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Lake Elmo, MN
13.1k
Classic Only
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651-777-5510
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Most trails ramble through hardwood forest along any of several routes across all difficulty levels. Camel Back provides some fun hills, but Oak Run is particularly exciting. Morgan Lane offers beautiful view of a pond from a birch-lined ridge while effortlessly gliding back to the trailhead. Deer and winter songbirds frequently seen.
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Reports 1 to 6 of 6    Month: Jan | Dec
Friday, January 24, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
The fresh snow looks to be used mostly by trail walkers but that didn't impact my time too much. The trails were not groomed but previous skiers made for some tracks to follow. The temps warmed up to the point where snow started sticking to the glide areas of my skis after uphills so looks like I'll need new glide wax.
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(Kory Lasker)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
No tracks. Saw 4 skiers, 2 dog walkers and a fat tire bike track. Snow is fast with a thin crust that's easy to ski through. May be worse crust in open field, anyway I skied wooded trails. Some sideways slipping. Someone had ski skated. 1 1/2 inched loose on good base. Occasional unevenness but easy to stay in control. Easy snowplowing and turning. A very scenic trail with speedy hills and a couple of big climbs. Avoided far west black diamond hill today. Birch trees on top of steep hills overlooking ponds. Avoidable slush next to Sunfish Lake on the red trail.
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(Amy Storbakken)
Friday, January 3, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails were rolled, probably before melting began - or maybe yesterday because there were very few tracks. I think I was the second on skis. The trails are pretty good and very fast because they have a corn snow ice glaze. So be careful. As usual - a beautiful and quiet place. I was alone; the only car in the parking lot.
(Lincoln Fetcher)
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ B skis ]
Snow and scenery: Great. Tracks: skier set. Tracks were fine except where frequently stomped on by boots, snowshoes, dog paws. All 1/2 dozen dogs I saw were off-leash despite leash-law signs. I was mostly in the northwest corner of the park for great trails, hills, scenery. This area is also (sometimes) away from the dog-walkers. But today the park, at least in the NW, was sort of an off-leash dog park.
(Al Fox)
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Great snow and easy skiing but no grooming yet. Snow was soft and dry. A few low areas where ice was under snow but no negative effect on skiing. Snowshoeing and walking tracks on most trails but soft snow minimized interference wit skiing.
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(Lincoln Fetcher)
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
I classic skied Sunfish Lake Park. They groom the trail but don't put tracks down. It was a really nice ski! There was some leaf and stick debris but no bare spots. I did the entire outer loop and I was really glad I went out. What a beautiful day!
(Beth Hedlund)