Cross-Country Skiing: How far can you go?

Cross-Country Skiing: How far can you go?

Cook County, Minnesota is home to the largest cross-country trail network in North America, totaling over 400 km. There is also spectacularly scenic snowshoeing for the whole family.

Cross Country Ski Map - updated 2017

Cross Country Ski Map – updated 2017


Ski Pass

Skiers between the ages of 16 and 64, using non-Federal trails, must purchase a Minnesota State Ski Pass, or, if skiing on Central of Upper Gunflint Trails, a Ski Ticket. The fees help maintain trails and ensure that future maintenance will be of the highest quality. A pass may be purchased for the day or on an annual basis.

The cross-country skiing trail systems in Lutsen-Tofte-Schroeder, Grand Marais, the Gunflint Trail, and Grand Portage:

Lutsen – Tofte – Schroeder Area Trails | 153.2km

Grand Marais Area Trails | 52.9km

Gunflint Trail Area Trails | 182.8 km

Whether you’re an expert looking to stretch your legs and skills, a family hungry for some outdoor winter togetherness, or a couple looking for a romantic ski through the trees, the perfect path of well-groomed corduroy awaits you. Watch our winter adventure video for inspiration.

Ski you soon!