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.

Ariens Debuts New 20-Point Biathlon Range in Wisconsin

May 1, 2022
Groundbreaking has begun on a new 20-point biathlon range which will come online at the new Ariens Nordic Center this December, just south of Green Bay, WI. The facility will eventually include a year-round trail network for recreation, training and competition for cross-country skiing, biathlon, roller-skiing, running, hiking, and more, along with snowmaking and lighting.

Cook County: Don’t Miss Late Winter Cross Country Skiing

March 1, 2022
Cross country ski season isn’t over quite yet! Extend your time on the trails with longer days, warmer temperatures, bright sunshine. Visit Cook County invites all levels of skiers to enjoy 400 km of perfectly groomed trails throughout March.

American Birkebeiner Receives Major Tourism Grant

February 21, 2022
The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation received tour grant of over $750K which will be used in part to help fund development around the old Telemark property, including a biathlon range, rollerski trail, outdoor fitness area, and mountain bike trails. You can help with the Telemark development by joining their capital campaign.

Cook County: Cross Country Skiing and Hygge are a Match Made in Winter Heaven

February 1, 2022
Cook County encourages you to celebrate Hygge, the Danish concept of celebrating life’s simple pleasures, in Minnesota’s Arrowhead region this season. Long, exhilarating days exploring over 400km of expertly groomed trails followed by cozy, fireside evenings with a warm beverage are the epitome of Hygge.

Cook County: Try Something New in 2022

January 1, 2022
Visit Cook County invites all cross country skiers – both those new to the sport and seasoned skiers – to celebrate the new year enjoying every moment of winter out on the trails. With an average of 120 inches of annual snowfall and over 400 km of trails in the county, the opportunities for adventure are endless. Over the last two weeks, Cook County has received more than 20” of fresh snow!

CXC Year End Nordic Rocks Fundraising Drive

December 27, 2021
As CXC heads into another winter with teachers and leaders looking for creative ways to help their kids get outside, be active, and enjoy winter, your donations will help them meet the increased demand for Nordic Rocks ski equipment from new schools and programs.

Anderson Bluffs and River Trails Foundation’s Nordic Relay Event

December 27, 2021
Form a cross country ski relay team to participate in the Anderson Bluffs and River Trails Foundation event, Feb 12th. Project Connect - Nordic Event is the second annual fun family ski relay, skiing from ABR all the way to Ramsay via Miners Memorial Heritage Park to Iron Belle Trail or Wolverine Trails.

Birkie Green Relaunched

December 6, 2021
The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) relaunched their Birkie Green initiative this December with the installation of solar arrays at Hwy OO trailhead as well as the Birkie office. Read more about the initiatives in the works.

Cook County: Plan a Cross Country Ski Adventure in Cook County

November 30, 2021
Visit Cook County is excited to open the 2021-2022 cross country ski season. Cook County, Minnesota, is one of the nation’s top cross country ski destinations claiming over 400km of ski trails.