Rochester Active Sports Club (RASC) is a nonprofit club based in Rochester Minnesota, designed to promote nordic skiing, mountain biking and road biking in SE Minnesota.
 

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Current Ski Trail Updates

We have abandoned attempts at using Facebook for updates to the ski trails and instead we have created a forum. Click below to access it.


 

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Quarry Hill – new Grooming Equipment


Thanks to all the work put in by Jeff Roberson and Dave Greymont, we have finally acquired a replacement system for our aging ATV at Quarry Hill. This ATV had been used for grooming of the ski trails in winter and mowing them in summer. Over the last few years, the cost of maintaining this unit has increased significantly due to wear and tear. Through a DNR grant that covered 75% of the cost, we have been able to purchase a larger and more powerful unit to groom Quarry Hill next winter. This is a Polaris Ranger, shown below, that has the additional advantages of an enclosed heated cab. It is also a lot more powerful than the old ATV, so we anticipate great grooming and fewer problems with this next winter. Next trick is to see if we can get a similar unit for Essex Park!



Gamehaven Update (4/20/22)


The long running saga at Gamehaven is finally ending. The Rochester Park and Recreation Dept has finally acquired all the necessary parts for snowmaking, so there are no obstacles left to snowmaking for next season other than the weather!  The precise layout of the snowmaking loops is being refined all the time. RASC member, Jim Bennet has contributed many hours walking the park and optimizing the trail layout. Thanks to all his work we should have slightly over 3 km of a man-made loop next winter and an additional 12 km of trail that will rely on natural snow.   




We have discontinued use of Facebook for Local Ski Trail Conditions - please check the forum shown above for local ski conditions  






Cross-Countryski.US: 

This is a excellent source for all the major FIS nordic ski competitions. Here you can find full video coverage of all the major events from Eurosport in English.



        Skinnyski.com


Skinnyski.com is the premier site for nordic skiing in the mid-West, with reports on trail conditions, race reports, ski camps, and everything else nordic. 




Greg Bednorski Ski Forum
Greg Bednorski has a ski forum that contains a lot of useful information for everyone from beginner to elite race.




Northwest Wisconsin Ski Trails & Reports


This site posts trail reports for many of the trails in NW Wisconsin.

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