The ski season has officially begun on the Central Gunflint Trail. More than 20 inches of fresh powdery snow came down yesterday and last night. Never have we gone from zero to groomed trails so quickly!
Quinn went out early with the Pisten Bully groomer and did Summer Home, Campground, and Upper and Lower Beaver Dam Trails. He did many passes on Campground and Summer Home, and felt that those trails firmed up nicely for a first grooming. The Beaver Dam Trails are a bit softer, he reports, but they will firm up tonight as it gets much colder. He says there is just a little stubble on one troublesome grassy spot on Beaver Dam, but overall the first trails groomed up nicely. Golden Eagle has also been out with their Pisten Bully today, so we will report back on which trails they were able to groom.
Temperatures are dropping dramatically today and we now have high winds. The snow will probably be shifting around on the trails. We will be grooming every day, so we will keep you posted as more trails become available. It’s a great start to the season.
Ski passes are now available to buy at both Bearskin Lodge and Golden Eagle. The Central Gunflint Trail system is rated as one of the best cross country ski trail systems in the US, featuring 77+ K of expertly groomed skate and classic trails through the deep woods of the Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. It’s a unique ski experience unlike any other cross country ski trail system in Minnesota. Season, daily, and half-day passes are can be purchased at either lodge. See you on the trails!