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Grand Marais, MN
97k
Skating/Classic
No
No
1 Gunflint Lodge 1 Gunflint Pines 1 Hestons
218-388-2294
218-388-4454
218-388-2243
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45 miles north of Grand Marais. Large system near Canadian border and BWCA. Good mix of terrain with lots of overlooks. Many trails for classical with limited skating (roughly 30K). Three trailside lodges (Gunflint Lodge, Gunflint Pines Resort, Hestons Resort).
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Reports 1 to 5 of 5    Month: Jan | Dec
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
First time here in many years. Classic skied many of the trails. Grooming was a few days old and new snow of about an inch was everywhere as there were very few skiers out. Great hills but soft deck which prevented double poling in most places. Somewhat confusing signing and trail map was essential to finding way thru an intricate system. Beautiful scenery on trails along ridges, with views of Gunflint and Magnetic Lake. Like to go back.
(Tim Nelson)
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Skied Highland, Ham Lake, Overlook, and Big Pine; all freshly packed and tracked today. Four inches of snow on Monday-Tuesday with no rain.
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(Marty Morris)
Sunday, January 1, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Another nice inch or two of fresh powder overnight, although some trails (North Star, Aspen Alley) were already heavily skied over and tracks are obliterated especially on inclines/declines, a bit loosey goosey in other places but still in decent shape.
Small tree down overnight across the north end of Highlands, on the flat near where the tracks end. Can be stepped over without unclipping but comes up fast around the curve from the south.
(Tess Dornfeld)
Friday, December 30, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Western half freshly groomed and in excellent condition - no signs of any grooming on Magentic Rock at Warrens Road end though. Signage is hit and miss, bring a map!
(Tess Dornfeld)
Friday, December 9, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
Skied two laps of big pine and a bit of west end. The trails were decently packed, but not tracked. We were warned of some possible rocks in the trails, but only saw one or two. Overall a fairly decent ski.
(Alex Christensen)