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Vadnais Heights, MN
9k
Classic Only
No
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651-748-2500
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Trails wind around Sucker and Vadnais lakes. Generally flat terrain.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 20    Month: Jan | Dec
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Conditions were very good for classic. It was machine-tracked, very little leaf litter (finally), with depth or coverage just a little sparse in the trees after the bridge, and still down to just one track in the short portion south of Hwy 96 for apparent truck access for utility work. I used Swix Blue Klister, which was obviously wrong, but it worked okay except for grip on the steepest hills.
(Keith Carlson)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomer came today and set classic tracks on all trails. Not enough snow in some areas to set deep tracks but there is no exposed ground or pavement anywhere. Most of the trail is in excellent condition.
(Steve Jorissen)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Not groomed yet but the double track has been skied by a number of folks today and it's in good shape, both north and south of County Road F.
(Doug Nelson)
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Conditions on the trail south of CR F were poor to fair because of heavy leaf litter. Track is shallow but but was sufficient to guide my skis when the track was difficult to see int the dark. It was 17F degrees. I used Swix Blue Klister. Conditions were generally bad - didn't want to miss a pole plant for fear of losing my balance when the leaves caused sudden deceleration but I moved okay on the few leaf-clear portions of the trail. I was able to get in a few stretches of double poling. So I'll count my blessings.
(Keith Carlson)
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skied the entire loop north of Country Road F. Between the icy conditions and the debris (leaves and sticks), most of the trail was difficult to ski on. Particularly on the wooded, east side of Sucker Lake. We need more snow before I'll venture there again. Otherwise, it was a beautiful day!
(Matthew Robertson)
Friday, January 3, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Went out north of Country F. It's still okay for B skis but icy in many areas and very thin in spots. Leaves are very heavy on the east side of the lake.
(Dean Reas)
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Trail south of CR F was in good to fair condition. It was 29 degrees. Leaves are still a problem but track is pretty consistent while getting really thin in isolated spots. Isolated ice as well. I used Swix Violet Special, which was fine on dryer sections but lacked bite on ice and wetter sections.
(Keith Carlson)
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Just skied the 1km loop at sucker lake with my 5 year old. This is a great trail for beginners, very flat and the classic tracks were in great shape and there are double tracks so I can ski next to my little one.
(Mark Bushinski)
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skied the Sucker Lake loop New Year's Eve and again this morning. Mostly good double tracks around the lake, and many skiers enjoying them. There is one frozen slush area on the wooded trail west of the channel near Hwy 96. Also tracks from an inconsiderate truck near the northeast corner of the loop wiped out a section of tracks, but mostly on a flat, so totally passable. Beautiful day to be out!
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(Cindy Angerhofer)
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skied Vadnais. The trail was groomed for classic. Some icy spots, but way better now that the leaves are covered. The weather is beautiful.
(Adam Pederson)

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