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

January 13, 2018
Trail Base: 6.5" to 8"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: Trace
Last 7 Days: 6.25
Average Depth: 13" - 14"
Comments:
Central Gunflint Ski Trail Conditions on January 13, 2018 New Snow Last 24 hours: Trace New Snow Last 7 days: 6.25" Trail Base, Staked: Average 6.5 - 8" Snow in Woods, Staked: Average 13 - 14" Groomed with classic track: 70 km Groomed with skate lane: 54 km Surface Conditions: Fresh groomed snow Last grooming day: 1-12-18 Total season snowfall: 41.50" Comments: The Central Gunflint Ski Trail System received a healthy dumping of 5 inches of new snow on Thursday, January 11th. Both groomers were out there right away and got to work; all trails have been re-groomed. A large dumping of snow like that is extra helpful in leveling out some of the more uneven trails. The skiing is awesome right now! If you thought it was great before, you should see it now! Teresa, at Golden Eagle Lodge, keeps meticulous logs and data on daily snowfall. Thanks Teresa! Here's her report to date: Snow Totals October/November Total 2017 – 18.75 inches December 2017 Dec 1 – 3: 0.0 inches Dec 4 – 10: 5.50 inches Dec 11 – 17: 5.75 inches Dec 18 – 24: 3.25 inches Dec 25 – 31: 0.75 inches December Total 2017 – 15.25 inches January 2018 Jan 3: 1.25 inches Jan 7: 1.25 inches Jan 11: 5.0 inches January Total 2018 – 7.50 inches Total Snowfall 2017-2018 – 41.50 inches For the most up to date grooming information, as well specific trail conditions, please contact Golden Eagle Lodge (1-800-346-2203) or Bearskin Lodge (1-800-338-4170). Central Gunflint Ski Pass required.

Upper Gunflint Trails - Gunflint Trail

January 5, 2018
Trail Base: 6'-9"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: Trace
Last 7 Days: 2" to 4"
Average Depth: 8" - 11"
Comments:
All the trails have been brushed, cleared, and packed. Gunflint Pines is placing trails as snow continues to provide for a good base. Dress warm and see you out there! 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

January 16, 2018
Trail Base: 8"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 4"
Last 7 Days: 6"
Average Depth: 7" to 13"
Comments:
All trails were Piston Bully groomed last night, following 6-8" of new snow. Conditions should be excellent, and in particular classic should be very good. Skate will probably be a little soft, but not a bad problem to have! Looks like a little warmup for most of the week so skiing should be fantastic. pincushiontrails.org Minnesota Ski Pass required.

Banadad Trail - Gunflint Trail

January 10, 2018
Trail Base: 12"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 1"
Last 7 Days: 2"to 4"
Average Depth: 12" to 15"
Comments:
Skiing Excellent! All trails have been tracked Tracked Trail: 41 kilometers- Banadad Tracked re-tracked yesterday (Jan 2) ; Lace Lake, Tall Pines and Knapp trail re-tracked today. 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

January 13, 2018
Trail Base: 6" - 9 "
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 1"
Last 7 Days: 2-4"
Average Depth: 7" - 16"
Comments:
Packed Powder conditions, and trails in good condition. They are rolled and ready! More information: norpinetrails.org

Norpine Trail Association - Cascade River Area Trails

January 13, 2018
Trail Base: 5'- 10"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 1"
Last 7 Days: 2" - 4"
Average Depth: 7-14"
Comments:
Skate lanes are groomed, and all west end trails have been rolled, and tracks are being set! We have good snow cover. More detailed trail grooming information.

Norpine - Deer Yard Trails - Lutsen

January 13, 2018
Trail Base: 5" to 9"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 1"
Last 7 Days: 2" - 4"
Average Depth: 10 - 14"
Comments:
Packed powder conditions, with all trails rolled and ready! Stay safe and dress warm! More detailed trail grooming information.

Sugarbush Trails - Britton Peak Area Trails in Tofte

January 17, 2018
Trail Base: 7 - 10"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 2"
Last 7 Days: 4"
Average Depth: 14" to 16"
Comments:
Most all of our trails were groomed yesterday for skate and classic skiing. Cook County Photographer Travis Novitsky skied the trails yesterday and provided this comment: "I skied the Picnic - Hogback - Upper Homestead loop, and it was awesome! The entire Picnic Trail was in superb shape. Hogback and Upper Homestead had a few sketchy patches but not bad at all. Amazing day on the skis." Darren Peck, our main groomer, plans to finish grooming the rest of the system today. Details on groomed sections are located at: http://sugarbushtrail.org/ski_trails.php We hope to see you on the trails! Grooming will continue as weather and conditions allow. 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

January 17, 2018
Trail Base: 9" to 14"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 2"
Last 7 Days: 4"
Average Depth: 10 - 12"
Comments:
Most all of our trails were groomed yesterday for skate and classic skiing. Cook County Photographer Travis Novitsky skied the trails yesterday and provided this comment: "I skied the Picnic - Hogback - Upper Homestead loop, and it was awesome! The entire Picnic Trail was in superb shape. Hogback and Upper Homestead had a few sketchy patches but not bad at all. Amazing day on the skis." Darren Peck, our main groomer, plans to finish grooming the rest of the system today. Details on groomed sections are located at: http://sugarbushtrail.org/ski_trails.php We hope to see you on the trails! 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

January 17, 2018
Trail Base: 10" to 13"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 2"
Last 7 Days: 3"
Average Depth: 9" - 16"
Comments:
The conditions are excellent. Enjoy the warmer weather this week, and get out and ski! 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

January 18, 2018
Trail Base: 8"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: none
Last 7 Days: 5"
Average Depth: 8"
Comments:
We groomed George Washington Pines this morning. The trail is in really great shape with the exception of one small icy spot near Elbow Creek. Otherwise, it’s quite lovely. 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

January 19, 2018
Trail Base: 9 - 12
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 1.5"
Last 7 Days: 6"
Average Depth: 9 - 12"
Comments:
We are now in prime time winter. Six inches of new snow on Monday gave the entire mountain a fresh coat of white. 25 degrees and sunshine brought smiles to everyone’s faces on Wednesday. Saturday is forecast for 35 degrees and sunny. A major winter storm is brewing for early next week with potential for an epic powder day. And the extended forecast has temps in the teens and 20’s for the 15 day outlook. All in all, an ideal stretch of Minnesota winter. ked 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

January 4, 2018
Trail Base: 17 - 22"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 0"
Last 7 Days: 4"
Average Depth: 17 - 22"
Comments:
Bally Creek Trail system has been groomed Jan. 3 & 4, 2018. There are lots of wildlife signs on the trail…including a moose kill on the Bally Creek Pond…lots of wolf tracks, so if you are snowshoeing on the spur trail or skijoring trail, watch your dogs closely. 7” of new snow, base of 15” with a snow depth of 22”. 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

January 12, 2018
Trail Base: 9 - 12"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 2"
Last 7 Days: 2" to 4"
Average Depth: 8" - 17"
Comments:
Recent snow added to the already trails base we have. Classical skiers are enjoying the skiing on Sawbill Lake and the surrounding area.