15 Jan Fun Thing to Do Cross Country Skiing
Fun Thing to Do Cross Country Skiing
Minnesota is the MECCA for cross-country skiing in the United States.
Minnesota has more cross-country ski trails than a trek from St. Paul to Los Angeles. Minnesota is the destination for novice and pro skiers in the United States. Jessie Diggins, from Stillwater, became the first American woman to medal in cross-country skiing at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Jessie Diggins just won the Tour de Ski title for the first title ever for the United States.
This is a wonderful asset to the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area and one that is enjoyed by many. Bring the entire family…everyone will find something fun to do!
The Minneapolis/St. Paul area offers trails at just about everyone of our many parks. You can also find special events like Winter Trails Day at Minnesota Parks like Fort Snelling, and Three Rivers Park Districts Parks like Elm Creek and Carver Park Reserve.
You can also get a Great Minnesota Ski Pass (only needed if you are 16 or older) to ski on groomed trails in Minnesota state parks or forests, or on state or grant-in-aid trails.
Some locations even make their own snow…like Theo Wirth, Elm Creek, Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Vasaloppet Nordic Center, Mt. Itasca, and St. Mary’s.
If you are willing to drive, try the famous Gunflint Trail in northeast Minnesota or Maplelag Resort in the Detroit Lakes area. In southeast Minnesota try the Root River State Trail system.
To get a Great Minnesota Ski Pass
For a Ski Pas trails map
Hard to believe we have so much to offer for cross-country skiing in Minnesota. Just another reason why we believe Minnesota is the hidden gem of the United States!
We have so many fun things to do in Minnesota…even in a pandemic! If you need some ideas for fun things to do just give me a call or email me.
The Anderson Team