Snowmobile Trails:

Crow Wing County Snowmobile Trails Association Clubs 1/31/22: We have an unofficial 37″ of total snow accumulation this season. 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.

1/31/22: Crow Wing State Park has been holding up pretty well. Pine Center and Harding are also holding its own but starting to show some extensive use and rocks. The Riverton route and north of the state hospital and Crow Wing Airport needs some grooming but we’re expecting to touch that up before the weekend. Let’s all do a snow dance as our trail base needs fresh powder. Be safe!

Gull Lake Drifters

1/31/22: All trails groomed.

Merrifield Marathons

1/31/22: All trails are groomed and in excellent condition.

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

1/27/22: 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.

2/1/22: No updated trail report available.

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

2/1/22: No updated trail report available.

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

1/31/22: I skate skied the outer loop and a few inside segments. Deck was firm but had heavy use over the weekend. Track was old with plenty of leaves (Ok, lots) in the track. Skate skiing by far the best choice if you go.

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

1/27/22: I arrived just as the groomer was leaving. The trails were in wonderful condition and a pleasure to ski.

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

1/29/22: I skied outer loop and conditions were great. Tracks were deep and firm with very few blowouts. Ten cars in the lot but the tracks were still crisp.

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           2/4/22     3-9 pm

2/5/22     9 am-9 pm

2/6/22     10 am-8 pm

2/7/22     3-8 pm

All tubing tickets must be purchased ONLINE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL!

2/4/22      5-8 pm

2/5/22      10 am-7 pm

2/6/22      11 am-6 pm