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Battle Creek Regional Park West
Saint Paul, MN
Trail Length: 8.0k  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Yes Snowmaking: No
Contact: 651-748-2500    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Top notch, hilly and twisting course through prairie and woods. There are 4K of lighted trails. Parking lot located off Winthrop St. Ski Games trail segment is located on west side of Battle Creek Rd.

Trail Reports:   2016-2017 season  view previous season     File a new report     Request a new report

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Thursday, January 19, 2017  posted: 1/19/2017 11:01:27 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Battle Creek was a big surprise this morning. Temp was about 31 degrees. Plenty of snow for a good edge in most places. Up hills are very good but getting down is super fast, almost uncontrollable. The only bare spot was on the WC/Gold trail at the top of the long climb along Lower Afton. Wood chips are showing at the top. The Ski Games trail maybe the best right now. Classic tracks are still in good condition and there is plenty of snow in the skate lane. It is bumpy and has two bare spots to step around.
(Bill Stuber)
Wednesday, January 18, 2017  posted: 1/18/2017 10:51:48 AM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Re-groomed all skate trails at Battle Creek West except ski games. All trails fully covered and deck very firm.
(Doug Schumacher)
Saturday, January 14, 2017  posted: 1/14/2017 10:39:50 AM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  All skating loops regroomed; classic track in great shape except the Gold trail which does not have tracks set.
(Bill Kosfeld)
Friday, January 13, 2017  posted: 1/13/2017 10:29:28 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Skated the entire trail system, including Ski Games section. Pretty good skiing everywhere. Ski Games a little soft on the left side of the lane but had mostly nice solid-looking tracks. There was enough loose snow for decent control (including snowplowing partway down the 2 huge descents on the WC trail.) Some dirt and twigs showing so hardly mid-winter conditions, but as usual, excellent grooming made the most of the thin snow cover.
(Pete Thurmes)
Thursday, January 12, 2017  posted: 1/12/2017 7:28:35 PM
Firsthand Observation 
[ B skis ]
  Went out under the lights on the bronze trail tonight. Within the first half kilometer the classic track has bottomed out, but it's easily avoided. Right now about 80% of the course has well-set, fast classic track. As typical for this trail, some of the tight corners have washed out on the outer side of the turn. I had some trouble on the uphills, but this was using older skis with mismatched wax pockets -- I'm inclined to blame my waxing more than possible icing. Looks like skate skiing would be really enjoyable, as it's well-packed and really fast outside of the track.
(Lindsey Tuominen)

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