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Norpine Trail Association
4874 W. Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN 55612

In cooperation with

US Forest Service

Cascade River

    Click here for Current Trail Report
    her for Mark's Groomer's Blog with photos
    and here for the Current Norpine Newsletter
    and here for Archived Newsletters.

    Since the Norpine Trail Association was organized in the spring of 2009 the trails have been improved, trails maps and signs have been renewed, and Trailhead Parking areas have been developed.
                This winter Norpine will officially take over responsibility for maintaining and grooming the 57K of trails in the system. The organization has contracted again with Mark D Consulting, LLC to groom the trails in the west half of the system from the Cascade River State Park Snowmobile Parking lot to the Ski Hill Road in Lutsen, including the Hall/Massie loops and the trails between Jonvick Creek and the Highway across from Solbakken Resort. Norpine has contracted with Cascade Lodge, LLC to groom the trails north of the lodge including the historic Pioneer loop and the popular Deer Yard loops.
                In the past few years Norpine has, with the help of grants and Norpine matching funds, been able to acquire equipment for trail maintenance and grooming. Also, this year Michael and Maureen O’Phelan, owners of Cascade Lodge have made a very generous and significant donation of their Pisten Bully to Norpine.
               Next summer Norpine will build a 36’ wide x 30’ deep building on land leased from Cascade Lodge, LLC to house the equipment that Norpine owns.
                We hope to have a great season if the snow gods smile at us. See you on the trails, and please become a member and support our efforts to make your experience skiing on the Norpine Trail system a memorable one. Be sure to thank the Business Sponsors for their support.

  • Welcome to the Norpine Trail Association website. The Norpine Trail Association's purpose is to improve, maintain and promote the XC ski trails between Cascade River State Park and Lutsen Mountain. This includes Deer Yard loop, Hall-Massie Loops and the various connector trails. In the last year we have obtained major grants to purchase grooming equipment and to make major improvements to the trail system. We have many opportunities for volunteers such as trail clearing and maintainence activities throughout the year. We also have a need for members and sponsors to help keep these trails viable and well maintained.
  • Find out about the History of the Pioneer Trail, the oldest groomed cross country ski trail on the North Shore.
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