North Shore Snow Conditions and Trail Report

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

  • downhill skiing/snowboarding at Lutsen Mountains
  • cross -country ski trails [southwest to northeast]
  • Fat Bike Trails can be found at Split Rock State Park and Pincushion Mountain near Grand Marais
  • snowmobile trails [southwest to northeast]

spring skiingLutsen Mountains open weekends through May 6 …  Updated conditions here

Cross-Country Skiing closed

Snowmobiling closed

Fat Bike Trails closed

Okay, it is April 24th – I’m calling it done; no more snow reports until Thanksgiving
Last Updated: 04-24-2018
Lutsen Mountains
Lutsen Mountains: Open Last Updated: April 24

Snow Depth: 20-50" base; spring conditions

Conditions: Open for Extended Weekends
Projecting Eagle Mountain with 12-20 runs for April 21 & 22

87" of snow for the season, 3" in the past week
Eagle Mountain open on the weekend
12-20 primary runs open with a 20-50" base
0 of 33 side country runs open

Gooseberry Falls State Park
Gooseberry Falls State Park: Closed Last Updated: March 25

Snow Depth: We are no longer grooming ski trails. The trails still have a thick base overall. There is a good amount of small debris on the trails. The conditions are firm and icy in the morning and become granular by mid-afternoon.

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park [FAT BIKE TRAILS]
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park [FAT BIKE TRAILS]: Closed Last Updated: April 24

Snow Depth: Spring conditions

Tettegouche State Park
Tettegouche State Park: Closed Last Updated: April 16

Snow Depth: 8" base; The sun has been out bright and warm during the day and it has been freezing hard at night and this is making for some icy hiking trails! Use caution and wear your traction aids if you have them. Ski trails are closed and no further grooming will occur this winter.

Flathorn Gegoka Trail System
Flathorn Gegoka Trail System: Closed Last Updated: March 24

Snow Depth: With the lack of fresh snow and warmer temps in the forecast, we're ending grooming for the 2017-18 season. See you in December!

Sugarbush Trails
Sugarbush Trails: Closed Last Updated: April 24

Snow Depth: 2-10" base; spring conditions

Norpine Cross Country Ski Trails
Norpine Cross Country Ski Trails: Closed Last Updated: March 22

Snow Depth: No current report

Cascade River State Park
Cascade River State Park: Closed Last Updated: April 20

Snow Depth: 2-8" base; fair conditions

Pincushion Trails near Grand Marais
Pincushion Trails near Grand Marais: Closed Last Updated: April 16

Snow Depth: 15" base; Good conditions

Banadad Trails
Banadad Trails: Closed Last Updated: April 24

Snow Depth: 15" base; excellent conditions

Central Gunflint Trail System
Central Gunflint Trail System: Closed Last Updated: April 4

Snow Depth: We are done grooming for the season! See you next year!

Upper Gunflint Trail System
Upper Gunflint Trail System: Closed Last Updated: April 22

Snow Depth: 9-10" base; good conditions

CJ Ramstad - North Shore State Trail
CJ Ramstad - North Shore State Trail : Closed Last Updated: April 19

Snow Depth: 0-6" base; poor to fair conditions

Two Harbors Snowmobile Trail System
Two Harbors Snowmobile Trail System: Closed Last Updated: April 1

Snow Depth: Reminder: As of April 1st The Voyageur Snowmobile Clubs trails are all closed.

Lutsen / Tofte Snowmobile Trail Systems: Closed Last Updated: April 15

Snow Depth: No current report

Gunflint Snowmobile Trail System
Gunflint Snowmobile Trail System: Closed Last Updated: April 15

Snow Depth: 8-16" base; Spring conditions

Grand Portage Snowmobile Trail System: Closed Last Updated: April 16

Snow Depth: Spring conditions