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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 6 to 13 of 13    Month: Jan | Dec
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic Scheduling 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Perfect day at Korkki. How could it not be? Mid 20s, firm, fast tracks. Nice kick and glide with Rex N21. Some corners are a bit washed out but that's just skiing. Please note the trail will be closed Wednesday after 3pm to prepare it for a high-school race on Thursday.
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(Mick Dodds, Ski Hut)
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Afternoon
Observation Scheduling 
[ Trails Open: All ]
Went out to Korkki to plan out the stadium layout for the high school race on Thursday. Classic tracks looked great and Mark confirmed that the trails were in excellent shape. Korkki will be closed from 3:00pm on Wednesday January 13 until Friday morning Jan 15 to set up the course and run the race on Thursday.
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(Dave Johnson)
Sunday, January 3, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
It was 3 degrees when we arrived at 8 a.m. this morning. We skied most of the main trails. They are all in good condition. It's a blue sky with no wind - it should be a beautiful day once it warms up.
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(Jon Anderson)
Friday, January 1, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Magical day to ring in the New Year at Korkki Nordic. Almost full parking lot at 10:00 but no congestion on the trails. Great grooming with fresh tracks all around after a day of lake effect snow yesterday. Snow was soft and fluffy, some washout on downhill corners but primarily solid deep tracks throughout. No signs of any debris on trails. Thank you Korkki Nordic for a great day of skiing!
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(Anna Richards)
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
A great day at the best place on Earth. Everything had been tracked and clearly a good number of people have already been out to enjoy it. Track was a bit soft, but has held up well. Really good coverage, didn't see any sketchy patches anywhere.
(Mitchell Campbell)
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
It’s hard to have a bad day at Korkki. Good early season conditions; pretty solid tracks for most of the system, herringboned out in the usual spots. A few thin areas to keep an eye out for and some occasional debris in the 4, 5, and 6k loops. I would suggest staying clear of the 10k loop for now unless you are very light on your feet and are willing to catch air a few times on the downhills. It’ll need quite some time to fill in with snow and there are very prevalent bumps and jumps along the way through the loop. A bit more debris and thin spots than the lower loops as well. Iso-Maki and the black segments on the return are pretty washed out and looks to have claimed some victims based on the divots along the margins. All in all, still a beautiful experience with plenty of good skiing to be had.
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(Erik Blow)
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Korkki is open and the skiing is good. More snow would be great but in this difficult year just being able to escape onto the Korkki trail and feel the familiar ups, downs, twists and turns transported me to another place physically and mentally. Gone were the small squares of folks on a virtual screen, replaced by actual balsams and alder. At bay was the worry of a virus supplanted by the simple joy of speeding down a little hill and halfway up the next hill. Missing was the loneliness of hunkering down instead a steady stream of folks looking for the tranquility of the trail and an opportunity to raise their pulse rate and breathe in the fresh outside air.
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(Dave Johnson)
Friday, December 25, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Snow! A great Christmas present! Did a crisp 6k morning ski and will be skiing again this afternoon. The entire trail is groomed with the exception of Dorothy’s Loop.
(Liz Holliday)

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