Places to Cross-Country Ski in and around the Twin Cities Area | Kids Out and About Minneapolis/St. Paul

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Places to Cross-Country Ski in and around the Twin Cities Area

It's easy to start cross-country skiing! For your first outing, choose someplace with level ground and groomed or well-used paths. Many cross country skiing areas offer beginner day trips, which are ideal. Once you've gotten the hang of it, you can cross country ski around local parks when conditioners are good, making this a thrifty option.

We're fortunate to have some great places to cross-country ski, locally or a short drive away. Check out the list below, and get going!