Minnesota’s North Shore is home to some of the best cross country skiing in North America. A lucky bit of geology created the rugged Sawtooth Mountains and the world’s largest freshwater lake. To this amazing landscape, add consistent snowfall and ski trails built by the descendants of Scandinavian logging and fishing families. With over 700 kilometers of groomed ski trails for you to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect skiing experience.

Skiing the North Shore

A guide to cross country trails in Minnesota's spectacular Lake Superior region

A skier’s ultimate guidebook to the North Shore, describing 35 groomed trail systems from Duluth and Superior to Grand Marais and the Gunflint Trail.… read more

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December 20, 2008 by Andrew Slade

Skiers, bookmark this site

Skinny Ski is the go-to website for the cross-country skiers I know. It's got nearly real-time reports from actual skiers out on the trails.In Duluth, you get really fresh reports on city trails, especially Piedmont, Hartley and Lester. Also the private trails at Snowflake get frequent reports.Reporting is a little spottier up the North Shore. The folks at Sugarbush report frequently, as do their skiers. Pincushion ski trails are updated about twice a week. And the folks up the Gunflint Trail provide detailed reports at least weekly.For the North Shore state parks, sometimes the best info comes from their weekly … read more