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Giants Ridge
Biwabik, MN
Trail Length: 60k  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Yes Snowmaking: No
Contact: 1-800-688-7669    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   A system intially developed for intensive training by the USSA Ski Team presents long, gradual grades, spectacular vistas and roller coaster rides and a variety of challenges for beginners through accomplished skiers. Trails weave through the Superior National Forest.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019  posted: 12/11/2019 7:24:59 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
  Giants Ridge received another 8" yesterday giving us some of the best early season skiing for years. Fresh grooming gave us superb classical tracks in the cooler -3F temps on the Summit and Northern Lights Trails with the Cedar and Bronze Trails rolled and compacted. With regular hours opening for the weekend, and warmer temps, I would expect the more of the core trails groomed for both classic and skate.
(John Filander)
Thursday, December 5, 2019  posted: 12/6/2019 4:26:20 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Last weekend the Ridge received 8" from the mega storm which was just enough to go from "B" skis to your best in quiver. Most trails were first rolled and leveled and then dressed up with the Ginzu to provide a good skating deck. Classical tracks have been set on the Northern Lights (3Km), Cedar, (5Km), and Gold (10km). The tracks had a little fresh snow in them yesterday (.5") but once they were skied in were great.
Photos:  
(John Filander)
Saturday, November 23, 2019  posted: 11/23/2019 5:26:17 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
  Conditions were surprisingly very good. Skied classic (no tracks) on Northern Lights, Summit, Bronze, Cedar, and part of Gold. I also looked like Silver was groomed. I saw no rocks or dirt. There was a little grass showing on Cedar. I skied the loop the first time on rock skis then changed to good skis with no worries of damage. Trails were a little soft and wavy, as to be expected this early in the year. This weekend daily pass was still early season rates. Far better than skiing the urban gerbil loops. Well worth my travel to get here. Only downside is that someone ran on most of the trails leaving deep foot prints.
(John Jereczek)
Thursday, November 21, 2019  posted: 11/21/2019 3:14:23 PM
Grooming Scheduling 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
  Giants Ridge received 5" of wet natural snow last night. Our crews are in the process of track packing and rolling the snow to make a skiable surface. Grooming plans: We plan to have Northern Lights, Bronze, and Summit available for rock skiing starting Saturday. So far everything seems to be packing out to a 1-2" base. We will open additional trails as we groom it out. We will also have our Nordic Stadium (machine made snow) open this weekend with tracks set around the perimeter.
(Benji Neff)


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