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11.5km
Classic Only
Yes
No
1 North Lot 1 South Lot
218-753-4070
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The City of Tower, Howard Wagoner ski trails consist of mainly beginner and intermediate trails that wind through a beautiful and peaceful red and white pine forest. There is a short lighted loop (1.3K) for night skiing. Minnesota ski pass is required.
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Reports 1 to 8 of 8    Month: Jan | Dec
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Fresh snow made skiing really great as all debris was covered up. Did the main East and West Loops plus the Sherman Loop. I broke Trail as the loops were ungroomed but groomer came through just as I was finishing Sherman. This dug up a bunch of sticks so please take the time to flip them off the trail as you go through. I broke off a bunch of branches sticking out head level and trail level but left the rest for aesthetic reasons. Love to the tree arches over the trail left by the trimming volunteers! Very beautiful effect. Thanks.
(Mark Peil)
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Afternoon
Observation 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomed last week. All trails are open and clear of fallen trees. Tracks are set on all trails. Really need some snow. South central Minnesota has been hogging all these storms. Volunteers removed trees yesterday and cut back some brush and branches. There is pine needles on the trails in places and some footprints around where the work occurred. We do need some snow, it has been awhile! Temps are wonderful though. Great time to enjoy the lighted trail during the dark of the moon. Grooming plans: Will groom Monday or Tuesday.
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(Aaron Kania)
Friday, January 13, 2023
Evening
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
All trails are groomed, there are just some trees that need removal and brush that needs to be cleared back after the heavy snows of December. For those of you looking for alternate activities for the trout opener, the Howard Wagoner Volunteer group will be hosting a trail clearing day tomorrow January 14th. We will meet at the south parking lot at 10 am. There will be chili, a warming fire, and s'more's. Trails are open for skiing if you are not interested in clearing though we welcome you to bring loppers or a small hand saw.
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(Aaron Kania)
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Beautiful trails! Old school single track classic. It looks like the trail had been groomed a few days earlier. There was a ight dusting of snow on top, some soft pole plants, and tricky downhill corners, but we love it here. This is skiing the way I remember it!
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(Rob Weum)
Monday, January 2, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
There is some pine needle debris in the trail and the occasional hanging over branch but overall in excellent condition.
(Terry Vagle)
Thursday, December 29, 2022
Afternoon
Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: Most ]
The trails were groomed again Thursday. They are tracked and have a firm base. A lot of work has gone into clearing the trails of debris and branches by our awesome groomer and his elves. Come on out and experience the beauty.
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(Terry Vagle)
Sunday, December 25, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
We are getting out after the big storm and cleaning up. There are tracks set on many loops. Still cleaning up a few places. Lots of trees and brush over the trails on a couple loops. Feel free to bring a saw or loppers if you'd like to help out. Plenty of skiing for this holiday week with a good base. Groomer has been working hard to get things opened. Both lots plowed.
Photos:
(Aaron Kania)
Sunday, December 18, 2022
Afternoon
Observation 
[ Trails Open: Most ]
Like most places, we got about a foot of good heavy snow which is setting up a nice base. Groomer was out setting tracks. South parking lot is plowed. Some snow covered trees are hanging over the trail. Conditions are pretty nice for getting out over the holidays. The forests of Tower are the place to be when it's cold and windy out.
Photos:
(Aaron Kania)