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2.5K
Skating/Classic
No
Yes
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Nordic-dedicated snowmaking, daily grooming, and a full-service chalet, located at the bottom of Spirit Mountain. Currently 2.5K of snowmaking. Expansion plans call for connector trail linking the new trail to the 22 km of existing trail at the top of Spirit Mountain.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The GANC groomers were busy this morning - Classic tracks and skate deck are fresh and ready after new snowfall yesterday and this morning. Enjoy.
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(Larry Mishkar)
Monday, February 17, 2020
Morning
Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
All trails at GANC were Pisten Bully groomed today. Enjoy.
(Larry Mishkar)
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The GANC trails at the Spirit Mountain lower chalet have just been groomed and tracked with the Pisten Bully. Enjoy and cheers.
(Larry Mishkar)
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
Fast yet comfortable ski conditions at Grand Avenue Nordic Center. The high temps and faster snow made it actually possible to maintain heart rate in lower ranges when desired - even on the way up the hill. Lower half of the loop looks like it had been groomed that morning, upper half not as recently but didn't yet need it. Great looking classic tracks (one or two) throughout as well. Hard base...the Nordic North Stars kiddos didn't put a dent in it.
(Sara Zimmer)
Monday, January 20, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
GANC is in perfect condition. Deep, firm classic tracks freshly groomed. The skate deck looked pristine as well. Only 3K, but it does not get any better.
(Steve Squillace)
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
All the trails are in good shape. The classic track was laid around the entire system and the skate lane was wide and firm.
(Joe Gerard)
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Well, we’re back from a little radio silence, and we’ve got good news! The fresh snow has done wonders to the center and the trails are looking some of the best they have all year. The upper loops which have been plagued by ice and water are groomed again with a classic track and full skate deck and look in good shape, but there are still some wet spots to look out for. Tracks are deep and the deck is firm, so bundle up and come out for a ski!
Photos:
(Erik Blow)
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
It's a tale of two trails. The lower 1K of trails are groomed wide, firm and are great. The classic track was very shallow on one of the climbs, but good enough on the rest of the 1K. The upper trails, however, seem to have been abandoned. Some ice grew up there a few weeks ago and it hasn't been groomed since. It's very hard, but it is still skiable. There aren't any classic tracks up there, either.
(Joe Gerard)
Monday, January 6, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
The lower trails are groomed for skate only (about 1K). There are no classic tracks, they haven't had any here for over a week. Got to the upper half of the loop and found that to be completely ungroomed. Some icy spots, but it's easy to navigate around them.
(Joe Gerard)
Monday, December 30, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Grand Ave Nordic Center was fast and firm Monday and definitely a good workout as it always is. When the wind picked up, the stadium was void of any soft snow cover, so was pretty darn icy. I observed a few novice, waxless classical skiers and looked a bit frustrating due to the lack of tracks and icy conditions. Admittedly, the downhills were pretty fast and a little dicey as it seems it was groomed early morning and then set up pretty firm when the temps dropped a bit.
(Jena Ogston)

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