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Course Availability During Loppet Weekend

The Loppet course will be available for everyday skiing through Friday, February 3. The Park Board crew will be “scrubbing” classic tracks Friday morning in anticipation of setting new tracks Friday evening. Accordingly, there will be no classic tracks on Friday, February 3.

The Loppet course is closed starting 9 p.m. Friday evening through noon Saturday and closed again Saturday at 9 p.m. through Sunday at 5 p.m.


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Trail Reports

Theodore Wirth Regional Park

Manmade snow skate deck was fast and fun. There was about an inch of snow/ice shavings to provide some stability over the solid base with a little more on some of the uphills to get a good edge. The hill down to the overflow parking lot was snow plowed out, but still manageable and one can always take the bypass to avoid it. Was out from 5-6 pm with temps in the high 30s dropping to 32 degrees.
(Marian Meyer)
Posted: January 19, 2017, 2:40 am
I skied the Loppet course from Wirth Chalet to Uptown and back, maybe 40 km, making it my longest ski of the year. Intermittent bare spots are developing on five of the south-facing slopes. I could have used my good skis but did not expect the trails to be so good. The trails groomed around lakes Brownie, Cedar and Lake of the Isles were fast and not too icy. Watch for bare pavement entering (and re-entering) Cedar Lake from the shore. Some puddles are starting to form, nothing to worry about yet; and one puddle had an alternate path groomed around it. High school skiers started arriving around 3 pm and it was getting crowded by 4 pm.
(David Byrne, Minnesota Rovers Outdoors Club)
Posted: January 19, 2017, 12:00 am

City of Lakes Loppet Trail

Chain of Lakes groomed this morning. All trails were snow covered and in good condition before noon. Skate area groomed and Classic tracks on both sides are set and in good condition. Area under bridges on Cedar/Isles channel are snowless and choppy/wet on surface. Brownie Lake tunnel is snow covered.
(Jim McCarthy)
Posted: January 18, 2017, 8:56 pm

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