From Thanksgiving until Easter [or later] you can find weekly snow conditions and trail reports. Find out about recent snowfall, trail conditions and suggestions for where to ski, snowshoe, snowmobile plus links to the weather and forecasts. Snow varies from less near Lake Superior, where the big lake keeps temps slightly milder to more as climb the ridgeline to most when you go over the ridge.
How Long is Winter?
Snowfall begins in November, coming and going and usually beginning to stick late in the month. Lutsen Mountains typically is open Thanksgiving weekend with a few runs and cross country skiers get their first runs in on the Onion River Road in Lutsen and along the Central Trail system up the Gunflint.
Trail / Snow Reports are listed below in this order;
scroll to see conditions – click on a link to learn more about trails
Warm temps for Saturday and Monday with Sunday seasonable in the mid-teens. All trails are in good to excellent conditions.
This is Moose Fence XC Ski Trails in Tofte [part of Sugarbush system] pictured here.
Did you know you need a license to ski state trails? Buying lets the state know people use the trails and they allocate money towards grooming; details here.
If you’ve never snowshoed, it is wonderful! Find trails and rentals here.
Last Updated: 02-14-2020
Snow Depth: 12-672" base
Snow Depth: 6+" base & 20-24" snow depth
Snow Depth: 30" snow depth
Snow Depth: 10-14" base and 42" snow depth
Snow Depth: 25" base
Snow Depth: 14-18" base & 42" in the woods
Snow Depth: 6-20" base
Snow Depth: 13" base and snow depth of 35"
Snow Depth: 20"+ base
Snow Depth: 38 snow depth"
Snow Depth: 33" in the woods
Snow Depth: 16-17" base and 29-30" in the woods
Snow Depth: 13" base
Snow Depth: 10" base and 18-40" snow depth
Snow Depth: no current snow depth report
Snow Depth: 12+" Base and 30-35" of snow in the woods
Snow Depth: 30-60" of snow on the ground
Snow Depth: 10-12" Trail Base & 28-30" Snow Depth