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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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Sunday, January 19, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied early afternoon, found the trails to be in very good condition. It's been a number of years since I've been able to ski here, and it's always an eye-opening reminder how technical and so fun these trails are! Some of the best in the Midwest for challenging terrain, yet there are other segments that provide easy, gently rolling experience. It was well groomed today, only the Ski Games ski was just a little softer, but it all skied very nicely. Newer trail markers are excellent.
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(Bruce Adelsman)
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Just finished grooming this morning. Groomed all trails except Ski games, West of Battle Creek road. Trails are in great shape but snow is a bit soft. Enjoy!
(Michael Rohweder)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Pretty good striding although a little soft (and already leafy tracks thanks to the wind). There's plenty of snow - I did not see any grass or dirt. I stayed in the woods out of the nasty wind and had an enjoyable ski at dusk. As usual, awesome grooming - a big thanks to the dedicated BC grooming crew.
(Pete Thurmes)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Still fairly soft skate deck. Made it easy to control speed on the big hills. Tracks in good condition.
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(Amy Storbakken)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Gold, Silver, Bronze and Ski Games packed and new track set. Still pretty soft, and drifting in exposed areas; otherwise good conditions.
(Bill Kosfeld)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The silver and gold trails have been groomed and tracks set. There are a very few, small, thin spots where the snow is dirty. The classic track has a short grassy spot near the top of the hill at the parking lot and another thin spot shortly after that; there are also leaves in the track in some places, but as a whole the track look like they are in decent condition. Also groomed a short circuit on the ball field with double classic tracks and a skate deck. Ski games was groomed on Saturday.
(Karl Dewahl)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Primo winter conditions - the new snow really refreshed the place. WC loop is recently groomed for skate. Random portions have tracks set. Other portions are tracked in by classic skiers. Prairie area is largely untracked. Ski games is not groomed but still got good glide on the icy skin that developed a couple days ago. Super fun!
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(Alan Chapman)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Night
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We attempted to groom Tuesday night but encountered problems with the groomer. Bill took out the classic track on the Bronze trail with the intention of coming back and setting a new track. Because of the groomer problems, he could not set the new classic track but the single skate lane is very nice on the bronze and should be quite good on the Silver and Gold. New classic track was set on the gold trail. The skiing is quite good right now especially skating. We will groom the Ski Games as soon as the groomer is back in working order. Get out and enjoy the new snow!
(David Gorringe)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
I went for a skate ski after work. I did the World Cup course. It was really nice to be out on fresh snow! Only half the skate deck was groomed, but was still a great ski. There were a few leaves on the course in the woods, but nothing to worry about. The Ski Games course was not groomed.
(Beth Hedlund)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomed the skate lane on Gold and Silver before Groomer broke down 300 meters from parking lot. So one pass on the skate lane on new soft snow and set classic track on Gold Trail only. Skate lane is quite soft with the new snow and classic track is skied in and looks quite good to ski in. We are going out tonight to do the Ski Games side and plan to groom more after new snow. Get out and enjoy the new snow.
(David Gorringe)

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