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Grand Rapids, MN
10.0k
Classic Only
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218-832-3161
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Located in the Chippewa National Forest, semi-primitive. Contains Joyce Estate, a historic northwoods retreat with log and stone buildings of Adirondack architecture. Rated beginner/intermediate.
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Reports 1 to 9 of 9    Month: Jan | Dec
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trout Lake and Doan Lake Trails groomed and tracked this afternoon. Snow is perfect. Trails are pristine. Temps are moderate. Super skiing right now. Thanks JC.
(Carl Nordgren)
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomed and tracked Trout Lake Trail to Joyce Estate and Doan Lake Trail. Did not groom trail to North Trailhead. Lots of drifts out there and had to plow thru some at a high speed so tracks are a little squirrelly in drifted areas. We will clean things up when the wind lets up and the temperatures rise a bit.
(Carl Nordgren)
Friday, December 31, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Set track with room for classic only. Great snow coverage including the wooded loops. Lots of snow hanging in the trees.
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(Jeff Pesta)
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Afternoon
Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All ]
All trails were rolled last night and JC reports all trails were tracked this afternoon. Some awesome skiing ahead.
(Carl Nordgren)
Monday, December 27, 2021
Night
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Rolled all trails starting about 8am with 8” new light fluffy snow. Skied Doan Lake shortly after noon. Skied in tracks in roller ridges by earlier skiers but really nice skiing. Set tracks on the entire system tonight with a another 2-3” after this morning. Pulled an old Tidd Tech track setter behind our new ABR Roller, so new tracks while I was still mostly packing the new snow. Should be really nice skiing tomorrow.
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(Carl Nordgren)
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Two inches of new snow. Rolled Trout Lake and Doan Lake Trails. Base is improving. Good skiing. No tracks yet but soon. Merry Christmas.
(Carl Nordgren)
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Rolled Trout Trails and Doan Lake Trails early afternoon. 3” new snow on south end. Less on the north end. Previous base was still mostly intact. Snow is soft but should set up nicely. Scattered icy spots especially in low spots. Plenty of sticks on the trail. Pick up a few when you’re out skiing.
(Carl Nordgren)
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
Rolled Trout Trails and Doan Lake this morning. Base is improving on Trout Trails but I think you might hit some gravel in spots. Doan Lake has better base and B skis ok. Still too thin for track setting. Snow is still soft and skied in tracks will happen.
(Carl Nordgren)
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
10” light fluffy new snow. Trails were rolled about noon by JC with our new ABR Roller. Thanks NLNSC! Skied the Doan Loop and up to Trout Trail intersection. There was an inch or so of residual snow under the new snow so base was pretty good and no contact with the ground. Too thin for track setter but the roller ridges were more than adequate. Super quiet out there today. Fun to be out in the woods. Skied just a little on Trout Trail. Not as good a base as Doan.
(Carl Nordgren)