First hand Trail Reports
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|Minnesota Metro Area |
|Oct 31||Elm Creek Park Reserve ||Maple Grove||Russell Nixon|
|Conditions: Snow?! Freshly made snow.|
I was out for an early morning jog and heard a quite a bit of noise. After investigation, I found the snowmaking guns. First snow?
|Oct 23||Browns Creek Trail ||Stillwater||Chas Joy|
|Conditions: Smooth asphalt.|
The new trail is paved from downtown Stillwater out to the Gateway. A slight uphill grade all the way makes for a perfect roll and it's as smooth as can be! Super sharp ferrules is a must. Crowds are not bad and there's a lot of happy faces out there. 12 mile round trip.
|Oct 14||Hyland Lake Park Reserve ||Bloomington||Bruce Adelsman|
|Fall colors nearly at their peak at Hyland -- great time for rollerskiing (or trail running)!|
|Oct 9||Elm Creek Park Reserve ||Maple Grove||Mark Lahtinen|
|Three Rivers has done some work at Elm Creek on the Northern Lights Trail. Widening the trail and filling in low spots and adding a couple of culverts. We might have to be a little more careful skiing early or if there is low snow however as there is now some gravel in spots where there didn't used to be.|
|Minnesota Northeast |
|Oct 3||Spirit Mountain ||Duluth||Eve Graves|
|Conditions: Mowed yet mushy.|
We saw the mower the other day and since it was snowing, we decided to check out the trails today on foot. We did a short part of each trail and found them really mushy with hidden holes! We picked up a bunch of trees that had fallen and Andre was out there working on the trail.
|Wisconsin Northwest |
|Oct 31||Trollhaugen downhill area ||Dresser||James Kelley|
|There were making snow this morning at Trollhaugen. It's almost here!|
|Oct 30||Trollhaugen downhill area ||Dresser||Bruce Adelsman|
|Trollhaugen is reporting they will fire up their snowguns tonight and Friday night! Stay tuned for possible early morning XC hours, depending on their progress.|
|Wisconsin Northeast |
|Oct 31||Bass Lake ||Lake Tomahawk||Greg Dahl|
|Conditions: Very early season, no wax rock skis.|
We got three inches of snow last night so I headed to trails behind Bass Lake to see if they were skiable. They were! Actually the glide was pretty good. The temp was 28 degrees and the high for today is only 34 degrees. The snow was not sticky but the ground is still pretty warm. Skiing in October- Priceless!
|Oct 19||Lakewood XC Ski Trails ||Lakewood||Tom Lane|
|Conditions: Time for fall trail cleanup.|
Nice fall day. Most of the leaves are now on the trail as well as many trees. Several club members and volunteers do trail cleanup.
|Michigan Upper Peninsula |
|Oct 3||ABR ||Ironwood||Eric Anderson|
|We are receiving our first snowfall of the season tonight. The trail mowing was completeds yesterday on the SISU Ski Fest Trail so 78 km of trail have been mowed and are prepped and ready for winter. Bring it on!|
|Oct 31||Al Quaal Recreation Area ||Ishpeming||Sten Fjeldheim|
|Here are pics of the NMU team fired up and happy to be on snow! This is the third year in a row we have enjoyed a Halloween on snow ski! Think Snow!|
|Oct 31||Herman - Summit area ||LAnse||Ken Wikgren|
|Conditions: 27-30F. 4" of fresh snow overnight. Lake effect snow showers all day accumulating just enough to maintain a solid 1" base.|
I mainly double poled the Herman-Summit loop for a couple of hours, and then skated for an hour on some logging roads.
|Michigan Lower Peninsula |
|Oct 24||Traverse City Nordic Fest ||Traverse City||Curt Peterson|
|Conditions: Warm day on man-made snow in preparation for Nordic Fest on Oct. 25th.|
Griffin Schwab is the first skier to be on snow certainly in the Midwest and maybe lower 48.
|United States |
|Oct 27||Rendezvous Ski Trails ||West Yellowstone, MT||Moira Dow|
Yellowstone Ski Festival
|First tracks on Oct 27th? Sweet!|
|Oct 27||Rendezvous Ski Trails ||West Yellowstone, MT||Craig Hertz|
|Conditions: Surprisingly good glide for early season rock skiing.|
As far as I can tell, got the first tracks of the year on the Rendezvous Trails! Fish scales were gliding well on 90% of the trail. The higher you go, the better the snow! Probably even better skiing to be had on the Plateau...will have to scope it out tomorrow.