Ski Trail Report

35km of trail open, recently groomed with 2-3″ of snow today. Additional snow possible by Wednesday. New snow improving the conditions nicely. This morning we groomed the courses for the meet today than at dusk groomed Sukkerbusk and Sap Run with new tracks set and combed out Skaters Waltz. We will be grooming a little Wednesday morning than planning a full day of grooming Thursday.

Great day for the “Organic Open” ski meet. Teams from Little Falls, Brainerd and host Moorhead competed on both skate and classic courses on what we believe the first race in Minnesota on 100% natural organic snow! Skiers today greeted to fresh snow falling and sunshine to end with temps climbing to the teens from single digits to make for a magical day. Nice job to all the skiers and thanks to everyone that helped out to make it a great day.

Has been a nice start to the ski season with good early season conditions. Great seeing so many people out so far this year, thanks for the reports and purchase of season passes. 

Total snowfall this season at 13″. Compacted base on trail 1-4″.

Winter operating plans include to operate for day skiing on the the ski, snowshoe and fat bike trails. Trails will be open every day there is skiable snow including all Holidays and weekends.

(Trail maps posted here)  

Similar to the COVID season, there will be no services available. Parking in the far lot with portable bathrooms.No lodging or meal service. Starting Thanksgiving weekend we will have the Brant cabin available as a warming area with restrooms and sitting area and tables. There are no ski rentals available.

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

Select fat bike trails have been groomed and are now open.

Snowy start to the boys classic race, Organic Open, December 6th, 2022.
Girls classic race
Boys Skate race, Organic Open, December 6th, 2022.
Little Falls boy heading up hill on Skaters Waltz.
Girls skate.
Sun popping out for girls skate race, Organic Open, December 6th, 2022.
Thanks Denny for your help today!
Sunny striding! Peder skiing the fresh cut track on first half of Mother North Star, December 4th, 2022.
Smiles on the double track! Sukkerbusk ski trail, December 4th, 2022.
Sukkerbusk on Sunday, December 4th, 2022.
Members of the new Nordic team Wadena/Deer Creek working on early season skate technique, December 4th, 2022.
Hitting the golden hour on Skaters Waltz, December 4th, 2022. Near mid winter conditions on Skaters Waltz.
Cutting track on Mother Hen first time this year, December 4th, 2022. Like most other trails this early season, a few rough and thin spots to watch for.
Cutting new track on Poki Loki, December 4th, 2022. Poki Loki (first part of Mother North Star) skiing very nice for early season.
Setting the return track on Poki Loki, December 4th, 2022.