Last weeks wonderful little snow storm and a few dustings have officially started the 2010-2011 Nordic ski season.
Much of the eastern park of the state from Winona to the Gunflint Trail has enough snow to ski.
Skiers between Red Wing and Winona report three inches of wet snow.
The metro areas are showing a rough but manageable three to five inches of snow after the storm. Several skiers report some crusty conditions.
The extreme Northeast parts of the state from Duluth to the Gunflint trail are reporting eight to 10 inches of wet snow waiting for some cold weather to set the tracks.
Tempertures are floating around freezing but are expected to dip for the weekend.
Minnesota has over 4000 kilometers of cross country ski trails groomed and maintain by local groups. Trails range from backcountry to meticulously groomed lighted trails
Trails are funded through private, State grant-in-aid program, State general fund, State forest funds and community sources.
The Minnesota Ski Pass helps fund and maintain the grant-in-aid ski trails. You can get snow reports after November 24 from the Mn DNR.
Your welcome to send us any ski trail pictures you may take this season. We need them 8” x 10” or 300 dpi along with a description of when, where and what the snow was like. If you want to add the how and why that would be good to.
Joi Electa got these shots last week along the George Washington Memorial Pines eight miles northwest of Grand Marais along the Gunflint Trail.