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Norpine (Deeryard/Lutsen)
Lutsen, MN
Trail Length: 58k  Maps: | 1 Cascade Lodge , 1 Deer Yard , 1 Massie/Hall , 1 CR 4 , 1 FR 1411 
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 218-387-1112    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Trails for beginner to advanced offering views of Lake Superior, Cascade River and Deer Yard Lake. Ski through birch, pine and aspen with 28km of double tracked trails and 30km of skate/classic trails. Groomed with a Pisten Bully machine. A State Ski Pass is required to ski on our trails and is available at the office.

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

1 to 5 of 9    Month: Jan
Tuesday, January 22, 2019  posted: 1/22/2019 5:21:50 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Parked at the HH Rd. Trailhead and found the trails not groomed (after the overnight snowfall) but a few intrepid skiers set some decent track on the lower trail to the Cascade connector (the rest of the Massie and Hall loops were not skied in) so I stayed on that trail out and back. Some branches overhanging and one fallen tree that I removed, but all in all very fun and very beautiful after the new several inch snowfall. I'll have to come back and try the loops sometime when they are groomed.
(Dave Carlson)
Monday, January 21, 2019  posted: 1/21/2019 5:05:04 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Skied from Cascade Lodge up the Pioneer Loop, over to Deeryard, around Deeryard and up the Fire Tower and around Short Loop, and back down the rest of Pioneer Loop. A light dusting of snow overnight made skiing over the tree debris much less of a stop and go effort. Tracks were fine in most places and the skiing excellent. There have been snowmobiles wiping out tracks on the Deeryard connector and the fire tower hill but one set remains on the left. Just watch for descending skiers. I do not recommend skiing the Short Loop: it is rocking and rolling rough, no set tracks, deep footprints and skier divots. But everything else was great skiing, especially with the warmer temps today.
(Tim Nelson)
Saturday, January 19, 2019  posted: 1/20/2019 12:53:40 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Same as yesterday, I stuck to the lower elevation trails to get a little warmer air. Skied from Lutsen Ski Road to Cascade and back. Plenty of snow, great tracks, firm deck, no issues with pole plunges. Tree debris was a problem on the downhills, but sun is shining and I am exhausted after a great day on the trails.
(Tim Nelson)
Saturday, January 19, 2019  posted: 1/19/2019 4:53:26 PM
Firsthand 
[ Good skis ]
  Beautiful ski from Lutsen to the Massie loop, wonderful grooming and tons of snow! Perfect conditions the whole way.
(Tyler Gilbert)
Saturday, January 19, 2019  posted: 1/19/2019 1:16:34 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Skied from cascade lodge up to the fire tower. Lots of snow, trails groomed with tracks in good condition. A fair amount of debris has fallen with the wind picking up, especially in the lower elevations around the pioneer loop sections that have more conifers, so that might be a consideration on your best set of skis. Fantastic skiing through. Nice to be able to roll out of bed and walk to the trailhead.
(John Leaf)

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