Have you been to Brule?

Now that I’ve had three great ski trips there myself, I can spread the word to other snow-hungry Duluthians: there is fantastic cross country skiing in Brule. Good old Lake Superior lake-effect snows cranked up again last week; while Duluthians were shivering in the windchill, four inches of the fresh stuff was falling on the Afterhours Trail in Brule. It’s lovely down there.

Head to my blog for more pics and a description of my new favorite ski trail.


The Big E

about 12 years ago

I've been often enough that it would have made sense to just pay the season fee--but at $4 a trip, it's not like it's going to break the bank anyway.  They've done such a great job with it this season that I'm more than happy to keep paying.  

Having a sense from your books of how many places you have skied, I'm a little surprised to hear you'd never been there--in low-snow winters, half the cars in the parking lot are from Duluth, and more often than not I run into someone I know there.

Andrew Slade

about 12 years ago

Hi, Big E. I didn't mean to say I'd never been there. I've been skiing at Brule whenever there's snow there and not here in Duluth, off and on for at least eight years now. It's funny, in an earlier version of my North Shore skiing book, I included Pattison and Superior Municipal Forest. But I realized if you're a Duluth skier, Brule is just as close as, say, Gooseberry. So when I did Skiing the North Shore, it made total sense to include it. It is so good.

The Big E

about 12 years ago

Ah.  That makes more sense.  Skinnyski.com had the, uh, skinny on that.

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