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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.

Trail Reports:   2017-2018 season  view previous season     File a new report

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018  posted: 1/24/2018 4:46:47 PM
Firsthand 
[ 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
Firsthand 
[ 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!
Photos:  
(Erik Blow)
Monday, January 15, 2018  posted: 1/15/2018 2:26:21 PM
Firsthand 
[ 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!
Photos:  
(Ben Fornear)
Sunday, January 14, 2018  posted: 1/15/2018 8:31:54 AM
Firsthand 
[ 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)
Saturday, January 13, 2018  posted: 1/13/2018 11:15:16 PM
Firsthand Secondhand Scheduling 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  The Marshall Nordic Team had practice at Korkki today. Mark had groomed the biathlon loop and the classic trail out to the 6k cutoff and back, The skiing was very good thanks to all of the shoveling that Mark did before the snow on Saturday. There are a couple of thin spots but overall it is great. After skiing, the team enjoyed two different crockpots of chili, one of beef stew and on of beet soup. It was the perfect way to end a great practice. Also Mark would like the skiing world to know that the course will be open on Sunday and Monday. He will groom for the high school race Monday evening, so that the skiers will have the best course possible on Tuesday.
(Dave Johnson)

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