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Boulder Lake Management Area Ski Trails
Duluth, MN
Trail Length: 21.0k  Maps: | 1 North Lot , 1 South Lot , 1 East Lot 
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 218-721-4903    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Located 18 miles north of Duluth, the groomed trails are in nice primitive outdoor setting. The trails feature the "Wolfski's Ski Den" warming shack, open daily sunrise to sunset. In addition to the 21 kilometers of classical skiing, there will also be 11 kilometers groomed for skate-skiing. Trails are groomed Fridays and Mondays, and/or as needed. No fee or Minnesota State Ski Pass is required.

Trail Reports:   2018-2019 season  view previous season     File a new report     Request a new report

1 to 5 of 12    Month: Jan | Dec
Saturday, January 19, 2019  posted: 1/19/2019 4:46:00 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Crisp ski in the sunshine at 1 degree F. Firm medium deep to occasionally thin tracks. Beautiful conditions. Skied from East lot on Nine Pine, Blue Ox and Bear Paw. Glad the downhill glides aren't too long so my face could thaw out on the other sections.
Photos:  
(Loren Janson)
Friday, January 11, 2019  posted: 1/11/2019 4:23:32 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Wow, great conditions. As someone noted yesterday, Boulder didn't get the rain, so doesn't have icy conditions. Lovely, freshly groomed.
(Kevin Skwira-Brown)
Thursday, January 10, 2019  posted: 1/10/2019 11:16:53 PM
Firsthand 
[ Good skis ]
  One of the best skiing I have done this year. Boulder must not have gotten the rain Duluth got earlier in the week. The skate trail was very firm, fast, but not icy. Also very smooth. The dog pulled me and we were flying. Should be even better after they groom it.
(Brad Anderson)
Sunday, January 6, 2019  posted: 1/6/2019 8:02:01 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Boulder was in good to very good skied-in conditions on "Dog Days". It was great to see the campground loop groomed yet lightly used. It was firm in the middle and a little soft on the edges. It's nice to skate through the campground loop which is very level and work technique. There were plenty of skiers out on Nine Pine, Blue Ox and Bear Paw which were firm and well skied in yet getting an edge was very easy. All-in-all it was a fast ski on a comfortable afternoon.
Photos:  
(Nic Bacigalupo)
Saturday, January 5, 2019  posted: 1/5/2019 6:15:06 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Second ski of the day - I can only comment on the one side of the trail. Parked at the east entrance - there was lots of foot traffic on this short 1k section. Let me paint a picture for you for the other part of the trail. Just imagine a 10+ foot wide bed of snow with a perfect pair of dadoes on the side - this is what I found on the primary ski trails. It was great to ski on natural snow. There were some icy areas under a few of the trees where the snow had been melted on. Looks like the single track was only groomed by skiers - looked to be all bushwacked instead of having a trail set.
(Scott Greymont)

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