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, 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.
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