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21.0k
Skating/Classic
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1 North Lot 1 South Lot 1 East Lot
218-721-4903
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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.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 25    Month: Jan | Dec
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Classic Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Another great day of skiing at Boulder today! The Boulder Lake Ski Area Hotline said the South trails were groomed Monday morning. I classic skied Bear Paw, Blue Ox, and Nine Pines. The tracks were in very good to excellent condition with almost no use. Very enjoyable skiing.
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(John Bogen)
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Skied Blue Ox and Nine Pines. Trails in good shape especially Nine Pines back in the woods. Some short sections of tracks filled in from blowing snow but not a problem. Smattering of pine needles in back half of Nine Pines. Trees still partially caked in snow and beautiful. Peaceful, sunshiny ski.
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(Bob King)
Sunday, January 22, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Great skate and classic conditions on Bear Paw, Blue Ox and Nine Pine for dog days at Boulder today. It was mid 20's and and the trail was holding up to all the traffic. I skated a couple laps and saw a lot of people and dogs. There was very little debris with exception of some by the campsites on Bear Paw. Thanks for the great grooming!
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(Nic Bacigalupo)
Friday, January 20, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I Classic skied Bear Paw, Blue Ox, and Nine Pine today. The tracks were very, very good to excellent. The snow was fairly hard packed and powdery. That made for excellent skiing with good grip and good control. After skiing, I called the Boulder Ski Trail Hotline (recorded message) and learned that someone finished grooming at Midnight. That someone deserves a raise or at least a bonus for getting the trails groomed in the middle of the night. Thank You!
(John Bogen)
Friday, January 20, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Got out skiing first time this year at boulder. Just did bear paw, but conditions and grooming were perfect to me. Lots of cars in parking lot but had trail basically to myself. Some skiers came off the lake from the warming shack enjoying their day too. Couple pics of trail and one of the campsites near the end. Beautiful and fun day. Classic tracks were in mint condition, which I used, but skate deck looked excellent too.
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(Randall Helander)
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
This morning I saw that Boulder was in the process of grooming and setting tracks. So, I went out there in the afternoon. I classic skied Bear Paw, Blue Ox, and Nine Pines. Very good to excellent tracks and snow. Fine grooming. It was about as good as it ever gets. The Wolfski's Ski Den was a much-appreciated amenity. From the Ski Den, there were pretty good tracks across the lake to get on the Bear Paw trail.
(John Bogen)
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Great skiing today on my twin skins. Freshly groomed trail. Does not get much better. Tracks firm with no ice. All types of skis would work well!
(Kathy Cox)
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Great day at Boulder with 21F above and pines still flocked beautifully. Skied Blue Ox/Nine pines for the second time in two days and it was quicker today as I think it was shallowly groomed again this morning.
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(Greg Swenson)
Saturday, January 7, 2023
Night
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Beautiful moonlit ski around 10PM. Skate deck first and fast at 5 degrees. Track sets were quick but not icy.
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(John Paulson)
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Thank you to the groomers and trail maintainers! This was the first ski of my season, and we skied Blue Ox and Nine Pine in the full moonlight under snow-laden trees. These trails are fabulous to ski in the dark because the grooming is so reliable and solid. Perfect ski!
(Crystal Payment)

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