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Grand Marais, MN
Classic Only
1 East End 1 West End
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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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Friday, January 27, 2023
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Good News we finally got our Main Trail (Banadad Trail) fully groomed; all 27 km, East to West End. Three feet of snow in the woods; skiing base is 12-18 inches (kind of a crown). Good Skiing. Note: our East End spur trails are not yet groomed. We are trying to schedule operations there after the current serious cold snap.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
[ Trails Open: All ]
The east end of the Banadad Trail has been at least skied in. We skied down a quarter mile or so. It's skiable, but not groomed due to recent tragedy. We don't know how far it has been skied. Trees are covered, very nice day to be out.
(Chip Treen)
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
All East End Trails groomed Wednesday night. 3-4 feet of snow in woods. Our main trail (26 km) was packed about 3/4 of the way to the West End before this last huge snow storm. Grooming plans: We were trying to get out tomorrow and finish but tragedy struck last night.
Tragic news: Our trail worker/groomer Curry Thompson, was killed last night in a explosive fire that burned two of our equipment sheds to the ground. He and his dog perished. Two sleds also burned up. We are very sad and trying to put our operation back together. Curry had been helping us for many years.
(Andrew Jenks, Banadad Trail Association)
Monday, November 21, 2022
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
East End Trails packed and groomed for first time this year. Lots of snow but some wet areas as some water crossings; not totally frozen. Use B skis Lace Lake, Tall Pines, Tim Knopp and first mile of main Banadad Trail. This is pretty early for us to be packing and grooming.