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8.0k
Skating/Classic
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651-748-2500
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Top notch, hilly and twisting course through prairie and woods. There are 4K of lighted trails. Parking lot located off Winthrop St. Ski Games trail segment is located on west side of Battle Creek Rd.
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Saturday, March 2, 2024
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
Skied at 8:00 AM. Not much of a skate skier, so take the report with a grain of salt. Thin and icy throughout the system. In the upper woods, there are places where the deck has disappeared and been replaced with wood chips. The north downhill turn in the upper woods is amusing: there is a small pond on the inside of the turn. All in all, a short ski, followed by coffee with a friend. Really, this report is to say thank you to the people who make the snow, to the people who groom the snow, and skinnyski. I use this source almost daily from late November to the end of the ski season. This year, I was late with my subscription; that said, if you haven't subscribed (become a member), this is my unpaid and unsolicited encouragement to do so. Thanks, and may next winter bring snow, the real stuff that falls from the sky. Stay active!
(Michael Kuhne)
Saturday, March 2, 2024
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
Unfortunately the PistenBully went down so I couldn't finish grooming the trails. The lighter weight equipment we have was also unable to work with the remaining snow. Conditions are what you'd expect given the weather. I was also unable to put a track in. Many thanks for the kind words I've seen here throughout the year!
(Joshua Wickert)
Friday, March 1, 2024
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
Still great conditions at Battle Creek. I skied yesterday afternoon in the soft slush and this morning on fresh, firm corduroy. Kudos to Ramsey County for their great work. The occasional wood chip, but still amazing.
(Sarah Hobbie)
Thursday, February 29, 2024
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
I was surprised by how good it was this morning. Hit the trail at 5:45 am and it was beautifully groomed. Firm and very fast, and I didn't hit any ice. I may have lower standards, but I was completely comfortable using my best skis. Huge thanks to the trail crew for their magic.
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(John Greene)
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ B skis ]
Skate deck was much better than yesterday; the cold weather firmed it up and it was groomed this morning. Has a couple of icy spots, but nothing too bad, and those spots were fairly obvious. Still some spots with wood chips and sticks showing through, but pretty avoidable.
(Max MapelLentz)
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
Surprisingly good conditions this morning, less gray spots and debris compared to Monday, skated for an hour, expected icy and scary conditions but instead it was freshly groomed and delightful. Classic tracks looked shallow and rough in a few spots but ski season is definitely not over! Thank you Battle Creek staff!
(Tyler Lindquist)
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ B skis ]
These are the conditions that my indestructible fishscale touring skis live for! Super fun, sunny skiing on slightly slushy tracks. Skaters were doing OK too. The snow cover is still good in tree loops, though dirty of course. Might be icy ruts tomorrow, but Thursday afternoon and Friday should deliver more soft snow adventures before the bare patches take over.
(Deb Diggins)
Monday, February 26, 2024
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Surprisingly good conditions with an early start, but definitely getting slow by 11:00. Skated on a 4.5K loop (man-made snow obviously), and the classic looked decent as well. Still some very nice skiing to be had; get it while you can.
(David Christopherson)
Monday, February 26, 2024
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
With the beautiful weather I had to get out and ski the trails. There are a handful of icy spots and as many spots open or opening up in the lower parts of the trails. The sun is really doing its job. The upper loops, Cowabunga and Winthrop Ridge still have a good amount of snow but slushy and slow. Grooming plans: We will be evaluating again tomorrow to see how long we can hang on. No grooming tonight with the temperatures being to warm. Hopefully we will get some of the snow they are talking about.
(Rob Adams)
Sunday, February 25, 2024
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
Skied the tree loops and came down Cowabunga. A few avoidable bare patches. Cowabunga was ice free and the kids in my group made it down ok.
(Mark Bushinski)

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