Snowmobile Trails:

Crow Wing County Snowmobile Trails Association Clubs 1/7/22: We received 17″ of new snow on 12-27 followed by another 5″ on 12-28 plus another 5″ on 1-5-22, bringing our season total to about 35″. The clubs have been continually out on the trails and most of the trails have been run 2 or 3 times and clubs are moving to their regular grooming schedules. Please use extreme caution on the lakes, though frozen they are never completely safe. We have had 3 sleds go through and a couple trucks so be careful and “know before you go”. Lots of snow does not give you permission to go onto private property – NO TRESPASSING!

The Brainerd Snodeos maintain and groom 107 miles of trail from Brainerd to Riverton, to Crow Wing State Park, to Harding and towards Garrison.

1/6/22: All trails groomed

Gull Lake Drifters

1/6/22: All trails groomed

Merrifield Marathons

1/7/22: All trails are groomed and in excellent condition.

Baxter Snowmobile Club groom weekly on Monday Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

1/7/22: Main groomer is down for maybe a week, but other clubs have stepped in to groom their trails,  will also be doing as much as we can with our small groomer.


Ski Trails:

There are many ski trails in the Brainerd Lakes Area; many of which are groomed Grant-In-Aid funded trails. To “legally” ski any GIA funded trail, cross country/Nordic skiers aged 16 years and older must purchase a MN Ski Pass. A non-pass holder can be sited by any Conservation Officer if caught on these trails without a pass. The Annual and 3-Year passes can be purchased at any ELS (Electronic Licensing Station) station (if they sell fishing licenses, etc., they will sell ski passes) and the Daily can be purchased from a variety of non-ELS providers. The Northland Arboretum is one provider in our area that sells the daily pass.


The Northland Arboretum contains trails for all experience levels. These trails are groomed for classic and skate.

1/7/22: Plenty of snow. The trails were recently groomed for skate. Older machine set classic tracks had about 2″ of new snow over the top. So, some of the tracks were skied in, some not, and some were partially groomed over with the skate track grooming. Still, good skiing and beautiful scenery.


The Pine Beach Ski Trails are both classic and skate and include trails for all abilities.

1/7/22: We received 17″ of new snow on 12-27 followed by another 5″ on 12-28 plus an additional 5″ on 1-5-22, bringing our season total to about 35″.  We have the entire system now groomed and will be going to our regular weekly schedule (usually Thursday) unless we receive addition snowfall.  Pine Beach East and West will be groomed double wide to allow for ski skating.


The French Rapids trails are groomed classic and skate, include steep hills and are for intermediate and advanced skiers.

1/8/22: Trails have not been groomed since the most recent 3–4-inch snow, but there is a packed base. Skiing was slow but still beautiful. Some sticks and leaves on trails.


The Larson Lake Trail system is a good mix of classic and skate trails.  Please note that the interior loops are classic only.

1/8/22: Groomed all skate lanes and set new track on all trails. Drifting on edges so edges may be soft. One skier beat me out here this morning.


The Wolf Lake Ski Trail is a classic only trail system.

1/8/22: 3/4 inch of new snow last night. Groomed all trails with the 84″ ginzu groomer so the trail is packed wider than before. Also getting the upper hand on the drifts on Overlook Trail. More leaves than one likes to see.


Thank you to the Brainerd Nordic Ski Club, and Mark Kavanaugh for their reports.


Mount Ski Gull:

We offer skiing, snowboarding and tubing in one convenient location. Helping our community to become a better place to live has been our guiding principle for 50 years. Mount Ski Gull’s mission is to provide challenging activities in a fun and healthy environment which empowers youth to develop confidence, competency, and compassion.


Open Ski & Snowboarding           1/14/22     3-9 pm

1/15/22     9 am-9 pm

1/16/22     10 am-8 pm

1/17/22     10-8 pm


All tubing tickets must be purchased ONLINE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL!

1/14/22      5-8 pm

1/15/22      10 am-7 pm

1/16/22      11 am-6 pm

1/17/22      11 am-5 pm