Cross Country Skiing

WINTER AT GIANTS RIDGE

NORDIC SKIING

BUY TRAIL PASS

Will return in the Winter

Home to more than 60 kilometers of world-class Nordic ski trails, Giants Ridge has long been a Minnesota Nordic ski destination. In fact, the vast Nordic trail system at Giants Ridge was originally designed and once served as a training center for U.S. Ski Team athletes. Today, the same expansive Nordic trails at Giants Ridge traverse the Superior National Forest and offer a variety of Nordic trail terrain for skiers of all ages and abilities, including green, blue and black trails.

2021-2022 Winter Season is now CLOSED

Winter Season is now CLOSED

Winter Season is now CLOSED

EASIER

Easier Nordic Trails
Trail / LengthTrail Status
ConditionsTracked?DateTimeNotes/Comments
StadiumOpenGoodYes4/41:00PMTracks set around Perimeter
Northern Lights – 3KOpenPoorYes3/1711:00AMNo more grooming for the remainder of the season
Summit – 6KOpenGoodYes4/411:00AMClosed for Season
Wynne Creek – 4K OpenFairYes3/109:30AMNo more grooming for the remainder of the season
Bronze – 6KOpenPoor/FairYes4/412:00PMClosed for Season
Biwabik Spur – 6KOpenFairYes3/1712:00PMNo grooming remainder of the season
Oslo – 5KOpenFairYes3/1712:30PMNo grooming remainder of the season
More Difficult Nordic Trails
Trail / LengthTrail Status
ConditionsTracked?DateTimeNotes/Comments
Laurentian – 4KOpenPoorYes3/102:00AMNo grooming remainder of the season
Silver – 10KOpenPoorYes3/1711:00AMNo grooming remainder of the season
Most Difficult Nordic Trails
Trail / LengthTrail Status
ConditionsTracked?DateTimeNotes/Comments
Cedar – 5KOpenGoodYes4/22:30AMGroomed and Tracked with Pisten Bully
Gold – 14KOpenGoodYes4/23:30AMGroomed and Tracked with Pisten Bully

MORE DIFFICULT

More Difficult
Trail / LengthTrail Status
Laurentian – 4KClosed for Season
Silver – 10KClosed for Season

MOST DIFFICULT

Most Difficult
Trail / LengthTrail Status
Cedar – 5KClosed for Season
Gold – 14KClosed for Season

 

Winter Season is now CLOSED

Winter Season is now CLOSED Night Skiing will be pending Snow Accumulation  Experience our Northern Lights Trail, a lighted 3k, two way beginner loop. The trailhead begins at the North Trailhead at the end of the cross country stadium. Purchase your Night Nordic Trail Pass HERE. CLICK HERE to view our Nordic Trails Map. Northern Lights Trail Hours: Pending opening.

Nordic Trail Guidelines:
• Stay to the right and travel in single file.
• Downhill persons have the right-of-way.
• Stop where you are visible to others.
• Avoid obstructing a trail.
• Fill in any holes created by falling.
• Pack it in, pack it out.
• Avoid loud and/or abusive language or actions.

Tips for the Trail:
• Dress in layers and appropriate gear to keep warm and dry.
• Be prepared for sudden changes in weather.
• Wear sunglasses and sunscreen.
• Carry nutritious snacks and plenty of water.
• Bring a trail map and be aware of where you are at all times
• Carry a first aid kit and know how to use the items inside.
• Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. Carry identification with a list of medications and contacts.

A TRUE NORTHWOODS EXPERIENCE


Our reliable snow and reliable grooming gives our guests a great exerience no matter your skill level. 

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