Ski Trail Report

50km of groomed trail open,  35km classic only, 15km skate only. Fair to very good early season conditions being reported. Watch for areas of thin cover/rough spots etc. during early season. Breezy conditions the past few days bringing down a bit of organic matter. Chance of snow later today and we will be out packing any new snow as it falls on select trails the next few days. 

Best skiing will be found on the inner loops and Twin Lakes to the west for classic and Skaters Waltz and the extension loops for skating. North Loop in much better condition for skating after recent snowfall. Use caution on far segment. 

Island Lake and Wavy Gravy are now tracked, other than some thin areas and “Mac’s Mess”, (the segment to connect Wavy and Island) is still a bit rough. Passable through Mac’s by walking or simiply use the return of Island to make a full loop on Wavy. We also packed a modified loop of Roy’s Run. We did track the start but we need a few more inches before we can set track all the way through. 

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 16″. Compacted base on trail 1-5″. Most recent snowfall on Tuesday with 3″new.

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. 

Fat bike trails have been groomed and are now open.

Afternoon striding on Twin Lakes, December 11th, 2022.
Sukkerbusk ski trail, December 11th, 2022.Sukkerbusk has been well used this early season but coverage remains good and tracks holding out fine. 
Heading out for a evening groom on Sukkerbusk, Skaters Waltz and the big hill, December 10th, 2022.
Members of Moorhead and Wadena Nordic ski teams heading out for a morning of training, December 10th, 2022.
Balance work! 
Skaters Extension, December 10th, 2022.
Wavy Gravy ski trail, December 9th, 2022.
Setting track on Island lake trail, December 9th, 2022.
Packing and combing on Roy’s Run, December 9th, 2022. Next snowfall of 1-2″ we can set track all the way through on the modified loop of Roy’s Run. 
Clearing deadfall on Roy’s Run, December 9th, 2022.