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Biwabik, MN
60k
Skating/Classic
Yes
No
1-800-688-7669
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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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Reports 1 to 10 of 10    Month: Jan | Dec | Nov
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Good skis ]
2” of fresh tilled in with old snow gave excellent tracks and skating deck. Today’s temps in the mid 20’s gave us just a perfect mid January ski.
Photos:
(John Filander)
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Wow, Giants ridge is skiing great right now. Firm, flat decks for skating, and full depth, debris free tracks for classical. Come get some!
(Tony Norland)
Monday, January 6, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We skied the Silver, Cedar and Gold trails. All had been freshly groomed since the HS race and were in pristine condition. No debris, no ice or ruts. Perfect.
(Steve Squillace)
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle Scheduling 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Giants Ridge trails are in excellent condition. I was very happy to stay out of the wind and on the freshly groomed Silver Trail (no track). There was an inch or snow covering the Gold and Cedar loops but the groomers were out. No ice. Conditions were perhaps slightly soft, but a pleasure to ski. Don't forget that the Mesabi East Invitational is this weekend.
Photos:
(Steve Squillace)
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Classical goodness on the Gold, Summit, Bronze, Biwabik Spur and Oslo Trails. Tracks are set deep with a firm skate deck in between. Super conditions and super grooming - going on at Giant's Ridge!
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(Cheri Johnson)
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Very good conditions at Giants Ridge the last couple of days. They received another couple of inches last weekend, and now that the cold snap is over it should be great. I followed where the Pisten Bully has been grooming for the best deck and tracks. The gold, cedar, silver, bronze, northern lights and summit are all open with more than 40k currently being groomed.
Photos:
(John Filander)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ 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
Evening
Firsthand: Both 
[ 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
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ 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
Afternoon
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)