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Korkki Nordic
Duluth, MN
Trail Length: 11k  Maps: |
Groomed: Classic Only    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 218-525-7326    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Korkki Nordic Center is a secluded trail just east of Duluth, consisting of a single-track classical trail. Wicked hills, flats, downs...it has everything. Trails were designed for racing and are recommended for those with at least intermediate to advanced classical skiing skills.

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Monday, February 19, 2018  posted: 2/19/2018 8:30:56 PM
Firsthand Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Arrived at Korkki just as Craig was coming in from setting track on the 6k loop. Overnight Korkki had received about 5 inches of snow and it was snowing the whole time I skied. The track was a bit soft and slow due to the new snow. Craig plans of grooming again this evening or first thing tomorrow. Skiing at Korkki for me more than just skiing, it borders on a spiritual experience. Today I was struck by the absence of man made sounds....no road sounds, no airplanes, no snowmobiles, just the sound of the wind in the trees. With all the man made noise in the world, the hour I spent skiing at Korkki was a much needed aural vacation.
(Dave Johnson)
Wednesday, January 24, 2018  posted: 1/24/2018 4:46:47 PM
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Iron Todd and I found the trails icy in a lot of places that required re-applying kick wax after every loop or two. We also found the pole plant to be soft, so baskets went through. Iron Todd switched poles to a pair with a larger basket and was happier. It was great because a) it was Korkki on a stunning day and 2) we saw an owl flying -- twice!
(Kris Osthus)
Tuesday, January 23, 2018  posted: 1/23/2018 4:59:49 PM
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Beautiful day at Korkki! I had the whole place to myself all day, which is part of why it's such a great system. Tracks were awesome and solid through most of the system, but any major uphill and sidehill were herring-boned and washed out. There was about 1-2" of fresh snow in the tracks, but everything skied in really well after I did a couple of laps. Be cautious on the big downs, the trail is really chopped up and dicey and I had a hard time making sure all of my equipment was going in the right direction. The 4k, 7k, and 10k all skied really well (except for Iso Maki, it looks like it's just been ski-groomed at this point). Get it while it's good!
(Erik Blow)
Monday, January 15, 2018  posted: 1/15/2018 2:26:21 PM
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  I always hate turning in reports on Korkki. The place is so awesome I'd like to keep it a secret. The new snow was not groomed but the skied in track was just fine even with narrow race skis. No debris in the trail which was impressive given the wind. Also , the 2 "hard" bypasses were closed. A sign posted says they are closed for a race Tuesday. Skip out of work early on Wednesday and go for a ski!
(Ben Fornear)
Sunday, January 14, 2018  posted: 1/15/2018 8:31:54 AM
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Well set, fast classic tracks through the forest. Couldn't ask for better conditions. Skied the 7K loop and found the single track an absolute delight of short down and up on an undulating course through the backcountry.
(Patrick Bryan)

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