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Irondale Trails
New Brighton, MN
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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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Sunday, January 24, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails were very soft, but very skiable with the compacted, icy base. When this layer hardens up, we should have the best skiing of the season. No dirt spots or wood chips showing. Thanks Gary!
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(Karl Holub)
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Definitely skiable, but showing some wear. Especially on up and down hills. More leaves present, occasional wood chips, but no rocks or asphalt. B skis trending towards rock, but not there yet. Perhaps 75% tracked, with some sections washed out.
(Steven Goetz)
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Irondale skiers and parents just finished shoveling hills, corners, and thin spots. Please consider postponing your ski until we have a chance to groom on Monday. Thanks!
(Kira Stolen)
Friday, January 8, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
Gave the trails a couple of runs today. Packed and fast. Some sections had a lot of branches and wood chips, some avoidable dirt, and other sections were surprisingly nice. One big positive: almost no leaves to grab the skis. Good coverage at road crossings. I used B skis without issue, but rock skis would be a safer choice. Great ski, thank you to the groomer!
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(Linda Evert)
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
The trails are getting quite deteriorated and could really use some new snow. Mostly woodchips showing through but I wouldn't risk it with skis you care about.
(Kate Karshna)
Friday, January 1, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Really excellent conditions. A few sections where the new wood chips were kicked up and exposed dirt, but all easy to spot and avoid. Great to see 10-15 other people out enjoying the trail as well!
(Karl Holub)
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Great conditions this afternoon, complete with a nice machine groomed classic track that was holding up. Surprisingly amount of usage on the trails given they had been groomed this morning -- and five cars in the lot/side street at Poppyseed Dr! Trail on the field up by the school was a bit windblown, but the woods were great.
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(Bruce Adelsman)
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Groomed and also set classic tracks for the first time this year. Could use some heavy wet snow to cover up every single stick - just a few trying to pop through on a couple of hills. Could use good skis with care IMO.
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(Gary Medin)
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
First time skier. Classic tracks were poor as they were scattered throughout the field. Didn't go back into the hills. Enough snow to ski. Some tree bark on the trails when parking on Poppyseed Dr entering the trail. The snow is starting to fall as I write this about 3pm so should be much better tomorrow if groomed. But what do I know, I'm a noob.
(Tony Crain)
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Classic skied trails this morning. Snow from Sunday was skied in - snow was really fast. Continued good coverage throughout the trail! Classic tracks on the fields - little too thin coverage for tracks in the woods. Grooming plans: We hope to groom Wednesday morning!
(Chris Torvi)

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