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.

Blue Hills Online Fundraiser Auction Closes Thursday Night

November 3, 2021
The Blue Hills Trail Association encourages you to virtually attend its annual fundraiser, this year featuring an online auction. Check out the wide array of items and place your bid before the auction closes Thursday night, Nov 4th.

Rivet Run This Sunday

November 3, 2021
The Rivet Run, a 5K trail running race at Pattison State Park, is scheduled for Sunday, Nov 7th. All proceeds benefit the ski trails at Pattison State Park.

Birkie: Building for Future Twin Cities Presentation Nov 15th

October 26, 2021
Join the Birkie staff for an informative evening in the Twin Cities on Nov 15th to learn the latest news on the re-development of the Telemark property, Birkie week events, and training advice for the upcoming cross country ski season. Guest speakers include Ben Popp, Executive Director of ABSF, and Caitlin Compton Gregg, Head Coach of Team Birkie. Space is limited, so RSVP.

Miners Park Group Annual meeting Oct 27th

October 22, 2021
The Friends of the Miners Memorial Heritage Park will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday Oct 27th at Cold Iron Brewing in downtown Ironwood beginning at 5 p.m. Pizza will be provided with beverages available at the bar.

Turkey Birkie Ski Lessons

October 21, 2021
The new Thanksgiving tradition, the Turkey Birkie, is set for Nov 26-28th at the Birkie trailhead in Cable. CXC will be providing ski lessons each day, and are open to all abilities -- register today.

Red Wing Lighted Ski Trails Effort

October 20, 2021
The City of Red Wing has approved a Red Wing Nordic proposal for 3.3K of lighted trails at Mississippi Links Golf Course. Now they need to raise the funds to complete the lighting project -- help out today.

Telemark Conservancy Pig Roast This Saturday

October 17, 2021
The Landmark Conservancy is hosting a pig roast in Cable this Saturday, Oct 23rd. Reserve your ticket and come out to learn about their land purchase that will become the Telemark Forest Preserve.

Master Plan Reviews

October 13, 2021
A couple of active reviews of master plans and updated regulations are on-going:
Battle Creek - A public review period for the master plan is open thru October 31st.
Cleary Lake - An open house to review the master plan is set for October 16th.