Cross-country skiing

Four people 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.
  • 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.

Purchase a vehicle permit today and get a year of unlimited visits to all of Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas.

Places with groomed skate ski trails:

Places with groomed classic ski trails:

thumbnail graphic of map that shows groomed ski locations.
Map of groomed trails

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

Events Calendar

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02/04/23Frontenac Candlelight Ski & HikeFrontenac State Park
02/04/23Candlelight Event Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
02/04/23Candlelight Event: SnowshoeLake Carlos State Park
02/04/23Candlelight EventRice Lake State Park
02/11/23Candlelight SkiLake Bemidji State Park
02/18/23Itasca's Evening Lantern Lit Snowshoe and Ski (Update)Itasca State Park
03/04/23Candlelight Event: SnowshoeLake Carlos State Park

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.