45km of groomed trail open, 3″ of snow Tuesday. Trails are skiing very well for early season. Today we groomed the remainder of the trails we have been grooming this early season which included all the skate trails, new tracks set on JibFly, Rootin Tootin, Mother Hen, and Mother North Star. The new snow is very dry and fluffy so we weren’t able to set a full deep track in some spots like we wanted but overall skiing nice.
Grooming Wednesday morning on Loon Return, Twin Lakes, Wavy Gravy and Sukkebusk setting track. Western trails groomed up nice, just a few thin areas to watch out for and always use caution on the downhills but overall should ski well. With “Mac’s Mess” being a bit “messy” still, the return of Island Lake trail groomed to make a complete loop for Wavy Gravy. It is passable through Mac’s, taking skis off recommneded until more snow. New snow improving the conditions nicely, best coverage remains on Sukkebusk, JibFly, Rootin Tootin and Poke Loki for classic, Skaters Waltz and the extension loops for skating. However, the best tracks we are finding are on Twin Lakes, Rootin Tootin, Mother Hen and Sap Run.
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 were 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.
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.