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Hormel Nature Center
Austin, MN
Trail Length: 16K  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 507-437-7519    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   The J.C. Hormel Nature Center offers classic tracks and roughly 10K of skate skiing segments.

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Monday, March 13, 2017  posted: 3/13/2017 2:09:14 PM
[ Trails: Closed ]
  We received about a foot of very light, dry snow, so trails have coverage but will not be groomed due to other staff obligations this late in the season. No ski rental, but skiers with their own gear are welcome to blaze a trail!
(Maria Anderson)
Monday, March 06, 2017  posted: 3/6/2017 8:46:45 AM
[ Trails: Closed ]
  Trails are not skiable. Snow is nearly gone, and the trails are either grass, mud, puddles, or ice.
(Larry Dolphin)
Monday, February 27, 2017  posted: 2/28/2017 9:42:36 AM
Firsthand Scheduling 
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
  Skied the south trails and found tracks in the woods to be in good shape, just a little debris in the pines and one icy area on the lower trails. Trails in the open were soft. Culvert bridges and covered bridge are bare. Skied the West Prairie trail and found many bare spots. The main trail out to the tower was still in good shape except for one bare section near the tower. The trail behind the tower is closed. Due to trail conditions and warming temperatures, the Nature Center will no longer be renting skis.
(Maria Anderson)
Sunday, February 26, 2017  posted: 2/27/2017 1:34:42 PM
Firsthand Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
  Most of the trail system has been packed and tracked. (The Wet Woods Trail and Big Bluestem Loop were too wet to groom.) Skied most of the north trails, and tracks were in good condition except in areas where the snow was thin - tracks in the prairie trails just south of the pines and north of the pond were down to the grass. Icy/wet areas south and north of the Tower. High-traffic areas had many footprints.
(Maria Anderson)
Friday, February 24, 2017  posted: 2/24/2017 1:30:20 PM
Grooming Scheduling 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
  Trails received several inches of heavy, sticky snow overnight, with snow continuing today. Staff will begin grooming Saturday morning, so most trails will at least be packed by the end of the day. Grooming will likely continue on Monday. Ski rental will be open over the weekend, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.
(Maria Anderson)

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