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Pincushion Mountain Trail
Grand Marais, MN
Trail Length: 25.0k  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Yes Snowmaking: No
Contact: 218-387-1276    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Well designed trail 2 miles north of Grand Marais. Dependable classical and skating grooming by dedicated ski club. Gentle rolling beginner and intermediate terrain through birch, aspen and pine forest with expert options. Nice overlooks of North Shore far below. Separate snowshoe trail. Public warming building. 1.6 K lighted xc trail on each night.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017  posted: 1/16/2017 9:41:53 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Beautiful track for a starlight ski. Went around North Advanced and it was a bit soft because I was almost the first one to use it. Lovely conditions!
(Tina Hegg)
Saturday, January 14, 2017  posted: 1/14/2017 1:40:47 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Warmer weather and sunshine are combining with perfect snow conditions for a great weekend ski experience. All trails are tracked for classic skiing and the skate deck is in excellent shape. Come on out and enjoy our amazing trails.
(Jim Shinners)
Wednesday, January 11, 2017  posted: 1/12/2017 7:08:50 AM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  We received approximately 5-6 inches of fresh snow from this last storm. The stadium, East and West Overlook, Snowmen, Lynn's Loop and Pincushion Mountain Trail have all been compacted and then combed for skating and classic tracks have been set. North Advanced and Canyon Curves have been rolled and partially groomed. We should have all of the trails fully groomed tomorrow. We have an excellent base and overall conditions are quite good. Enjoy your ski.
(Jim Shinners)
Sunday, January 08, 2017  posted: 1/10/2017 10:45:23 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Trails were very well groomed for adults and also for the local youth ski program. One problem which made it difficult for any classical skiers is that the track lies way over to the right edge of the groomed area, so people slide off to the side and ruin the track very easily, or their poles hit the deep snow next to the groomed area, or there are sometimes trees and branches to run into. Would be great if track could be a bit closer to the middle, as there is currently ample room for skating traffic.
(Tina Hegg)
Sunday, January 08, 2017  posted: 1/8/2017 11:47:13 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  The upper trails were really cushy, softer snow, well groomed and even trails. Minimal debris. As one moves closer to the trail head, snow gets crustier. The Pncushion loop was not even on the downhill portion, though one only needs a thin area or the track. The uphill is a little uneven but better than the downhill. Overall, it was a great ski. So much better than the TC, lately!
(Collin Arnett)

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