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.
Skiing & Snowboarding: Lift Tickets & Rental must be purchased PRIOR TO ARRIVAL!
Runs Open: Super 8, Nisswa, Quarterdeck, Iven’s, Paul Bunyan, Terrain Park, Craguns, Breezy, Bunny Hill, & Tubing!
Lifts Open: Chairlift, BH Magic Carpet, TP High Speed Rope, Tubing Magic Carpet
Tubing (masks required): All tubing tickets must be purchased ONLINE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL!
Crow Wing County Snowmobile Trails Association Clubs
1/26/21: The Brainerd Lakes Area has only received about 16″ of snow this season so needless to say the trails are not in terrific condition. The colder weather has helped freeze up the lakes better though. The clubs have been out with their groomers packing and working on the trails. Also, remember that the “Line 3” pipeline construction is going on in the Backus, Emily area so use caution.
The Brainerd Snodeos maintain and groom 107 miles of trail from Brainerd to Riverton, to Crow Wing State Park, to Harding and towards Garrison.
1/27/21: North trail and Park were done last week. City and Harding were done Sunday. Garrison/Pine Center will be done tomorrow. Some sections are ok, others need more snow. Please stay on the trail.
1/26/21: Fort Ripley trails are all groomed, not bad considering the amount of snow except swamps are rough.
1/26/21: Sno Way 1 is being groomed today. Homebrook Trail done a couple days ago. We are still using the Kubota and small drag to groom swamps.
1/20/21: Club is grooming, packing and doing trail work.
Baxter Snowmobile Club groom weekly on Monday Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
1/27/21: Grooming has started again with Paul Bunyan being groomed yesterday along with the 371 north trail. More trails to be groomed again today. Trails are in pretty good condition for the amount of snow we have to work with. Rode on Sunday from Brainerd to Jenkins then to Pillager and back to Brainerd and was surprised on the trail conditions. Also met a fair number of riders on the trail Sunday so everyone should get out and ride.
CROSS COUNTRY 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.
1/27/21: Skate deck is about an inch of well-groomed old snow with some transformed snow mixed in over a hard/icy base. Classic track last set about a week ago, so just skied-in old snow without any of the transformed base showing up. A few small areas of dirty snow but overall, very good. Not much for tree debris. Skate deck will probably be groomed daily through the weekend and the classic track is planned to be reset Friday morning. Lumberjack Jaunt open track ski course is marked and ready to go. Note school races will be held at the Arb Saturday from about 8-4:30.
The French Rapids trails are groomed classic and skate, include steep hills and are for intermediate and advanced skiers.
1/24/21: Trails had about two inches of fresh fluffy powdery snow on top and hadn’t been groomed. The classic tracks were nice and someone had broken the tracks in before us. A beautiful day for classic skiing!
The Larson Lake Trail system is a good mix of classic and skate trails. Please note that the interior loops are classic only.
1/25/21: Groomed all trails after the 2-inch snow Saturday night. Skate lanes done and all tracks re-set. Only a few leaves to be see. Great conditions.
The Wolf Lake Ski Trail is a classic only trail system.
1/31/21: Trail conditions were nice, some fresh snow would be helpful but climbing grip was fine and classic tracks were firm and deep.
The Pine Beach Ski Trails are both classic and skate and include trails for all abilities.
1/21/21: The Lakes Area has received about 12″ of snow this season. We regroomed the West side of the trail system yesterday and the trails are ok but the trail that runs on the “Classic Golf Course” needs another 4″ to 6″ of snow to groom. The trails are icy in spots and the snow is very thin in places.
Thank you to the Brainerd Nordic Ski Club, Skinnyski.com, Crow Wing County Land Services and Mark Kavanaugh for their reports.