Cross Country Skiing 2017-11-05T18:32:32+00:00

Cross Country Skiing

There are many Nordic ski trail systems throughout the state. However, not
many can really boast of such beauty and first class grooming as the Upper
Gunflint trails. The trails meander through the various landscapes of rolling hills
covered with stands of virgin white pine, spruce, aspen and balsam fir. The skier
takes the trails through beaver valleys, up pretty scenic vistas and overlooks, and
into the winter moose yards. The trail names give the skier a hint of some of their
character: Big Pine, Aspen Alley, River Trail, Magnetic Rock, Rabbit Run, Lonely
Lake Trail, etc. These are some of the prettiest, most varied trails in the Midwest
and once skied, never forgotten.
Most of the Upper Gunflint nordic ski trails are suited for the intermediate
skier. However, there is plenty of good skiing for beginners and some challenging
parts of the trails for the advanced. Everyone can enjoy the trail system from any
of the three resorts on Gunflint Lake. The system is designed with many loops that
permit easy day outings. Signage is made available to inform the skier of trails and
trail information.
All the Upper Gunflint ski trails are groomed with gyro groomers and track
setters. Most of the trails are double tracked for skier enjoyment. A few trails are
single tracked, they are narrower and more remote but offer the skier a sense of
being one with his or her environment. The staff from the three resorts are out on
the trails every few days making sure everything is kept in the best shape.
Trail information is available from any of the three resorts on Gunflint Lake:
Gunflint Lodge, Gunflint Pines Resort and Heston’s Country Store and Lodge. From
these businesses that know these trails, valuable information can be learned prior
to a skier’s trek. Feel free to ask questions and enjoy over 100 km of some of the
greatest nordic skiing in the entire state.

Skis, Boots and Poles-$24 day or $39 for the weekend (included with a cabin stay)

Snowshoes- $9 day or $15 for the weekend (included with a cabin stay)

Ski Passes
Adult- $15.00 per day

Child (ages to 12)- $8.00 per day

 

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