Upper Gunflint Trail Area

Good Skiing on the Upper Gunflint Trail System

Last Grooming Date: 
3/10/17
Date Skied: 
3/11/17
Area Skied: 
Big Pine Loop
Base Depth: 
Mostly 4 - 5 (Up to 10) Inches
Comment: 

The Upper Gunflint Ski Trails are freshly groomed and ready to ski.  The 2.5 inches of snow on Tuesday brought us up to 64.6 inches for the year, with a firm base of 4 - 5 inches in most places.  We do have some icy patches, but it is not bad for this time of year.  Overall, our trails are in great condition!

We require an Upper Gunflint Trail Ski Pass to use our trails.  Fees from these passes pay for the land leases, and grooming expenses.  Please stop by Gunflint Lodge (218-388-2294), Gunflint Pines (218-388-4454), or Heston's Lodge (218-388-2243) to purchase passes, and pick up maps.  All three resorts are on the South Gunflint Lake road.

Upper Gunflint Ski Trails Are Still Amazing!

Last Grooming Date: 
March 1, 2017
Date Skied: 
March 4, 2017
Area Skied: 
Overlook, Highlands, River Run, Rabbit Run, and West End
Base Depth: 
4 - 11
Comment: 

The Upper Gunflint Ski Trails are still in great condition.  I did not encounter any visible rocks or bare spots on the trails today.  There were a very few tiny patches of ice that were smaller than the length of my skis.  The base is hard, so it should hold up to the warmer temperatures of the next few days.  The total seasonal snowfall is at 62.1 inches.

We require an Upper Gunflint Trail Ski Pass to use our trails.  Fees from these passes pay for the land leases, and grooming expenses.  Please stop by Gunflint Lodge (218-388-2294), Gunflint Pines (218-388-4454), or Heston's Lodge (218-388-2243) to purchase passes, and pick up maps.  All three resorts are on the South Gunflint Lake road.

Great Skiing on the Upper Gunflint Trail!

Last Grooming Date: 
March 1, 2017
Date Skied: 
March 1, 2017
Base Depth: 
5 - 11
Comment: 

The conditions on the Upper Gunflint Ski Trails are amazing for this time of year.  All the Classic and Skate Trails were groomed yesterday and today.  We had some snow on Monday, and the trails seemed more like early February, than early March conditions.  When I was out today, I did not encounter any ice, and the trail did not have any exposed rocks.

Snow beside trail: Up to 18 Inches (with some bare spots under the conifers)
Total Yearly Snowfall: 62.1 Inches

We require an Upper Gunflint Trail Ski Pass to use our trails.  Fees from these passes pay for the land leases, and grooming expenses.  Please stop by Gunflint Lodge (218-388-2294), Gunflint Pines (218-388-4454), or Heston's Lodge (218-388-2243) to purchase passes, and pick up maps.  All three resorts are on the South Gunflint Lake road.
 

Upper Gunflint Ski Trails Groomed Today

Last Grooming Date: 
2/24/2017
Date Skied: 
2/24/2017
Base Depth: 
4 - 13 Inches
Comment: 

Total Seasonal Snowfall: 60.3 Inches

Most of the trails are being groomed today (with the exception of the two backcountry/multi-use trails).  Ski conditions are still good, but a little faster than they were before our melt.

We require an Upper Gunflint Trail Ski Pass to use our trails.  Fees from these passes pay for the land leases, and grooming expenses.  Please stop Gunflint Lodge (218-388-2294), Gunflint Pines (218-388-4454), or Heston's Lodge (218-388-2243) to purchase passes, and pick up maps.  All three resorts are on the South Gunflint Lake road.

Trails Freshly Groomed and Ready to Ski

New Snowfall: 
10.5 Inches in the Last Week
Last Grooming Date: 
2/13/2017
Date Skied: 
2/14/2017
Base Depth: 
8 - 14
Comment: 

Total Seasonal Snowfall: 60.2 Inches

All trails except our two backcountry multi-use trails (South Rim and Magnetic Rock), and Short Cut were groomed yesterday.  We have great options for Classic, Skate, and Backcountry style skiing.

For additional information and ski passes contact Gunflint Lodge, Gunflint Pines Resort, or Heston's Lodge.

The 40 miles of the Upper Gunflint Ski Trail system is maintained by the Gunflint Lake Trails Group, and we require an Upper Gunflint Trail Ski pass for usage.  Funds raised from these passes pay for land lease fees, and grooming expenses.  Passes can be purchased at Gunflint Lodge (218-388-2294), Gunflint Pines Resort (218-388-4454), and Hestons Lodge (218-388-2243).  All of these resorts are located on the South Gunflint Lake road.  Daily, weekend, week, and seasonal passes are available.

Lots of New Snow!

New Snowfall: 
14.5 Inches this Month
Last Grooming Date: 
2/7/17
Base Depth: 
8 - 14
Comment: 

We have had a lot of snow over the last several days, exceeding the amount we had for the entire month of January.  All trails should be groomed by this weekend, except for the two backcountry trails (Magnetic Rock and South Rim).

The 40 miles of the Upper Gunflint Ski Trail system is maintained by the Gunflint Lake Trails Group, and we require an Upper Gunflint Trail Ski pass for usage.  Funds raised from these passes pay for land lease fees, and grooming expenses.  Passes can be purchased at Gunflint Lodge (218-888-2294), Gunflint Pines Resort (218-388-4454), and Hestons Lodge (218-388-2243).  All these resorts are located on the South Gunflint Lake road.  Daily, weekend, week, and seasonal passes are available. 

Upper Gunflint

New Snowfall: 
4.25 inch past 7 days
Last Grooming Date: 
1/28 & 1/29
Base Depth: 
6-8 inches
Comment: 

New Snow past 24 hours: dusting
New Snow past 7 days:   4.25 inches
Trail Base:                       6-8 inches
Date of last grooming:       Jan 28 & 29th
Snow depth in the woods: 18-24 inches 
Comments:  Trails are freshly groomed for the weekend.  The anticipation is for warmer temps for the upcoming weekend and great skiing.  Gunflint Lake is now considered safe for skiing with an 10 - 12 inch ice average. 
Amperage is now open and in good shape.  South Rim, Warrens Road and Cut Across remain closed for this season.    Don't forget to purchase your Upper Gunflint  Nordic Ski trail pass at Gunflint Pines, Hestons or Gunflint Lodge.