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Sugarbush Trail System
Tofte, MN
Trail Length: 75k  Maps: | 1 Onion River Rd , 1 Britton Peak , 1 Moose Fence 
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 888-61-NORTH    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   A wide variety of trails are found in this extensive system, winding through varied forests and offering many spectacular views. Trailheads include Britton Peak and Moose Fence on the western side, with ski-throughs connecting these sections to the Onion River Rd/Oberg Mountain trails and trailhead on the eastern edge.

Trail Reports:   2016-2017 season  view previous season     File a new report     Request a new report

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Friday, March 24, 2017  posted: 3/24/2017 6:37:32 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  I skated Onion River Road trail - soggy and slow after the snowfalls of last night and the day before - while my friend did classic on no wax skis and was very happy with the skied in track. Not groomed since those two snowfalls and there's a lot of snow on the trail that should provide good skiing for awhile. Without grooming, classic is the way to go.
(Russ Ludeke)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017  posted: 3/24/2017 7:03:57 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Classic skied Homestead and Hogback loops. The tracks were icy and worn but manageable with fish scale skis. Very few bare spots. The skate deck was firm, coverage excellent and recently groomed.
Photos:  
(Bob Steffes)
Sunday, March 19, 2017  posted: 3/20/2017 12:46:48 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Skied from Oberg around Picnic, Hogback and Homestead loops. Fresh grooming after Friday's 3 inches of wet snow on top of a icy base made for a great ski. Temps just below freezing kept snow from transforming but it was still slow. Coverage was excellent over 95% of the trail. A few water bars and one bare patch were the only problem areas. Groomers did a great job as they have all season with a excellent base but multiple thaws and rain events. It was a great year on the North Shore and it should last a while longer.
(Tim Nelson)
Saturday, March 18, 2017  posted: 3/18/2017 4:02:07 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  The skiing is still going strong on the norwegian riviera. They had just groomed the picnic loop. It looks like there is about a foot of base snow depth still. The skate deck was firm and fast with 2 inches of new course granular snow. No wax classic skis or klister is a good bet this time of the year for classic skiing.
(Gene Karwoski)
Thursday, March 16, 2017  posted: 3/16/2017 1:51:38 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  I found the Onion River skate deck perfectly groomed this morning and the groomer had spent many hours (by another skier's report) breaking up the ice and setting two very nice classic tracks. The Tofte weather report shows below freezing nights and warm days in the near future so there's every reason to expect good skiing lasting for awhile. Tree litter is still there in patches so it's a skier's choice: pick through the litter on your A skis or bring the B ski.
(Russ Ludeke)

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