DOWNHILL SKIING AT LUTSEN MOUNTAINS
Lutsen Mountains ski area is open daily, with a total of 52 primary runs and 40 backcountry runs on four mountains served by seven chairlifts. Hours 9:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm weekends and holidays. More information is available by phone at 218-663-7281
, by email at email@example.com
, or on the website, www.lutsen.com
The Great Minnesota Ski Pass is required for use of all public trails. Information about purchasing ski passes, including a list of local agents, is available at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/licenses/skipass/index.html
USER SKI REPORTS:
For up-to-date information from XC skiers using the trails, visit http://www.skinnyski.com/trails/reports.asp
(scroll to "Minnesota Northeast").
Sugarbush Trails, Lutsen-Tofte
(includes trails between Britton Peak, Oberg, and Moose Fence trailheads)
Information, including detailed trail reports and trail maps, is available on the website, www.sugarbushtrail.org
Norpine Trails, Lutsen
(includes Deer Yard Loops, Pioneer Loops, Hall/Massie Loops, Caribou to Lutsen trails)
Information, including detailed trail reports and trail maps, is available on the website, www.norpinetrails.org
Cascade State Park Trails, Lutsen
Information about park trails is available on the Norpine Trails website, www.norpinetrails.org
Bally Creek Trails, Grand Marais
Information is available at www.northshoreinfo.com/winter/ski/grandmarais.htm
(scroll to "Bally Creek Cross Country Ski Trails").
Pincushion Mountain Trails, Lower Gunflint Trail
Information and trail maps are available on the website, www.pincushiontrails.org
George Washington Pines, Lower Gunflint Trail
Information and a trail map are available on the USDA Superior National Forest Website
Banadad Ski Trails, Gunflint Trail
Up-to-date information is available at 218-388-4487
, and additional information and trail maps are available at www.banadad.org
Central Gunflint Trails
Information is available from Bearskin Lodge, 218-388-2292, www.bearskin.com; or Golden Eagle Lodge, 218-388-2203, www.golden-eagle.com. Trail passes are required and can be purchased at Bearskin Lodge or Golden Eagle Lodge. A trail map is available at www.visitcookcounty.com/uploads/directory/980/Central_Gunflint_Ski_2010.pdf.
Upper Gunflint Trails
Information is available from Gunflint Lodge, 800-328-3325, firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the website, www.gunflint.com; or from Gunflint Pines Resort, 800-533-5814, www.gunflintpines.com. Trail passes are required and can be purchased at Gunflint Lodge, Gunflint Pines Resort and Heston's Lodge.
NOTE: For North Shore Minnesota Snowmobile Trail and Map Information, visit www.snowmobiletrails.com/local.htm.
North Shore State Trails
Information is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/snow_depth/index.html.
Lutsen-Tofte Trails / Gunflint Trails
Information on Lutsen-Tofte trails, Gunflint trails, and other local North Shore snowmobile trails can be found at www.northshorevisitor.com/winter/snowmobiling.html.
Voyageurs National Park
For information on Voyageurs National Park winter ice and trail conditions, visit www.nps.gov/voya.
Birch Grove Community Center, Tofte
Information is available at 218-663-7977.
Cook County Community Center, Grand Marais
The outdoor ice rink and warming house is open, weather depending:
Saturdays: 11 am to 7 pm
Sundays: 1 to 4:30 pm
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 3:30 to 7:00 pm
Days when school is not in session: 11:00 am to 7 pm
There is no charge for skating. Skate rental is available for a small fee.
Anyone interested in participating in broom ball on Sunday evenings, boot hockey on Tuesday evenings or adult pick-up hockey on Wednesday evenings is asked to contact Diane Booth at 387-3015.
More information is available from Diane by phone or by email at email@example.com.
Grand Marais Rec Park Sledding Hill
Information is available by phone at 218-387-1712, or from firstname.lastname@example.org.