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Minneapolis, MN
8K
Skating/Classic
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This trail is groomed across the chain of lakes in Minneapolis: Brownie, Cedar (including Cedar Lake Park), Lake of the Isles, and Bde Maka Ska. Usually not groomed until mid-winter, once the ice is safe for vehicles.
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Sunday, February 28, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
All formerly groomed sections are lightly frozen slush. Some water on top of ice sections, but not many. This is for Lake of the Isles. Can't really recommend as a ski experience, but nice to get out.
(Kevin Sullivan)
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Afternoon
Observation 
[ Trails Open: All ]
Drove by BMS, Isles, Cedar and Brownie deciding if we would Nordic here. Saw 1-3 skiers per lake slugging it out on beaten down trails. Went to Theo Wirth South Beach... meh.
(Stephen Tannen)
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
The warm weather feels great but has been rough on the snow. Bde Maka Ska has crusty rutted snow that people and pets have walked on. The skate deck in Lake of the Isles is slightly better with packed but sticky snow. I mostly double poled in the tracks. In some places there are triple tracks in good condition and in other places they’re very icy, especially under bridges. While fun to be outside the ski conditions were pretty bad.
(Betsy Hoium)
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Portions of the trail are ok but parts have a lot of slush so be careful. The innermost classic track was the best to ski in.
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(Farouk Bruce)
Friday, February 19, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle Lost/Found 
[ Good skis ]
Cedar Lake was very fun to ski, not too soft from the sun. Found skis and poles by South Beach of Cedar Lake around 2:45 pm. I leaned them against the big statue there because they were in the road.
(Linette Maeder)
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied the entire 16K chain of lakes including the east Cedar leg. Despite only Brownie freshly groomed, the base was even and firm everywhere, and very fast, given the fresh layer of snow. Bridge underpasses are in good condition. Can't wait for tomorrow!
(Duane Jacobson)
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Just finished a really nice ski on Isles, the Channel and Cedar and found conditions really good. The latest light snow covered up a few of the bare or slick spots, esp under bridges. Isles more packed than Cedar but both were in good shape.
(R.T. Rybak)
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Things looked good everywhere and even with wind snow seems to be staying out of tracks without the drifting problems from the last week. Added a lot of snow to all the slightly icy stretches and dirty snow under bridges and in channel. It may be a little loose and lumpy instead of icy until the next pass. A few hardy souls were all reporting a good time and nice conditions.
(Eric Sumner)
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
All the lakes were groomed with tracks. Conditions look really good except for a few spots that were a little thin, but there was no ice showing.
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(Ken Valley)
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Evening
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Groomed Bde Maka Ska yesterday. It had plenty of snow cover to make classic tracks, and a nice skate deck. Note that it is possible certain areas may get wind blown during the day so be advised to use B skis. It was nice to see a lot of people skiing the lakes when it was super cold and windy.
(Ken Valley)

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