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.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Get Your Skiis Ready- The Ski Season will Soon Be Here

November 23 East end of the Banadad-  This fall maintenance crews and volunteers have been out on and cleared all but about two kilometers of the Banadad's thirty kilometer. That last few kilometer yet to be completed will be opened as soon as the snow arrive and the groomers can start packing.  

As of now there is only an inch of snow but the last two nights the temperature has dipped below zero which is a very good thing. This will allow any standing water along the trail to freeze hard enough to get the grooming equipment through. With this cold weather what is needed now is snow to start packing the trail. Think Snow!


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