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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, March 13, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Fantastic conditions at Battle Creek on Silver and Bronze trails. Follow the grooming for best line around a couple frozen sections. Snow was dry, cold and had good purchase until I left at 11:00am.
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(Ben Creagh)
Sunday, March 13, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Skied several silver loops just as the deck was warming up. The skate was in great condition with only a few icy spots that are easy to avoid and a little leaf debris. The two big downhills had good coverage and enough soft snow to get an edge in.
(Daniel Keifenheim)
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
I Skied Battle Creek this morning. The classic tracks were too icy to use so we stayed on the skate deck which was in decent condition and had been groomed. The Gold loop has not been groomed and looked like it was in pretty rough shape. A few low lying spots where water had pooled in recent warm weather were hard ice but it is possible to skirt around those places. Great to see all the Buckthorn removed from several areas of the park!
(Whitney Clark)
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ B skis ]
Trails freshly groomed. I skied for two hours and only saw two other people. Skate deck is in very good condition with only a few icy patches. Get out while you can!
(Ethan Knuti)
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
Skating surface on the Bronze & Silver trails reconditioned. About 90% is in quite decent shape, but there are a several icy patches, usually easy to spot and navigate. Use the groomed cutoff at signpost #2. Use extra caution on the short downhill after signpost #15. Existing classic track mostly hardpicked and in fair condition.
(Bill Kosfeld)
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Rock skis ]
The groomer did an amazing job considering what he was working with! There are many areas that were idea corduroy. There are also a few hard icy spots and a few bare spots. Some of these are at the bottom of or midway down a hill. It was very skiable, but I wish I had used an older pair of skis because of the few bare spots and sticks throughout the wooded areas. The big hill near the end was in perfect condition. Thanks again to the groomer to make it skiable!
(Peter Swenson)
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Groomed the Silver (5K), trail. Leveled out the skate deck. We did get most of the deap skate marks and foot prints out. Track were reset where needed. Left existing tracks in most cases, they are a bit icy but firm. There are three spots to be aware of on the trail The first issue is deep truck tracks where it was stuck about a K in from start. The next spot is the down hill past post 3, it is starting to burn out. the last problem is up on the plateau. There is Ice just past post 12. Really it is amazing that we survived the warm weather and still have some good skiing at Battle Creek.
(Bill Stuber)
Sunday, March 6, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Battle creek has plenty of snow but it also has many low spots that are filled with water. Tried grooming this morning but found that I was just making a mess. There is a nice skied in classic track that couldn't be duplicated with the track setter. As I said plenty of snow to play in, just not corduroy.
(Bill Stuber)
Monday, February 28, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The skate deck was reconditioned this morning with good results. Trail at this time nice and flat with plenty of snow. The one exception is the high point on the south end of WC/Gold trail. Snow was burning off as I left this moring. The classic tracks were in good condition so nothing was done with them.
(Bill Stuber)
Sunday, February 27, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
The trails were not groomed this morning, but the skate deck has good coverage despite the many walkers and a truck that drove on a portion of the trail. The track still looks okay with a few areas to.
(Ethan Knuti)

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