We’ve added a great deal of snow since our last post. We’re back to our cycle of snow every few days, and many of those days have seen significant snowfall.
Both sides of the system have been groomed multiple times now. Skate decks are firm, classic tracks are setting up nicely. Everything was groomed again today, after an 8 inch snowfall overnight. It was still seriously snowing while the groomers were out, so they expect they’ll redo many sections of trail again over the next few days.
At this point there are only a few sections of the trail system that aren’t entirely open. All trails are groomed except except Poplar Creek (always the last to open because of water issues, but should be ready to go this week); some lake crossings; and the BWCA connector on the west side, which can’t be groomed with the Pisten Bully. These are the usual last pieces of the trail puzzle and should gradually fall into place over the next few days.
Most of the Central Gunflint Trail System ski trails are groomed for both skate and classic skiing. Conditions are great! Skiers seem very happy. Trail tickets are available at both Bearskin Lodge and Golden Eagle.