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.

NewKorkki Nordic Candlelight Ski Fundraiser This Friday, Feb 10th

February 6, 2023
This coming Friday is Korkki Nordic's candlelight fundraiser which is being held for the benefit of the North Shore Community School Endowment Fund. Tickets for the event are $25 per adult and $10 per child, which includes soup, bread, and treats, with dozens of items being raffled off as well.

Cook County: Explore by Cross Country Ski this February

February 1, 2023
Visit Cook County invites skiers of all ages to explore over 400km of groomed trails throughout the region with over 95" of snowfall this season. While you’re here, take time to enjoy Hygge, the Danish concept of celebrating life’s simple pleasures. Work up a sweat by day on the trails, and spend your cozy evenings by the fire.

Endurance Adventures: SilverStar and Sovereign Lake Trip Highlights

January 16, 2023
With the first of three trips in the books for this season, Endurance Adventures has a recap up for their early December trip to SilverStar in British Columbia. Read on to learn more about a week spent skiing, socializing, and more.

Double Birkie Planned for Dec 31st

December 20, 2022
The annual Double Birkie event organized by Tom Schuler is set for Saturday, Dec 31st. The informal gathering skis from Fish Hatchery trailhead all the way up to the Birkie trailhead in Cable, has lunch, then skis back to Fish Hatchery.

Miners Park Candlelight Snowshoe Set for Wednesday, Dec 28th

December 18, 2022
Experience hiking, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing by candlelight during the 11th annual Candlelight Snowshoe at Miners Park in Ironwood, MI. Put on by the Friends of Miners Memorial Heritage Park, the event is open to all ages and runs from 6pm to 8pm, starting and ending at the adjacent Aurora Club.

Worried About the Drought

December 2, 2022
Concerned about the drought we're currently in, Mark Lahtinen pours over the numbers from winters past, shedding some light on where we may end up this winter when it comes to snow.

Cook County: Cross Country Ski Season has Arrived

December 1, 2022
Visit Cook County invites cross country skiers and winter enthusiasts to head north for a peaceful and fun holiday ski vacation. They had over a foot of early-season snowfall to kick off the 2022-2023 cross country ski season, and are grooming trails as conditions allow. Check out their list of fun winter activities.

Ramsey County, St. Paul Parks Announce Ski Pass

November 18, 2022
Beginning this season, Ramsey County and St. Paul City Parks will require a ski pass for cross-country skiing. With the addition of snowmaking at Battle Creek West, there will be a natural snow and all-access ski passes.

Yellowstone Ski Festival Kicks Off this Weekend

November 14, 2022
Just days out from the start of the annual Yellowstone Ski Festival, the Rendezvous Ski Trails are groomed with fresh snow and ready for the masses. With clinics, races, and a host of other events planned, there is no shortage of activities at this year's Festival. Clinic and race registration can be done online, and trail passes are available for purchase at the trailhead and in town.

Endurance Adventures: SKI ALASKA! and Magical Methow Valley

November 2, 2022
Endurance Adventures has two new blog posts up detailing some of the highlights from their upcoming Methow Valley and Anchorage trips. Even if you're not already considering either trip, both posts offer an interesting and unique perspective of skiing in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

Two Harbors Ski Club Trail Work Day, Nov 12th

November 1, 2022
Join the Two Harbors Ski Club Nov 12th for a trail work day to prepare the Erkki Harju Ski Trail and Bigfoot Snowshoe Trail for winter. Volunteers are asked to pack a lunch and bring a pair of work gloves, plus any tools they have on hand. Stick around afterward for the club's annual meeting, complete with free pizza.

Banadad Trail Clearing Event, Oct 29th

October 14, 2022
The Banadad Trail Association is gearing up for the winter season and will be holding a clearing event on Saturday, Oct 29th. Bring your gloves, safety glasses, saws, and warm work clothes to help maintain the BWCA’s only wilderness tracked ski trail.

ABR Announce Plans for Winter

October 4, 2022
As we count down the days until the first major snowfall, ABR provides an update on the status of their operations for the upcoming ski season, including the re-opening of the chalet and other facilities, and the most recent expansion of their already sprawling trail network.

Ariens Nordic Center: Sean Becker Named General Manager

August 16, 2022
Sean Becker joins the AriensCo team as the first-ever general manager of the Ariens Nordic Center. Becker has extensive experience with snowmaking operations at Lapham Peak and has participated in nearly 20 American Birkebeiner races. The Ariens Nordic Center is scheduled to open this December, accommodate several sports including biathlon and Nordic skiing, and feature a paved rollerski loop as well as lighted, snowmaking trails.