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.

Sugarbush Trails - Britton Peak & Moose Fence in Tofte

April 11, 2019
Trail Base: 16" - 21"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: Trace
Last 7 Days: Trace
Average Depth: 24" -29"
Comments:

Groomer's Notes: The grooming equipment is being put away for the year! We had a good season of skiing, starting on November 19th, which was also our first grooming day. There are some locals still skiing on the trails now with their waxless skis. There is lots of snow on the higher elevations and Onion River Road is skiable. Many low areas have flowing water through the trail. Now it's time to look forward to the 40th Annual Tofte Trek 10k Run/Walk to be held on July 4th, starting at Birch Grove School in Tofte. Registration information is located at www.toftetrek.com Waterfall season has started with rivers and streams flowing profusely. Thanks for visiting us and for donating to our Pisten Bully groomer fund. We hope to see you sometime in the future!

Groomer's Notes:

"Firsthand Trail Report" 

"Firsthand Trail Report" -

Save the Date!: Join us for the 40th Anniversary of the Tofte Trek 10k Wilderness Run/Walk to be held on July 4, 2019. Tofte resident Jan Horak started the race to help celebrate fitness and Tofte's Independence Day celebration. Registration is now open at www.toftetrek.com.

Pisten Bully Fundraising Update: We greatly appreciate your consideration and generosity. We have been saving funds for about ten years to purchase a replacement for our 1994 Pisten Bully 160D. We are getting very close to our goal!

Typical grooming schedule: Our budget allows for grooming the entire system on Thursday and/or Friday (evening) of each week, starting with priority trails. Touch-up on priority trails (as needed) Monday or Tuesday. (Schedule may be adjusted if there is new snowfall)
See our detailed trail condition chart here: http://www.sugarbushtrail.org/ski_trails.php.

Ski Pass Required: Minnesota Ski Pass required. These are available locally at the Holiday Station store in Tofte and Clearview General in Lutsen. More information on the pass and a link to purchase on-line is located at http://mnnordicski.org

Check our website for more detailed information: Sugarbush Ski Trails

Sugarbush Trails - Oberg Mountain Area Trails in Lutsen

April 11, 2019
Trail Base: 16" - 21"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: Trace
Last 7 Days: Trace
Average Depth: 25" - 32"
Comments:

Groomer's Notes: The grooming equipment is being put away for the year! We had a good season of skiing, starting on November 19th, which was also our first grooming day. There are some locals still skiing on the trails now with their waxless skis. There is lots of snow on the higher elevations and Onion River Road is skiable. Many low areas have flowing water through the trail. Now it's time to look forward to the 40th Annual Tofte Trek 10k Run/Walk to be held on July 4th, starting at Birch Grove School in Tofte. Registration information is located at www.toftetrek.com Waterfall season has started with rivers and streams flowing profusely. Thanks for visiting us and for donating to our Pisten Bully groomer fund. We hope to see you sometime in the future!

Norpine - Deer Yard Trails - Lutsen

March 17, 2019
Trail Base: 16"-36"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 0"
Last 7 Days: 0"
Average Depth: 58"-91"
Comments:

Groomer's Notes: March 17 - Conditions are fair. Plenty of snow, but transitioned snow made for a shallow track set.

The Norpine Trail Association is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including maintaining, preserving, and enhancing the historic Norpine Trail System in Cook County, Minnesota, (which includes Cascade River State Park trails, Deer Yard Loop trails and Hall-Massey trails).

Norpine Trails are maintained with the help of the North Star Ski Touring Association, www.north-stars.org, and many other Norpine members and volunteers.

More information: www.norpinetrails.org

Ski Pass Required: Minnesota Ski Pass required. More information on the pass and a link to purchase on-line is located at http://mnnordicski.org

 

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

March 17, 2019
Trail Base: 16"-36"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 0"
Last 7 Days: 0"
Average Depth: 58"-91"
Comments:

Groomer's Notes: March 17 - Conditions are fair. Plenty of snow, but transitioned snow made for a shallow track set.

The Norpine Trail Association is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including maintaining, preserving, and enhancing the historic Norpine Trail System in Cook County, Minnesota, (which includes Cascade River State Park trails, Deer Yard Loop trails and Hall-Massey trails).

Norpine Trails are maintained with the help of the North Star Ski Touring Association, www.north-stars.org, and many other Norpine members and volunteers.

More information: www.norpinetrails.org

Ski Pass Required: Minnesota Ski Pass required. More information on the pass and a link to purchase on-line is located at http://mnnordicski.org

 

Norpine Trail Association - Cascade River Area Trails

March 17, 2019
Trail Base: 16"-36"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 0"
Last 7 Days: 0"
Average Depth: 58"-91"
Comments:

Groomer's Notes: March 17 - Conditions are fair. Plenty of snow, but transitioned snow made for a shallow track set.

The Norpine Trail Association is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including maintaining, preserving, and enhancing the historic Norpine Trail System in Cook County, Minnesota, (which includes Cascade River State Park trails, Deer Yard Loop trails and Hall-Massey trails).

Norpine Trails are maintained with the help of the North Star Ski Touring Association, www.north-stars.org, and many other Norpine members and volunteers.

More information: www.norpinetrails.org

Ski Pass Required: Minnesota Ski Pass required. More information on the pass and a link to purchase on-line is located at http://mnnordicski.org

 

Sawbill Campground - Tofte

March 8, 2018
Trail Base: 20" - 34"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 0"
Last 7 Days: 5"
Average Depth: 50" - 84"
Comments:
The March sun is out, but this first week has been cold. Cross country tracks on the loops near the campground and lake are mixed in with the otter slides. Many also snowshoeing.

Lutsen Mountains - Lutsen

January 31, 2019
Trail Base: 30"-74"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 4 - 6"
Last 7 Days: 6"
Average Depth: 12"-20"
Comments:
Downhill Ski and Snowboard slopes are open and going strong. However, this year the nordic ski trail at Lutsen Mountains is not open. See more information at lutsen.com