Cook County MN has the largest network of largest cross country trails in North America with 400KM of groomed ski trails. Find the complete cross country ski trail conditions report here and updated weekly once the season begins.

Sugarbush Trails - Britton Peak & Moose Fence in Tofte

April 1, 2020
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Cross country skiers have enjoyed a spectacular ski season on the Sugarbush trails this season and we want to introduce you to the key people who make this organization run.

It takes a team effort.

Darren Peck - primary groomer: Main groomer for Pisten Bully and snowmobile grooming. Member of Tofte volunteer fire department and owner of Tofte Charters, Lake Superior charter fishing in the summer.

Jeff Lynch – board member: Avid XC skier, backup groomer, and technical advisor for Pisten Bully groomer. One of three original founders of Sugarbush Trail Association. Owner of Sawtooth Outfitters in Tofte.

Steve Anderson – board member: Avid XC skier with over 2,000 km of skiing on Sugarbush trails this season. Provides mechanical expertise and service for snowmobiles and grooming equipment.

Jeanne Sayles-Rysdahl – board member: Avid and long-term cross-country skier. Former owner of Water’s Edge in Tofte

Eric Weicht – board member: Avid skier/outdoors person and former activities director at Lutsen Resort

Tim Norman – board member: Long-time cross-country skier, avid outdoors person, and retired USFS employee. Provides mechanical and repair assistance for our equipment and labor for brushing the ski trails in the summer/autumn months.

Tim Nelson – board treasurer: Long-time cross-country skier and Worldloppet Master skier. Retired from the financial industry.

Nancy Burns – board secretary: Long-time cross-country skier and former owner of Lutsen Resort. Provides fund-raising expertise along with community connections.

Bill Lane – board member: Long-time cross-country skier and avid bicyclist. Has spent hundreds of hours in the Boreal forest researching owls as a biologist in the past.

Clair Nalezny – board member: Long-time cross-country skier and avid outdoors person. General manager of Lutsen Resort.

Greg Fangel – board president: Backup snowmobile groomer. Avid, long-time cross-country skier/outdoors person and one of three original founders of Sugarbush Trail Association. Handles all communication through email news list, Facebook, and Instagram.

Check our website for more detailed information: Sugarbush Ski Trails

See you next season! XXX

Sugarbush Trails - Oberg Mountain Area Trails in Lutsen

April 1, 2020
Comments:
Cross country skiers have enjoyed a spectacular ski season on the Sugarbush trails this season and we want to introduce you to the key people who make this organization run.

It takes a team effort.

Darren Peck - primary groomer: Main groomer for Pisten Bully and snowmobile grooming. Member of Tofte volunteer fire department and owner of Tofte Charters, Lake Superior charter fishing in the summer.

Jeff Lynch – board member: Avid XC skier, backup groomer, and technical advisor for Pisten Bully groomer. One of three original founders of Sugarbush Trail Association. Owner of Sawtooth Outfitters in Tofte.

Steve Anderson – board member: Avid XC skier with over 2,000 km of skiing on Sugarbush trails this season. Provides mechanical expertise and service for snowmobiles and grooming equipment.

Jeanne Sayles-Rysdahl – board member: Avid and long-term cross-country skier. Former owner of Water’s Edge in Tofte

Eric Weicht – board member: Avid skier/outdoors person and former activities director at Lutsen Resort

Tim Norman – board member: Long-time cross-country skier, avid outdoors person, and retired USFS employee. Provides mechanical and repair assistance for our equipment and labor for brushing the ski trails in the summer/autumn months.

Tim Nelson – board treasurer: Long-time cross-country skier and Worldloppet Master skier. Retired from the financial industry.

Nancy Burns – board secretary: Long-time cross-country skier and former owner of Lutsen Resort. Provides fund-raising expertise along with community connections.

Bill Lane – board member: Long-time cross-country skier and avid bicyclist. Has spent hundreds of hours in the Boreal forest researching owls as a biologist in the past.

Clair Nalezny – board member: Long-time cross-country skier and avid outdoors person. General manager of Lutsen Resort.

Greg Fangel – board president: Backup snowmobile groomer. Avid, long-time cross-country skier/outdoors person and one of three original founders of Sugarbush Trail Association. Handles all communication through email news list, Facebook, and Instagram.

Check our website for more detailed information: Sugarbush Ski Trails

See you next season! XXX

Norpine - Deer Yard Trails - Lutsen

April 1, 2020
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The Norpine Trail Association is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including maintaining, preserving, and enhancing the historic Norpine Trail System in Cook County, Minnesota, (which includes Cascade River State Park trails, Deer Yard Loop trails and Hall-Massey trails).

Norpine Trails are maintained with the help of the North Star Ski Touring Association, www.north-stars.org, and many other Norpine members and volunteers.

More information: www.norpinetrails.org

Ski Pass Required: Minnesota Ski Pass required. More information on the pass and a link to purchase on-line is located at http://mnnordicski.org

 

Norpine - Hall/Massie Loop

April 1, 2020
Comments:

The Norpine Trail Association is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including maintaining, preserving, and enhancing the historic Norpine Trail System in Cook County, Minnesota, (which includes Cascade River State Park trails, Deer Yard Loop trails and Hall-Massey trails).

Norpine Trails are maintained with the help of the North Star Ski Touring Association, www.north-stars.org, and many other Norpine members and volunteers.

More information: www.norpinetrails.org

Ski Pass Required: Minnesota Ski Pass required. More information on the pass and a link to purchase on-line is located at http://mnnordicski.org

 

Norpine Trail Association - Cascade River Area Trails

April 1, 2020
Comments:

The Norpine Trail Association is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including maintaining, preserving, and enhancing the historic Norpine Trail System in Cook County, Minnesota, (which includes Cascade River State Park trails, Deer Yard Loop trails and Hall-Massey trails).

Norpine Trails are maintained with the help of the North Star Ski Touring Association, www.north-stars.org, and many other Norpine members and volunteers.

More information: www.norpinetrails.org

Ski Pass Required: Minnesota Ski Pass required. More information on the pass and a link to purchase on-line is located at http://mnnordicski.org

 

Sawbill Campground - Tofte

April 1, 2020
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Sawbill Ski Trail is a 6k classic ski trail on a loop through the Superior National Forest. This is a privately maintained ski trail that we are happy to share with others. Park in the plowed parking lot and access the trail from the four-way intersection. No dogs or snowshoes please!

Lutsen Mountains - Lutsen

April 1, 2020
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Lutsen Mountains Ski and Summer Resort is closed for the winter season.