Duluth Cross Country Ski Trails Reported in Excellent Condition

By KBJR News 1

Duluth Cross Country Ski Trails Reported in Excellent Condition

February 12, 2013 Updated Feb 12, 2013 at 1:40 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Sunday's snow storm may have created difficult driving conditions across the Northland, but it also brought some much needed snow to the area's ski trails.

Officials from the City of Duluth say that the following cross country ski trails are already groomed and ready to go:

Hartley Ski Trail: There is a double looped 5.0 km ski trail that is groomed for traditional cross-country skiing at beginning and intermediate levels.

Lester/Amity Ski Trail: There are 18 km of trails groomed for both traditional and skate-style skiing. Every evening a 5.0 km loop is lit from dusk to 11:00 PM.

Piedmont Ski Trail: The ski trail is a 5 km double tracked loop that is appropriate for traditional skiers of all levels and include some scenic overlooks of the St. Louis River valley.

Spirit Mountain Trail: The ski trail consists of 22 kilometers of beautifully wooded cross-country trails, double tracked with skating lanes and 1K, 5K and 11 K loops.

In order to help maintain good skiing conditions for the fun and safety of all skiers, city officials ask users of the ski trails to follow good trail etiquette.

· Ski in the indicated direction
· Leave pets at home
· Hikers and dogs are not allowed on groomed trails
· Try to fill any holes and smooth track if you should fall

For current information on trail conditions, call the City of Duluth Ski Hotline at 218-730-4321 or go to the Parks and Rec Facebook page at DuluthParksMn.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns