Fall trail trimming has started, preparing our ski trails for winter. It takes a great deal of work beforehand to create 40 miles of beautiful ski trails through our dense woods. The Gunflint Trail area had a great deal of rain during the first half of summer, and vegetation grew phenomenally well this season. The ski trails look like trails through the jungle at this point. There are 5 foot tall shrubs growing in the middle of many trails now.
It will keep our staff busy for all fall mowing down the vegetation with the big Tiger Mower, cutting out fallen trees, trimming rocky areas by hand, and nipping back trees branches that have grown over the trails.
Meanwhile, click here to remember what winter is like on our trails after all the trimming and mowing is over!