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Pincushion Mountain Trail
Grand Marais, MN
Trail Length: 25.0k  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Yes Snowmaking: No
Contact: 218-387-1276    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Well designed trail 2 miles north of Grand Marais. Dependable classical and skating grooming by dedicated ski club. Gentle rolling beginner and intermediate terrain through birch, aspen and pine forest with expert options. Nice overlooks of North Shore far below. Separate snowshoe trail. Public warming building. 1.6 K lighted xc trail on each night.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019  posted: 12/11/2019 8:31:51 AM
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Base 3 to 6 inches. 3 to 4 inches of dry snow fell on Monday. All trails groomed today. New classic tracks set on most trails. Expect to encounter soft surface conditions in a few places around the system.
(Timothy Lederle, North Superior Ski & Run Club)
Friday, December 6, 2019  posted: 12/7/2019 7:17:18 AM
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
  Base: 4-5 inches. New Snow: 2 inches. The best skiing at Pincushion this season is on tap for Saturday and Sunday. All trails are groomed for both classic and skate with the exception of Pincushion Mountain Trail. That trail is skiable but has some exposed rocks and ice that has the potential to damage equipment. The skate deck is beginning to level out and classic tracks cut-in nicely. Colder temperatures tonight will cool the snowpack and should set everything up nicely for the weekend. See you on the trails.
(Timothy Lederle, North Superior Ski & Run Club)
Thursday, November 28, 2019  posted: 12/1/2019 10:07:37 AM
  Official grooming report from Thanksgiving day:
If you would like to give thanks by spending a little time on the ski trail, that can happen. I'm grateful that we have sponsors, members and volunteers who care enough about our trail system to support us. I'm grateful that we have one of the best ski trail systems in Minnesota.
I'm thankful that we received 2-3" of snow from this last system. East and West Overlook, Snowmen, Lynn's Loop, North Advanced and Canyon Curves have all been rolled and combed. The trails are wind-scoured so there are areas of bare ice. We were not able to set classic track because the previous tracks are frozen in hard and we don't have enough snow to work with yet.
I'm thankful that I can enjoy the trails on Thanksgiving. All of you and your families have a happy one.
(Simon Giavaras)
Saturday, November 23, 2019  posted: 11/23/2019 7:59:36 AM
[ Trails Open: Partial ]
  We received 4 to 8 inches of new snow with this past storm. We will be opening trails as we are able. There should be some good skiing this weekend. The following trails are tracked and combed for both classic and skate skiing: West Overlook, Upper and Lower Snowmen and Lynn's Loop. North Advanced Trail will be opened in a few days. The skate deck will not be smooth this early in the season, and warm temps and sunshine will break down classic tracks. But we're skiing before Thanksgiving, so enjoy some time on the trail.
(Timothy Lederle, North Superior Ski & Run Club)

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