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1 Onion River Rd 1 Britton Peak 1 Moose Fence
888-61-NORTH
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A wide variety of trails are found in this extensive system, winding through varied forests and offering many spectacular views. Trailheads include Britton Peak and Moose Fence on the western side, with ski-throughs connecting these sections to the Onion River Rd/Oberg Mountain trails and trailhead on the eastern edge.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 39    Month: Jan | Dec
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Cold (3-5F) but no wind, great sun and phenomenal ski conditions on the Sugar Lake Trail system. As always, the groomers deliver the goods after the 5” of snow and strong winds this week in Tofte and the North Shore. The classic tracks were deep and squeaky, the skate deck also excellent. My daughter and I, up from the Twin Cities this week, felt the endorphin rush in the woods and on the trails. We focused on all the Moose Fence trails today, will hit Britton Peak and Oberg Mt tomorrow. Thanks groomers!
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(Arvind Subramanian)
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied from Britton Peak Trailhead around Hogback Loop and return. Tracks are nicely set after yesterday's storm but many portions are partly or occasionally completely filled with windblown snow. Beautiful corduroy on the skate deck with some drifting. Many thanks to the groomer for getting the trail groomed so quickly after the snow!
(Josh Wenck)
Monday, January 17, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
A beautiful afternoon at the Moosetrack Trailhead. Took the Upland trail. Had not been groomed for a few days but the tracks were still good. A great base. Total silence with no wind. Great conditions. The calm before the storm.
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(Bill Greiter)
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Started striding at the Britten Peak Trail head. The snow was coming down in huge flakes covering the nicely groomed trails. The snow wasn't hindering conditions at all. Enjoyed the Wood Duck Loop, onto the Hogback Loop. Beautiful ridges thru the whole trail system with overlooks onto Lake Superior thru the trees. Will return.
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(Deborah Leonard)
Friday, January 14, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied the full loop from Briton Peak trailhead -Piece of cake, Hogback, Picnic, East Oberg, Connector, Homestead, Hog back and back. All trails fantastic with excellent grooming, firm track, firm deck. A few woods side pole plunges, an artifact of an abundance of snow. Should be a fabulous weekend as temps warm.
(Tim Nelson)
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Overall the trails are in good shape! There are a few spots where drifts have partially or completely taken over the trail on Picnic and Hogback. Otherwise, things are setting up nicely. The skate deck was pretty firm and getting faster with the warmer temps.
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(Jared VanderHook)
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Did a short loop (Oberg) on way up to Cascade. Well groomed, some debris but mostly very clean and in great shape. Lovely afternoon.
(Janet Folina)
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
I started from the Moose Fence Trailhead. It was good to have a nice groomed track after breaking trail in fresh snow last Saturday. I skied the Maple Loop and took the connector to N at the Picnic Loop intersection, then turned around and skied the Upland Loop on way back. Grooming and trackset were all good. There is plenty of snow and no bare spots, though quite a bit of needles blew off in the pines. They were soft and caused no problems to my skiing though.
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(Steve Langenbrunner)
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Classic skied from Briton Peak trailhead, Piece of Cake, Hog back, picnic, connector, Homestead and back. No grooming after last night's 4 inch snow fall but skier tracked everywhere. There were a ton of skiers out enjoying the warmer temps. Solid deck, but enough snow so that machine set tracks were not visible and guessing where they were often lead to pole plunges so I stayed in the skier tracks often more toward the center. Snow was light and fluffy and no problem to ski thru although it did slow me down.
(Tim Nelson)
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
I started at the Moose Fence Trailhead. Groomers, understandably had not been out yet since it was still snowing. I broke trail on Maple Loop and took the connector trail to N on the Picnic Loop and back. About 3 inches of fresh fluff but they had groomed a nice deep, firm track before, so I could follow trackset, even though slow. It was a fun ski and temps good today. No one had been on Picnic Loop at N yet either. In general, groomers have left on good track and skate deck/ pole plants were firm under fluff.
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(Steve Langenbrunner)

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