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           1/28/22     3-9 pm

1/29/22     9 am-9 pm

1/30/22     10 am-8 pm

1/31/22     3-8 pm

All tubing tickets must be purchased ONLINE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL!

1/28/22      5-8 pm

1/29/22      10 am-7 pm

1/30/22      11 am-6 pm

Snowmobile Trails:

Crow Wing County Snowmobile Trails Association Clubs 1/24/22: We picked up another 1″ or so of new snow to add to our 35″ of total accumulation. Most of the clubs have moved to their regular grooming schedules. We have 15 groomers in the CWCSTA and we have only have 2 down at this time. The clubs have been putting in a lot of hours grooming but with all the traffic we have received it’s just plain hard to keep up. Please use extreme caution on the lakes, though frozen they are never completely safe. 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.

1/25/22: All trails groomed.

Gull Lake Drifters

1/25/22: All trails groomed.

Merrifield Marathons

1/25/22: All trails are groomed and in excellent condition.

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

1/20/22: Baxter has their groomer fixed and on the trail.

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.

1/24/22: Skate deck groomed today after a dusting yesterday afternoon-evening. Classic track last set several days ago so some new powder in it, mostly skied-in where I saw it. There is about 13 inches of snow in the woods, and about 7 to 8 inches on the trails. Surface is dry fine-grained powder from several recent dustings, and the rest is old sugary snow. With moderating temperatures and good snow, conditions are looking excellent for the Lumberjack Jaunt on Sunday.

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

1/25/22: No additional snowfall since the last report. The entire system is groomed and is on 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 when possible. Annual snowfall accumulation is 36″.

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

1/25/22: No updated report found.

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

1/22/22: One half inch of windblown snow yesterday. Groomed all skate lanes and set new track on all segments. I picked up lots of sticks on the trail from the wind. Did not pick up individual leaves, however. The leaves are incorporated into the snow now.

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

1/21/22: No new snow at time of grooming. Set fresh tracks until track setter issues developed. Did not groom Shelter Trail (better to set a good track than a poor one). Snow and wind started at end of grooming.

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