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International Falls, MN
16.0k
Skating/Classic
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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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Friday, March 20, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
A lot of snow up north yet. 20+” in the woods and 5” of new snow. Freshly groomed and blue kick wax. The tracks were a little soft but great for March.
Photos:
(David Kettula)
Friday, March 20, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Must be a grooming date record for us - fabulous day on the Tilson Creek trails. Just enough new snow for perfect results. We used both Ginzus on all trails and also dragged the notorious Big Bad Blue Hill trail. Let it set up overnight and ski tomorrow.
Photos:
(Burgess Eberhardt)
Monday, March 16, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
More snow! Yes! Groomers hit Tilson Creek this morning and it looks fabulous! We pulled lots of snow in front of the Ginzus, but got it all done without trouble. Do not ski today, it will be too soft. (Classic might be ok, check to see you are not ruining our beautiful tracks.) This is the time of year when you can prolong good skiing by only using the trail when the snow is firm. If you see you are leaving deep cuts, turn back, please. Down on the Red, we followed a pair of wolves for nearly the entire trail - neat to be out there.
Photos:
(Burgess Eberhardt)
Monday, March 9, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The temps have been in the upper 40s for several days. Today with colder weather we ran both Ginzus over all trail segments including the Big Bad Blue Hill Trail. The tracks on the Green are thin but are OK elsewhere. The skating is fabulous!
Photos:
(Burgess Eberhardt)
Friday, March 6, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We have 24” in the woods and 5” of new snow. Freshly groomed for skating and no tracks for classic. The trail was in great condition but a little slow because of fresh snow. I never saw anyone on the trail.
Photos:
(David Kettula)
Friday, March 6, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Tilson Creek got about 6” of heavy snow ending Thursday morning. After an unsuccessful attempt at rolling yesterday, we returned this morning and used the drag and roller on all trails including the perilous Big Bad Blue Hill trail. Was a perfect day in the woods - sunny and crisp. About zero at 8 AM and +35 at noon. Skate lane looks great.
Photos:
(Burgess Eberhardt)
Friday, February 28, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Ran the Ginzu with teeth down to refresh hard packed skate deck over outer loop of Green, Orange, Yellow, and Red trails. Looked good!
Photos:
(Burgess Eberhardt)
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Perfect day to groom! We ran both Ginzus over all the skate lanes this morning in bright sunshine and moderate temps. We did not try to re cut tracks, and left the Big Bad Blue hill trail alone. The refurbished skate lane looks super!
Photos:
(Burgess Eberhardt)
Monday, February 17, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
In honor of Birkie weekend we groomed and tracked all the regular trails on Monday. We left the Big Bad Blue Hill trail as it was, just rolled, because we don’t think we can pull Ginzus there. The tracks are mostly fine, with some shallow areas. Skate lanes are in great shape.
(Burgess Eberhardt)
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
After nearly 2 weeks without snow we finally groomed new snow on Tilson Creek yesterday, pulling both Ginzus to set tracks and do the skate lane. Then of course it snowed last night. I rolled the skate lane on all trails including the Big Bad Blue Hill trail this morning.
Photos:
(Burgess Eberhardt)

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