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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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Saturday, February 26, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
I skied the trails at about 4 pm and trail was in great shape - a bit soft in places but just from not being compacted. It was not at all slushy, so I think the trail will be fine for a few more days at least. Classic tracks looked awesome almost everywhere.
(Pete Thurmes)
Saturday, February 26, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Skating surface on Gold, Silver and Bronze reset; existing classic track in excellent condition. Loop on the ballfields packed and track set. Near-pristine conditions: good snow cover and nary a leaf or twig in sight! Ski Games trail continues to be closed.
(Bill Kosfeld)
Friday, February 25, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Very good conditions. Trails groomed today. I skied Gold Loop classic. Tracks were a little soft since snow was fresh, but glide was excellent.
(Greg Filice)
Friday, February 25, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
I groomed Bronze, Silver, and Gold trails making two passes and resetting the classic track. Abundant sunshine, little wind, and no leaves. There still persists some thin areas on wind swept hill tops but no totally bare areas. Time to ski.
(James Rue)
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Groomed and set track on Bronze, Silver and Gold trails. Coverage by the new snow is mostly good. There are some windblown icy spots on the hill between the parking lot and the stadium (with the snow fence), and a few more on the flat portion of the Bronze trail leaving the stadium to its closest approach to the sledding hill. The hill on the Bronze trail going back to the stadium after map point 4 is also bare and requires caution. The rest of the bronze trail in the prairie has adequate to good coverage. Coverage in the woods on the Bronze, Silver and Gold trails is good. Ski Games trail is still closed. We made a single pass on Ski Games and found the north portion of the trail is in poor shape with lots of branches. The southern portion of the trail appears in better shape but needs further evaluation.
(Karl Dewahl)
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Skating surface on the Bronze, Silver, Gold and ballfields resurfaced; also a new track set on those loops. Snowcover is thin and perhaps icy in a few spots; but overall conditions are pretty good. Ski Games trail remains closed.
(Bill Kosfeld)
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Great skate deck at Battle Creek. Woody debris, oak leaves, and thin spots here and there. Most dirt spots avoidable but two big patches on the wooded uphills.
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(Karen Katz)
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
The skate lane on Gold, Silver, and Bronze were groomed and some segments of the classic track were reset. A thin base still persists and in areas with high exposure to sun and wind there are bare spots. There is generally good coverage and decent skiing. The Ski Games Trail is currently not being groomed.
(James Rue)
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Skied entire World Cup Gold course (prairie + woods loop) and there was excellent coverage, bit of debris from wind in the woods, but nothing major. Snow condition was felt a bit weird with slower packed powder and bits of faster icier sections poking through, most noticeable on the steep downhills. Maybe a good thing to keep the speed in check, ha?! Walked across road to check Games course and it still was ungroomed for skating. Great to get some good hill work in!
(Grant Schoen)
Monday, February 14, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ B skis ]
Fantastic grooming for two rounds on gold trail. Sun was out, high school costume race in the prairie and I was alone in the woods with the rather tame deer. Lots of nice corduroy lightly used - I was classic skiing so can't speak to the skating conditions but it looked nice. Tracks were mostly awesome. A few climbs had small sections of glazed steep parts that were too challenging on rex blue kick, and few dirty spots, leaves, sticks, but it's way better than two days ago. But there's tons of beautiful uphill striding and fast but soft downhills to be had for those who want to channel their inner Niskanen or Diggins. You know that feeling of floating you get from natural powder? Yeah, go get it.
Photos:
(Jeff Streier)

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