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Reports 1 to 10 of 35    Month: Jan | Dec
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied both loops this morning. Tracks were in good condition and a beautiful start to the day! We could see a few others in the distance but it felt like we had the tracks to ourselves! A bit windy but got warmed up pretty quickly. Enjoy!
(Alice Messer)
Friday, January 24, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trail was groomed Friday morning and classic track set. Hopefully the temps keep the skiing in good condition for the weekend warriors.
(Mitch Hoffman)
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Went out this morning early, for what might be my last ski until real winter returns. It was glorious. Classic tracks were 80% findable and the skate deck was nice and firm. Inner and outer loops groomed and looking great. Amazing job by the groomers. Off the trail, snow was crusty on top of 8” of heavier, stickier snow. Sigh, I’ll miss this awesome spot! Dang climate change. Let’s think cold thoughts.
(Ashley Asmus)
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skate deck is getting a better base with the recent snow and should be nicely packed down throughout most of the course. There are still some low spots on the hilltops to watch out for. Classic track has seen lots of snow drift from the previous nights winds however. Both loops are open.
(Marty Stock)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
At 1pm today the wind was flapping banners and billowing the big range nets. My fish scale , uni-waxed skis screeched with poor glide, especially on the east side where the wind blows. A bit of a slog, but so nice to be out there. In the NW in the lee, 9 or 10 kids enjoyed sledding for a Bruegel like scene I'd never seen before. I miss the inside loop(s) - they were my favorite part of the course. It's too short now and misses some good hills.
(Bruce Holloway)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The lovely picture of the grooming from last night got me fired up to brave the elements today! By 10:00 am the wind had really picked up and blown across the tracks. Plenty of snow to maneuver and the tracks were still visible for the most part, but be ready to blaze your own trail, especially on the back stretch by the softball field. Felt great to have fresh snow, though!
(Jennifer Myers)
Friday, January 17, 2020
Night
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomed from 9-midnight tonight. Classic track is set and skate deck is level and solid. Should be great skiing Saturday.
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(Mitch Hoffman)
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Glorious! Skate deck is groomed. No classic tracks set, except for a tantalizing few meters at the start of the course. I skied classic in the (wobbly) user defined tracks on the edge of the skate deck. No leaves, no sticks, just one very small part disrupted by tractor tracks. Thanks groomers!
(Ashley Asmus)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Went early this morning. Not yet groomed. About 2-3 crusty icy snow. It’s slick on top, but full coverage, no leaves, and all those vehicle ruts are covered up now. A good ski all around. Looked like a few skate skiers agreed with me, I followed their tracks around the outer loop.
(Ashley Asmus)
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Went for 40 minutes with my son. I think we must have gotten lucky with our timing - it really seemed like the groomer had recently been through. There were some rare bare spots (easily avoided) and a rut here or there but 99% of what we skied on was corduroy. Hard corduroy, and really firm - but still it was definitely corduroy and we had no trouble getting an edge. Lovely, lovely day. Thanks U of M groomers for these routes!
(John Grady)

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