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2.5K
Skating/Classic
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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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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)
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Warm day, wet snow. Silver klister was kicking but with all the moisture in the snow there wasn't much for glide. The classic tracks and skate deck were good. It was a good day to be a nordic skier. The whole hour and a half I was skiing, the chairlift on the Alpine hill was stuck. I kept going around the tracks, and every time I returned to the trail next to the Alpine runs I could see the same people stuck on the chairlift. Ski patrol was rigging up ropes and lowering people down, one at a time. As I left, I noticed about half were still awaiting rescue.
(Joe Gerard)
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We are back to our normal operations after a very exciting and successful weekend of racing! All 2.5k are groomed and tracked and in great shape for the most part, there are a few patches of ice -- the very far reaches of the upper loops with a little water soaking through. This is outside of our snowmaking reach, and the natural cover is pretty good, but is also insulating the water keeping it from freezing at the moment. I'd still say you can ski with your good skis, just something to keep an eye out for.
(Erik Blow)
Monday, December 16, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Wide, firm corduroy. No classic tracks. All trails were open. I really wish they had laid at least one classic track (I was classic skiing).
(Joe Gerard)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
Trails were in good condition but limited in length. But can climb and ski the downhill slopes as it was closed by groomed.
(Michael Deeny)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
We're unburied and back in business after 24"+ of snow over the weekend! Naturally, we've got beautiful conditions on our open trails with wide, solid skate decks and deep classic tracks. I will be packing the upper loops today and possibly be looking at grooming if there's enough base for the PB 100. If you can get out of your house and need to ski, this is the place to be!
Photos:
(Erik Blow)

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