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Destinations

  • Anoka County Parks — Trail conditions 24 hour hotline 763–767–2827.
  • Boundary Waters Winter Activities — Information about Boundary Waters winter activities.  Winter camp, or stay at one of the areas surrounding resorts and enjoy cross country skiing, dog sledding, and other exciting activities.
  • City of Lakes Loppet — The City of Lakes Loppet is a cross-country ski festival featuring the beautiful trails and lakes of the Twin Cities.  Join us on the first weekend in February!  Midwest Mountaineering is a proud sponsor.
  • Colorado's 10th Mountain Division hut system — Linked by over 300 miles of trails, the 10th Mountain Huts provide access to spectacular terrain within the White River, Arapaho, and San Isabel National Forests.
  • Cross Country Ski Areas Association — Information on Nordic ski areas, resorts, guided tours, instruction, equipment, daily snow reports and a special section for skiing industry professionals.
  • Cross Country Ski Map – Metro Area — Rudi's fabulous map of local cross country ski destinations including where to find lit trails and snow-making.
  • Dakota County Parks — Trail conditions 24 hour hotline 651–438–4636.
  • Minnesota DNR — Online cross country ski license sales.  Purchase your MN Ski Pass online, or lookup a license agent near you.
  • Northern Minnesota Trail Conditions — Brought to you by BoundaryWatersCanoeArea.com.
  • Roots Rated — Find the best outdoor experiences – hand-picked by Grassroots Outdoor Alliance experts.  Local area outdoor experiences are submitted by the staff of Midwest Mountaineering.  Take a look and see our employee recommendations!
  • Theodore Wirth Park — Arguably the best big city cross country skiing park in the nation.  Lit trails and man-made snow make the park very available.  Trails groomed daily with snowmobiles and Pisten-Bully groomer.
  • Three Rivers Park District — Formerly Hennepin County Parks.  Trail conditions 24 hour hotline 763–559–6778.

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