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1 Cascade Lodge 1 Deer Yard 1 Massie/Hall 1 CR 4 1 FR 1411
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Trails for beginner to advanced offering views of Lake Superior, Cascade River and Deer Yard Lake. Ski through birch, pine and aspen with 28km of double tracked trails and 30km of skate/classic trails. Groomed with a Pisten Bully machine. A State Ski Pass is required to ski on our trails and is available at the office.
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Reports 1 to 9 of 9    Month: Jan | Dec
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
From the snowmobile parking lot on Hwy 61, I skied up the west pioneer loop, over to deeryard, up to the fire tower and down, around the short loop, then the rest of deeryard and back down east pioneer. Plenty of snow everywhere including an inch or so of new stuff that covered the debris. Skier tracked over older machine set tracks made for shallower tracks than fresh groomed but they were adequate to guide your skis. Swix Vr40 did the trick for all the hills. Short loop had no machine tracks but was skied in and the deck underneath the fresh snow was firm enough for pole plants. Best grooming was on the Deeryard loop, but Pioneer was very adequate with skier tracks over the groomed ones. Great day on the trails with lots of skiers out.
(Tim Nelson)
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails in good to excellent condition. From Cascade Lodge we did Pioneer, Beaver, Short Loop back down to Ridge Run. Some tracks are a little shallow and debris here and there but no bare spots. Short loop just lightly (snowmobile?) packed, not tracked. Trail had some uneven terrain (lumps, tilted bumps) but since the snow was soft enough the downhills were fun. Great to be up here again and in decent temps!
(Janet Folina)
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Short jaunt around Hall, Deertracks, Massie from the Hall Road trailhead.. Trails were well groomed and classic track was firm and solid. The connector and Deertracks had a couple of water berms, and stubble is thru out, but I used good skis with no problems, but recommend B skis to be absolutely safe. Hall and Massie classic tracks were just right of middle which was great for firm pole plants but the skate lane is narrow as a result. Highly recommend classic for now.
(Tim Nelson)
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Skied Deeryard loop between 11:30-2pm today. Trails barely packed after new snow 36 hours previous. Lots of ruts and not tracked yet. Woods were beautiful.
(William Donald)
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomed and good classic track, skiing out from Cascade Lodge. Skate deck looked a little soft. I heard from the groomers that the Piston Bully was broken down in the woods; they were hoping to get it running today, but in the meantime they were working with secondary equipment which doesn't do quite as good a job in the very deep snow they have.
(Mark Wagner)
Friday, December 24, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Magical classic ski around the Deeryard loop today. Beautiful snow on Cedars and great coverage on the trail. Perfect way to celebrate Christmas Eve.
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(Peggy Hess-Johnson)
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle Secondhand 
[ Rock skis ]
Skated Massie to Caribou and parts of the Massie Loop. Was planning to ski the rest of Massie and Hall, but turned around just a few km in because of poor coverage - lots of sticks and plants poking out of the snow. The classic track was also set so the skate deck was quite narrow, especially with plants encroaching on the edges. I was grateful I had my rock skis, though fortunately it was mostly plants sticking out, not rocks. A solid snowfall is needed! Some of my group skied the classic trails around Deeryard and said they were excellent with good coverage.
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(Julia Reich)
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skied up West Pioneer from Cascade lodge and over to and around Deeryard, including the fire tower and short loop, then back to Pioneer and down the east side. Pisten Bully has been used at least twice and the grooming was very nice. Some shallow spots on Pioneer and stubble on the short loop so I used B skis with grip tape as temps were hovering around freezing.. All trails were double tracked and this was nice to see again. Great grooming even on the lower low snow sections. Good day.
(Tim Nelson)
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Pristine classic conditions on Deeryard Loop this morning. Sun shining. Protected from the wind. No more needs to be said. Thanks groomers.
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(Kathy Bjornson)