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.
How Long is Winter?
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
Cross-Country Skiing open midway up the shore, near Lutsen, Grand Marais and up the Gunflint Trail
Fat Bike Trails closed
It’s been a quiet week for snow. 40% chance for flurries on Dec 13th, then looking dry until the Solstice. Should have a system move in and bring snow for 2-3 days. 16-21+ inches of snow so far this season.Last Updated: 12-12-2018
Snow Depth: 24-40" - machine groomed
Snow Depth: Only a trace of snow on the ground near Lake Superior, more snow on the ridge line, think snow!
Snow Depth: We have not had any new snow for about a week. There is about an inch on the ground but not enough to groom for fat tire biking
Snow Depth: nothing to very thin; out prepping trails
Snow Depth: n/a
Snow Depth: packed powder and un-groomed powder
Snow Depth: 3-8"
Snow Depth: More snowfall is needed.
Snow Depth: 1-4"
Snow Depth: deep enough to groom a base!
Snow Depth: 6-8" compacted fresh snow
Snow Depth: Fresh snow - may be enough to get out and groom
Snow Depth: Out rolling trails
Snow Depth: The trail has been cleared of deadfall, there's not enough snow to start grooming.
Snow Depth: Waiting for more snow
Snow Depth: Soon
Snow Depth: Lakes and waterways are freezing up nicely; need more snow
Snow Depth: More early snows will up our first grooming day