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Standing Rocks, December 29, 2016 (Photo: Sue Freundl)

Governor Nelson State Park, December 19, 2016 (Photo: Jim Bolton)

Snowflake Nordic, March 24, 2017 (Photo: Dave Johnson)

Avoiding the Crowds
December 20, 2011
While most Twin Cities ski trails will be crowded this season, we offer some general tips on how to avoiding dense populations.

Cross-Country Ski Rentals
January 11, 2010
Looking for cross-country ski rentals? We've put together a collection of links, both in the Twin Cities and around the region.

Trail/Park Fees
December 8, 2005
A rough breakdown on passes/fees you'll need for skiing at parks and trail systems in the upper Midwest.

Under the Lights
December 1, 2000
A review of some of the lighted ski trails in the area.

Banadad Trail Clearing Oct 28th
October 19, 2017
The Banadad's Annual Volunteer Trail Clearing Day will be Saturday, Oct 28th. They will be clearing this past summers accumulation of down trees and brush to clear the trail for winter grooming and skiing. Lunches will be provided for all volunteers.

Preseason Discount Trail Passes Available for Yellowstone Ski Festival
October 17, 2017
Snow has been flying out west and plans are underway for the big Thanksgiving week Yellowstone Ski Festival. Save some cash by purchasing your ski passes before the end of October!

Wisconsin DNR Silent Sport Survey
October 17, 2017
The Wisconsin DNR is conducting a survey on recreational use of public lands up thru Nov 17th. New regions to be studied are Lake Winnebago Waters, the Mississippi River Corridor and Western Sands Region. Submit your comments, suggestions online.

City of Superior Comprehensive Outdoor Rec Plan Survey
October 2, 2017
The City of Superior is developing a Comprehensive Outdoor Rec Plan and one of the main components is reaching out to the public to ask them to take a survey. They are especially interested in hearing from cross-country skiers and their feedback on the municipal forest.
City of Superior: Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

St. Scholastica to Contribute to Grand Avenue Nordic Project
September 20, 2017
The College of St. Scholastica will invest in the city of Duluth's Grand Avenue Nordic Center project, contributing $20,000 to the Duluth XC Ski Club's capital campaign. The center is a city project in conjunction with Spirit Mountain and DXC to bring state of the art snowmaking for cross country skiing to Duluth. It will eventually provide just over 3km of snowmaking infrastructure and lights at the base of Spirit Mountain.
Grand Avenue Nordic Center Project

Birkie Annual Meeting This Saturday, August 5
July 31, 2017
The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) will hold its 2017 Annual Meeting on August 5th to recap the past year, provide an update on 2017-2018 planning, and announce newly elected members of the 2017-2018 ABSF Board of Directors. Both ABSF members and the public are invited to attend this day of activities, friendship, food, and fun.

Seeley Trails Warming Cabin Fundraising
June 10, 2017
The Seeley Lions Club is raising funds to construct a warming cabin at the trailhead of the Seeley Trails on Old OO.

Groundbreaking on Loppet Foundation's The Trailhead Building
June 8, 2017
Earlier this week, through a partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Loppet Foundation celebrated the beginning of construction on The Trailhead building at Theodore Wirth Regional Park.

ABSF Announces Summer Programs for Kids
May 24, 2017
The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation announces their summer programming designed to get youth fit and healthy this summer. Four programs expose kids to a variety of different outdoor activities and provide them with experiences and opportunities to grow their love of outdoor sports.

The Loppet Foundation: Help Bring The Trailhead To Wirth
May 8, 2017
The Loppet Foundation is seeking to close the funding gap to start the construction of the new Trailhead building at Wirth this summer. Please consider your donation today to help them complete the project in time for this winter.

Ski Hut: Bike Duluth
April 28, 2017
Ski Hut has revamped their Bike Duluth website for this season. The site features bike routes and MTB trails, as well as places for food and drink.

Action Alert: Minnesota Ski Pass Price Increase Proposal
April 25, 2017
Minnesota Nordic Ski Association is encouraging all Minnesota skiers to press for legislative action to increase funding for Grant-in-Aid grooming by increasing the pricing on the Minnesota Ski Pass.

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