Cross Country Skiing

Mother Nature’s backyard, complete with the Superior National Forest, hills of the Laurentian Divide, and all Giants Ridge has to offer make for an unforgettable cross-country skiing experience. Onsite lodging means you can ski right to your door, and nearby restaurants will help warm you up.

In Hibbing, the Carey Lake trails are well-groomed and welcoming. One section is even lit for evening adventures. In Aurora, ski around the St James Mine and glide right into town for a bite and a pint.

In the Forest

Within the Superior National Forest, find trails at Big Aspen Recreation Area and the Laurentian Divide north of Virginia, and Bird Lake near Hoyt Lakes. There are no shortage of trails, or nearby lodging and dining, to choose from.

Over 275 kilometers of Minnesota ski trails are found here and present a variety of challenges for skiers of all abilities. Get our map with 13 area trail systems included, and get out there!

Rent skis at Giants Ridge. Check state trail conditions here.