Duluthâ€™s city crews have begun work on the cityâ€™s cross-country ski trails after Mondayâ€™s snow. The Chester Park trail was rolled (packed) today and is in good shape for skiing, said Tom Kasper, city gardener.
Crews will roll the trails at Piedmont and Hartley Park on Wednesday, Kasper said. No tracks will be set until more snow falls. Lester Parkâ€™s trails donâ€™t have enough snow to roll yet, Kasper said, and the Magney-Snively trails need more snow to cover rocks.
Volunteers have helped removed downed trees and brush on some trails, which should make grooming go better, Kasper said.
For updates on city grooming, call the ski-trail hotline at 730-4321.
Snowflake Nordic Center on Rice Lake Road is in good shape for skiing, said owner George Hovland.
â€œThis place is loaded with snow,â€ Hovland said Tuesday afternoon. â€œ(The skiing) is as close to perfect as it can be in Minnesota. Weâ€™re groomed for classic and skating both.â€
Spirit Mountain will open Saturday for downhill skiing, said Briana Johnson, director of marketing and sales. She was not sure when cross-country trails would open at Spirit Mountain.