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Grand Rapids, MN
34.3k
Classic Only
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218-832-3161
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Trail runs through rolling hills and lakes, with maple, basswood, and aspen forest. Connections with Amen Lake Trail. Rated intermediate/expert.
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Friday, January 17, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Another 2" fresh snow since grooming earlier this week. A few skiers before me on part of the south trail. Lots of fresh wildlife tracks, but did not see any. Swix Extra Blue was ok for the skied in tracks, but slipping when I had to break trail in the 2" fresh snow. Storm blowing in from the south.
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(Catherine McLynn)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomed south Suomi up to the north Soumi parking lot, and south around the Amen Lake trails. A couple of 2 inch snow falls since last time.
(Randy Zupan)
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Pure skiing perfection at Suomi Hills today thanks to the track setters! Great job! Skied from the South lot to North loop, beautiful day, perfect skiing temps!
(Kelly Schultz)
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
North Suomi all trails groomed and track set. Deep snow, had to go twice without the groomer to pack. Groomer stuck in a number of places, so use caution while going around Spruce Island Lake loop. Areas closer to the North Parking lot should be good skiing on New Years.
(Dale Juntunen)
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Groomed south soumi up to the north lot. Trouble with the track setter, so was unable to lift the track at the normal spots. Fixed for next time. The parking lots should be plowed by the end of the day (truck problems).
(Randy Zupan)
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Wonderful conditions with a bounty of snow. These trails are among the best in the state; extensive, technically challenging, and intimate with forest and remote lakes. Some trails are more moderate in challenge especially the South Trails. Highly recommended.
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(Deb Lauer)
Friday, December 27, 2019
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Friday morning groomed North Suomi trails, set tracks. 3" of snow on packed trails made for reasonable track setting. Should be good for skiing on Saturday!
(Dale Juntunen)
Friday, December 27, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
South Suomi was all groomed beautifully, with the three inches of sticky wet snow that fell from yesterday covering bare spots completely now. Blue kick wax worked perfectly. All trails were groomed except segment up to Orange Lake Road. With frosted trees, no wind and clear blue skies, skiing like today doesn't get any better.
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(Jill Laughlin)
Monday, December 16, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skiing south Suomi was great with just a skiff of fresh fluffy snowflakes in the track. Groomer had re-tracked parts and lifted the track setter on the challenging downhills with sharp turn at the bottom (Big Horn Lake bridge and Miller Lake turn). Made it so much friendlier and funner skiing to know you could snowplow turn at the bottom! Thank you!
(Catherine McLynn)
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
North Suomi trails. After equipment problems and delays, the trails finally were packed early afternoon on Saturday the 14th. Track was set in a few areas but mainly comb/ packed the trails and went twice to get some width to the areas that can be wider. The next snow there should be some good skiing.
(Dale Juntunen)

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