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.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Very Good Spring Skiing on the Banadad

Retracked Tall Pines, Lace Lake & Banadad to Lizz Lake - 9 km. Set nice track.
Temperature 28 degrees this morning but the new track is holding

·         MEASURED SNOW DEPTH :  15"
·         COMPACTED SNOW BASE ON TRAIL: 14"
·         NEW SNOW PAST 24 HOURS: 3
Temperature in the morning below freezing; mid day mid thirties. 
 
 

Friday, March 13, 2015


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Good Spring Skiing on the Banadad

In the morning the trails are icy and fast but as it warms up in the afternoon they soften up.

Banadad, Lace Lake, and Tall Pines - 41 km tracked and holding up well. Track 1-2" deep. Snow is melting a bit each day but no bare spots showing through on the trails.
·         MEASURED SNOW DEPTH :16
·         COMPACTED SNOW BASE ON TRAIL: 14"
·         NEW SNOW PAST 24 HOURS:  0

Temperature in the morning below freezing; mid day mid thirties.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Good Spring Skiing on the Banadad

 Banadad,  Lace Lake, and Tall Pines - 41 km tracked  and holding up good
  • MEASURED SNOW DEPTH :20"
  • COMPACTED SNOW BASE ON TRAIL: 16"
  • NEW SNOW PAST 24 HOURS:  0
Temperature in the morning below freezing; mid day mid thirties. Today's temperature 35.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Excellent Weather and Excellent Skiing this Weekend

 Banadad,  Lace Lake, and Tall Pines were pack using a compactor bar then re-tracked yesterday -41 KM. 
  • MEASURED SNOW DEPTH :27"
  • COMPACTED SNOW BASE ON TRAIL: 24"
  • NEW SNOW PAST 24 HOURS:  0
This morning actually woke-up with the temperature above 0 for the first time in weeks. This weekend looks like it is going to get into the twenties. The Banadad is in great shape and the weather is going to be beautiful. A great weekend for skiing.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Excellent Sking

 Banadad  Lace Lake, Tall Pines and Knapp Trails were re-tracked today -41 KM. 
  • MEASURED SNOW DEPTH :25"
  • COMPACTED SNOW BASE ON TRAIL: 22"
  • NEW SNOW PAST 24 HOURS:  trace"
Skiing Excellent this weekend with warm weather expected

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Trails in Great Shape

 Banadad  Lace Lake, and Tall Pines were re-tracked yesterday.  The groomer found drifting snow and he got stuck in snow drift in the open area caused by the Meads Lake prescribed burn.
  • MEASURED SNOW DEPTH :25"
  • COMPACTED SNOW BASE ON TRAIL: 22"
  • NEW SNOW PAST 24 HOURS:  trace"
Lots of people on the trails. Skiing Excellent if you don't mind the negative 15 to 20's.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Cold weather skiing

Added couple of more inches of snow then re-tracked the Banadad Friday and the Lace Lake, Tall Pine and Knapp Trails on Thursday. Plan to re-track the south end trails today. Heavy winds have blown snow over trails in open areas.

  • MEASURED SNOW DEPTH :25"
  • COMPACTED SNOW BASE ON TRAIL: 22"
  • NEW SNOW PAST 24 HOURS:  1-2"
Lot of people on the trails. Skiing Excellent if you don't mind the negative 15 to 20's.

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