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
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, are 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 on the following website, 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 Hestons Lodge.
NOTE: For North Shore Minnesota Snowmobile Trail and Map Information, visit www.snowmobiletrails.com/local.htm.
North Shore State Trails
More information is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/snow_depth/index.html.
Lutsen-Tofte Trails / Gunflint Trails
For information on Lutsen-Tofte Trails, Gunflint Trails and other local North Shore Snomobile Trails, visit, 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
The Birch Grove rink and warming house are open daily, and is lighted until 10 pm. More information is available at 218-663-7977.
Cook County Community Center, Grand Marais
The following update was received Wednesday, March 5:
The Cook County Community Center outdoor ice rinks and warming house will be open:
Wed. March 5 3:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Fri. March 7 3:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Sat. March 8 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sun. March 9 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Skate rental available $1 / time / person. Free to skate if you have your own skates.
Youth ages 8 and under need to be accompanied by an adult or older sibling ages 12 or older.
The Cook County Community Center is located at 317 W 5th Street in Grand Marais (just west of the High School).
The small skating rink is always available for ice skating, even when the warming house is not staffed. Any group that would like to use either rink during the day or to schedule the hockey rink for a specific activity can contact Diane at 218-387-3015.
Grand Marais Rec Park Sledding Hill
The Grand Marais Rec Park is located at Highway 61 and 8th Avenue West on the harbor and Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minnesota. More information is available by calling 218-387-1712 or by email: email@example.com.