Cross-country skiing

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Whether you prefer classical or skate skiing, Minnesota state parks have many miles of groomed cross-country ski trails for you!

  • Remember to check the snow and trail conditions before you head out.
  • Use the ParkFinder to find parks with warming shelters and other winter amenities.
  • Anyone age 16 or older must carry a signed ski pass when using groomed cross-country ski trails in state parks or state forests, or on state trails or grant-in-aid trails. You don't need a ski pass if you aren't using groomed trails.

Places with groomed skate ski trails:

Places with groomed classic ski trails:

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Map of groomed trails

* State parks that offer cross-country classic ski rentals ($10/day for skis, boots and poles)

** At Wild River State Park, cross-country skis are available for rent through a private concessionaire located at the park's Trail Center, Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For rental rates or to reserve equipment, call Wild River Ski Rental at 651-257-0685.


Events

02/13/16

Glendalough State Park

Candlelight Ski

02/13/16

St. Croix State Park

Candlelight Event

02/13/16

Lake Bemidji State Park

Candlelight Ski Tour

02/13/16

Wild River State Park

23rd Annual Candlelight Ski/Snowshoe/Walk

02/13/16

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Winter Birds

02/13/16

Jay Cooke State Park

Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe Event - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

02/20/16

Zippel Bay State Park

Candlelight Ski

02/20/16

Lake Carlos State Park

Candlelight Event

02/20/16

Lake Bronson State Park

Candlielight Ski and Snowshoe

02/20/16

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Lantern Lit/Candlelight Snowshoe and Ski Event

02/20/16

Beaver Creek Valley State Park

Candlelight Ski

02/20/16

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Candlelight Ski

02/20/16

Lake Bemidji State Park

The Bog in Winter

02/20/16

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Gooseberry Candlelight Event

02/20/16

Maplewood State Park

Candlelight Event

02/27/16

Old Mill State Park

Candlelight Ski

03/19/16

Afton State Park

Fly Tying for Beginners

03/19/16

Afton State Park

Becoming an Outdoors Woman Fly Tying

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Please note: Occasionally, due to extreme weather or poor snow conditions, an event may need to be canceled or changed. When in doubt, call the park.