The 41 km. Banadad Ski Trail System is accessible from two trail heads, both with free parking; the eastern trail head is located 30 miles up the Gunflint Trail off the Lima Grade; the west end trail head is on the Gunflint Trail at Fire # 10045. In addition to the Banadad the trail system consists of the Lace Lake, Tall Pines and Tim Knapp Trails. The Banadad is the BWCA longest tracked ski trail and likely the longest wilderness tracked ski trail in the USA. For more info call 218-388-4487.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Banadad Ski Trail Now Closed for Skiing- See You Next Winter

While the trail is now closed for the season. During the non-snow months, the trail is open for hiking. Later in the summer and into the fall we will be conducting the trail's annual maintenance and we are looking for volunteers to help. Information on how you can help is posted under Trail

Friday, April 25, 2008

Snow along the Banadad Trail is slowly melting away, In sunny areas the brown vegetation is completely exposed yet in the woods up to a foot of snow still remains. Most of the snow went when a heavy rain drenched the area on Monday night.

Banadad Ski Trail- May 24, 2008

This morning the temperature is hovering at 38 degrees but rain followed by snow is expected by tonight and into tomorrow. The lakes remain ice covered.

The Poplar Creek at the Ski-Snowshoe bridge below the Poplar Creek Guesthouse is still well below flood stage.

Poplar Creek foot bridge- October 24, 2008

If the predicted rain and snow occurs, this bridge will likely be underwater.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Banadad SkiTrail Still Open for Business

There still is six inches of snow on most of the Banadad and there are very few bare spots. However the trail is no longer being tracked. Morning temperatures this past week have been in the lower twenties; afternoons have warmed to the mid forties.
Photo taken today at the eastern trail head.

The snow cover on the trail should last for another week at least. For you die-hearts, who want to make your own tracks, the Banadad remains open for very good spring skiing.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Banadad Trail Ski Report- Still Skiing

Banadad and Adjoining Ski Trails- Gunflint Trail, Minnesota. Ski and snowshoeing Trails





GROOM/TRACKED TRAIL: Lace Lake, east end of Banadad to Logging Camp re-tracked on April 2. Even with the warm weather the last two days the track remains. Great snow cover with no bare spot on the trail yet.

ADDITIONAL COMMENT: Good Spring Skiing; additional snow expected tonight, April 5 and continuing through tomorrow. Stay tuned you don't have to put away those skis yet.

Lodging at Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B, Ski-in Cabins and Yurts
Boundary Country Adventure Trips - Ski Yurt to Yurt and/or Lodge to Lodge- on the web


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