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.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Could use More Snow

Snow on Ground – 20 inches
Packed Trail base – 16  inches
New snow last 24 hours – 3 inches
New snow last 7 days –  3 inches
Groomed and Tracked –Lace Lake, Tall Pines, Knopp and 3 kilometers of Banadad tracked today - Feb 20.
Three inches of light powder over rock hard.frozen base. Skiing is fair

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Great skiing on the Banadad

Snow on Ground – 25 inches
Packed Trail base – 20  inches
New snow last 24 hours – trace
New snow last 7 days –  4 inches
Groomed and Tracked –Banadad, 31 km tracked Feb4; Lace Lake, Tall Pines and Seppala 6.4 km tracked Feb 3.
Comment- . The Banadad was re-groomed yesterday and according to Jim, who did the grooming, the snow laden brush that has been hanging into the trail is beginning to disappear. Jim went on to say the, "Trail is in the best shape of the year." 

 Banadad Access Trail at Bedew Yurt Camp


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