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Maple Grove, MN
15.8k
Skating/Classic
Yes
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763-694-7894
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Some of the best ski trails in the metro area. Fantastic night skiing on their lighted trails! New in 2003, a 2.5K man-made snow loop.
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Sunday, April 3, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
Has not been groomed this morning. Skiable. Like crust skiing with some ruts. Should have gone canoeing.
(Emily Broderson, Minnesota Canoe Association)
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
Valley was in poor condition. There was lots of semi-frozen ruts. I could skate thru them on the flats but I exercised great caution on any downhills for fear of getting a ski stuck in one and not being able to turn. It was between 35 and 37 degrees I used FastWax Yellow LF buffed with fluoro paste. Probably my last ski of the season. The prior trail report for today had me thinking there would still be decent skiing to be had in the Cities but I did not find that to be the case.
(Keith Carlson)
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skate skied on the valley trail. Some dirty snow by the upper parking lot, but trails were very good. A few leaves on the outer doughnut loop, but easy to ago around them. Still plenty of snow depth. Uphill sections are not sugary and had good edge grip. It seemed to have been groomed today sometime.
(Jon Schaumann)
Monday, March 28, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
I was happy to see they had groomed the Valley Trail this morning. I found the tracks to be well formed and fast. The snow was soft but no problem to ski on. Overall the trail is in good shape for late March skiing. Five or six other skiers were out between 10 and 11 a.m.
(Mark Basiletti)
Sunday, March 27, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
Great skiing on the valley trail yesterday and today. Tracks were slightly glazed and the track wall only broken through in a couple of spots. Thank you for the grooming this year!
(Colleen Duffy)
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
Perfectly edible snow cone. Solid yet forgiving corduroy deck; deep tracks with a crumbly bottom. Multigrade klister was my choice but hardwax probably would work for kick too.
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(Daniel Luoma)
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
Don't come out for skate skiing unless you confirm it's been groomed or the temperature warms up. Currently just has the aftermath of soft snow deep tracks that have now frozen. Fell down 3 times between parking lot and bridge before giving up and walking back. Was hopeful based on the reports yesterday.
(Ben Fuller)
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
Valley trail (man made) is the only one open. It was groomed for both skate and classic and good conditions - no bare spots or ice. Classic was fast but not icy, skate was very good. Snow is a little dirty, but definitely worth it. Thank you, groomers.
(Karen Peters)
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Beautiful spring ski at Elm Creek at 11 am. Skied on Valley only(man made snow). Tracks were fast - with some slush that slowed you down. Very few people on trails. For once, more classic skiers than skate. Temps were 30 degrees plus.
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(Earl Stabenow)
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skied the valley and northern lights. Plenty of coverage on all. The Valley was great as usual. I was surprised at how good the natural snow was on NLs. The skate lane was in good shape and not frozen. The tracks looked to be reset and generally fair to good but getting icy in many places.
(Mark Basiletti)

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