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, April 23, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Lakes are beginning to open in the mid Gunflint area - Most of the smaller lakes are open. Little Ollie Lake next to Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B is open with just a bit of floating ice in the east end remaining. Poplar Creek with the spring thaw is flowing nicely.
Still snow on the Banadad Ski Trail but not enough to ski.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Snow Fall with in 24 Hours -3 inches
Snow Fall past 7 days- 3 inches
Snow on the Ground- 14 inches
Trails Tracked- 13 kilometers tracked- Banadad to just past Lizz Portage, Lace Lake, Tall Pines and Knapp trails..
Description - Skiing is excellent. Groomed today (Saturday) more snow is expected the next two or three days.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Snow Fall past 7 days- 2
Snow on the Ground- 13 inches
Trails Tracked- 13 kilometers - Banadad to just past Lizz Portage, Lace Lake, Tall Pines and Knapp.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Last week four parties ski the entire Banadad and many more ski in and out from the two ends. I can not say we currently have great skiing but the trail is skiable.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Snow Fall past 7 days- 2 1/2 inches
Snow on the Ground- 19 inches
Trails Tracked- Entire 41 kilometers of the Banadad Ski System tracked. Banadad (tracked today), Lace Lake, Tall Pines & Knapp (tracked day before yesterday)
Conditions - Ski Conditions are good to excellent with the exception of some spots where the moose were on the trail and trashed it. The snow that fell two days ago enabled us to set tracks over the crusty snow underneath.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Snow Fall past 7 days- seven inches
Snow on the Ground- 29 inches
Trails Tracked- Entire 41 kilometers of the Banadad Ski System tracked. Banadad (tracked Yesterday), Lace Lake, Tall Pines & Knapp (tracked day before yesterday)
Conditions - Ski Conditions are Excellent; tracks have a dusting of snow from last nights.For those that want to take on the Banadad. Do it!
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Snow on the Ground: 28"
New Snow Past 24 Hours: 6"
Tracked Trail: 13 Kilometers - Lace Lake, Tall Pines, Knapp and Banadad to Knapp. Tracked yesterday
Conditions: Excellent but cold today; much warmer tomorrow (Friday)
Friday, January 13, 2017
Snow on the 23"
Last Tracked- Thursday and Friday
Conditions Good to Excellent
Sunday, January 08, 2017
Friday, January 06, 2017
Sunday, January 01, 2017
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