"Get out there!" That would be the best way to sum up this cross country ski season. The conditions are fantastic all across the area, and in most areas of the state. I recently talked to a guy at an area ski trail that has not been out skiing in over 30 years. He was thrilled to be back out and enjoying such great scenery. If you have never tried skiing, now is the year to give it a shot. Skis are available for rent through Hibbing Parks and Recreation as well as other places. With the amount of snow we have received this year, great ski conditions should continue into early March. And all tha snow has created one of the most scenic years to ski in a long time. Here is shot from McCarthy Beach State Park on the Red Top Trail.
Notice the nice snow depth and also the nicely groomed trail. There are numerous trails from Virginia to Grand Rapids to get out and explore, and if you want to travel farther you can find many places to ski. Below is from a trail I skied last month in Bemidji, Three Island Park, where the trail follows stretches of the Turtle River.
A lot of trails, and a lot of snow. Go skiing today and send me some of your ski pictures and trail recomendations.