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Isabella, MN
33k
Classic Only
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218-663-7280
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Mostly single tracked through the quiet tall pines, past peaceful lakes of Superior National Forest.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 18    Month: Jan | Dec | Nov
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Very enjoyable classic single track and double track trails. Trails looked to be groomed several days ago with several inches of light powder on top made for smooth silent skiing in the woods. Pole plants were a little soft but kick was great.
(John Jereczek)
Monday, January 20, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Incredible combination of moderate temperatures (blue wax) and fresh deep snow for the best skiing in several years. Trails in great condition. Well packed base and plenty of fresh powder. Great meals and lodging at National Forest Lodge with 50 MN Rovers to ski and snowshoe.
(Gary Carlson)
Monday, January 20, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Classic doesn't get any better than this. Lots of fresh cold fluffy snow, freshy tracked on deep base, in a beautifully forested setting. You can ski out your door to all of this from a National Forest Lodge cabin.
(Kristi Lee)
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Staying at the National Forest Lodge! Great lodging and perfectly groomed trails. A winter wonderland with 10-12 inches of new snow yesterday. Don’t miss this ski and snowshoe experience.
(Pat Ryan)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Losing track of snow amounts. 10" from the latest storm. An inch or 2 every other day for the previous week. All trails freshly groomed and in amazing condition. Come up and ski if you can make it out of your driveway.
(Andy Fisher, National Forest Lodge)
Friday, January 10, 2020
Morning
Observation 
[ Trails Open: All ]
Lots of beautiful snow. Trails are in very good condition. Fresh snow last night should make for great skiing this weekend. Not quite enough to make grooming worthwhile.
(Andy Fisher, National Forest Lodge)
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Wow all the rain must have missed this area. It is perfectly beautiful for XC-skiing! Lots of snow and it is powder! It doesn’t hurt if you wipeout! Grooming is perfect for skiing or fat-tire biking! The beauty of it all... lots of snow still hanging on the trees. It really is one of the best areas to ski. So extremely tranquil and not a lot of people!
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(Lauri Hohman)
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Excellent conditions - freshly groomed and a beautiful day to be out skiing. Skied about 1/3 of the trails. Parking lot was not plowed, but a couple tracks by previous vehicles over about 6” of fresh snow.
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(Frank Frederickson)
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Fantastic conditions on trails! Skiing on classical tracks was perfect—fresh snow with great grooming made for a pristine trail experience. Such a treat to spend the afternoon in the hushed beauty of deep winter snow so early in the season. Best snow for skiing we’ve seen in years!
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(Bridgit Albrecht)
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Finally had the opportunity to ski the trails we've been grooming for over a month. Ah the life of an innkeeper and trail administrator. Trails were as good as they have ever been in the past 12 years we've been caring for them. Don't be surprised with a few snow draped branches and small trees bridging the tracks. Unless you're over 7 feet tall, there will be no limbo required. Come up and ski this hidden winter wonderland and better yet, join us for a ski weekend at the National Forest Lodge.
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(Andy Fisher)

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