Cook County MN has the largest network of largest cross country trails in North America with 400KM of pristinely groomed ski trails. Find the complete cross country ski trail conditions report here and updated weekly once the season begins.

Central Gunflint Trails - Gunflint Trail

March 22, 2018
Trail Base: 9-13"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 0.00
Last 7 Days: 0.00
Average Depth: 8 - 19"
Comments:
Central Gunflint Ski Trail Conditions on March 22, 2018 New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0” New Snow Last 7 days: 0.0” Trail Base, Staked: Average 6-10” Snow in Woods, Staked: Average 8-19” Groomed with classic track: 52 km Groomed with skate lane: 52 km Surface Conditions: Old snow, tilled Last grooming day: 3-20-18 Total season snowfall: 70.00” Comments: We are still skiing! The majority of our cross country ski trails are still open with the exception of a few low-snow trails. As is the case with spring, conditions will change daily with the changing temperatures. All groomed trails are tilled so expect fast, abrasive snow. Select trails will be groomed again for this weekend. For the most up to date grooming information, as well specific trail conditions, please contact Bearskin Lodge (1-800-338-4170) or Golden Eagle Lodge (1-800-346-2203). Central Gunflint Ski Pass Required.

Upper Gunflint Trails - Gunflint Trail

March 22, 2018
Trail Base: 8-10"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: Trace
Last 7 Days: Trace
Average Depth: 5 - 22"
Comments:
The Upper Gunflint Nordic Ski Trails are groomed and ready! John, the naturalist at Gunflint Lodge has reported the following: The Upper Gunflint Ski Trails are still in good condition for this time of year. I measured the snow base on the Little Pine Trial today, and found we still have 9 - 10 inches on the trail with snow depths OFF TRAIL ranging from 0 - 22 inches. There were no exposed rocks on the trail. Due to the thawing/refreezing cycle this time of year, the ski trails are running rather fast. Upper Gunflint Ski Trail Ski Trail Passes are required. Please support these trails by purchasing the pass at Gunflint Lodge (800-328-3325), Gunflint Pines (800-533-5814), or Heston's Lodge (800-338-7230). More information can be found at https://www.gunflint.com/, http://www.gunflintpines.com/, or http://www.hestons.com/. Gunflint Pines ski trail report For additional information and ski passes contact Gunflint Lodge, Gunflint Pines Resort, & Heston's Lodge. The 40 miles of the Upper Gunflint Ski Trail system is maintained by the Gunflint Lake Trails Group, and we require an Upper Gunflint Trail Ski pass for usage. Funds raised from these passes pay for land lease fees, and grooming expenses. Passes can be purchased at Gunflint Lodge (218-388-2294), Gunflint Pines Resort (218-388-4454), and Hestons Lodge (218-388-2243). All of these resorts are located on the South Gunflint Lake road. Daily, weekend, week, and seasonal passes are available.

Pincushion Mountain - Grand Marais

March 29, 2018
Trail Base: 15"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: trace
Last 7 Days: trace
Average Depth: 20"
Comments:
Jim, the groomer at Pincushion, is great a posting updates. Here is his report from Thursday night: We are holding off grooming until Friday evening so that we have good conditions for the weekend. However, I wanted to get this grooming report out now so that it is clear to interested parties that we are groomed and ready to go. I have seen a great deal of interest in the fact that only Northeastern Minnesota has good ski and snowmobile conditions. I expect to see quite a few skiers here this weekend (and hikers too). In addition, the Pisten Bully is again up and running with thanks to Greg Olsen for the quick turnaround and excellent welding job. As usual Charlie Curry made himself available for the job of pulling the broken stinger off of the PB and working to reassemble the unit. Final tests today show that hydraulics are working and Charlie will be out tomorrow evening for the groom. Spring skiing at Pincushion is very good right now. Trail conditions can be variable based on exposure to the sun and temperature, but all trails are classic tracked and the skate deck has been tilled, compacted and combed. This weekend will be some of the best spring skiing in a while with temperatures staying on the cooler side. See you on the trails! pincushiontrails.org Minnesota Ski Pass required.

Banadad Trail - Gunflint Trail

March 30, 2018
Trail Base: 10"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: trace
Last 7 Days: 2"
Average Depth: 18"
Comments:
41 kilometers of the Banadad Tracked Received 2 inches of snow this past week. Following the storm all trails were re-tracked Still have 22 inches of snow on the ground and looks like there is more snow on the way this weekend. ​Additional Comment: The Banadad offers 41 kilometers of intimate classical groomed trails most going through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). The trail system is located in Northern Minnesota along the Gunflint Trail and 32 miles inland from the Lake Superior coastal town of Grand Marais. banadad.blogspot.com or call 218-388-4487

Norpine Trail Association - Lutsen / Spruce Creek / Hall / Massie Cluster

March 8, 2018
Trail Base: 6-20"
Snowfall
Average Depth: 46-60"
Comments:
Excellent condition - groomed on 2/26. More information: norpinetrails.org

Norpine Trail Association - Cascade River Area Trails

March 8, 2018
Trail Base: 6-20"
Snowfall
Average Depth: 46-60"
Comments:
These trails are open but have not been groomed since last snowfall. More detailed trail grooming information.

