Skiers on the Central Gunflint Trail System, near Flour Lake. Photo from Ingrid Remak, City of Lakes.
All it ever does on the Gunflint Trail these days is snow. Groomers have been out most days this week. Conditions are great.
For the best idea of current snow conditions, this blog by Ingrid Remak from the City of Lakes Foundation presents a good overview of their ski experience last weekend. We’ve had about 7 more inches of snow since their visit.
Bearskin has a bit of availability left for this weekend, and a fair number of cabin choices for mid-week. If you’re off school or on vacation for the coming week, you can still plan a memorable winter vacation at Bearskin.
Here’s a summary of conditions from Zach at Golden Eagle Lodge after the grooming was completed Wednesday:
Central Gunflint Ski Trail Conditions on 3-20-13
New Snow Last 24 hours: 2 inches
New Snow Last 7 days: 7 inches
Trail Base: Average 12.5 inches
Snow in Woods: 25.5 inches
Groomed with classic tracks: 70K
Groomed for skating: 58K
Surface Conditions: Packed Powder
Snowshoe trails: Open
Total snowfall since November 1: 67.59 inches
Comments: The snow continues to fall on the Gunflint Trail! The pine trees are again caked with snow while the wilderness offers photogenic panoramas to any visitor that seeks an outdoor adventure. We received another 2 inches of snow overnight and a total of 7 inches in the last 48 hours! The ski trails have been freshly groomed and continue to offer fantastic skiing, even on the 20th day of March. Ski trail passes for the Central Gunflint Ski Trail System can be purchased at Bearskin Lodge or Golden Eagle Lodge. Don’t forget we offer half-day, full-day, 3-day, and season passes! Even if it is just for an afternoon, come on up and have some fun; enjoy the outdoors! Please check with Golden Eagle Lodge or Bearskin Lodge for specific conditions and grooming information on each trail.