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Ski Trail and Sliding Hill Conditions
January 16, 2017

Park hours are 5:00 AM–10:00 PM. Facility hours vary; see individual listings. For additional information, call the Trail Hotline at 763.559.6778. Ski trail maps are available on each park page.

Baker Park Reserve

All ski trails, except Evergreen trail, have been packed, tracked, and are in GOOD condition for skating and classic. Evergreen trail is packed and in FAIR condition for skating. Sliding hill is OPEN. The multi-use trail is OPEN. Chalet is open 9 AM - 5 PM daily. Ski rentals are available. Updated 1/16/17

Carver Park Reserve

The Sugar Bush and Sky trails are packed, tracked, and in FAIR condition for skating and classic. The Lake trail is packed, tracked, and in POOR condition for skate and classic. The King, Grimm, and Nature Center trails are packed and in POOR condition for skating, no track set. The ski chalet is open Tuesday's, Thursday's, and Friday's from 2:30 - 5PM AND weekends 9 AM - 5 PM. Skate and classic ski rentals are available. Sliding hill at Lowry Nature Center is OPEN. Updated 1/14/17

Cleary Lake Regional Park

Poplar, Lakeside, and Ironwood trails are packed and in FAIR condition for skating and are tracked and in POOR condition for classic. Visitor Center hours are 9 AM - 7 PM  Sunday -Thurs and 9 AM - 9 PM Fri - Sat. Lights on the ski trails are ON until 10:00 PM. The Visitor Center is currently being remodeled. This remodeling impacts the public space - no concessions are available, and SKI RENTALS ARE LIMITED. Updated 1/13/17.

Eagle Lake Regional Park

Eagle trail is packed, tracked, and in FAIR condition for skating and POOR condition for classic. Pike trail is in POOR condition for classic. Updated 1/14/17

Elm Creek Park Reserve

The Valley Trail and the Lesson Area are packed, tracked and in GOOD condition for skating and classic. The Northern Lights, Lake and Creek trails are packed, not tracked, and in GOOD condition for skating and in FAIR condition for classic. The Eagle and Eastman Trails are not packed or tracked and in FAIR condition for classic. Multi-Use Trail is OPEN. Sliding Hill is OPEN. Ski Rentals are available. Lights are on 5 AM - 10 PM daily. Chalet is open 9 AM - 9 PM weekdays, and 8 AM - 9 PM weekends. Updated 1/13/17

French Regional Park

The ski trails have been packed, not tracked, and are in GOOD condition. Sliding hill is groomed and OPEN. Trail lights are ON until 10 PM. The Visitor Center is open 9 AM - 9 PM. Rentals are available. Updated 1/16/17 

Glen Lake Golf Center

Ski trail is packed, tracked, and in FAIR condition for Skating and POOR condition for Classic. Trail and Clubhouse hours are Monday - Friday 11 AM - 5 PM. Saturday and Sunday 9 AM - 5 PM. Classic rentals available. Updated 1/16/17

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Manufactured Snow Trails which include Star, Willow Creek, Frog Town, Scenic Foothills, and Boulder Ridge are Packed, Tracked, and in GOOD condition for both skate and classic. Natural Snow Trails are Packed in GOOD condition for skate and in FAIR condition for classic. Visitor Center is OPEN Monday - Friday 9 AM - 9 PM and Saturday - Sunday 8 AM - 9 PM. Rentals are available. Trail Lights are on from 5 AM - 10 PM. Richardson Nature Center Sliding Hill is OPEN and snowshoe rental is AVAILABLE. Trails will be closed 5 AM - 10 PM on Sat. Jan. 21 for The Rennet. Updated 01/15/17

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

Knob, Kettle, and Razorback trails are packed and in FAIR condition for skate, no tracks have been set on any of the trails. Updated 1/13/17

Upcoming High School Nordic Races

Tues., Jan 17    Baker            3:30pm         TC Nordic Conference 

                          Elm Creek    3:30pm          Lake Conference

                          Hyland          3:30pm          South Suburban Conference

Weds., Jan 18    Elm Creek    3:30pm         Lake Conference

                          Hyland          3:45pm         Independent Metro Athletic Conference   

Thurs., Jan 19   Elm Creek    3:30pm         Northwest Suburban Conference

                          Hyland          3:45pm         Independent Metro Athletic Conference   

Fri. Jan. 20        Hyland           5:30pm        RENNET HS RACE

Sat. Jan. 21       Hyland           5am - 10 pm    ALL  XC Ski Trails CLOSED     

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