Trail Conditions – Cross-Country Skiing

At the beginning of the winter season, snowfall may be minimal. A minimum of 4-6 inches of snow is needed to pack trails depending on moisture content. When snow depth increases, trails will be groomed with tracks for classical skiing set.

Due to weather and other conditions (snowfall, wind, condition of snow, vegetation and trail terrain), cross-country ski trail conditions may change and trails may occasionally be closed. Some trails may also be congested during certain times when they are used for high-school cross-country ski races. Before you head out, check trail conditions below, or call the park you wish to visit.

A daily pass or annual ski pass can be purchased online.

Advance equipment reservation is required. Cross-country ski sets can be reserved up to seven days in advance as trail conditions allow. Reserve your skis.

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Condition Definitions

Good: Firm pack and/or tracks recently set; no bare spots and track is firm.
Fair: Minimal bare spots, minimal icy spots.
Poor: Track and/or pack deteriorated over much of the trail; some portions of trail may be closed; icy spots beginning to affect skiability; bare spots on at least 10 percent of trail.
Closed: Lack of snow, dangerously icy conditions or maintenance work in progress.

Grooming Definitions

Packed: Trails are packed for skate skiing.
Tracked: Tracks are set for classical skiing.
Groomed: Trails are packed for skate skiing, and tracks are set for classical skiing.
Ungroomed: Trails are not packed or tracked. Break your own trail. 

Trail Conditions

Baker Park Reserve

Fair; Packed: Fairway, Hill, Island, Timber, Prairie, Lesson Area
Poor; Tracked: Fairway, Hill, Island, Timber, Prairie, Lesson Area
Closed: Evergreen
Multi-Use Trail: Open; Last packed December 6, 2022
Note: Chalet is open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, daily. Ski rentals are not available until trail conditions improve. 
Updated: December 7, 2022,  10:15 AM

Carver Park Reserve

Fair; Packed: All trails
Updated: December 4, 2022, 9:00 AM
Note: No track set. The Ski Trailhead building is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2:30 to 5 PM; and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday and Sunday with onsite kids and adult Skate Ski rentals only.
Updated: December 6th, 8:30 AM

Cleary Lake Regional Park

Fair; Packed: Poplar Creek, Lakeside, Ironwood, Golf Course Loop
Closed: Lower Ironwood
Updated: November 30, 2022, 10:50 AM
Note: Visitor Center hours 9am - 5pm, no ski rentals, snowshoe rentals available

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

Multi-use Trail: Closed
Note: Ski pass not required.
Updated: November 25, 2022, 8:32 AM

Eagle Lake Regional Park

Closed: All Trails
Note: Closed due to lack of snow
Updated: November 30, 2022, 11:00 AM 

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Good; Groomed: Valley Trail 
Poor; Groomed:  Eagle, Monarch, Creek, Lake, Northern Lights
Updated: December 6, 2022, 8:30 AM
Note: Rentals are available at this time.  High School Races: Tues. Dec, 6th 3:30 PM, Lake, Wed. Dec. 7th, 3:30 PM, NWSC, Thur. Dec. 8th, 3:45 PM, TC Nordic.  

French Regional Park

Poor; Packed: Lagoon, Lakeview, Skyline, Meadow, Medicine
Note: Visitor Center open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Rentals are unavailable.
Updated: December 7, 2022, 10:50 AM

Glen Lake Golf Center

Closed: All Trails
Updated: November 30, 2022, 9:00 AM

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Good; Groomed: Manufactured Snow Trails: Star, Willow & Frog Town (3.2K)
Fair; Packed: Lake
Good; Packed: All other natural snow trails
Visitor Center Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
Updated: December 7, 2022, 8:30 AM
Note: Park hours & lights on from 5am - 10pm. Ski Rentals available online:   HS Meets this week Wed. Dec. 7, 3:30pm-5pm and Thurs. Dec. 8, 9am - 10:30am & 3:45pm- 5pm.

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Multi-use Trail: Closed
Note: Ski pass not required. 
Updated: November 25, 2022, 8:32 AM

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

Closed: All Trails
Updated: November 30, 2022, 10:50 AM