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Minneapolis, MN
13K
Skating/Classic
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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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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
Another great morning for getting some loops in. I stayed on the made snow loop but after reading that South Wirth is groomed will check that out next. The deck this morning had been groomed but was obviously fresh and so was very soft. It was still great skiing and just made for some extra work, and the uphills were no more choppy than the flats. The downhills had snowplowing marks but with the huge base and the fresh snow, nothing has been icy. It started getting crowded before I left, with a few groups of skiers out there.
(Dan Boody)
Monday, December 28, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Tornado alley is in great shape. Bridge over Bassett Creek is a bit thin at the ends. Skyline has some thin grassy spots so I'm recommending B skis. No sugar on the manmade loop.
(Spencer Davis)
Monday, December 28, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
Started just before the sunrise. Beautiful sky and beautiful snow. The fresh snow was fantastic on top of the made snow. It didn’t break down at all over the 90min or so I was out. Everything was solid, not too fast and not too slow. Felt more like some northern trails. There was even still a little corduroy left when I wrapped up.
(Dan Boody)
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Incredible Sunday for skiing at Wirth! The man-made snow loop (still 2.4K) is in perfect shape for classic and skate skiing, as always. I ventured across the parkway to the natural snow trails and found them to be a lot of fun (and not nearly as crowded as the man-made loop). I used rock skis, but B skis would be fine for nearly all of the natural snow trails. Don't be discouraged by the windblown spots and some grassy spots on the Front 9/Skyline Trail... it gets better as your venture further down the trail and into the woods. The Tornado Alley trail is in quite good shape, and even under the Highway 55 bridge it is possible to ski without causing damage to the skis. Skate skiing is ideal for the lower snow depth, as there is not enough depth to set official classic tracks. However, there are intermittent skier-made classic tracks and there is just enough snow to make for decent classic striding if you don't mind not having deep tracks. If you venture further south to the South Wirth natural snow trails, they are even better!
(Bill Oyler)
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
It was great to be on natural snow! Skating was fast and firm. Felt really good to be out and training for the Birkie! Lots of people out. As I was walking back to the car in the far lot, I thought this was good training for post Birkie, walking like a zombie to the changing tents.... Ah good memories! Wish they would add more parking spaces, love to see all the people out using the park.
(Kevin Lyons)
Friday, December 25, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Natural trails on Skyline and JD Rivers firmed up nicely and skied great. There were a few sections that were windblown down to the grass, but nothing to slow you down too much. Skiing under 55 is possible but use caution. Wirth lake is not groomed. Thanks groomers for an awesome Christmas morning ski.
(Erik Hendrickson)
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
Firm hard tracks, but slow because of the cold, 6 degrees and gorgeous sun. Fun to enjoy the sun. Good holiday fun. Just the man made snow loop was groomed.
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(Diane Pattridge)
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Bare ground ]
Really incredible prep work and work opening the lake loop and good skiing despite the warm temperatures. I would only wish the stadium outbound and inbound Nordic tracks wouldn’t be so close (less than 6 ft) in a pandemic period.
(Herve Gindre)
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
I went to Wirth this morning before the wind and snow started, and I skied classic on the 2.2K manmade track. The tracks were in great conditions for 98% of the loop; the only gritty parts were where the ATVs were going over the tracks to get to the Twin Lakes area, where they looked to be preparing to make snow. There were a couple of high school teams there, and I counted at least four different university uniforms:) Glad I went.
(Michael Kuhne)
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
First tracks this morning. I wasn't expecting ice given the temps, but there was a glaze over most of the trail. Some spots already getting a bit sugary when I was on my last laps. I suspect it will be soft later in the morning. Fingers crossed for a good storm today.
(Samuel Knuth)

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