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Como Golf Course
Saint Paul, MN
Trail Length: 5k  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 651-488-9673    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Trails are on the golf course. Some nice hills but most of the course is pretty exposed. There is one back leg that is quite shaded and seems to hold snow long after the rest of the course loses it. Rentals at the chalet.

Trail Reports:   2017-2018 season  view previous season     File a new report

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Sunday, April 22, 2018  posted: 4/22/2018 5:34:14 PM
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
  Took a chance. Only one other person was there and she was leaving but satisfied that she had a (last) chance to ski. The "glacier" and the top of the green leading to it and the section leading to the glacier was skiable though the footing was tricky in spots because you'd sink about 4 inches deeper than the tracks. The section in front of the parking lot was melted to grass. I really enjoyed the challenge but this is probably my last try! There's golf there too!
(Stanley Sledz)
Saturday, April 21, 2018  posted: 4/21/2018 3:54:38 PM
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
  Good surface from the flats off the parking lot up and to the west end of the "glacier" to the edge. No snow on the hills. Didn't go/walk to the north side (seemed to have enough snow) but maybe tomorrow. Would have to walk up the hill on grass. Rare steps that sunk a few inches instead of gliding on the surface. Skied from 1:30-2:45 - very glad I did it.
(Stanley Sledz)
Friday, April 20, 2018  posted: 4/20/2018 11:05:38 AM
[ B skis ]
  Fantastic crust skiing on Como Golf Course this morning. I was there from 8:40-9am and conditions were perfect. It looks like tomorrow might be a repeat if it gets cold enough. The forecast is calling for a low of 32F, so there's a decent chance. Just watch out for the occasional branch left from the ash removal.
(Sarah Hobbie)
Monday, March 19, 2018  posted: 3/19/2018 1:16:42 PM
[ Trails: Closed ]
  We have closed our courses for the season now. Thank you for your understanding as we worked around tree removal this winter. See you in the fall!
(Tyler McKean, St. Paul Parks and Recreation)
Sunday, March 18, 2018  posted: 3/18/2018 12:01:13 PM
[ B skis ]
  If you're not ready to call it a season yet (or have new gear to try from year-end sales), crust skiing at Como was pretty good. I stayed away from the Golf Course and went to the nearby park green spaces and fields, parking at the picnic area (west of Lexington and north of Como Ave.). As long as you stay away from people's tracks and places where the sun has melted down to grass or ice, it's great fun to be able to ski anywhere, not bound by trails or lines. I went before the temps got above freezing and there was a nice firm crust that allowed just enough edge for some fast and fun skating. You can even race the cars going by on Como and Lexington! Attached are a few photos of conditions and a GPS Tracking map showing my aimless wandering of about 11K.
(Kent York)

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