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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 12, 2018  posted: 3/12/2018 9:31:38 AM
[ Trails Open: Partial ]
  Our ski trails have melted considerably, so we are no longer renting skis. See you next year!
(Maria Anderson)
Tuesday, March 06, 2018  posted: 3/7/2018 9:35:24 AM
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
  Monday's snowfall amounted to just a few inches of snow on top of rain and sleet, so trails are not groomable. Patrons are welcome to blaze their own trails.
(Maria Anderson)
Monday, February 26, 2018  posted: 2/27/2018 4:50:29 PM
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
  With today's melting, we will no longer be renting skis unless we get another significant snowfall. Skiers with their own equipment are welcome to try it out--I skied most of the trail system last night. South trails in the woods still had good coverage with firm tracks (though icy in some areas, fast glide but double-poling necessary). Trails in the open were difficult--tracks were icy, outside the tracks was sticky, low spots had slushy puddles, and several areas were bare. (East Prairie, Headwaters, and Big Bluestem Loops are still closed due to buckthorn removal.).
(Maria Anderson)
Friday, February 23, 2018  posted: 2/23/2018 3:01:58 PM
[ B skis ]
  We got a decent load of sticky snow last night. We will be grooming the trails Sunday morning. We won't be renting skis on Saturday, but we will on Sunday. The trails aren't groomed yet, but there's enough to ski comfortably!
(William Bjondal)
Thursday, February 15, 2018  posted: 2/15/2018 9:14:36 AM
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
  Tracks are thin and icy in many places. Decent coverage for skate-skiing, but south-facing hills going into the woods have melted and re-frozen into ice. Many grassy areas.
Ski rental will NOT be available until we get more snow.
(Maria Anderson)

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