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Irondale Trails
New Brighton, MN
2.9K
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Trails flow on hilly terrain along Rice Creek on Ramsey County open space land. Maintained by Irondale high school ski team and volunteers. Access from Irondale athletic fields or Poppyseed Drive.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 10    Month: Jan | Dec | Nov
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Fresh groomed this morning for skate and classic. Looked a little soft for skate but classic was great. Field up by school was very windy and blowing.
(Norm Schultz)
Monday, January 13, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Just a little new snow goes a long way! Head groomer reports skate and classic track reset! Enjoy!
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(Chris Torvi)
Monday, December 23, 2019
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Groomed this afternoon. 99% of the trail is in good condition and certainly skiable with good skis. The dirt is trying to win in a couple of places and if the weather is warm it may win a bit more. If you have the luxury of picking your time to ski (i.e. not solidly frozen or not too warm and soft) there is still great skiing to be had.
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(Gary Medin)
Friday, December 20, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
What a great trail. I haven't skied such and up down twisty trail before. Irondale will keep you on your toes. There seems to be a good base, let's hope it survives any warm up. I skated but there is a very nice classic set which looked shallow but firm.
(Bill Stuber)
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails groomed this morning. Good coverage. Good skis, at least for now. Won't be groomed again until after the weekend as we're all heading to ski camp. Hopefully the weather will cooperate for a re-groom early next week. Get out there while the snow cooperates. It's great skiing.
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(Gary Medin)
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
Trails were still in wonderful shape this morning. Firm and slightly glazy from the week's warm temps but deck still allowed plenty of control. Snow coverage was good at road crossing.
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(Linda Evert)
Monday, December 2, 2019
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Oh boy, what a treat! Arrived around 6:30 pm to a perfectly groomed skate deck -- appeared to have been groomed again after high school practice. The trail was firm but not too hard, great glide and good edging -- absolutely fantastic! Trails seem wider than previous years and leveler too. The motion detection lights were great, although a few downhills had lights out. (Advice: Ski in groups at night, the led person activates the lights.) Such a great treasure to have this ski trail in the north metro, and so well maintained by the Irondale boosters! Two laps, including the practice field by the school, was just over 5K.
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(Bruce Adelsman)
Monday, December 2, 2019
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails rolled this morning - all in good shape. Groomer reports good skis ok! No classic track set yet - will likely set track by the end of the week - going to be doing several days of skate on the trail this week (event on Thursday afternoon).
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(Chris Torvi)
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Great, natural snow trails at Irondale this morning. Some oak leaves, and a bit of an icy patch dropping from fields to wooded section. The new(to me) corkscrew leaving the swampy area had some dirt, but it's a bonus section, so avoid if worried about scratches. Looking forward to seeing it again.
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(Ben Creagh)
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Classic and skate skied trails this afternoon into the evening. Everything had been rolled in the afternoon and had set up nicely. Special thanks to head groomer! He did a great job packing first snow of the season! There were lots of oak leaves but good coverage throughout the trails. We will not be able to groom trails again until the weekend at earliest - hard to tell what will happen with weekend weather. Our solar LED lights were coming on at dusk for a great early evening ski!
Photos:
(Chris Torvi)