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Pincushion Mountain - Grand Marais, MN - Trail Conditions

Pincushion Mountain, Grand Marais, MN

Trail Conditions Updated 4/25/14

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Fresh Snow:  11" in last 24 hours, 13" in last 7 days Base:  8-12" Woods:  16-24"

Comments:  Fresh snow.  Poor for Skating and Good for Classic skiing.

104" 2008, 126" 2009, 43" 2010, 120" 2011, 50" 2012, 82" 2013, 136" so far Winter 2013-14

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The Pincushion Mountain Trail System is a 25 kilometer silent sport trail system perched high above Lake Superior, 2 miles north of Grand Marais, Minnesota. Because of its varied terrain, excellent trail design and spectacular vistas of Lake Superior and Devil Track River canyon, this trail system is enjoyed by thousands annually for cross country skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, running and mountain biking. With annual average snowfall of 110", Warming Chalet, Pisten Bully grooming for classic and skate skiing, Pincushion Mountain is a great Nordic skiing destination!  MN Ski Pass Required.

upper gunflint trail system

Upper Gunflint Trail System, Grand Marais

Trail Conditions Updated 4/25/14

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Fresh Snow:  4" in last 24 hours, ?" in last 7 days Base:  ?" Woods:  ?"

Comments: 

Total snowfall this season:  88" (54.25 in 2012)

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45 miles north of Grand Marais. Large system near Canadian border and BWCA. Good mix of terrain with lots of overlooks. Many trails for classical with limited skating (~ 30K). A very good trailside restaurant! 3 trailside lodges.   These trails are not state funded and the MN SKI pass does not apply.  Upper Gunflint Nordic Trail Passes can be picked up at Gunflint Pines Resort, Gunflint Lodge, and Hestonís Lodge.  All ticket sales go to trail leases, equipment, and maintenance.

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Central Gunflint - Bearskin Cross Country Trail Conditions

Central Gunflint Trail System, Grand Marais

Trail Conditions Updated 4/25/14

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13.5" in last 24 hours, ?" in last 7 days Base:  ?" Woods:  ?"

Comments: 

Total snowfall this season:  107.25"  (67.59" 2013, 65.95" 2012, 87.95" 2011, 42.9" 2010)

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27 miles north of Grand Marais. Well groomed trail system near Minnesota's BWCA. Good mix of terrain for all levels of skiers. Grooming caters to classical skiers but skating available (~ 25K). 1.5-2K lighted sections at two trailside lodges.  Central Gunflint Ski Pass Required.  Lodging available at Bearskin and Golden Eagle Lodge.

Banadad BWCA Cross Country Ski Trail Reports and Conditions

Banadad Trail System, Grand Marais

Trail Conditions Updated 4/19/14

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Fresh Snow:  ?" in last 24 hours, ?" in last 7 days Base:  ?" Woods:  18"

Comments:  Grooming of the Trail ended for this winter- the last time tracks were set on the Banadad was April 6. While grooming of the Banadad maybe over for this winter there is still plenty of snow out there to ski- as of Easter morning it is snowing very hard and at the trails eastern end the snow depth measures 18 inches. So you backcountry skiers and snowshoers what are you waiting for!

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Groomed single track backcountry trail in BWCA Wilderness that connects Central Gunflint Trails with Upper Gunflint Trails. Yurt to Yurt skiing available. free public parking is available at the Banadadís eastern and western trailheads. The eastern trailhead is twenty-eight miles up the Gunflint Trail turn left on the Lima Grade drive one mile turn right on the Little Ollie Road and drive one mile to the eastern parking area. The western trailhead is on the left one-quarter of a mile before the Loon Lake Public Access (45 miles from Grand Marais) - for 4-6 cars only.  Minnesota Ski Pass required.

 

George Washington Memorial Pines Cross Country Ski Trails

George Washington Memorial Pines Trail, Grand Marais, MN

Trail Conditions Updated 2/10/14

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Fresh Snow:  0" in last 24 hours, 0" in last 7 days Base:  24" Woods:  36"

Comments:  Skiing at George Washington Pines is fantastic right now! The base is plenty thick but has finally hardened up nicely and is providing for some very fast skiing! If snowshoers keep to the left of the set track we should continue to have excellent skiing until the next significant snowfall.

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The trail runs through the George Washington Memorial Pine Plantation and along Elbow Creek. Parking available at Gunflint Trail.

 

 
 
   
 

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