classic skiing. Most are groomed for skate skiing as well but are not packed down really well, mostly because of how powdery the new snowfall was on Sunday.
(Kelly Bahl)
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Afternoon
Observation 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
With the 6-10 inches of snow we received through the early afternoon, snow removal of driveways/parking lot needed to happen first before grooming ski trails. It is not expected to have all trails groomed until later Monday into Tuesday although some grooming/packing down trails may happen later this afternoon.
(Kelly Bahl)
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Trails are extremely icy and classic tracks will not be re-groomed due to lack of available snow. Some spots in the trails are rough from people walking on the trail when the temperatures were higher and things will melt. Trails that are farther out from the nature center are very thin on snow and have some grass poking through. The covered bridge has a patch of snow/ice but the rest is bare so be wary if you are skiing over it.
(Kelly Bahl)
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Trails are a little sloppy with the melting of snow but are not unskiable yet! The high temperatures have made for very little gliding but bare ground has not been found yet. Hopefully with cooling temperatures the trails will remain skiable for a while.
(Kelly Bahl)
Friday, January 31, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Excellent skiing, both classic and skate. Got about 1" of fresh snow this morning. Groomer ran over about half the trails by 2:00 pm. Those trails are perfect, with deep tracks and a firm if somewhat uneven skate deck. Today's ungroomed trails are still very good for classic, good for skate. Very fast. A group of 6 graders were on the trails and doing well. Some were just flying on the new snow, despite what looked like pretty crude technique.
(Mark Orlowski)
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The trails are in fantastic shape both classic and skating with perfect temperatures. The only way the skiing could be any better would be if they could set trails so you were always skiing downhill.
(Steve Williams)
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Trails are groomed and temperatures are great! The trails are all groomed and have great tracks set for classic and skate skiing.
(Kelly Bahl)

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