12.9.2014 The new ski season

2.16.15 lower beaver dam trail

Summer Home Road Trail, 12.9.2014

Everyone is eager for the 2014-2015 ski season to start.  Many trails have been packed and rolled, but the fresh snow on Monday gave us a good base to start genuinely grooming a few trails.  Summer Home Road and Campground Loop groomed up quite nicely on Tuesday morning. Very good early season skiing.  We will continue to pack and roll other trails this week and may have enough snow to start grooming another area.  To be determined as the week goes on.  Call Bearskin Lodge or Golden Eagle Lodge for current updates on the status of grooming.

Season tickets and daily trail tickets for the Central Gunflint Trail Ski System are for sale now at both Bearskin Lodge and Golden Eagle Lodge.  We share the proceeds of trail tickets equally, so it doesn’t really matter which place you purchase your tickets.  Ticket prices for 2014-2015 will be:

  • Day pass $18
  • Child day pass (ages 7-13) $8
  • Late day pass (after 1 PM) $12
  • Child late day pass  $6
  • 3-day pass  $36
  • 3-day child pass  $18
  • Season pass $100
  • Child season pass $40
  • Cook County High School ski team members ski free, but please check in at a lodge
  • Gunflint Volunteer Fire Department members season pass  $50

All registered guests at Bearskin Lodge and Golden Eagle Lodge receive trail tickets included in the cost of their stay, so they need not buy tickets.

We don’t accept Minnesota Ski Passes for this trail system, as this these trails do not receive any funds from the state.  The Central Gunflint Trail System is privately operated and maintained by Bearskin Lodge and Golden Eagle Lodge.  Because of its large size and hilly terrain through the deep woods, this is a very expensive system to groom and maintain; 100% of your trail ticket fees go towards trail costs. The memorable experience of skiing in this beautiful woods would not be possible without our extensive trail work, so the cost of your ski pass is well worth it.

We’re looking forward to a great ski season.  See you on the ski trail!

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