snow trail report north shore

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 snowfall, 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 ridgeline to most when you go over the ridge.

How Long is Winter?

Snowfall begins in October, coming and going and usually beginning to stick late in November. 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;
scroll to see conditions – click on a link to learn more about trails

winter 2021/22 season

snowmobiling in lutsen mnSpring conditions

Last report of the year. It was a tough snow year with around 60% of our usual snowfall. That said we had a warmer than normal January and overall enjoyed the season.


Spring skiing conditions are excellent at Lutsen and they will be open April and possibly May!


mile 27.8

two harbors snowmobile trail

Snowmobile Trails – Two Harbors Voyageur


– Last Update:

February 24

mile 90.5


– Last Update:

April 2
18-30″ spring conditions

Open daily through April11, then weekends
Since we plan to ski into May, our base is fortified to withstand 2 weeks of 60+ degrees. In the context of this forecast, our guarantee of 40 runs open through April 11 is an easy task.

4″ of snow in the past week; 57″ for the season
4 of 4 mountains open with 7/8 lifts, 57 [of 62] primary runs, and 1 [of 33] sidecountry runs

mile 92.7

snow covered snowmobile trail and pine trees with Lake Superior in the distance

Snowmobile Trails – Lutsen / Tofte


– Last Update:

February 19

gunflint mile 6.5

cross country ski trail at george washington pines

Ski Trail – George Washington Pines


– Last Update:

March 23

mile 143.9

close up of two snowmobilers coming down a trail in grand portage

Snowmobile Trails – Grand Portage


– Last Update:

March 12

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