We’re in that January cycle of snow, groom, snow, groom, with no significant changes in the trail status. The intense melting that took place along the North Shore over the past few days was not a big thing on the Gunflint Trail. We had some slightly warmer temps, but we also received more snow, so we’d call it a wash.
We haven’t had excessive snow this year (we’re okay with that!), but we have the right amount for great skiing conditions. We’ve had about 44 inches of snow so far this season. Trail bases average 7 – 9 inches, with 12 – 16 inches or more of snow in the woods. We have more snow and cooler temperatures in the forecast for the coming week.
Quinn and Bob were both out skiing late Saturday afternoon, and reported trail conditions to be excellent. Quinn will be out in the morning to groom the system again after today’s fresh snowfall.