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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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Thursday, January 13, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
We skied the whole trail system Thursday afternoon just as the groomer was finishing. Ideal snow and tracks. Get out and enjoy the Towering pines and rolling hills of this gem. You won't be disappointed.
(Ron Svatos)
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Evening
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
New snow accumulation - so we have groomed all segments of our classic trail system again tonight. Snow is light, cold, giving good glide.
(Mary Shedd, Wagoner Ski Trails Club)
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails are well-groomed - tracks in today’s milder temps were quiet and fast. Snow still hanging on the trees for an especially scenic ski.
(Mary Shedd, Friends Of Flathorn Gegoka Trails)
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Night
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
New snow packed yesterday and tracks set this evening. Should be fabulous skiing tomorrow after a cold freeze.
(Mary Shedd, Wagoner Ski Trails Club)
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
This was only the second time I did these trails and it was great! The tracks on the Howard Loop were a little better than the tracks on the eagle Loop. Covered by enough snow that I never ran into any rocks or grass and no ice. Was able to snow plow around sharp corners. Very quiet and visually stunning as there was snow still hanging off of the trees. Trail maps and warning signs were great. Hats off to the couple who reminded me that a State trail pass was needed as I doubt if there are enough Enforcement Officers checking due to low staffing. Especially loved the Deep Woods experience with no obvious signs of logging.
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(Mark Peil)
Friday, December 31, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Sublime! Trails are well protected from the wind. Definitely didn't feel like minus 3. Dusting of powder on the trails all recently groomed. Lots of small circle routes available if you worry a little about getting too far from your vehicle.
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(Michael Wilke)
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Evening
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails were packed and groomed this evening. With 8-9” of cold light new snow, skiing should be great.
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(Mary Shedd, Wagoner Ski Trails Club)
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We got about 5” of light new snow yesterday. However, we have not yet packed or groomed - though we hope to get it done before weekend, and hopefully sooner. We will post as soon as we do. In the meantime, this new snow has adequately covered all bare spots and needle/leafy litter on the trail, so you can break out the good skis. Only recommendation is to still avoid snowplowing on the few marked short, steep trails since the snow is so powdery and you may get down to base and litter if snowplowing. It should be lovely skiing with all the frosted trees and calm wind.
(Mary Shedd, Wagoner Ski Trails Club)
Saturday, December 25, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
We groomed Friday. I skied just the East trails. Overall, there is fine skiing, considering the thin base and yesterday’s above freezing temps. The snow is hard-packed and slightly icy in parts. There are scattered stretches with pine or twig litter - for the most part easily avoided by lifting ski or placing a ski in the base between the double tracks. The only real issue are the steeper hills. Snow thin, hard to icy and quite difficult to safely snowplow on. I happily took off my skis to walk down those short hills. Until more snowfall, you can still very much enjoy a measured ski on these trails.
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(Mary Shedd, Wagoner Ski Trails Club)
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
There is adequate snow throughout the trail system. The trails have not been groomed with the new snow or tracks set but there has been plenty of use on most trails to break trail. 3-4" of new snow with no base. The only place with some rocks/gravel was at the very northern end of the Tower trail (North trailhead). This was the first 1/4 mile.
(Aaron Kania)

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