3.4.2016 Weekend skiing update at Bearskin

sunrise on the gunflint by bob hansen

Sunrise / photo by Bob Hansen

We’re visiting the snowless Twin Cities today.  Looking out the window here, it’s easy to see why we’re having such a tough time convincing callers to Bearskin that yes, we do indeed have an excess amount of snow up at Bearskin.  In the last hour an annoying “just before rush hour” inch of snow came down in Minneapolis, but before that the only remaining snow was in gritty pyramid-shaped piles at the corners of driveways and crosswalks. Not a pretty thing.

Bearskin has received just under 80 inches of snow this year, with more in the forecast for this evening. We haven’t lost much of it. Bob was grooming up on Bear Cub a few days ago, got out of the groomer, and unintentionally stepped off the hard-packed trail.  In a moment he sunk into snow almost to his waist…and Bob is tall, so that was a deep spot! We have a great deal of snow out there, which means that even if we hit some above-freezing temps in the upcoming days, there is no worry of our snow disappearing soon. You can still have winter fun at Bearskin.

Both Bearskin and Golden Eagle have groomed during this past week.  With the snow coming again tonight, the groomers will probably go out again Saturday morning.  For the most current information on which trails are newly groomed, give us a call.

Musher Erik Simula will be here again this weekend, giving dog sled trips all weekend. Call (218)388 – 2292 to book a trip.  We have wine, beer, hot cocoa, and fresh cookies in the Main Lodge, for after you day of outdoor fun.  Stop in and warm up by our fireplace.

Latest snow statistics, courtesy of Golden Eagle:

  • New Snow Last 7 days:  3 1/8”
  • Trail Base, Staked:  Average 12 – 15 inches
  • Snow in Woods, Staked:  Low 21” / High 27”
  • Groomed with classic track:  70 K
  • Groomed with skate lane:  56 K
  • Surface Conditions:  Fresh packed snow
  • Last grooming day:  2-29-16
  • Total snowfall since Nov. 1:  77.96”

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