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98K
Skating/Classic
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No
1 Bearskin Lodge 1 Golden Eagle
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Well groomed trail system near Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Good mix of terrain for all levels of skiers. Grooming caters to classical skiers but skating available (roughly 60K). 1.5-2K lighted sections at two trailside lodges (Bearskin and Golden Eagle). 27 miles north of Grand Marais.
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Reports 1 to 8 of 8    Month: Jan | Dec | Nov
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We skied the Bear Cub world cup trail and it did not disappoint. There was about an inch of new snow over the corduroy and this was appreciated as we had never been on this section before. There are some VERY big and steep drops and the loose snow helped stabilize the skis. This trail is strenuous and sustained for the whole length.
(Dan Murphy)
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We received just shy of 15 inches of snow in the last 4 days. The groomers have been busy staying on top of all the new accumulation. All ski trails are open and groomed. Lakes are a bit slushy after all the new snow so if you are looking to cross them on your desired ski route, be prepared for a little slop – there is still plenty of ice to cross safely. With another inch of snow this morning, things are getting freshened up again today. Excellent conditions.
(Zach Baumann)
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Wonderful grooming of the Central Gunflint system starting at Bearskin Lodge. Classic skied campground, summertime, Beaver Dam and Upper Ridge Run, then skated Bear Club. Best snow I have had all season. Great kick and glide in spite of cold temps below 10 degrees. Skating was a bit slow only due to temps. Deck was firm, classic tracks impeccable, and sunshine amazing. Great way to finish the year.
(Tim Nelson)
Monday, December 30, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
About 10k groomed when I skied (all classic and skate trail), great condition and grooming at the Bearskin side of the trails. The trails crossing the lake appear to be closed, though. Little dusting on top of the tracks due to the continuous snowfall, but nice firm base underneath. Pole plants aren't too soft either! I used larger classic baskets and smaller skate baskets and was mostly fine. The tracks were dreamy for classic skiing as well.
(Cole Johnson)
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Conditions are good for both classic and skate skiing. We skied Summer Home Road, Moose Pasture and part of the Beaver Dam Trail and it was delightful. As usual, very peaceful and no one else out on the trails.
(Ari Fuad)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Approximately 55km of the 70km of trails are open and groomed. It is safe to use good skis on the majority of trails with the exception of North South Link and West End Logging Camp where rock skis are still recommended. The 55km of trails were all groomed again on the 10th of December. Great skiing, especially for this early in the year. Trail base average 7" in depth.
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(Zach Baumann)
Friday, December 6, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Wonderful skiing at Bearskin with great classic track and firm slippery skate lane. Lots of trails open and the groomer was headed out on Ox Cart as we were arriving. We skied Beaverdam, Campground, Summerhome and a tiny little piece of the Logging Camp, really you could use your good skis on any of these.
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(Maureen Hayes)
Friday, November 22, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
Beautiful first ski of the year at Bearskin. Looks like they got 10"+ of snow from our last storm. Summer Home and Campground were groomed for both classic and skate and conditions were great, especially since this was the first grooming of the season. I classic skied today and it was great, with good tracks. Skate deck looked fantastic, so will have to try that tomorrow!
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(Timothy Lederle)