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Grand Marais, MN
41k
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 9 of 9    Month: Jan | Dec
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Got 4-6 " of new snow. Re-groomed East End Trails: Tall Pines, Lace Lake, Tim Knopp and 1st mile of Banadad (from East End Parking lot). 14" of good base, 21" in the woods. Will try and groom the rest of Banadad Trail tomorrow weather (cold) permitting.
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Monday, January 17, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The entire Banadad is open with a few dustings of snow since the last grooming. The trail has a 6-8" base with 12-20" in the woods and is a nice ski. The east trailhead has been busy and the grooves are in good shape. The west end grooming was damaged by skiers who skied beside the tracking and poled in, and between, the tracks and they had a few dogs. This part of the trail is usually partly damaged by moose and wolf tracks.
(John Craddock)
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Banadad Trail and all East End Trails open and groomed as of this morning. Great conditions. 17 inches in the woods, 12-15 base on the trail. Two inches of new snow. Park at East or West End Parking lots.
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Friday, December 31, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
The east end of the Banadad is in excellent shape. This trail is classic stride only. Tons of snow, perfectly groomed, quiet in the woods.
(Flannery Delaney)
Friday, December 31, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
East End Trails all tracked Friday afternoon. Too cold to get out on the main Banadad Trail. It is open but has not been tracked for a few days. We try to get out there real soon. Over 20 inches of great snow, over 12" base on trails.
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(Andrew Jenks, Banadad Trail Association)
Sunday, December 26, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Banadad all open, packed and tracked (except last Western mile to WestEnd Parking lot); 12" in the woods 6-8 base but some rocky spots; We need snow. As I write on Monday morning, it is snowing hard.
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Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
East End Trails; Lace Lake, Tall Pines, Tim Knopp and first mile of Banadad groomed/tracked. Main Banadad Trail open, packed and rolled but not tracked to Mid Trail Junction. Hoping to open West End tomorrow. 7-10 inches in the woods 4-6 base on trail, 2-3 new snow yesterday.
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Monday, December 13, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
Groomed Tall Pines, Lace Lake, Tim Knopp and first mile of Banadad. Still working to open main Banadad. 18-20" of snow; 6-8" base on trail, good conditions.
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(Andrew Jenks, Banadad Trail Association)
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
East End Trails open and groomed. Working to open main Banadad Trail. Got lots of snow recently; 20 inches in the woods. See pictures of East End trails.
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