Skiing & Snowboarding in Minneapolis, MN
About Minneapolis Skiing & Snowboarding
Most parks around the Twin Cities offer snowshoe specific trails, and for those intrepid hikers, you can always make your own trail (except on the ski trails, of course, which are off-limits to snowshoers).
The closest trail—and arguably the best one in town—is found in Fort Snelling State Park. This 2,931-acre park has 18 miles of easy to moderate hiking trails that meander through floodplain forest, around lakes, and along riverbanks. During the winter, these trails completely disappear and allow the adventurous hiker to make their own snowshoe trail through the beautiful snowy landscape.
West of the cities is Three River Park District’s Baker Park Reserve, which features 5 miles of snowshoe trails to explore. Even hosting dozens of snowshoe hikes, some including full moon rendezvous and candlelight walks.
Northwest of the cities is Lake Maria State Park. This park offers 3 miles of packed snowshoe trails shrouded in a Big Woods landscape.
Only 10 minutes away from downtown Minneapolis, Theodore Wirth Park offers over 20 miles of Nordic ski trails for the inexperienced and advanced skier. With quiet, forested trails and views of the Minneapolis skyline, you can’t go wrong spending a day on the ski trails.
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