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Duluth, MN
11k
Classic Only
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218-525-7326
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Korkki Nordic Center is a secluded trail just east of Duluth, consisting of a single-track classical trail. Wicked hills, flats, downs...it has everything. Trails were designed for racing and are recommended for those with at least intermediate to advanced classical skiing skills.
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Reports 5 to 13 of 13    Month: Jan | Dec
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Recently groomed, but was a bit soft and slow with a layer of fresh snow. Beautiful. Excellent ski day.
(Brandon Drazich)
Friday, December 30, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
A late afternoon ski was super enjoyable on this old school / classical / beautiful and flowy trail system! The trails were solidly tracked throughout. Debris was scattered here and there, but nothing to prevent great gliding. One always departs Korkki with that nordisk hygge feeling!
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(Cheri Johnson)
Thursday, December 29, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skied Korkki Thursday. A lot of debris in the track, as you would expect. Despite that it was surprisingly good with waxless skis. Recent higher temps may make conditions icy. I'm gonna wait for new snow before I return.
(Dan Disch)
Sunday, December 25, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Track is in great shape, thanks to the groomers. Some small debris on the trails from wind, but nothing that will get in the way, except a deer head and spine severed by a wolf overnight! Just beautiful conditions, 6km loop and IkoMaki is in great shape. Cold morning, Merry Christmas to all.
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(Josh Meltzer)
Saturday, December 24, 2022
Afternoon
Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: Most ]
Mark Helmer says: Merry Christmas gentleman. I groomed Dorothy's and the 7.5k loop. Ran out of time and batteries to do everything. Many trees down yet again. I may have time in the morning to try and get the back loop open. We'll see. If not I'll be out first thing in the morning on Monday. If I wasn't Scandinavian I would be discouraged. Just learned that there are more trees down after I got in.
(Dave Johnson)
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Afternoon
Observation Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: Most ]
Mark Helmer reports: I dressed the trail this afternoon. Probably again tomorrow. Dave Johnson adds: It has been snowing all day in the Duluth area, a very light fine snow. It will be cold and slow but wonderful skiing at Korkki.
(David Johnson)
Sunday, December 18, 2022
Evening
Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: Most ]
From the owners: Day 5 of working to open the trails. Dorothy's loop regroomed. The 5K groomed. Grooming plans: We will have the back loop groomed tomorrow! Everything will be open very soon. I'm tired but very happy.
(David William Johnson)
Sunday, December 18, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Pure bliss! Groomers have done an amazing job clearing all the downed trees on the trail! Groomed and tracked right up to the 5K cut off. Groomer has warned us of a water pit at the bottom of the sleep hill just before the 4K cutoff. Thank goodness for the warning to walk down the sides. We did our part to clear sticks while Dr. Chip freed many bent over trees and then performed surgery on my wet boot! Left at 1:00 - amazing day!
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(Karla Anderson)
Sunday, December 18, 2022
Morning
Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: Most ]
Nearly 2 feet of wet heavy snow fell on the Korkki Nordic trails this week. Above freezing temperatures, heavy snow and the significant numbers of downed trees made for a difficult task just to get the trail cleared to begin grooming. After 4 days of Herculean effort by Mark Helmer and his volunteer crew, the 5k at Korkki will be open for skiing at 10:30 Sunday. Mark plans on working on the back 5k of trail over the next few days.
Photos:
(David Johnson)

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