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Visit Cook County

There’s so much to see and do in Cook County, you’ll want to make the most of every minute. Let us help you plan the ultimate trip up north. We designed our website as a tool to guide you through planning your vacation, so browse at will and discover our unique communities and outdoor adventure possibilities. Check out our calendar for arts and cultural events, races, concerts, festivals and more. Up here, each season holds a bit of magic and we often find our visitors return again and again to experience it all. Our home is your playground. Welcome!

Winter in Cook County

There’s no better place to play this winter. In Cook County, Minnesota, winter is long for a reason – fun! With an average of 120 inches of snow annually and over 400 km of groomed cross country ski trails, 450 miles of snowmobile trails, 1,000 skiable acres of alpine skiing and snowboarding, and the stunning Superior National Forest, it is no wonder why Cook County, Minnesota is known as the best winter vacation destination.

Winter visitors can expect ideal winter conditions longer than the rest of the state. The first snow is usually in early November and Lutsen Mountains offers alpine skiing and boarding with at least 40 runs guaranteed until mid-April.

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