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International Falls, MN
16.0k
Skating/Classic
No
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218-286-3334
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The ski trail crosses open and forested bog and passes through stands of aspen, spruce, balsam fir and eastern white cedar. The terrain varies from flat bog to rolling uplands and steep rock ridges. Whitetail deer use areas along the trail for winter yarding. Moose, timber wolves, and pine martens are occationally seen along the trail. Located in Koochiching State Forest.
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Saturday, February 27, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
After the thaw-freeze-thaw freeze this week we got a couple of light snowfalls, and cool enough temperatures to make grooming worth while. We ran both Ginzus around all trails today, setting tracks in most places. The Red Trail has lost quite a bit of cover and will soon be in full “spring “ ski mode - lots of bare ground coming. It’s fine now but watch out. The Green, Orange, Yellow, and Blue are good. Some tracks are thin where we couldn’t go deep enough.
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(Burgess Eberhardt)
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Looking forward to nice weather at last, we groomed all of Tilson Creek trails today with both Ginzus. Overall it looks fine.
Photos:
(Burgess Eberhardt)
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Freshly groomed yesterday from the 3” of new snow. A couple of rocks still showing on hills that can be easily avoided. The parking lot was empty at noon but about 6 vehicles in the lot at 2:30. Skied 26 and saw 3 other skiers.
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(David Kettula)
Monday, February 1, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I Falls got about 3” of snow Saturday night and all day Sunday. We groomed with both Ginzus this morning, setting tracks on all trail sections. The skate lane looks great but will be soft until the snow sets up, so please wait or use classic skis.
Photos:
(Burgess Eberhardt)
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
With more new snow - maybe 3 to 4” - we used both Ginzus on all trails. Tracks and skate lane looked great, and should set up well over the cold days following.
Photos:
(Burgess Eberhardt)
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
More snow. More grooming. We used both Ginzus today, grooming the skate lane and setting tracks everywhere, including the Little Blue Hill trail and the Blue Return.
(Burgess Eberhardt)
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
With about an inch of snow on Monday we were able to do a nice job tuning up the skate lane on all trails this afternoon. We rolled followed by Ginzu on all the skate lanes including the Little Blue Hill trail which is now fine for skating either way. We also packed and rolled the Blue Return both ways, so that, too, is fine for skating.
Photos:
(Burgess Eberhardt)
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Morning
Grooming Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
With about 2” of wet snow falling Friday, I covered all trails except the Blue Return with the Ginzu this morning. Tracks turned out better than expected given fairly shallow base, and the skate lane looks super. There are a few places where the groomer drags up some dirt, and there still are some rocks to watch out for, thus the B ski recommendation. There were a few skaters out today while I was grooming who reported the deck was firmer and faster than expected. It should be very nice tomorrow.
Photos:
(Burgess Eberhardt)
Sunday, January 3, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Logging on the Blue trail has been postponed until late winter. Sunday we opened the trail, packed with sleds and rolled. Once the snow sets up it should be ok for skating but it will be a while before we can set tracks. The Blue Return trail is rough.
(Burgess Eberhardt)
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
There was enough new snow to preclude using the Ginzus until we had packed with sleds and rolled. Once that was done we were able to run both Ginzus around all trails, setting tracks on Green, Orange, Yellow, and Red trails. I’m still suggesting B skis because of thin coverage on the Red Trail. If you skip the Red you can use your best skis. The snow was soft after our first runs but by the time we left at 4 pm it was setting up nicely.
Photos:
(Burgess Eberhardt)

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