Central Gunflint Trail Area

Central Gunflint Ski Trail Report 2.4.16

New Snowfall: 
3.18 inches in last 2 days
Last Grooming Date: 
2-4-16
Base Depth: 
Average 9 - 12 inches
Comment: 

We are happy to start this ski trail report with a very familiar statement:  it snowed once again! We’ve received 3.2 inches of snow over the last few days, the perfect amount needed to resurface the ski trails back into perfection after the recent warm weekend. The trees are once again snowcapped and the wilderness as pristine and gorgeous as ever.

More snow is forecasted each day over the next 4 days so the groomers look to have a busy weekend ahead of them. If we receive a constant light snowfall like is being predicted, expect trails to have some light new snow cover on them in between groomings.

Trail conditions this year have been excellent and this weekend is looking to be no exception. Temperatures over the next several days are predicted to be in the teens and 20’s; perfect skiing weather if we do say so ourselves.

For the most up to date grooming information, as well specific trail conditions, please contact Bearskin Lodge (1-800-338-4170) or Golden Eagle Lodge (1-800-346-2203). Central Gunflint Ski Pass required.

Central Gunflint Ski Trail Report 1.28.16

New Snowfall: 
4" in last 24 hours
Last Grooming Date: 
1-28-16
Base Depth: 
Average 9 - 10 inches
Comment: 

Four inches of fresh snowfall again last night; trail conditions continue to be excellent! All ski trails are freshly groomed, and with more snow predicted Friday and Saturday, it looks like the groomers will be back out there again before too long.

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.

Central Gunflint Ski Trail Report 1.21.16

New Snowfall: 
.5" so far this morning - still snowing as of 11AM
Last Grooming Date: 
1-18-16
Base Depth: 
Average 7 - 8 inches
Comment: 

The excellent skiing and trail conditions continue! As an added bonus, we are expecting very comfortable weekend temperatures starting around 15 degrees on Friday and warming to the mid 20’s by Sunday. Throw on some light layers and enjoy some great skiing!

Poplar Creek trail, our last trail to be cleared from the damaging snowfall in December, has now been re-carved from the wilderness and is groomed and open! The North-South Link across Aspen Lake now has enough ice beneath it that we have been grooming it with Snow Cat. Flour Lake still has only 10 inches of ice – 2 more inches are needed for crossing with the big groomer – so we are still grooming that short section by snowmobile, with a classic and skate lane.

Overall, trail conditions are fantastic! We are only 3 inches of snow short of where we were last year at this time with a season total of 46.95 inches as of this morning. There is no shortage of snow up here in the great Northwoods!

For the most up to date grooming information, as well specific trail conditions, please contact Bearskin Lodge (1-800-338-4170) or Golden Eagle Lodge (1-800-346-2203). Central Gunflint Ski Pass required.

Central Gunflint Ski Trail Report 1.13.16

New Snowfall: 
1/4" in last 24 hours
Last Grooming Date: 
1-9-16
Base Depth: 
Average 6 - 8 inches
Comment: 

We’ve had cooler temperatures these last couple days compared to the weeks before, but that hasn’t stopped the skiers or hindered the fun! Trail conditions remain excellent and the trees are still glistening with that beautiful snow cover. More snow is forecasted yet again Thursday and Friday.

An update on ice:  Aspen and Flour Lake are now safe for travel. We have been able to snowmobile pack the section of North-South Link that crosses Aspen and Flour as of last week; we anticipate being able to groom classic tracks into these trails as well after the next new snowfall. We still want a bit more ice before we go out there with the big groomers.

For the most up to date grooming information, as well specific trail conditions, please contact Bearskin Lodge (1-800-338-4170) or Golden Eagle Lodge (1-800-346-2203). Central Gunflint Ski Pass required.

Central Gunflint Ski Trail Report 1.6.16

New Snowfall: 
1" since Jan 1st
Last Grooming Date: 
1-6-16
Base Depth: 
5.5" - 6.5"
Comment: 

The ski trails are in great to excellent shape offering a firm base and fantastic glide. With just under 32 inches of snowfall in December alone, most of which fell after the 16th, the low snow effects of an “El Niño” winter are a thing of the past. Temperature wise, the benefits of such a winter are still present; we’ve had moderate temperatures this last week with most days being in the teens and lower 20’s; it is expected to continue into next week with more snow also predicted. We are full swing into winter cross-country skiing!

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.

Central Gunflint Ski Trail Report 12.30.15

New Snowfall: 
8.6" in last 7 days
Last Grooming Date: 
12-30-15
Base Depth: 
Average 4 - 5 inches
Comment: 

The skiing is fantastic! We have made very good progress on trail clearing this week with only a few “closed” trails remaining. The groomed trails, thanks in part to the heavy and wet snow we received prior to all this, set up great and the classic tracks are holding in excellent. Trail bases are comfortably firm and are averaging about 4 to 5 inches. If you don’t include the amount of trail cleanup we’ve had this year, condition wise, the ski trails are in as good of shape as any other year this time of the season.

Important note:  Due to thin ice on Flour Lake and questionable ice on Aspen Lake, the North-South link trail is closed north of Summer Home Road. We are checking ice thickness often and will groom a trail via snowmobile as soon as safely possible.

For the most up to date grooming information, as well as updates on trail clearing progress, please contact Bearskin Lodge (1-800-338-4170) or Golden Eagle Lodge (1-800-346-2203). Central Gunflint Ski Pass required.