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Hidden Valley Ski Trails
Ely, MN
Trail Length: 25k  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Yes Snowmaking: No
Contact: 218-365-6858    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Easy to advanced. These trails connect to the Silver Rapids Trails. 1K lighted loop. Chalet open on weekends from Christmas through mid-March.

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1 to 5 of 9    Month: Dec | Nov
Thursday, December 29, 2016  posted: 12/29/2016 6:15:32 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  The Nordic ski trails are in pristine condition. We have a solid base of natural snow and have been getting some fresh new snow every few days. All our major trails are groomed for skate skiing and tracked for classic skis. There are a few little used back country trails at Hidden Valley that have not been groomed yet but all the trails used for racing are groomed and open. This ski area is well used and the chalet is usually open especially on weekends. Come on up and enjoy our winter wonderland.
(Hans Olsen)
Thursday, December 22, 2016  posted: 12/22/2016 11:04:32 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Skated in the morning and classic skied in the afternoon. Trails are in great shape and it was a fast, fun day.
The Hannah and Silver Rapids connector which are a little out of the main trail system are now groomed too although they still are a little bumpy.
Photos:  
(Debbie Hultman)
Thursday, December 08, 2016  posted: 12/8/2016 4:06:16 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  It's been snowing lightly for three days! So, with regular grooming, the skate deck is getting smoother and firmer. Still a bit soft, but I had good glide today. Classic track has now been set on main loops. No ice, no rocks, no debris. Mid-season perfection, already!
(Elton Brown)
Wednesday, December 07, 2016  posted: 12/7/2016 6:52:20 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
  Fresh snow and winter temperatures return. All major trails underwent a leveling operation today. Trails are flat and wide. Still a little soft. Should have tracks by the weekend. More snow in forecast.
(Wayne Pasmick)
Thursday, December 01, 2016  posted: 12/1/2016 9:06:01 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
  I spent a few hours grooming Hidden Valley trails today. The above freezing temperatures and rain this past week wreaked havoc on our trails. We were fortunate that the trails went unused during the thaw/rain and what little base survived has now firmed up. Although the trails are somewhat usable, many bare spots and scratchy areas are present. Use of the trails will only lead to their further deterioration. I have no plans to groom until we receive at least 2" of new snow.
(Wayne Pasmick)

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