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Minneapolis, MN
13K
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North Wirth Park includes 13 kilometers of groomed trail. The North Wirth trails include a mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced trails. Trails include Hap Lutter Loop (lighted, 3.3K snowmaking), Skyline Trail, Back-40/Twin Lake Trail, Judy Lutter Trail, and Tornado Alley Trail.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied the man made snow trails. First time this year at Wirth North. It was about perfect with good tracks and great grooming. I slipped a little on the hills with blue kick wax at 30 degrees but the gliding was fantastic.
(Earl Stabenow)
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I did an early morning ski on all the natural trails between Glenwood and Wirth Parkway (plus most of the snowmaking loop). It was really great conditions out there! Very nice grooming job overnight. The trails seemed almost perfect to me. It's thin but everything is covered. I didn't see much that gave me any concern. Like yesterday, the Bridge trail between Tornado Alley and Skyline (especially headed from the bridge toward Skyline) is super icy. I recommend double poling there. There is a bad spot on Skyline (first incline where the trail veers to the right and uphill), and the hill with the Finish Monument on JD Rivers has some ice under the new snow. But nothing that can't be avoided.
(Sam Knuth)
Monday, February 14, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Pristine! Great snow, great grooming and warmer weather! Classic tracks very good and skate deck also looked great.
(Betsy Hoium)
Monday, February 14, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied everything manmade. An inch of fluffy powder on top of solid grooming. The powder was a bit sticky and slowed things down a little, though over the course of the afternoon the sun and the traffic started speeding things up. No icy spots that I could find, a tiny bit sugary on a couple uphills but mostly very, very good. Please remember to avoid skating onto the track.
(Mitchell Campbell)
Monday, February 14, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
I ventured out onto the natural trails for the first time since the warm up last week, and also did the snowmaking loop. All the trails had at least an inch of light fluffy snow on top of the most recent grooming - it was nice and fast with the cold temps. On the natural trails, I just did JD Rivers, Bassett Creek, Tornado Alley, and Bridge. Conditions were quite decent - I didn't see any spots that I thought might cause damage. I was quite cautious because I wasn't sure how much depth there was, and how much ice I might find. The only spots with a lot of ice (under the powder) were on the Bridge trail loop between Tornado Alley and Skyline. The connector to the snowmaking loop was in good shape, though there is some ice on the bridge and between the bridge and the golf course. Under 55 was fine.
(Sam Knuth)
Sunday, February 13, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Spent the sunny afternoon on the 6K man-made loop and really enjoyed it. Zero ice, great corduroy, and solid classic tracks throughout. Great conditions for skiers of all ability levels. Thanks to the great groomers who refresh the trail every evening!
(Bill Oyler)
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
The artificial snow was really nice this evening, slightly icy at worst. Minimal leaf debris in the forested North Loop. Tracks are missing from a few downhills but the surfaces were not icy or bare.
(Cory Quirk)
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
The made-snow loop was mostly crispy corduroy this morning. I got there just after sunrise. Most of the deck was crispy but not icy. However the inside corner at the tops of many hills was fairly icy. And the outside corner of downhills was a bit icier than the inside, especially on the North Finger. That hill had the roughest conditions on the course. The outside of the turn started kind of icy and seemed to ice up more under the sun (it might have been melting and freezing at the same time). And the deck had little ice balls/chunks on a lot of the North Finger. La Squadra was clean and not slippery. Trail 18 had some odd ridges and bumps in the middle of the deck that would have been skied in if it was warmer (but were too stiff to mash down). Overall pretty great considering the rain the other night. Thanks for the overnight grooming!
(Dan Boody)
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skied laps on the snowmaking loop this morning. If you are worried about the ice, the grooming last night has cleared it all up for the most part. I was expecting it to be pretty slick this morning, but for the majority of trails were fine. A few icy spots to look out for, but nothing that was too bad. The curve at the bottom of North Finger was probably the worst, a few icy spots going up La Squadra, and some ice on the Ridgeline. The only area I'd avoid is the learning area in the lower stadium (the new area close to the road). That was sheer ice, but the rest of the stadium was fine.
(Sam Knuth)
Friday, February 11, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The freezing rain has turned the stadium area to glare ice. Snow conditions on the wooded trails vary widely but some of the snow was very good. Most of the trails corduroy. We only stayed a short time.
(Betsy Hoium)

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