From Thanksgiving until Easter [or later] you can find weekly snow conditions and trail reports. Find out about recent snow fall, trail conditions and suggestions for where to ski, snowshoe, snowmobile plus links to the weather and forecasts. Snow varies from less near Lake Superior, where the big lake keeps temps slightly milder to more as climb the ridge line to most when you go over the ridge.
Snowfall begins in November, coming and going and usually beginning to stick late in the month. Lutsen Mountains typically is open Thanksgiving weekend with a few runs and cross country skiers get their first runs in on the Onion River Road in Lutsen and along the Central Trail system up the Gunflint.
Trail / Snow Reports are listed below in this order
What remains :: great downhill skiing and snowboarding at Lutsen Mountains, cross country skiing inland from Tofte, Grand Marais and up the Gunflint; and some rough snowmobile riding.
–> Bummed out because your trail isn’t looking good? Buy a pair of cleats and hike any of the river trails; the rivers are gorgeous right now with thick ice collapsing into running water. Wear snow pants, there is still deep snow out there, too!
Lutsen Mountains Open daily, very good
Cross-Country Skiing Poor/fair inland from Tofte to the Gunflint Trail
Snowmobiling Trails will last through March inland from Lutsen and up the Gunflint
Fat Bike Trails Closed at Split Rock and poor at Pincushion near Grand Marais
Snow Depth: 30-55" base, machine groomed
Snow Depth: Trails are open to hiking due to the lack of snow. On the brighter side - the falls are open and the river is running!! Come on up and enjoy an early taste of spring!
Snow Depth: FAT BIKE TRAILS have deteriorated due to warm temperatures and lack of snow. Folks are out hiking, but know that there are areas where ice is forming in sheets over sections of the trail. Please use caution when navigating around these areas.
Snow Depth: 4-10", frozen granular base
Snow Depth: 2-4" base, fair
Snow Depth: good spring conditions
Snow Depth: variable
Snow Depth: varies
Snow Depth: 4-5+", good conditions
Snow Depth: thin to variable
Snow Depth: variable base and poor to fair conditions
Snow Depth: variable