Just when we thought it was over, it snowed again!
Groomers report that the snow depth from this little spring storm was quite variable, probably due to gusting winds. There was less snow on the side trails than we wished for, but a good amount on the primary Summer Home section of the trail system. Bob groomed Summer Home and Campground, then groomed across the lake westward to the service road. The service road is groomed to East Bearskin Road, at which point the grooming ends. He added in that service road grooming to get a little extra skiing, but there was not enough new snow to continue grooming towards Oxcart or Poplar Creek. The side trails off Summer Home Road did not receive sufficient new snow for Bob to venture out with the Pisten Bully, so on our side of the trail system there is probably a 7+ mile stretch of skiing for a few more days.
On the Golden Eagle side of the trail system, they did Logging Camp and Deer Mouse, so that’s an additional ski option for you to try.
The bright March sun is already causing our new snow to melt. While the Gunflint Trail usually has excessive amounts of snow well into April, we now have almost the only snow left in Minnesota. It’s spring and 50+ degrees for most of the state, so we think this was likely to be the last trip out in the groomer for winter, 2021. It is is a gorgeous time for guests and season pass holders to get in one last day of skiing, but our snow may not last long. We have spring skiing conditions, as always in late March, so plan to ski early in the day before the snow softens.