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Bloomington, MN
10.8k
Skating/Classic
Yes
Yes
763-694-7687
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A couple of good loops, although it seems to get more wind-blown than other metro trails. New in 2013, 5K snowmaking loop.

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Reports 11 to 20 of 97    Month: Feb | Jan | Dec | Nov
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Another warmer day and yet again the groomers at Hyland achieved absolutely fantastic grooming, I can't thank them enough. Skied the manmade snow loop and all the trails were fantastic, and did the Lake Loop and it was very skiable with minimal debris. Had no issues doing the loop on my good skis.
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(Park Walter)
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied Frog Town then the North loop and through Scenic Foothills back to the visitor center over the lunch hour. The 5K snowmaking loops are holding up well after yesterday's rain with firm enough tracks still set and the skate deck was also in good shape. The natural snow trails were a different story and the rain really did a number on the snowpack. Tracks are still well set but the snow is extremely soft in most places. I'm fairly light (<150 lbs) and sunk noticeably in many places. The skate deck was also very uneven in several places on the North loop. For classic I'd recommend wax or fishscale grip zone skis, my skins were pretty soaked afterwards. Overall I continue to be very impressed with the grooming crew at Hyland, kudos to them for maintaining great trails!
(Ben Ruhme)
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I don't know what they did to the snow at Hyland this week but it is fast and fun! Man made snow is firm and fast. Natural is a little icy but very skiable and still gives good control.
(Tim Bontrager)
Friday, January 13, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied the Lake loop and the manmade loop out to the frogtown cutoff (the high school teams were practicing up the scenic foothill climbs). The snow was absolutely amazing; firm and fast but not icy. I was able to maintain a great speed without sacrificing grip or stability at all! Likely the best day out I've had yet this season snow-condition wise.
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(Park Walter)
Thursday, January 12, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Excellent conditions on the natural snow loops at Hyland. A really fun morning of skiing today. Classic track looked freshly set and in good shape too. Hard pack classic track for sure but in good shape. Skate trail was perfect, fast but great control.
(Rick Budde)
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ B skis ]
Super icy around the lake, especially in the tracks. Some of the skate area seemed a bit softer, but overall a slippery day.
(Ethan Wilensky-Lanford)
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ B skis ]
Moderately icy on all trails but quickly becoming soft and gaining traction as the day continued. Natural trails are slightly better with some exceptions, namely Hill trail.
(Duane Jacobson)
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Amazing conditions early morning on the man-made trails. We are so blessed to have the best groomers and to have them groom every day! Skate deck in mint condition and classic tracks were deep and well formed.
(John Nealon)
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Natural snow is in best condition in decades. All trails are open and in perfect shape for classic and skate skiing!
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(Bill Oyler)
Monday, January 9, 2023
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied the Lake Trail Hill Trail for the first time in 28 years. Boy have they changed! Beautiful conditions! Tracks were firm with only a couple leaves on the trail. Beware a couple washouts on the downhill tracks.
(Rick Vatsaas)

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