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.

3/1/22: No updated trail report available.


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

3/1/22: No updated trail report available.


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

2/15/22: No updated trail report available.


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

2/26/22: Best conditions ever. The center trails were outstanding in the sunshine today.


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

2/26/22: Skied mid-day and the conditions were excellent. Trails are groomed well. A few leaves and many wildlife tracks (wolf and deer).

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

3/4/22     3-9 pm

3/5/22     9 am-9 pm

3/6/22     10 am-8 pm

3/7/22     3-8 pm

All tubing tickets must be purchased ONLINE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL!

3/4/22      5-8 pm

3/5/22      11 am-6 pm

3/6/22      11 am-6 pm

Snowmobile Trails:

Crow Wing County Snowmobile Trails Association Clubs 2/24/22: We have received another 13” of new snow bringing our season total to 57″. All clubs are currently grooming and conditions this weekend will be great. Please use extreme caution on the lakes, high winds have caused lots of drifts with the fresh snow. Lots of snow does not give you permission to go onto private property – NO TRESPASSING!

CWCSTA ride on Wednesday, March 2. Leave from the Merrifield Marathons clubhouse at 10am, lunch stop and return at about 3pm. Generally, around a 50-to-60-mile ride.

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

3/1/22: No updated trail report available.


Gull Lake Drifters

2/25/22: Grooming Pillsbury today. Tomorrow night the Paul Bunyan Trail will be groomed and then our whole trail system is ready to go! Great trail conditions!


Merrifield Marathons

3/1/22: No updated trail report available.


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

2/25/22: Rob’s out grooming trails to make for a great weekend of riding! Enjoy!


Kavanaugh’s Resort:

3/1/22: No updated trail report available.