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Grooming at dawn, Hiawatha Golf Course, February 8, 2014 (Photo: Jon Rabe)

Spirit Mountain trails, April 20, 2014 (Photo: Eve Graves)

French Regional Park, December 7, 2013 (Photo: Bill Lundberg)

Avoiding the Crowds
December 20, 2011
While most Twin Cities ski trails will be crowded this season, we offer some general tips on how to avoiding dense populations.

Cross-Country Ski Rentals
January 11, 2010
Looking for cross-country ski rentals? We've put together a collection of links, both in the Twin Cities and around the region.

Trail/Park Fees
December 8, 2005
A rough breakdown on passes/fees you'll need for skiing at parks and trail systems in the upper Midwest.

Under the Lights
December 1, 2000
A review of some of the lighted ski trails in the area.

Public Meeting on Duluth XC Trails Master Plan Jun 5th
May 24, 2014
There will be a public input meeting on the Duluth XC Ski Trail Master Plan Thursday, June 5th. This will be the final public input session for the Duluth Cross Country Ski Trail Master Plan, so make your opinions known!

Woodland Trails Corridor Conflict
April 25, 2014
Skiers are being asked to rally to help prevent a possible transportation corridor through Woodland trails in Elk River. Organizers are hoping those interesting in the future of the ski trails at Woodlands will attending the city council meeting on Monday evening, May 5th.

Nordic Vortex Shuttle and Ski Saturday
March 19, 2014
The Noquemanon trail network is celebrating March with a special shuttle and ski event this Saturday, March 22nd. A shuttle will take skiers out to the CR 510 trailhead, where they will be able to ski back with a stop for lunch along the way. Must register in advance.

Final Push for Battle Creek Snowmaking Expansion
March 17, 2014
Endurance United is leading the charge in the final push to pass some legislation to support expanded snowmaking operations at Battle Creek. Your input is needed now to help raise awareness and show support for this project.

Battle Creek Snowmaking Funding
February 27, 2014
Endurance United is helping to lead the push for support on a state bonding bill that would provide funding to help expand the snowmaking operations at Battle Creek in St. Paul. Weigh in with your support now!

Taste and Glide Weekend
February 26, 2014
Friends of Valley Spur will be hosting their annual Taste and Glide event this Saturday, March 1st. With the cold forecast, they'll have the food in the lodge this year. Cost is $20.

Waffle Loppet at Hiawatha
February 11, 2014
Saturday, Feb 15th, come out to Hiawatha Golf Course for the second Waffle Loppet of the season. Ski for as long as you'd like; waffles will be served from 10 am to noon. A fundraiser for the Loppet Foundation's Nellie Stone Johnson North Minneapolis Ski Team.
Funny Honey Bear Ski Fundraiser set for Saturday, February 15

Construction at Brownie Lake to Impact Chain of Lakes Trails
February 10, 2014
Skiers enjoying the Chain of Lakes trails in Minneapolis should take note of a construction project on Brownie Lake that will impact the ski trails temporarily. A new pedestrian is being installed over the channel, in front of the Brownie to Cedar tunnel. Avoid this connector until bridge installation is complete later this month. Update: Bridge is being put in place Thursday/Friday, Feb 20-21st.
Chain of Lakes Trail Reports

What’s Up with All These Leaves?!
February 7, 2014
University of Minnesota professor Stan Hokanson, an avid skier as well, gives us a lesson in the world of trees and helps explain why leaves have been such a pest on the ski trails this winter.

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