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Grand Marais, MN
35k
Classic Only
No
No
1 East End 1 West End
218-388-4487
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32 miles north of Grand Marais. Groomed single track backcountry trail in BWCA Wilderness that connects Central Gunflint Trails with Upper Gunflint Trails. Yurt to Yurt skiing available.
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Reports 1 to 8 of 8    Month: Jan | Dec | Nov
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Skied 5 miles down the North end of the Banadad. Fresh 2 inches of snow. Could easily find the tracks. Kick and glide was stellar! Some skiers were on new scales and some on waxables with Toko red. Lots of moose tracks, grouse tracks and rabbit tracks. Temp was 25 degrees. Very enjoyable afternoon ski! Thank you Ted and Curry for keeping the Banadad Trail alive and well! Big time fun!
(Ross Jacobsen)
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The trail is in perfect condition. Snow is deep and 27K trail tracked for classic skiing. This is the longest groomed trail into the BWCA. Skiing conditions are ideal.
(Flannery Delaney)
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skiing excellent! Snow past 24 hours: 0”. Snow last 7 days: 14”. Snow on the ground: 22”. Tracked trails: 41 kilometers. Special considerations: Entire banadad trail system tracked for first time this season.
(Ted Young)
Monday, December 30, 2019
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
Heavy new snow 8" to 10". It is beautiful. Snow on the ground: 22 inches. Tracked trails: 14 kilometers. Skiing excellent, plenty of snow, banadad groomed to meads portage.
(Ted Young)
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Spent the weekend at the weekend at the Tall Pines yurt. The single track classic trails, Lace Lake and Tall Pines, were well groomed both Friday and again on Saturday, with new snow. It was like having your own private ski trails! Pole plants were good despite my small "racing" baskets and much new snow. They are working on packing the entire Banadad but this weekend only a few miles were tracked, up to the Tim Knoop loop on the East end of the Banadad. But what a beautiful segment of the that trail. High above, overhanging snow filled pines.
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(Robin Raplinger)
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
18" of snow on the ground, 7 km. trails open for classical skiing, excellent conditions. 8-10" of fresh snow.
(Ted Young)
Monday, December 2, 2019
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Sunday the first mile of the East End of the Banadad was groomed. Lace Lake Trail was groomed, Tall Pines Trail was also groomed. Trails are in really good shape. Hopefully see you on the trails.
(Curry Thompson)
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
The first mile of the east end Banadad is packed and tracked along with Tall Pines and Lace Lake trail. Overall they are in good shape. Come on up and get a start of your ski season. Snow Depth In Woods- 12 inches. New Snow Past 7 Days- 16 inches. Tracked Trails- 7 kilometers.
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(Curry Thompson)