innesota’s fourth season brings plenty of fun. Winter moves in by December, and stays with us through March. Minnesotans make the most of their bounty of snow, taking to the hills and trails. Come experience the wonders of winter: take a trek on snowshoes, try the adventure of a dogsled trip, or simply enjoy the special beauty of the season. M
Voyaguers National Park
ON WINTER FUN:
Reports on snow depths and trail conditions;
info on downhill skiing and snowboarding,
cross-country ski trails, dog sledding
excursions, snowmobile trails and rentals,
ice fishing reports, ice fish house rentals.
A vast network of meticulously
groomed snowmobile trails, more than
15,000 miles in all, criss-crosses Minnesota.
There are plenty of trailside restaurants and
accommodations along the way.
An abundance of well-groomed trails in
national forests, state parks and at several
ski resorts take in the quiet beauty of the
north woods in winter. Northeast
Minnesota, in particular, is home to some
of the best cross-country ski resorts in the country.
Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
Minnesota offers the largest and highest ski area in the
Midwest. Several major downhill ski areas in the northeast
and around the Twin Cities provide top-quality Midwest
skiing and snowboarding at affordable prices. Over a dozen
downhill areas feature special terrain parks for snowboarders.
Winter anglers get away from it all at the ice-fishing
hut—a cozy, heated shelter on the expanse of a frozen
lake—and drop a line through a hole in the ice. Many
resorts offer the chance to try a little ice fishing.