Archive for the ‘Snow’ Category

Let the ski season begin!

Friday, November 26th, 2010
Cabin 2, after the snow

 Wow, it’s November 26th and it is already real winter on the Gunflint Trail.  When the Twin Cities was hit with 12 inches of snow earlier in the month, Bearskin received only about 5 inches.  It gave us a wintery appearance, and was enough to give us a start on preparing ski trails, but it wasn’t enough snow to get excited about.  A few inches of additional snow fell sporadically after that, just enough to require repetitive shoveling.

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Could winter really be over? Nah…. Time to start guessing the “ice out” date!

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

No snow to measure!

 Winter disappeared on the Gunflint Trail rather suddenly.  We didn’t expect that.  

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Weekend update for January 23-25

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

The forecast for the upcoming weekend includes some colder temperatures, but with the potential for sunny days. The snow continues to be wonderful. Guests repeatedly tell us that the snow is the best it’s been in a decade and that the quality of the grooming has been excellent.

As I type this, I’m watching a group of women skiers from Cabin 3 glide by on the lake path. Frost is making the trees along the lake’s bank look like white cotton candy today, so right now the skiers appear to be posing for an idyllic Christmas card photo. (Where’s the camera, where’s the camera?  Never nearby when we need it!) To keep up on current trail conditions, check out our trail reports at http://bearskintrailreports.wordpress.com/

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Lots of snow

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

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“Winter Storm Warning” — snow is on the way

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

There’s nothing indefinite about our weather forecast for tomorrow:

121308-forecast

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Waiting for snowflakes

Monday, October 27th, 2008

This fall Bearskin has two employees who are eagerly awaiting the first snow — not counting Andy and Quinn who are also impatiently hoping for snow, mainly so they can play with all the big, burly snow equipment.  Our new employees Laura and Megan come from Florida and Louisiana, where obviously snow is not a typical part of their life experience.  For them, the first time that it actually snows here on the Gunflint Trail will be a noteworthy day.

Earlier this week we almost had something for them – a cold rain was falling and if you looked carefully, you could imagine occasional hard-edged drops that almost passed for flakes.  Laura and Megan counted it as snow, and by Down South standards it might have qualified.   But we knew better.  

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Ahhh, spring!

Friday, April 11th, 2008

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High school ski weekend at Bearskin

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Cold but happy!

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The WHS Skiers Arrived Safely

Friday, December 7th, 2007

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First snow!

Monday, November 5th, 2007

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