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Duluth, MN
18k
Skating/Classic
Yes
No
1 Lower Lot 1 The Deeps 1 Oak Street
218-730-4321
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The Lester-Amity trail offers 15K of varied terrain for beginner to experienced skiers through pine, aspen, and birch forests. An additional 3K circles the Lester Park Golf Course and is accessible from the main Lester-Amity Trail. The openness of the golf course offers an excellent place for beginning cross-country skiers, and several short cuts are available. There is also a 5K trail portion that is lit in the mornings and evenings.
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Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Icy conditions - yikes! A lot of ruts so it was really hard to skate. I spent a lot of time in the classic tracks which were set relatively well. It's really hard to find a good place to ski this time of year that grooms their trails. But, it was better than no skiing!
(Craig Poorker)
Monday, March 27, 2023
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skated most of the system, minus the loop at the very bottom and the chalet loop, starting at 5:30pm. The system had been groomed earlier in the day and a couple of the side loops still had cord. There was about 3/4" of refreezing sugar cord on top of a very solid deck which made for a quick controlled skate. I stepped in the well formed deep tracks on several downhills and flew faster than I have in a long time. It is all about timing/temp/sun in the spring and it seems I read the conditions right tonight.
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(Nic Bacigalupo)
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomed this morning. Tracks are not set on some sections, like G-H and K-A. I can't tell you about the trail to the Pavilion because we parked at the first bridge on Seven Bridges Road. The D, G, I, and J loops are tracked. Overall, conditions were terrific for classic, firm when we started, getting mushy when we finished up. The skate lane was quite soft and mushy.
(Catherine Winter)
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomers went by as I was parking. Skate deck was soft, classic tracks looked amazing. Groomers were focusing on the main 3K lighted loop, but I assume that they will groom the whole trail network after setting the lighted loop. Thank you groomers for keeping up with caring for all the trails this season!
(Aaron Miatke)
Monday, March 20, 2023
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails are fast and nicely groomed. There are a few spots with brown water flooding we were able to easily ski over. No noticeable trail debris.
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(Nick Lansing)
Monday, March 20, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Firm/icy conditions at Lester this morning. Should improve if the day warms up. The skate deck has iced the skate grooves in, which made it a little tricky in some parts. Minor occasional debris on trail. Classic track was in good condition and lightning fast. Overall great March skiing.
(Gabi Hester)
Friday, March 17, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Hard skating base today with some deep cut grooves but not bad. Very quick on the downhills. Chilly but fun afternoon.
(Lindsey Envall)
Friday, March 17, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Classic skied Lester at 11 am. They had kinda groomed. I did the "easy" b to c loop. Beyond that nothing had been groomed. The grooming started out on just one side, the other side had skied in or old tracks, wasn't sure, Lester is not a place I frequent. The middle was groomed but pretty rough. Once I got to the other side, there were groomed tracks on both sides and the middle was done too. The tracks on the right were rough and bumpy, the left were good. Pole plants were soft but not the kind that go super far down. There were two ice patches: the first was solid, the second which was more in the skate lane was open water under slush.
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(Eve Graves)
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Our big dump of snow got groomed yesterday. It's soft. Pole plants are soft. Tracks are soft, deep, and a little uneven here and there - one track deeper than the other. The skate deck was soft and did not look fun to me, but I asked a cheerful skater about it and he said he'd seen worse. Someone rode a fat bike around a few of the sections in the center of the system, plowing a trough in the middle of the skate lane and punching deep posthole footprints walking the bike up hills.
(Catherine Winter)
Monday, March 13, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails have been groomed after the storm! There is a lot of powder on the trails. Classic tracks in great shape. Skate tracks were digging through some fluff.
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(Clay Kevlar)

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