Norpine - Deer Yard Trails - Lutsen

March 8, 2018
Trail Base: 6-20"
Snowfall
Average Depth: 46-60"
Comments:
The main loop was groomed on 2/27 and is in excellent condition. The Short Loop and FireTower are open but haven't been groomed since last snowfall. More detailed trail grooming information.

Sugarbush Trails - Britton Peak Area Trails in Tofte

April 16, 2018
Trail Base: 4-9"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 4"
Last 7 Days: 4"
Average Depth: 19"
Comments:
We received 4" of new snow on the trails. Onion River Road was groomed after the new snowfall, earlier today. We are not sure how it skis, but it's groomed for us die-hard skiers. Enjoy! For skiers using the Oberg trailhead, remember that our warming cabin is open and we'd love to hear from you in our guest book. Stay warm and safe out there! Check our website for more detailed information: sugarbushtrail.org MN Ski Pass required.

Sugarbush Trails - Oberg Mountain Area Trails

April 16, 2018
Trail Base: 5-10"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 4"
Last 7 Days: 4"
Average Depth: 18"
Comments:
We received 4" of new snow on the trails. Onion River Road was groomed after the new snowfall, earlier today. We are not sure how it skis, but it's groomed for us die-hard skiers. Enjoy! Details on individual trail sections can be found at http://sugarbushtrail.org/ski_trails.php For skiers using the Oberg trailhead, remember that our warming cabin is open and we'd love to hear from you in our guest book. Stay warm and safe out there! Groomers update our trail report page at http://www.sugarbushtrail.org/ski_trails.php when they have completed grooming. The warming cabin at Oberg Trailhead was opened for the season early this week. Stop in and sign the guest book! We've added a page to the guest book with a short history of our trail system. If you want to read this online, go to http://www.sugarbushtrail.org/images/SugarbushHistory.pdf Check our website for more detailed information: sugarbushtrail.org MN Ski Pass required.

Sugarbush Trails - Moose Fence Cluster in Tofte

April 16, 2018
Trail Base: 5-11"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 4
Last 7 Days: 4"
Average Depth: 18"
Comments:
We received 4" of new snow on the trails. Onion River Road was groomed after the new snowfall, earlier today. We are not sure how it skis, but it's groomed for us die-hard skiers. Enjoy! Details on individual trail sections can be found at http://sugarbushtrail.org/ski_trails.php Groomers update our trail report page at http://www.sugarbushtrail.org/ski_trails.php when they have completed grooming. The warming cabin at Oberg Trailhead was opened for the season early this week. Stop in and sign the guest book! We've added a page to the guest book with a short history of our trail system. If you want to read this online, go to http://www.sugarbushtrail.org/images/SugarbushHistory.pdf Check our website for more detailed information: sugarbushtrail.org MN Ski Pass required.

George Washington Pines - Gunflint Trail

March 14, 2018
Trail Base: 12 - 14"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: trace
Last 7 Days: trace
Average Depth: 20"
Comments:
The trail is shared between cross country skiers, snowshoers, and people using dogs for skijoring. For those who are snowshoeing, please do not walk on the groomed cross-country ski tracks. Dog owners need to clean-up after their pets. Multiple use silent sports trail 6.5 miles from Grand Marais on the Gunflint Trail Additional SNF info at: www.fs.usda.gov/superior Multiple use silent sports trail 6.5 miles from Grand Marais on the Gunflint Trail

Lutsen Mountain - Lutsen

March 12, 2018
Trail Base: 20 - 25"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: trace
Last 7 Days: 28"
Average Depth: 28 - 38"
Comments:
Everything is in prime shape. The groomers are soft packed powder corduroy. The side-country trails are all open with soft fluff and a few hidden powder stashes to be found. And the long range forecast has March trending slightly cooler than normal – guess we ride this snow train into April! Bluebird days and blue lake views. Packed powder and rolled trails are ready! Ideal skiing conditions, both down hill and cross country, exist! See you on the trails! See more information at lutsen.com

Bally Creek Ski System - Grand Marais

February 27, 2018
Trail Base: 17 - 22"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 0"
Last 7 Days: 20"
Average Depth: 17 - 22"
Comments:
Very nice conditions at Bally Creek. New snow is being tracked and groomed! This system is 25.0 km trackset. 11.0 km skate-ski. All skill level trails. Part of a 196 km ski-through network along the North Shore. Variety of cedar swamp, balsam and pine forest. Meanders along wildlife pond. Ski 17.6km from Bally Creek to Cascade State Park. Maps along trail. MN Ski pass required. For more information, call 387-1162.

Sawbill Campground - Tofte

March 14, 2018
Trail Base: 18"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: trace
Last 7 Days: trace
Average Depth: 15" - 18"
Comments:
Warmer temps are here, but the level of snow around the Sawbill Lake area remains high due to the heavy snowfall in the two last weeks. Great classical skiing is being enjoyed in the area!