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.

New Foundation Announced to Manage ABR Trails

March 18, 2020
Announcing the formation of the new Anderson Bluffs & River Trail Foundation Inc. This non-profit foundation has been formed with a vision to sustain the ABR legacy as a Midwest premier Nordic ski destination for generations to come and connect ABR Trails to the larger community.

ABR's Taste of the Trails Event this Saturday

March 12, 2020
ABR is hosting their annual Taste of the Trails, a sampling of the local cuisine trailside at ABR this Saturday, March 14th.

Cook County: March Snowfall Create Excellent Cross Country Ski Conditions in Cook County

March 4, 2020
Cross country ski season is still in full swing in Minnesota’s arrowhead region. Visit Cook County invites all levels of skiers to enjoy 400km of perfectly groomed trails throughout March when the region typically sees an average snowfall of 120 inches.

Irondale Trails Seek Grooming Upgrade

March 3, 2020
The Irondale Nordic Ski Foundation is seeking the communities help in upgrading their grooming machine, to help better maintain the trails located in the north Twin Cities suburb.

Tour De Bemidji Set for February 29th

February 23, 2020
Join fellow skiers on Saturday, Feb 28th, for a tour of the Bemidji Area Cross Country Ski Club trail systems including Movil Maze, Fern Lake, Bemidji High School, Montebello, Buena Vista, Three Island Park, Hobson Forest and Lake Bemidji State Park. Pizza will be provided for lunch at the Movil Maze Lodge. Don't forget your valid Great Minnesota Ski Pass!

Cook County: Over 400K of Trails and Events Galore

February 3, 2020
With February here, Cook County is celebrating excellent conditions with over 400 kilometers of groom trails. And the month is packed with events including the Hygge Festival and Pincushion Ski Festival.

North Star Ski Touring Club Seeks Applications for Grant Fund Projects

January 31, 2020
The North Star Ski Touring Club (NSSTC), based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, announces a deadline of March 31, 2020, for applications for donations from the North Star Grant Fund. This grant is dedicated to Nordic ski related projects which will start and hopefully finish in the 2020 calendar year.

NSSTC: Family Skiing Presentation

January 12, 2020
North Star Ski Touring Club (NSSTC) in the Twin Cities with feature a presentation on the "Adventure of Family Skiing" this Tuesday evening, Jan 14th. Pete Hawkins and his daughter, Amy Cochrane, will share their experiences and offer tips about skiing as a family, including parents, the kids and grandkids.

Christmas Snow Depth

December 31, 2019
Mark Lahtinen analyzes the historical snow depth data to see how the Christmas snow depth correlates to a good ski season.

Cook County: Five Excellent Ski Trails

December 31, 2019
Visit Cook County invites all levels of cross-country skiers to enjoy over 400km of trails throughout Cook County, Minnesota. And to emphasize the great opportunities, they've highlighted five of their best trails to check out this winter, along with some unique February events.

Minnesota DNR Grant-in-Aid Funding Issues

December 19, 2019
The Minnesota DNR has issued a report showing funding from the Ski Pass program has not kept up with the trail needs. Skiers are encouraged to purchase the MN Ski Pass to help support the hundreds of trails systems around the state. MN Ski Pass is required at state parks and recreation areas, and parks that are participants in the program, such as Anoka, Ramsey and Washington Counties.

Cook County: the Perfect Holiday Ski Vacation

December 11, 2019
Visit Cook County is excited to open the 2019-2020 cross-country ski season with a fresh blanket of powder covering the region. Check out their wide range of trails and events available this season, and even get some virtual snow time via their webcams!

Free Lessons at Blue Hills Saturday

December 11, 2019
Some Ride and Glide Bike and Ski Club members will be offering free ski lessons at Blue Hills Trails this Saturday, Dec 14th. Skiers must RSVP if planning to attend, as space is limited.

Birkie 10 Days of Snow Fundraiser Challenge

December 10, 2019
The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is tackling a $50,000 challenge grant to raise $100K for snowmaking efforts. From now through December 19, 2019, your donation to the 10 Days of Snow campaign will be doubled -- they need to raise $50,000 to receive the matching challenge gift.