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Rochester, MN
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Rolling terrain around the site of an old Quarry, located right in Rochester. Trail developed and maintained by volunteer crew.
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Reports 11 to 13 of 13    Month: Mar | Jan
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
All Quarry Hills trails were refreshed this morning. The conditions as such that the risk of damage to skis is possible but not likely; if you have more than one pair of skis don't use your top racing skis. The skate deck is good with only a few thin spots but not so extensive that rock skis are needed. The classic track is good, a bit shallow in places but perfectly usable for recreational classic skiing. The Parkwood Hills section of trails has the thinnest snow cover, is probably better suited for skate than classic, and is likely more enjoyable for skiers that can handle fast downhills.
(Mike Holmes)
Sunday, January 14, 2024
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Trails received a fair amount of snow both from the storm and blow-in snow from the wind where it catches in the woods and protected areas. The awesome grooming crew finished packing and setting track Sunday afternoon despite cold temps, I classic skied a couple hours later. Skate deck was nice throughout although it was apparent that snow depth wasn't deep yet, a few bumps to ski over here and there. Very skiable but use B skis. The classic track was well formed and solid with some dirt showing occasionally from the track setter running a bit deep. I filled needy spots with snow from the side of the trail where it helped. Some areas had minor grass or leaves you could ski over but good coverage everywhere else. Plan to step out of the track here and there to avoid limited issues if using skis your worried about. I didn't ski to the West Ball Fields or Horrible Hills due to cold wind. Woods areas are protected from the wind and nice to ski at below zero temps.
(Henry Walker)
Friday, January 12, 2024
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Skate skied early evening in the woods to avoid the wind. Some trails had just been rolled. All well covered now, but soft as expected with the fresh snow. No tracks. Should be great this weekend.
(Ian Chang)

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