One of my favorite places to ski in Minnesota is the historic Gunflint Trail. With two large trail systems, the Upper and the Central, you will find over 170K of well groomed trails to take you deep into the wilderness of Northeastern Minnesota. This was our fourth year in a row going to Bearskin Lodge on the first weekend of March and once again we found excellent conditions.
Bearskin is one of two lodges that serve the Central Gunflint Trail system and trails all wind their way through the Superior National Forest. You can expect to have some scenic overlooks of lakes, a variety of forest to ski through and some big hills to go down...and UP! One of the great things about skiing the trail systems, is with so many trails you will quickly find yourself out with nature, without another skier in sight.
With the deep snow they have this season, and if the temperatures stay mild there will be plenty more weeks of skiing up there. Since the ski trails start just outside your cabin door, it is easy to go ski for a few hours and come back for something to eat and rest and then be back out on a new trail.
Ox Cart is one of most popular trails out of Bearskin, but if you want to really enjoy some thrills head for Bear Cub. Most of our six skiers skied over 50k throughout the weekend and soaking in the hot tub nightly sure felt great! Find more information about exploring the Gunflint Trail or Bearskin Lodge and plan your own get away.