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International Falls, MN
16.0k
Skating/Classic
No
No
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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Reports 1 to 10 of 11    Month: Feb | Jan | Dec | Nov
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Had a great session on Saturday. I did the Green Loop and the beginning portion of the Orange Loop (up until the northern Blue Trail intersection). Tracks were in great condition and I had a blast skiing. I didn't see much debris on the tracks. Saw quite a few cars in the parking lot so I'm happy to see more people using this trail system!
(Aaron Bloom)
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
After a couple of inches snow over last few days we were able to refresh the skate deck and reset track on all open trail's except the main blue. Loggers are hauling wood out on that section. It was nice to get some cover on the tree debris on the West side of the trail.
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(Steve Johnson)
Friday, January 20, 2023
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
The trails have held up well through the warm stretch, but the skate deck needed a little refreshing. The ginzu scratched up the surface nicely and the result is better than expected with no new snow to work with. We left the track in place, most of which is in good shape, albeit a little icy with the warm days and cool nights. We're still waiting on the loggers to complete their sale on the Blue Trail, hopefully next week. They helped us with opening a couple of new loops that we are anxious to try out.
Photos:
(Steve Johnson)
Thursday, December 29, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails were groomed Thursday. Skiing was great from one end to the other. Thank you Steve Johnson for the great job.
(Ronald Ruelle)
Thursday, December 29, 2022
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Mechanical issues continue, but we got the new Titan on the trail with the old Tidd until we get it wired for the Ginzu. We have 15 K groomed and tracked, including portions of the Blue trail not affected by the logging. Soft conditions this afternoon with temps in the low 30s, but should cool down enough tonight to set up.
Photos:
(Steve Johnson)
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
2" snow overnight. All trails groomed and tracked. The Renegade Trail was packed but remains closed until we get more snow. There were no skiers out this morning as the temp never got above zero.
Photos:
(Steve Johnson)
Sunday, December 18, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
The Green, Orange, Yellow, Red and Blue Return trails were groomed with the ginzu and tracked for the first time this season. Mechanical issues with the tracker led to an improvised pattern, but striders will appreciate the deep tracks which should set up with cold temps.
Photos:
(Steve Johnson)
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
We hauled the groomers in today and had several inches of powder to groom over a rolled base. Despite some equipment issues we groomed about 12k with the ginzu. Still not enough snow to set track. The Green, Orange, Yellow and Red loops are open full width. The Blue trail to Voyageurs National Park remains closed until logging is completed. The Blue Return was rolled by the logger and will be open to skiing soon.
Photos:
(Steve Johnson)
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
Two sleds, two rollers got the Green packed down, but got stuck in the mud doing it. Then onto Orange, Yellow, and Red which went fine. The flat sections look good for skating, lots of rocks on the Red trail.
Photos:
(Burgess Eberhardt)
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
With more new snow I rolled again today on Orange and Yellow. Looking better, still lots of rocks especially on ridges. The Green is too soft/wet to work, although folks have set tracks through it to the shelter.
I skated in the afternoon and it was really fine given we're still mid-November. If you ski be sure to wear Orange because there are deer hunters on the south parts of the trail system.
Photos:
(Burgess Eberhardt)

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