Central Gunflint Trail Area
This is our end-of-the-season snow report. We will no longer be grooming until next winter. But what a great ski season it’s been this year! Our grand total for snow on the season reached 93.46 inches, November thru March. The weather was wonderful and the snow was in surplus (too much surplus from that December snowfall; many of you know what we’re talking about)
We hope everyone got a chance to come up and play in the snow! Have a good summer and we’ll see you back on the trails next season!
We are still skiing up here! The weather held out nicely last week and allowed for great skiing between the early morning icy snow and softer afternoon/evening snow. All trails are still open and groomed except the west end of Logging Camp Trail, BWCA Logging Camp section, North-South link from upper Beaver Dam to Summer Home Road, and Poplar Creek Trail.
Due to the warm weather prior to last week, we are not crossing Flour or Aspen lakes with the groomers for the remainder of the season (the ice is still plenty safe for skiing). The North-South Link trail across Flour Lake has a single lane classic track set by snowmobile to allow for a connection between the north and south halves of the system.
Unless we receive additional snowfall, we will not be grooming anymore after this weekend. If we receive more than a couple of inches of new snow, we will likely do one more grooming on select trails.
Remember that it’s spring now and conditions can and do change daily depending on weather. For the most up to date trail conditions, please contact Golden Eagle Lodge (1-800-346-2203) or Bearskin Lodge (1-800-338-4170). Central Gunflint Ski Pass required.
The Central Gunflint Ski Trail System received 12 ¼ inches of snow from the storm on Wednesday. We will be grooming select trails based on skier interest for the remainder of the season. If you are looking to come up and ski, please call ahead to see what has been groomed.
We are still dealing with spring conditions meaning that the groomers will only be able to groom early morning and late evening due to the warmer temperatures, which are expected to hover right around 32 degrees over the next several days.
For the most up to date grooming information, please contact Bearskin Lodge (1-800-338-4170) or Golden Eagle Lodge (1-800-346-2203). Central Gunflint Ski Pass required.
Cross country skiing isn’t over yet on the Central Gunflint Trail System! We are definitely experiencing spring conditions, ergo, trails are/will be groomed with a tiller for the remainder of the season, but with a foot of trail base out there still, the ski trails will remain in good shape for some time yet. It is important to note that there is a time window for grooming this time of year, when it is not too warm and not too icy, so don’t expect every trail be groomed on any given day.
This time of year, forecasting accurate trail conditions becomes a day-by-day endeavor, so if you’re reading this report a few days after it came out, we recommend calling Golden Eagle Lodge or Bearskin Lodge to get an update on what the current conditions are. It’s hard to say what the weather will do in the coming days, it is March after all. There are a couple things you can count on in the upcoming week though: the weather will be warmer, the days longer, and there will still be skiing!
For the most up to date grooming information, as well as trail conditions specific to each trail, please contact Bearskin Lodge (1-800-338-4170) or Golden Eagle Lodge (1-800-346-2203). Central Gunflint Ski Pass required.
The ski trails are in excellent shape right now with comfortable outdoor temperatures in teens and twenty’s. It looks like warmer weather will be moving in over the weekend again and spring conditions may be present after Sunday. Conditions can change daily when we experience warmer temperatures, so we recommend checking in with Bearskin or Golden Eagle to keep up with current conditions if we experience these warm days.
For the most up to date grooming information, as well as trail conditions specific to each trail, please contact Golden Eagle Lodge (1-800-346-2203) or Bearskin Lodge (1-800-338-4170). Central Gunflint Ski Pass required.
All trails are freshly groomed. The effects of the light rain from last weekend are completely gone, replaced by 4.5” of fresh snowfall that fell across 4 days, Saturday through Tuesday. Skiing is excellent once again and trail conditions are as good as ever.
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.