The Central Gunflint Trail System was lucky to have snow during the past 2 winters, when much of Minnesota had minimal snowfall — but it wasn’t snow like this! We continue to get fresh snow every few days, which keeps the grooming crew very busy.
We’re finding that after dealing with endless piles of Twin Cities’ urban and suburban snow, many of our guests are arriving at Bearskin in a winter-weary state. Once they get out to ski or snowshoe on our beautiful trails, amidst the snow-covered pines, the fun aspect of winter seems to return. It’s more fun to play on beautiful snow than to shovel it!
The Baumann family from Golden Eagle Lodge does a great job of keeping meticulous snowfall records. Here are the snowfall numbers so far for this winter season, as of January 22nd:
November 2013 – 7.25 inches (about 3 inches on the ground at the end of Nov.)
- Dec 2 – Dec 8: 13.25 inches
- Dec 9 – Dec 15: 3.65 inches
- Dec 16 – Dec 22: 8.75 inches
- Dec 23 – Dec 29: 3.4 inches
- Dec 30 – Dec 31: 0.0 inches
December 2013 – 29.05 inches
- Jan 1 – Jan 5: 6.0 inches
- Jan 6 – Jan 12: 0.5 inches
- Jan 13 Jan 19: 7.6 inches
- Jan 22: 1.25 inches
January 2014 – 15.35 inches
2013-2014 YTD Snow Total – 51.65 inches
All of our 70+ km of trails are open. Conditions are excellent for both skate skiing and classic skiing. A Central Gunflint Trail Ski Pass is required; you can buy your pass at either lodge.