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Battle Creek Regional Park West
Saint Paul, MN
8.0k
Skating/Classic
Yes
No
651-748-2500
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Top notch, hilly and twisting course through prairie and woods. There are 4K of lighted trails. Parking lot located off Winthrop St. Ski Games trail segment is located on west side of Battle Creek Rd.
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Monday, December 9, 2019
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Groomed the silver trail including a classic track. The classic track has a couple of short bare spots near the parking lot. The gold trail and ski games are open but have not yet been groomed after today's snow. Very close to "no problem" for best skis.
(Karl Dewahl)
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skate skied this morning early. Very good coverage in most areas, especially on most all of the meadow climbs and descents. I would stick to the Silver Trail at this point until we get more snow. Gold was very icy and too many oak litter and sticks after yesterday's winds that provided extra resistance! Ski Games trails were skiable but very uneven at this point. Much different trail than a few days ago. A shout out to the volunteer grooming crew that does an excellent job of maintaining these trails!
(Bill Harrison)
Friday, December 6, 2019
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
All skating trails, including the ballfield and the Ski Games trails, were groomed today. Classic tracks were set on the Silver yesterday and are holding up well as are the classic tracks on Ski Games side. No more tracksetting for now until we get more snow. The trails are all in very good condition with few icy or bare areas which are easliy avoided. Leaves and small debris on the trail are the only reason not to use A skis. One short downhill coming off the prairie loops was re-routed due to grass showing throuh due to sun exposure. The entrance to this section was blocked with tree branches. Enjoy the cooler temps and the sun!
(Doug Schumacher)
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ B skis ]
Great early season skiing at Battle Creek. Skate deck was firm and fast. Only issue is dodging oak leaves in the woods. Terrific job groomers!
(Jeff Blodgett)
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Night
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
The ball field and Silver Trail (5K loop), was refreshed tonight. We did set a shallow track around most of the Silver Trail. Skate deck is in good condition and as mentioned the tracks are shallow. With colder temps tonight they should setup well. Grooming plans: World Cup, Gold, and Ski Games should be groomed on Thursday.
(Bill Stuber)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Gold course was in good shape, firm but a little lumpy in places as expected, no tracks set. Ski games trails were much softer. It seems they groomed the right side twice to set tracks but the left side only once which meant the left was very soft. Fair amount of organic debris and a few thin spots, so I'd stick to B skis for now.
(Spencer Davis)
Monday, December 2, 2019
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Groomed the Ski Games side and set a classic track as snow is deeper there. Use your good skis on Ski Games side as skiing looks very good with only a couple of bare spots. Also groomed the ball field plus Bronze and Silver trails. Some thin spots, so no classic tracks until we get more snow. Skating looks good on Bronze and Silver as it is quite good skiing for December 2nd.
(David Gorringe)
Monday, December 2, 2019
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ B skis ]
Got there just before dark. Started skiing thinking the lights would turn on shortly. From what I could see the trails looked to have decent coverage but perhaps a few thin spots. Sadly the lights never came on (left at 5:30 pm) so it was a short ski and I couldn't really see the trail well enough to give a better call.
(Ben Mullin)
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Groomed all of the trails except Ski Games. No tracks set as we need more snow. Good coverage but conditions much better in the woods. Almost could use your 'A' skis. Good skating conditions. As I left the wind was sending drifts across the track in the open areas.
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(David Gorringe)
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
This morning I rolled all of the trails east of Battle Creek Road (Bronze, Silver, Gold and World Cup). There is plenty of snow in the wooded sections to use your B skis. Sections in the open prairie area have been wind blown to bare ground in 2-3 spots. Use caution and if skiing mostly in the open sections use rock skis. SKi Games side West of Battle Creek road was not rolled. Grooming awaits more snow and colder weather.
Please Note: the Start area is not accessible from the parking lot due to melt water under the snow. Follow rolled trail heading west from parking lot toward sledding hill.
(Doug Schumacher)

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