Banadad Trail Snow & Trail Conditions Report- brought to you by the Banadad Trail Association

The Banadad is the BWCA's longest tracked ski trails at 30 km. The Trail is best described as a single tracked intimate trail winding through the BWCA. On the Banadad eastern end is the single tracked 4-km. Lace Lake Trail, the 3.2-km Seppala Trail and the 3.5-km. Tall Pines Trail. The eastern end of the trail system connects with the Central Gunflints Trails and the western end connects with the Upper Gunflint Trails.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter on the Banadad

Grooming of the Trail ended for this winter- the last time tracks were set on the Banadad was April 6. Two days later skier, marathon runner and retired teacher Judy Ross was the last skier to travel along the groomed trail. Judy is a marathon runner, retired teacher and consistent skier on the trail.  Along with her husband Jim, they own a cabin a few yards from the Trail’s eastern end.



While grooming of the Banadad maybe over for this winter there is still plenty of snow out there to ski- as of Easter morning it is snowing very hard and at the trails eastern end the snow depth  measures 18 inches. So you backcountry skiers and snowshoers what are you waiting for!


Sunday, April 06, 2014

Late Spring Skiing - 10 km tracked

SNOW DEPTH IN WOODS: 27"
COMPACTED BASE ON TRAIL: 24"
NEW SNOW PAST 24 HOURS: 0
NEW SNOW PAST 7 DAYS: 0"
     GROOM/TRACKED TRAIL -10 km. Banadad to Lizz Lake Portage, Lace Lake and Tall Pines tracked today- April 6
       
Spring skiing get on the trail will it is still there;  temperature is in the mid 40s; tracked will only last a few days.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Thirty-Two Measured inches of Snow and Great Spring Skiing

SNOW DEPTH IN WOODS: 32"
COMPACTED BASE ON TRAIL: 28"
NEW SNOW PAST 24 HOURS: 0
NEW SNOW PAST 7 DAYS: 5"
GROOM/TRACKED TRAIL - Tracked Trails- Lace Lake, Tall Pines and  from the eastern trailhead to Lizz Lake Portage of the Banadad for a total of 11.2 Kilometers of the Banadad Trail System tracked and ready for skiing. Cold AM temperatures and mid to high 20's in the afternoons the last two days. Those that skied yesterday said the skiing was "great."

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

East End Retracked

Three inches of snow covered recently tracked trails. The east end - Lace Lake, Tall Pines, Knopp and part of the Banadad Retracked today.  Great skiing!!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Excellent Spring Skiing

All 41 Kilometers of the Banadad Groomed


SNOW DEPTH IN WOODS: 28"
COMPACTED BASE ON TRAIL: 24"
NEW SNOW PAST 24 HOURS: 0
NEW SNOW PAST 7 DAYS: 0"
GROOM/TRACKED TRAIL - All 41 km of the Banadad, Lace Lake and Tall Pines Trails are tracked.
 LAST DAY GROOMED:Today-March 13
SNOWSHOE TRAILS: 6 miles of trail open- great snowshoeing

Comments- Heavy drifting snow slowed the re-opening of the Banadad. In the meantime five parties of skiers  broke through and skied the entire untracked trail..

Monday, March 10, 2014

Banadad Eastend Trails tracked and in great shape

The Lace Lake, Tall Pines and 5 km of the Banadad's east end are tracked and in great shape. Temperature in the high 30s have made tracking the remainder of the Banadad difficult. Wednesday it is expect to cool down a bit so the groomers should be out on the trail then. Stay tuned!

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Continued Great Skiing on the Banadad

All 41 Kilometers of the Banadad Groomed

SNOW DEPTH IN WOODS: 24"
COMPACTED BASE ON TRAIL: 18"
NEW SNOW PAST 24 HOURS: trace
NEW SNOW PAST 7 DAYS: 0"
GROOM/TRACKED TRAIL - All 41 km Banadad, Lace Lake and Tall Pines
 LAST DAY GROOMED:Today- January 31
SNOWSHOE TRAILS: 6 miles of trail open- great snowshoeing

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