Trail Detail

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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Sunday, February 14, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
A beautiful cold ski. The skate deck was hard and fast (for sub zero temps!). The classic tracks were beautifully solid and run to ride on the downhills. There was a little bark and pinecone debris, but otherwise very nice conditions!
(Elaine Nelson, Skinnyski.com Race Team)
Friday, February 12, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Hit every trail except for "A" down into Lester playground and back up (10.3K total). Duluth has received 5-6" since I last skied this lower portion but it was in really poor condition then and I'm not willing to try it out with my good skis. The rest of the trails are all in great condition, with well set track and a firm skate deck. Even with temps at -8 with mild wind chill it was a great outing!
(Aaron Miatke)
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
-4F. Skate lane was rock hard and smooth as a billiard ball. I only skied the small loop from the middle parking lot, couldn't stand up to save my life. The classic tracks looked immaculate and firm.
(Louise Levy)
Friday, February 5, 2021
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Cold night didn’t stop the urge to hit the trails this evening! Thanks to the City of Duluth for the great classic tracks. Skied the A-H loop. Only one area where wind has blown in the classic tracks. Otherwise solid throughout the loop I skied. Skate deck was in great shape as well.
(Brandon Kime)
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
I only say B skis due to the lack of snow under the pines on the return trip from the very bottom back towards the top. If you stay above the park your good skis will be fine. I love skating through a few inches of powder! That's exactly what I got at Lester this morning. I had first tracks in a few spots but there were a few early risers out before me. The going was slow - but who cares? It was a great morning with fresh snow!
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(Mick Dodds, Ski Hut)
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Had a fabulous ski with a friend on a beautiful sunny morning with the groomer working his magic on the trails. Ah! Fresh corduroy! We were in skier heaven! Enjoy!
(Elaine Nelson, Skinnyski.com Race Team)
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Lester was groomed Monday, according to the city hotline. It's still soft from the recent snow, and it's gotten a lot of use, so the tracks are a bit worn and sloppy. Someone was spray-painting hot pink directional signs on the snow, so apparently there's going to be an event.
(Catherine Winter)
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Freshly groomed this morning. The new snow, which continues to accumulate, was dog slow. Classic tracks improved the more they were skied in. Trails were beautiful and packed with skiers!
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(Karl Holub)
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Really nice out there. Groomed yesterday, according to the city hotline. An inch or so of new snow as of noon and still snowing when we got off the trail. Tracks were holding up well.
(Catherine Winter)
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Started at the parking lot on Lester River Road. The steep climb up to the main loop was in poor shape, with grass and bare ground showing through. From "A" and above it was fine, with deep firm tracks. About five of the electric lights were not functioning on the access loop and around the main A-B-C loop, so there are some dark stretches. If you have headlamps, bring them for extra illumination.
(Andrew Slade)

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