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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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Saturday, December 15, 2018  posted: 12/16/2018 10:50:40 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
  The trails have survived the warm weather and bright sunshine of Friday and Saturday. A few areas where grass, debris, dirt, showing through but it's still a very small proportion of the trails. Of the open trails (see Dec. 13 report) 95% are still solidly snow-covered and many are tracked.
Photos:  
(Robin Raplinger)
Thursday, December 13, 2018  posted: 12/13/2018 9:10:31 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
  We've been skiing in the stadium since before Thanksgiving. For the past few weeks the trails have been rolled in some have been tracked with the Ginzu including Northern lights, Summit, Bronze, Silver, Cedar, and Gold. I have been both diagonal starting and skating all week. Northern lights has had many of the lights replaced and pretty well lit! Coverage is good with some thin spots in limited uneven parts of trails.
(Robin Raplinger)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018  posted: 12/13/2018 12:11:43 PM
Firsthand 
[ Good skis ]
  Very good skiing at Giants Ridge today. Looks like the groomer was out either last night or this morning. Silver, Gold and Cedar trails all newly groomed with fresh corduroy. Bronze and Summit trail (groomed a couple days ago) are starting to get skied in, but the classic track is holding up. Well worth the short trip from Duluth.
Photos:  
(Peter Coenen)
Sunday, December 9, 2018  posted: 12/11/2018 1:44:57 PM
Firsthand 
[ Good skis ]
  Good conditions at Giants Ridge. All of Summit Trail and Bronze were freshly groomed with a nice (shallow) classic track. Silver, Gold and Laurentian had an inch of light powder over recently groomed trail, just as fast as the newly groomed trails. Skate deck has the typical early-season "undulations", but you can safely wear your good skate skis. Would probably use B skis in the classic track, although the occasional dirt/grass is easily avoidable.
(Peter Coenen)
Sunday, December 9, 2018  posted: 12/9/2018 6:14:05 PM
Firsthand 
[ B skis ]
  Was it flat? Not really. Was it perfect? Nope. But I'll tell you what: Overall the Ridge is pretty awesome right now! It felt great to be on real snow and actually going somewhere. What's it worth the drive? It sure was.
Photos:  
(Mick Dodds, Ski Hut)

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