Friday, December 04, 2015 / by Jason Huerkamp
It's Time To Embrace The Minnesota Winter, Skiing, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing and more.
When the snow begins to fall and the Minnesota winter arrives, instead of dreaming of the Florida sunshine, it's time to get out and take the winter head on! Whether it is indoor activities or out, there is so much to love about the Minnesota winter.
Cross Country Ski Trails
There are several options for cross country ski trails in Minnesota. This can be a fun for everyone and is also a great way to keep fit. For full information about the The Great Minnesota Ski Pass and the Minnesota State Parks and Trails including the Trail conditions, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers the best information in the area. Follow this link to find out more
Snowmobiling In Minnesota
Part of the fun of snowmobiling is the option to take the back roads, winding through the trees, over the plains, skirting the creeks and venturing over the frozen lakes. With a network of hundreds of miles of trails criss crossing the State, you are never short of new territory to explore. If you are not sure about the area you choose to explore, take a guided tour with one of the many experience guides in the area.
Snowshoeing is a wonderful way to get out and enjoy the wintery landscape. You don't need any extra skills and a little bit of practice on these oversized shoes, allow you to explore the local area on foot. Discover your own backyard, the local golf courses or even forests and foothills. It's a great way to keep fit and expend calories.
Downhill Skiing in Minnesota
There are several downhill ski, snowboard and snow tube areas in and around MN.
Afton Alps in Saint Croix River Valley Hastings MN
Andes Tower Hills Kensington MN
Buck Hill in Burnsville MN 20 minutes drive from downtown Minneapolis
Buena Vista Ski Area Bemidji MN and is arguably one of the best ski areas in Minnesota
Chester Bowl is a 117 acre Park situated in Duluth MN. Enjoy downhill and cross country skiing
Coffee Mill Wabasha MN Offers Coulee Skiing
Detroit Mountain Detroit Lakes MN 56501 - new resort offering great skiing
Elm Creek Recreation Area in Maple Grove MN
Giants Ridge Biwabik MN boasts 35 Downhill ski runs and a great terrain park
Hylands Hills Ski Resort in Bloomington MN and is 5 minutes drive from the Mall of America
Lutsen Mountains in Lutsen MN Offers ski in ski out resorts and hotels and is great for skiers of all levels.
Mount Kato in Makato MN is often non-crowded and a great experience
Mount Ski Gull Nisswa MN and is in the Brainerd Lakes area and is a non profit resort.
Powder Ridge in Kimball MN boasts 15 trails and panoramic views
Spirit Mountain Duluth MN great for all levels of skiings
Welch Village in Welch MN is north of Rochester and has 60 runs.
Wild Mountain in Taylors Falls is less than an hour from the Twin Cities Offers lessons and snow tubing
Visit Winter Carnival - there is so much to do here and at a low cost or free, there is fun for everyone.
Rice Park Winter Skate - Visit Wells Fargo WinterSkate in Downtown St Paul
Chilly Dog Sledding Trips - Imagine what fun that could be!
Bentleyville Tour of Lights - America's largest Walk Through Light Display
Lake Mille Lacs - so much to do in these small towns and big lake which is frozen over by mid December and offers ice skating, ice racing, ice golf, snowmobiling, deep hole ice fishing, eel-pouting, sleigh rides and so much more!
Indoor Things To Do In Minneapolis / St Paul
Visit the Mall Of America - Theatre, Movies, Nickelodeon Universe, Sea Life Aquarium, The Lego Store, Universe of Light and so much more!
Minneapolis Institute of Art - With so many exhibitions and events, you will be kept warm and interested all day long!
Big Splash Indoor Waterpark - An indoor waterpark - nothing like summer in the snow!
Depot Indoor Skating Rink - Skating, food and more!
Science Museum of Minnesota - Visit the science museum with hands on exhibits and warm indoor atmosphere.
Waterpark of America - 85 degree water temperatures, that's reason enough to visit - shake off the cold and enjoy the heat!
Edinborough Indoor Park - Visit this great indoor park with climbing equipment, fitness center, swimming pool and play areas
Mill City Museum - So much to do for the whole family - theatre, cooking making and of course Washburn - A Mill Tour for a walk down memory lane.
With so much to do in the Twin Cities, how could Winter not be fun?
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