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November 30, 2018

TRAIL SNOW REPORT 

Banadad Ski Trail Snow Report- November 30, 2018   Banadad’s East end Trails Tracked – ​ Snow on the Ground:  11” Compacted Base on the Trail:6-8” New Snow Past 24 Hours: 3-4” New Snow Past 7 Days: 6” Tracked Trail: East end trail – 1.6 km of the Banadad, Lace Lake 4 km and part …

November 12, 2018

SUPPORT THE BANADAD – GIVE TO THE MAX 

Help keep the Banadad Open The 27 km Banadad Ski Trail is the longest tracked skitrail in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). The Banadad along with an additional 14 km of trails adjoining the Banadad is maintained by the Banadad Trail Association. Most of the funds to support the Banadad Trails are provided by the Minnesota …

October 3, 2018

BANADAD TRAIL WORK DAY AND EIGIHTH ANNUAL MEETING/POT LUCK DINNER 

The Banadad Trail Association (BTA) eighth  Annual  Meeting will be held- Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Schaap Community Center on the Gunflint Trail – next to the Fire Hall and just off the Lima Grade intersection. The meeting will be at 6:00 and will be followed with a Potluck Dinner; all are welcome to attend this …

May 13, 2018

ICE OUT! 

Friday the day before fishing opener the ice went out in Poplar Lake. While I have not checked all the other mid-size lake I know that Hungry Jack Lake ice is out and I suspect these lake are now ice free. Little Ollie Lake ice and the smaller lakes ice disappeared about a week earlier.

April 27, 2018

GREAT WINTER SEASON ON THE BANADAD 

The number of skiers that used the Banadad this winter is way up. If I had to guess –it was all about having consistently great snow conditions all winter. Then, of course, the ski-season is not over yet! There is still 20 inches of snow on the ground and nary a bare spot along the …

November 28, 2017

OPENING THE BANADAD FOR SKI MOVES AHEAD 

There is 7 – 8 inches of snow on the ground. About 75 % of the Banadad is opened and packed. The Lace Lake, Tall Pines and Knapp are all opened and packed. Images from the North Star Touring Club trail crew clearing on the trail’s west end taken on October 27.