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Grand Marais, MN
25.0k
Skating/Classic
Yes
No
218-387-1276
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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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Reports 1 to 10 of 21    Month: Jan | Dec | Nov
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Night
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Base 24+ inches. All trails were groomed for classic and skate skiing tonight. We've finally been able to tame the effects of last weeks massive snowfall and put our trails back into great shape.
(Chas Curry)
Friday, January 24, 2020
Night
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Base 24+ inches. 3 to 4 inches of new snow on Friday. A grooming attempt was made on Friday night but our equipment clogged due to the wetness of the snow and near thawing temperature. Our easier trails were rolled with subpar results. As soon as the temperature decreases we will begin to groom again.
(Chas Curry)
Friday, January 24, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Classic skied the Pincushion system this afternoon, after 3 to 4 inches of fresh snow overnight. No new grooming had been done yet but skier tracks were in place over most of the trails. Slow going but the base underneath the fresh snow seemed firm, much to my surprise and strong poling was possible. Temps were around freezing and Swix VR45 worked well for kick. Should be great after next grooming.
(Tim Nelson)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Conditions are very good at Pincushion today. About one half of the trail system has been groomed for both classic and skate after Saturdays 20" of new snow. Plans are to have the entire system groomed for both skate and classic by tomorrow.
(Timothy Lederle, North Superior Ski & Run Club)
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Base 24+ inches. 18 to 20 inches of new snow. All trails groomed with variable results due to Bunyanesque snowfall. Expect soft and lumpy skate lanes, poorly defined or nonexistent classic tracks, ridges and clods strewn about the system. Conditions will improve as the snow firms up and additional grooming occurs. Ski with caution.
(Timothy Lederle, North Superior Ski & Run Club)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Evening
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Base 16+ inches. 5 to 6 inches of new snow today. All trails were groomed for classic and skate skiing on Tuesday evening.
(Timothy Lederle, North Superior Ski & Run Club)
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Evening
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Base 12+ inches. 3 to 4 inches of new snow on Thursday. All trails were groomed for classic and skate skiing on Thursday evening.
(Timothy Lederle, North Superior Ski & Run Club)
Monday, January 6, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Base Depth: 8-9 inches. Snowfall Last 24 hours: 1 inch. Season Snowfall Total: 41 inches. Sunday night's high wind event caused some blowing and drifting snow on the trails so we did a partial groom of the system. Skate lanes were generally combed and some of the classic tracks were reset. Grooming plans: We are anticipating the potential of significant snowfall and very cold temperatures Wednesday into Thursday so we will hold off on a full system groom until the forecast firms up. We expect to have all trails fully prepared for the upcoming weekend.
(Timothy Lederle, North Superior Ski & Run Club)
Friday, January 3, 2020
Night
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trail Base Depth: 8-10 inches. Snowfall Last 24 hours: dusting. Season Snowfall Total: 40 inches. The entire system received a re-groom Friday night. Temperatures were perfect for grooming and the trails should set-up nicely. All of the skate lanes were compacted and combed and most of the trails received new classic tracks. The system is in very good condition. See you on the trails.
(Timothy Lederle, North Superior Ski & Run Club)
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Way better than expected... plenty of fresh snow over any ice underneath. All trails tracked and had about 1 inch of fluff overnight which didn't alter any classic tracked skiing. I did notice the skate base was soft but who cares, it was beautiful out there!
(Ross Jendro)

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