Trail Report

Seasonable weather back in place after a mostly dry and mild week. A few light rain and snow showers, accumulations minimal. Hard freeze and frosty white conditions on Saturday morning with temperature down to the low 20’s.

A great week for final fall grooming on the ski trails. With the unusually dry conditions this fall, we have been able to clear on the entire trail system after the leaves have come down. Having select trails as clean as possible allows us to open for skiing on minimal snow. Still a few scattered oak trees holding leaves that will come down later otherwise trails are in great shape going into the winter. 

With MN firearm season this weekend, next week and following weekend, we have suspended trail work until after deer hunting season The trails are closed to day use until Thanksgiving weekend, weather permitting. 

Winter operating plans include to operate for day skiing on the the ski, snowshoe and fat bike trails. Similar to the COVID season, there will be no services available. Parking in the far lot with portable bathrooms. No lodging or meal service.

Ski trail season passes can be purchased on our website. (scroll down to bottom of page) Purchasing season pass now helps with operating and maintenance costs to prepare the trails, equipment repairs to the grooming equipment and property taxes.

Mountain bike trails are now closed for the season and will open again for the winter riding season Thanksgiving weekend, weather permitting. 

Frosty scene on edge of Bullhead lake, November 5th, 2022.
Frosty North Loup ski trail, November 5th, 2022. Ready for snow!
Skiff of snow on the forest floor, November 4th, 2022.
Sunrise over Island Lake, November 4th, 2022.
Sunrise through the forest as seen on Twin Lakes ski trail, November 4th, 2022.
Moon rise at the Twin Lakes crossing, November 1st, 2022.
Clearing deadfall on Island Lake trail, November 2nd, 2022.
Fresh bear track on Twin Lakes ski trail, November 2nd, 2022.
Fall grooming on Island Lake trail, November 1st, 2022.
Beaver cut near Island Lake, November 1st, 2022.
Wavy Gravy trail, November 1st, 2022.
View towards Island Lake, November 1st, 2022.
Spectacular sunset to cap off the last day of October 2022.
Clearing on Rootin Tootin ski trail, October 26th, 2022.
Rootin Tootin slough, October 26th, 2022.
Morning sun lighting up the tamarack trees still holding color, October 26th, 2022.
Touch of snow on a recently fallen maple leaf, October 25th, 2022.
Afternoon hike on Skaters Waltz, October 22nd, 2022.
Aging mushroom on a birch tree, October 22nd, 2022.
Hiking on the singletrack, October 22nd, 2022.
Tamarack trees hitting their peak of color this week, October 20th, 2022. Only coniferous tree to change color and loose needles. 
Fall grooming on Sap Run trail, October 20th, 2022.
Final fall grooming in action, Skaters Waltz, October 19th, 2022.
Sunrise over Island Lake, October 19th, 2022. 
Golden hour over the late fall color on Mother North Star ski trail, October 18th, 2022.
Mountain bike singletrack after fresh clearing, October 18th, 2022. Mountain bike trails remain open until November 1st.
Fall color scene along Skaters Waltz extension, October 15th, 2022.
Snowy autumn scene near Twin Lakes crossing, October 14th, 2022.
Sunset over Little Sugarbush, October 14th, 2022