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.

Pincushion Mountain - Grand Marais

February 14, 2019
Trail Base: 14"-24"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 0"
Last 7 Days: 10"
Average Depth: 31"-60"
Comments:

Grooming Update: Thursday February 14: Base 24+ inches. 1-2 inches of new snow on Monday, Feb 11. Our more heavily used trails were groomed for classic and skate on Tuesday, Feb 12. The entire system is very skiable.

"Firsthand Trail Report" - Feb 17 - Pincushion Mountain Trail (Grand Marais): Participated in the Pincushion Mountain ski festival today, doing the 30K classic race. The grooming was immaculate, the race and ski conditions perfect. Firm tracks, firm deck, great race. Great glide and kick with Swix VR30. Recreation skiing tomorrow will be ideal. (Tim Nelson)

www:pincushiontrails.org/

Ski Pass Required: Minnesota Ski Pass required.

 

Minnesota Ski Pass required.

George Washington Pines - Gunflint Trail

February 14, 2019
Trail Base: 20"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 0"
Last 7 Days: 10"
Average Depth: 38"
Comments:

Grooming Update: February 14 - The U.S. Forest Service reports that George Washington Pines trail was freshly groomed today, Thursday, Feb. 14. With approx 38" of snow on the ground in the woods and a 20" packed base.

George Washington Pines trail is a multiple use silent sports trail located 6.5 miles from Grand Marais on the Gunflint Trail. 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.

Ski Pass Required: Minnesota Ski Pass required. These are available locally and can also be purchased online at http://mnnordicski.org

For more detailed information on the George Washington Pines Ski Trail.

Bally Creek Ski System - Grand Marais

January 23, 2018
Trail Base: 12" - 14"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 6"
Last 7 Days: 6"
Average Depth: 24 - 36"
Comments:

Grooming continues, and trails will be rolled and packed.

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.

Ski Pass Required: Minnesota Ski Pass required. These are available locally and can also be purchased online at http://mnnordicski.org

For more detailed information on the Bally Creek Ski Trail System.