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.

NewABR 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.

Snow: Beartooth Hwy Closed Due to Major Snowfall

June 6, 2022
The famous Beartooth Hwy running between Cooke City and Red Lodge, Montana, had to close again over Memorial Day weekend after more than four feet of snowfall. Some epic photos of snow clearing operations.


May 22, 2022
Loppet LEMONS is Loppet Nordic Racing's year-round adult training team, and they who are looking to add members. Join them Monday evening, May 23rd, for an informational meeting on Loppet training.

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.