Cook County MN has the largest network of largest cross country trails in North America with 400KM of 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

December 4, 2019
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 0"
Last 7 Days: 13"
Average Depth: 23"
Comments:

Groomer's Notes: 12/04/2019: Grooming continues on our trail system. Onion River Road, West Oberg, and Summit View are groomed for skate and classic. Britton Peak trails, including Hogback and Bridge run were groomed this morning. Homestead Loop and the connector will be done in the near future. The best ski conditions are on the Onion River Road. All other trails have uneven decks and water in some areas - Ski with Caution. The Oberg warming cabin opened this morning for the season. The cabin used to be a US Forest Service cabin and was moved to its present location in 2012. There is a wood stove, table, and guest book inside of the cabin. Enjoy! Reminder: Dogs and bicycles are not allowed on the Sugarbush ski trail system. There are two exceptions for having dogs on the trail: Summit View and Upland Loop at Moose Fence trailhead are open to dogs. Winter cycling is available in Cook County with information available on Superior Cycling's website at Superior Cycling Association.

"Firsthand Trail Report" -

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

December 4, 2019
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 0"
Last 7 Days: 13"
Average Depth: 23"
Comments:

Groomer's Notes: 12/04/2019: Grooming continues on our trail system. Onion River Road, West Oberg, and Summit View are groomed for skate and classic. Britton Peak trails, including Hogback and Bridge run were groomed this morning. Homestead Loop and the connector will be done in the near future. The best ski conditions are on the Onion River Road. All other trails have uneven decks and water in some areas - Ski with Caution. The Oberg warming cabin opened this morning for the season. The cabin used to be a US Forest Service cabin and was moved to its present location in 2012. There is a wood stove, table, and guest book inside of the cabin. Enjoy! Reminder: Dogs and bicycles are not allowed on the Sugarbush ski trail system. There are two exceptions for having dogs on the trail: Summit View and Upland Loop at Moose Fence trailhead are open to dogs. Winter cycling is available in Cook County with information available on Superior Cycling's website at Superior Cycling Association.

"Firsthand Trail Report" -

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

Norpine - Deer Yard Trails - Lutsen

December 3, 2019
Snowfall
Last 7 Days: 5" - 10"
Average Depth: 5" - 16"
Comments:

Groomer's Notes: December 3, 2019: Trails are being prepared for the 2019-20 season. We had snow in October but it only lasted a few days.

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 - Hall/Massie Loop

December 3, 2019
Snowfall
Last 7 Days: 5" - 10"
Average Depth: 5" - 16"
Comments:

Groomer's Notes:December 3, 2019: Trails are being prepared for the 2019-20 season. We had snow in October but it only lasted a few days.

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

December 3, 2019
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 0"
Last 7 Days: 5" - 10"
Average Depth: 5" - 16"
Comments:

Groomer's Notes: December 3, 2019: Trails are being prepared for the 2019-20 season. We had snow in October but it only lasted a few days.

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

November 21, 2019
Trail Base:

Lutsen Mountains - Lutsen

December 4, 2019
Comments:
The nordic ski trail at Lutsen Mountains is not open. See more information at lutsen.com